Online Summer Institute 2021

Online Summer Institute 2021

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Thank you for your interest in our Summer Institute. You can still 'purchase' a free davening access ticket, however, since the retreat is almost over, tickets to programming are no longer available. Dues and donations can be made until September 1, 2021.

The National Havurah Committee invites you to join us online for two weeks this summer to learn, teach, daven, sing, and meet new people!

About this event

The National Havurah Committee is a community of people of all ages dedicated to deeply rooted, vibrantly creative Jewish living and learning, community building, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Our volunteer-led community is egalitarian, pluralistic, multi-generational, and highly participatory.

For some 40 years, 300 plus people have gathered for a week every summer to learn, teach, daven, sing, and be in Jewish community together. At these gatherings, we live our motto that “every student is a teacher and every teacher is a student” with a wide array of opportunities to learn from each other in different settings and different ways. Courses, which meet daily beginning on the first full day of the Summer Institute, are the backbone of the Institute schedule. Teachers can expect to engage with enthusiastic and passionate students in exploring their chosen subject matter, while also participating fully in all other online Institute programming.

Each year we also invite a Liturgist-In-Residence, Timbrel Artists-in-Residence, and a Hollander Social Justice Fellow. This year we are featuring:

Devon Spier- Liturgist-In-Residence,

Ava Rosen- Timbrel Artist-in-Residence

Galeet Dardashti– Timbrel Artist-in-Residence

Erica Riddick- Hollander Social Justice Fellow

With so many uncertainties due to COVID-19, we chose to offer a two week online Institute to ensure the community can stay connected. Check out our ‘Get Involved‘ page to see how you can help!

We invite you to join friends and friends-to-be of all ages and backgrounds to come to the ​National Havurah Committee ​Summer Online Institute. We are offering a special 50% a FULL ACCESS ticket to newcomers!!  

At Summer Institute, every teacher is a student and every student is a teacher. Our theme this year is:

אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם

“Who is wise? One who learns from every person”

Institute is packed with two weeks of diverse programming from 7/25/21- 8/8/21. Classes are offered throughout the program, with both morning and evening options. Daily workshops will be available as well as daily davening, community-wide learning, children's workshops, movie night and more! There will be daily opportunities to share meals and hangout spaces together online as well.

A sample day will look like this- Sample day schedule.

To use one of the coupon codes, enter SAVE 10, SAVE25, or SAVE35 at the top left of this page where it says 'Enter Promo Code.' You will see the discount apply to all of the ticket types below.


We have offered three coupons to make the Institute accessible. You can choose from 10%, 25% and 35% off an All Access ticket, the Summer Institute Lite ticket, and the Children's Admission. To use one of the coupon codes, enter SAVE 10, SAVE25, or SAVE35 at the top of the next page where it says 'Enter Promo Code.' You will see the discount apply to all of the ticket types below.

If you would like further financial assistance, you may apply for a grant.

We strongly encourage those who need additional assistance to apply for the level of grant that would make coming to Institute possible for you - we want to see you there!  

NHC dues are required of everyone ($40/individual; $80/family) and are not subject to Grant Awards.

Grant applications are processed in the order they are received until our grant budget is exhausted. Questions can be directed to

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