Midwest Spring Conventions FAQs

Bus transportation will be automatically provided for those arriving by plane, free of charge. Please do not select the separate bus product if you are flying to/from convention.

If you are being dropped off at the airport and taking the bus to/from convention but NOT FLYING, the fee for bus transportation will be $20 for one direction, $30 for both. Please add bus transportation in your cart if you are planning on taking the bus but are not flying.

All transportation questions can be send to Sharon Schoenfeld at yjconvention@youngjudaea.org.

Unfortunately we cannot offer that much leeway on this, the Midwest Winter Convention schedule is precise and our time is extremely limited. Flights must arrive at the prescribed times. We simply will not have drivers and vehicles to cater to those who travel outside of the parameters listed. Additionally, if a participant tries to book a flight that departs before our suggested departure time, they will not make their flight.

Please make sure to check with your airline provider what their specific rules and regulations are for flying as an unaccompanied minor. Each airline has a different procedure and some charge fees for this service. Once you check these rules with your airline, please contact us at yjconvention@youngjudaea.org so we can provide you with the information needed for the airline of our staff member who will be escorting you from the gate to baggage claim. If there is a fee from the airline, that fee must be covered by the parents or guardians of the participants. To be considered an unaccompanied minor, your airline must have on record our staff member’s information.

Participants under 18 are encouraged NOT 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 drivers are permitted to drive themselves and other teens with permission from parents (please request form).

All of the important information is in the Regpacks form that you fill out, however, you must fill in an additional form to participate. Please click on this link to download the PDF version of this form and on this link for a word versions.

  • 4 shirts
  • 4 pairs of pants
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of nice clothing appropriate for Shabbat dinner
  • Kipah for the boys (girls optional)
  • Toiletrees (shampoo, soap ,toothpaste etc.)
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Money for a YJ tshirt or other merchandise (price TBD)
  • Warm jacket

Young Judaea reserves the right to cancel Midwest Winter Convention, or change any of the itinerary 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 held responsible for fees or damages associated with such cancellation that participants may incur.

For any questions about travel, registration or other logistics, contact yjconvention@youngjudaea.org.

Regardless of when you cancel, if cancellation occurs after you have purchased an airline ticket, you will be responsible for the full price of the airline ticket. In the event Young Judaea cancels Midwest Winter Convention, Young Judaea shall not be responsible for any fees or damages associated with such cancellation that participant may incur (including flights). No refunds will be given for participants who are dismissed and/or otherwise removed from or leave Midwest Winter.

Convention for any reason (voluntary or involuntary) once the program has commenced.

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.