Northeast Spring Convention FAQs

When: May 24th-26th, 2019.

Where: 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.

How much: $275

The Program

The Northeast Convention program is planned entirely by teen leaders. Join teens from all over the Northeast for an amazing weekend of fun, friends, Israel and more! We will be discussing the intricacies of what it’s like to be a Jew in the U.S in 2019. Spend a magical Shabbat at TY with your best friends and get the opportunity to make your vote count at asepha (elections) for next year’s mazkiriot (Northeast teen leadership boards).

I am in the 8th Grade – what will convention look like for me?

Spring Convention is the best opportunity for 8th graders to explore TY before they come for the entire session. Special tours and programming will be provided.

What does bunking look like?

Bunks are organized according to grade. If you have concerns about bunking, please contact us at

I have special dietary needs, what happens at convention?

As long as you let us know on your medical form on the registration site, we’ll make sure that we have lots of options for you.  Please be as specific as you can on your form.  If you have filled out our form (NOT the same as the TY registration system) in the past, please make sure that you go in and update it.

I take medications, what do we do?

See above.  Please make sure that your medical form is up-to-date.  As with camp, no medications (except for epi-pens and inhalers) may be kept in bunks.  You will hand your medications to a staff member at registrations and they will distribute the doses at the proper times.  Please pack your medications in a baggie with your name and instructions written on the bag.  Over the counter medication will only be distributed with permission of parent. Please mark the space in the registration form that indicates that permission is given.

How do I register?

Registration is done entirely online. In order for participants to register just go to this link– you simply choose the event Northeast Spring Convention 2019. If you/your teen has already registered for an event, please do not open a new account, call 917-595-2100 x219 if you have any questions or issues with registration.  Click on THIS link for instructions

Are subsidies available?

Yes, though our subsidy funds are VERY limited. Please complete the subsidy form HERE

Are there forms to fill in?

Yes, we now have our forms completely on-line.  However, both parent and teen MUST read before signing.  Please Click HERE to complete the form.

Travel Guidelines

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation will be automatically provided for all attendees and is included in the price of convention.  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.

If you are traveling from outside the Northeast, please note that there will be no pick-up at an airport. All non-Northeast teens must arrange their own transportation to one of the bus stops listed below.

Drop Off

Participants being driven to Camp Tel Yehudah, drop off time on Friday is 3:00pm and pick up on Sunday is 2:00pm.

What are the travel guidelines if I am driving to and from Convention?

Participants under 18 are NOT ENCOURAGED to drive themselves to convention.  This is contrary to Young Judaea policy we would prefer that anyone driving to convention 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 click on THIS link to complete the driving 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
  • toiletries (shampoo, soap ,toothpaste etc.)
  • a towel
  • a sleeping bag
  • a pillow
  • money for a YJ tshirt or other merchandise
  • a warm jacket

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation before April 30th, 2019 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, 2019 you will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total program fee. After May 10th, 2019 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 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)

May 24th

NJ Bus Friday, May 24th, 2019

  • East Brunswick Jewish Center – 11:30am – 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • West Orange JCC – 12:30pm – 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Montvale Rest Stop – 1:30pm – 172 Garden State Pkwy, Montvale, NJ 07645
  • Arrive – Camp Tel Yehudah – 3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719


New York Bus Friday, May 24th, 2019

  • Midway  Jewish Center – 11:30am – 330 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791
  • Asphalt Green, NYC – 12:30pm – 555 East 90th Street, NY NY 10128
  • Greenburgh Shopping Center – 1:30pm –  101 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607
  • Arrive – Camp Tel Yehudah – 3:30pm  – 3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719


May 26th

NJ Bus Sunday, May 26th 2019

  • Depart Camp Tel Yehudah 2:00pm –  3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719
  • Montvale Rest Stop – Approx. 3:30pm – 172 Garden State Pkwy, Montvale, NJ 07645
  • West Orange JCC  – Approx. 4:30pm – 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • East Brunswick Jewish Center – Approx. 5:30pm – 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

NY Bus Sunday, May 26th, 2019

  • Depart Camp Tel Yehudah 2:00pm- 3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719
  • Greenburgh Shopping Center – Approx. 4:00pm –  101 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607
  • Asphalt Green, NYC – Approx. 5:00pm – 555 East 90th Street, NY NY 10128
  • Midway Jewish Center – Approx. 6:00pm – 330 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791