May 26th-28th, 2017.

Camp Tel Yehudah, Barryville NY

Who: All Jewish teens, grades 8-12, who are interested in becoming more involved in Young Judaea, exploring Israel, social activism and being together for Shabbat.

On Sunday, May 28th, there will be a celebration of the 70th Summer of Camp Tel Yehudah. Convention participants are invited to participate for free. The close of the convention will be approximately 7:00pm on Sunday.

How much: $275 (Early Bird until April 4th)  $325 after April 4th.

The Program

At Northeast Spring Convention, participants will discuss the idea of legacy. As Jews, and as Zionists, Young Judaea recognizes that this generation has the responsibility to teach our children our stories, ideologies, and change we created for a better world. At convention, chanichim will explore the modern translation of past legacy and how current interpretations bring out a new message about the Jewish people and for the Jewish people. Chanichim will also discuss how they create their own legacy and how this is similar or different to the legacy that was passed down to them from Mount Sinai.

How do I register?
Registration is now done entirely online, in order for participants to register just go to this link: – you simply choose the event Northeast Spring Convention 2017. If you/your teen has already registered for an event, please do not open a new account, call 917-595-2100 x209 if you have any questions or issues with registration.

Are subsidies available?
Yes, though our subsidy funds are VERY limited. Please complete the subsidy form HERE

All Participants and Parents must sign and return this form. Forms can be sent to or faxed to 646-649-2422

Travel Guidelines

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation will be automatically provided for all attendees.  Bus route is dependent on enrollment.  If you are planning to be driven by your parents, please let us know if you will be able to take additional teens from your area.  The tentative bus schedule is below.

Those that Fly

If you are planning to join us from outside of the Northeast, please have your flight arrive at Newark between 9 and 11am on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Because this is a local convention, we cannot promise that we can do regular pick ups and drop offs at the airport. Please phone 917-595-2100 x209 before booking any flights.

Drop Off

Participants being driven to Camp Tel Yehudah, drop off time on Friday is 3:00pm and pick up on Sunday is 10:00am or approximately 6:30pm at the close of the TY Celebration.

What are the travel guidelines if I am driving to and from Convention?
Participants under 18 are NOT PERMITTED to drive themselves to convention.  This is contrary to Young Judaea policy and anyone driving to convention must be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian.  However, seasoned 18 year old drivers are permitted to drive themselves and other teens with permission from parents (please request form).

All transportation questions can be sent to

Packing List

What should I pack?

  • 3 shirts

  • 2-3 pairs of pants

  • 3 pairs of socks

  • 3 pairs of underwear

  • 1 pair of nice clothing appropriate for Shabbat dinner

  • a kipah for the boys (girls optional)

  • toiletries (shampoo, soap ,toothpaste etc.)

  • a towel

  • a sleeping bag

  • a pillow

  • money for a YJ tshirt or other merchandise (price TBD)

  • a warm jacket

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation before April 30th, 2017 you will be eligible for a refund of the total program fee, minus a $50.00 cancellation or administration fee. If you cancel before end of day May 10th, 2017 you will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total program fee. After May 10th, 2017 no refunds will be available. Regardless of when you cancel, if cancellation occurs after you have purchased and airline ticket, you will be responsible for the full price of the airline ticket. No refunds will be given for participants who are dismissed and/or otherwise removed from or leave Northeast Spring Convention for any reason (voluntary or involuntary) once the program has commenced. Young Judaea reserves the right to cancel Northeast Spring Bogrim Convention or program option, or change any of the itineraries due to low enrollment security or other reason as determined by Young Judaea’s sole and absolute discretion. Program prices are subject to change in Young Judaea’s sole and absolute discretion. Young Judaea shall not be responsible for fees or damages associated with such cancellation that participant may incur.

Note: All flight expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Prices of the program are subject to change in Young Judaea’s sole and absolute discretion.

Tentative Bus Schedule (All stops are tentative and will depend on demand)

Bus Arrival to Camp

NJ Bus Friday, May 26th, 2017

  • East Brunswick Jewish Center – 12:00pm – 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

  • Newark Airport: 12:45pm – Terminal A, Door 8, Arrivals Level

  • West Orange JCC – 1:30pm – 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

New York Bus Friday, May 26th, 2017

  • Manetto Hill Jewish Center – 11:45 – 244 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview, NY 11803

  • Asphalt Green, NYC – 12:30pm – 555 East 90th Street, NY NY 10128

  • Greenburgh Shopping Center – 1:15pm –  101 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607

Bus Departure from Camp – May 28th, 2017

There will be a bus leaving Tel Yehudah at approximately 6:30m after the celebration at Tel Yehudah.

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