NFTY Southern Fall Conclave
November 3-5 in New Orleans
Join Jewish teens from around the Southern Region (Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc.) to spend the weekend together with programming created by teens for teens, with the support of congregational partners and parents. During those days, participants will learn and pray together, perform community service and acts of Tikkun Olam, and enjoy lots of hangout time and chances to make new friends.
TRAVEL INFORMATION, REGISTRATION, SCHOLARSHIP AND FAQS
COST, PAYMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP
- Early Bird registration is now open for $235 per teen. After October 20, this increases to $275 per teen. Registration will be space-available only after October 30.
- Upon registration, your card will be charged the full event cost.
- You will need your health insurance information for registration.
- Families are expected to first seek scholarship from their local communities, including synagogues and federations. Your synagogue’s Youth Professional(s) or Executive Director should be able to help you. Please reach out to Ben Cohen if you are seeking scholarship for the event by emailing here.
- After seeking and receiving scholarship information from your community, you can apply for additional scholarship by reaching out to Ben Cohen.
- All participants should arrive to New Orleans between 4-4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3.
- If your travel plans are not yet set to Fall Conclave, please select “other” and right that you are setting your plans.
- If your teen needs to fly to the event, please reach out to Ben for information.
- All participants must leave Congregation Gates of Prayer by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.
What is NFTY? What is Fall Conclave?
- All 9th-12th graders are welcome to attend this teen-powered weekend. Fall Conclave is full of exciting programs, meaningful tefillah experiences, and NFTY/camp activities, all led and planned by teens. What is a conclave, you ask? A conclave is a weekend-long experience during which Jewish teens will gather from around the Southern Region (Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc.) to spend the weekend together with programming created by teens for teens, with the support of congregational partners and parents. During those days, participants will learn and pray together, perform community service and acts of Tikkun Olam, and enjoy lots of hangout time and chances to make new friends.
- NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam (repairing the world), personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. What makes NFTY different than other youth organizations are our 13 Principles . When you register, the teen and parent both agree to these ideals. NFTY events maintain high expectations of being a caring and safe community. To this end, each participant and parent will sign off on the NFTY Brit K’hilah, our code of conduct.
Who plans the weekend?
- Our New Orleans Synagogues’ – Touro, Temple Sinai and Congregation Gates of Prayer (TASTY and GoPTY) teens, congregational staff and lay leaders and the NFTY Southern Regional Board consisting of 6 teens from across the Southern region have been working hard to plan Fall Conclave!
What should teens pack?
- We will provide a packing list in our pre-event email sent a week before Fall Conclave. In general, clothing should be casual.
Are all meals provided for the weekend?
- Yes, all meals are included and meet dietary needs. Please specify dietary needs on the registration form.
Where will teens sleep?
- Teens will sleep at host family homes from the New Orleans community. All host homes will be approved by Touro Synagogue and background checked in order to ensure all teens are housed safely. Housing requests can be made on the registration form and will be assigned by Ben Cohen, NFTY SO Regional Mentor
My question isn’t here. Who should I reach out to?
- Please email Ben Cohen, Jacobs Camp Assistant Director and NFTY SO Regional Mentor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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