National & Northeast Convention 2022


Quick Facts

All Jewish teens, grades 8-12, regardless of their past Young Judaea experience, who are interested in becoming more involved in Young Judaea, exploring Israel, social activism and being together for Shabbat.

Conventions are large gatherings of Young Judaea’s participants, members, leaders, and friends to observe Shabbat together and learn about issues relevant to Judaism, Israel, Pluralism and Zionism. High quality programming will be offered to all Jewish teens, regardless of their current or previous levels of involvement in Young Judaea.

This year’s National and Northeast Regional convention will be combined into one fun-filled and action-packed weekend at Camp Tel Yehudah! All aspects of the convention will be planned and led entirely by teen leaders from the National Mazkirut and the three Northeast Mazkiriot.

Elections of the 2022-2023 National Mazkirut as well as the 2022-2023 Northeast Regional Mazkiriot will also take place at convention.

Our registration deadline is May 13th, 2022. All required forms are included in registration.

Yes, there are LIMITED subsidies available.  Please go to THIS LINK to request a subsidy.  Please note that most subsidies will not be more than $100.

Participants may choose to fly into Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), take our bus from EWR or New York (locations listed below), or drive directly to convention. There is a $50 fee each way for taking the bus from EWR or New York (This does not apply to those participants flying.)
Please note: due to the long hours of traveling to Tel Yehudah, we recommend that all campers who are traveling by bus or plane come with their own prepared snacks. There will be food provided at camp once the campers arrive.
All flights must be scheduled to arrive into Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) between 9:30AM and 12:30PM on Friday, May 27th. No participant should arrive after 12:30PM or risk missing the bus. Information about arrival procedures at Newark Liberty Airport will be sent to registrants in May. Buses will take participants from Newark Liberty Airport to Camp Tel Yehudah.
All flights must be scheduled to depart from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) between 4:00PM and 7:00PM on Monday, May 30th. No participant should depart before 4PM. Buses will take campers from Camp Tel Yehudah to Newark Liberty Airport.
UNACCOMPANIED MINOR: Please contact us if your child will be traveling as an officially designated “unaccompanied minor” with your airline. We will provide you with the identifying information of the person who will be greeting your child at the gate. This information will be required by the airline. It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange payment of the “unaccompanied minor” fee directly with the airline for both arrival and departure.
There will be two buses offered. One bus will be available from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) to Camp Tel Yehudah. The second bus will make stops in Long Island, Manhattan, and White Plains and then to Camp Tel Yehudah.
There is a $50 fee each way for taking the bus from EWR or New York.
MAY 27th:
Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Bus
Participants should be dropped off by 1:00PM. The bus will depart from Terminal A, Door #8 on the Arrivals Level. Due to flight delays and other unforeseen circumstances, bus times are subject to change, but please ensure campers are at the bus by 1PM.
New York Bus
Participants will be able to take the bus from the following locations. Please arrive at the times listed:
  • Midway  Jewish Center – 11:15AM – 330 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791
  • Asphalt Green, NYC – 12:15PM – 555 East 90th Street, NY NY 10128
  • Greenburgh Shopping Center – 1:15PM –  101 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607
MAY 30th:
Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Bus
Participants will arrive at approximately 2:00PM. Participants should be in touch regarding any delays.
New York Bus
Participants will be dropped off in the following order. Times listed are subject to change:
  • Greenburgh Shopping Center – 2:00PM –  101 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607
  • Asphalt Green, NYC – 3:00PM – 555 East 90th Street, NY NY 10128
  • Midway  Jewish Center – 4:00PM – 330 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791
    To ensure the safety of our participants, while parents are welcome to drive participants to/from convention, participants are strongly discouraged from driving to/from convention themselves.  If this is necessary, please contact the office at to request special permission.
    MAY 27th:
    Participants who are being driven to camp should arrive at Camp Tel Yehudah between 3:30PM – 4:00PM. If you are unable to arrive during this window please contact us.
    MAY 30th:
    Participants should be picked up between 11:30AM – 12:00PM. If you are unable to depart during this window please contact us.

    I can’t find flights that arrive within the times listed. Can I book something else?

    • NO! The schedule is precise and our time is limited.  All flights should fly in as listed in the above guidelines
    • We must have enough time to arrive at camp by the time Shabbat comes in. Additionally, if a participant tries to book a flight that departs before 4PM Monday, May 30th, they will run the risk of not making their flight.

    For more information contact or call 914-902-5606

We are taking all possible precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)*. This includes boosters as indicated. Participants must also submit proof of a negative rapid test administered within 24 hours of the program (at-home tests accepted).

* The only attendees exempt from this policy will be those with proof of a medical reason why they cannot receive the vaccine, pending approval from our Medical Committee
If a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms during convention, we will administer a rapid test. If a participant tests positive during convention we will isolate them at Tel Yehudah until the participant and parent/guardian have made immediate arrangements at their own expense.

We have programming throughout the weekend that directly relates to your involvement with Young Judaea:
● For new chanichim (participants): Get to know Young Judaea, its values and its leaders
● For local leadership: Hone your leadership skills
● For chanichim returning to TY Summer 2022: Spend a Shabbat at camp and get excited for the summer!
● For TY, CJ, CYJ MW, CYJ Texas and Sprout Lake Campers – This is a great opportunity for you to see your camp friends and think about your future as leaders at your camps, in your YJ community and at home.
● For Hadracha Campers: We will be debating and discussing some of the issues that Hadracha chanichim will engage with this summer.
● For Gesher: We’re excited to have a many Gesher participants at convention. If you’re interested in participating in or helping to lead Gesher, coming to National & Northeast Convention is a great chance to get started!
● For HS Seniors: Young Judaea camp staff will have time to interact with teens planning to work at camps this summer. We will also be dedicating time for our incoming Young Judaea Year Course participants to begin exploring what issues they want to organize and affect change around on Year Course.

We will send an information guide to all participants and their parents via e-mail the week leading up to convention. It will contain the following:
– A complete packing list
-Precise airport arrival and departure instructions
-Instructions for Parent drop off at Camp Tel Yehudah, bus pick up locations and pick up/drop off procedures at Camp Tel Yehudah

If you cancel your participation before April 30th, 2022 you will be eligible for a refund of the total program fee. If you cancel before May 13th, 2022 you will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total program fee. After May 13th, 2022 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 National & Northeast Convention for any reason (voluntary or involuntary) once the program has commenced. Young Judaea reserves the right to cancel National & Northeast 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.

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

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