International Heschel Honor Society Kinnus

Dear Members of the Heschel Honor Society and the Hechalutzim Israel Club:

The first-ever International H2 Kinnus is just around the corner!

We are integrating the annual Heschel Kinnus with the Hechalutzim Israel Club. This year’s Kinnus will feature special Israel track programming! We are very excited about the weekend, as it allows the opportunity for in-depth study and unique educational programs beyond those offered in a regular USY Shabbaton. Here are the basic details:

  • Where: West Hartford, CT
  • Hosted by: Emanuel Synagogue, Temple Beth El and B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom
  • When: March 28-30, 2014
  • Who: members of the Heschel Honor Society and Hechalutzim Israel club

To Apply:

  • Cover Letter with details – please read carefully
  • Application Link
  • Cost: $90 for Hanefesh USYers and $125 for all other participants
    • There is limited travel subsidy available. Please review travel information carefully to understand travel subsidy requirements.
  • Questions? E-mail Amy Dorsch or Carmiel Frutkoff, USY Shaliach

To register for the weekend, please complete the online form. You will not be officially registered until we have received payment. You must be a current Heschel Honor Society or Hechalutzim member to attend — click here to join the Heschel Honor Society or click here to recertify. All forms must be complete, with all e-signatures, payment, and information. Attendance at the weekend is limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not make any travel arrangements unless you have received email confirmation that you have been accepted to attend the Kinnus.


  • Those who will be flying in for the Kinnus should fly into Hartford’s Bradley Airport .
    • Please plan your Friday arrival to arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Please plan your Sunday departure to depart no earlier than 3:30 p.m.
  • Those arriving by train should arrive at the Hartford AMTRAK Station. For some points of origin, flying may be cheaper than AMTRAK, please check both options.

Once we know everyone’s travel plans, we will work out transportation to the hosting synagogue, which will be shared with you in a confirmation mailing approximately one week before the Kinnus. Additionally, please come equipped with a bag lunch or enough food to tie your over, as we will only be providing nosh on Friday.

Travel subsidies are available for flights from select areas. Please see the application to review the subsidy information.

Application deadline is Friday, February 28.

Contact Amy Dorsch at (212) 533-7800, ext. 1107 with any questions. We’re looking forward to a great weekend of ruach, friends and inspiring conversations!