We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2022 National Havurah Committee Summer Institute, to be held in person Monday, July 25–Sunday, July 31 at The University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. We are hoping to be together in person this year, but as we now know, things can and may change.
February 1, 2022- The deadline to submit an application to teach a course.
March, 2022- You will be notified some time in March if your course has been accepted.
April 1, 2022- Registration for Institute will open.
Applicants are encouraged to consider how they will draw on this year’s theme in their application:
Unite our hearts
לְאַהֲבָה וּלְיִרְאָה אֶת שְׁמֶךָ
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.
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 are the backbone of the Institute schedule.
Format: Most courses meet for 1.5 hours each day, Tuesday through Friday, either in the morning (10:30 am-12:00 pm) or the afternoon (1:45 pm-3:15 pm). In some limited cases, the Course Committee will also consider proposals for 4 extended sessions of 2.5-hours, if a strong case can be made for needing the extra time. Course enrollment is generally capped at twenty to make sure everyone has the chance to participate.
Note for first time applicants- our famous "Kidstitute" provides fun filled activities for children throughout the day so teachers and attendees can enjoy courses.
You can also head to our website for more information.