Chair’s Letter

Welcome if you’re new to our community and are trying to find out just what it is that your friends keep enthusing about. Welcome also if you’re a long-time attendee wanting to know what’s in store for Summer Institute 2014. This is a year for many changes, starting with the Read more…

Worship

Community life at Summer Institute revolves around twice-daily intergenerational services, Morning Worship and Vespers. In each, worship leaders create innovative ways to deliver inspirational messages including storytelling, vocal and instrumental music, multimedia presentations and more. Announcements at worship services – always informative, occasionally entertaining – are the primary source for Read more…

Morning Seminars

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE Jessie Halperin & Julia Charvat Och Rooting us in our religious history and theological callings, this five part curriculum outlines the distinctions between reproductive “health,” “rights,” and “justice”; opens awareness of reproductive oppressions; offers opportunities to learn about ourselves and each other as sexual and reproductive beings; and Read more…

Afternoons

Unlike adult morning seminars, children’s RE, and youth programming where you commit for the week, afternoons at SI are more “come and go as you please.” You don’t sign up for these workshops but enjoy the offerings, or exercise, (or nap!) as the spirit moves you. Early afternoon workshops are Read more…

Evenings

Each evening’s events are planned to engage, entertain and provide relaxation for campers of all ages: Lively Concerts Intergenerational Movie Family Friendly Monte Carlo Night Intergenerational Dance with a Live Band Ultimate Frisbee in Dark New PUB PEEK-PEEK-PEEK—an Intergenerational Card Game Instrumental/Vocal Ensemble Concerts Open Mic Night The Youth Coffeehouse Read more…