Young Judaean MLK Update Page
PLEASE USE THIS PAGE AND CHECK IN AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR YOUNG JUDAEA’S MLK WEEKEND.
9:27 AM SATURDAY 1/19/19
THE PROGRAM IS HAPPENING!
Please remember that we have moved the overnight to SAJ – 15 West 86th Street New York, New York 10024
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM OUT OF NYC AND THE ROADS ARE BAD, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE – EITHER SEND YOUR TEEN/COME ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR DO NOT PLAN TO COME. IF THE ROADS ARE DANGEROUS, MLK AND THE TIKKUN OLAM FAIRY WILL FORGIVE YOU. FEEL FREE TO WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DECIDE, WE WILL BE THERE. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT BECAUSE OF WEATHER, WE WILL REFUND/CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT.
HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE STILL PLANNING TO COME, REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:
Please text Sharon at 5167612562 if you need any immediate answers. Only urgent matters on Shabbat please.
We had an overwhelming response this year and needed not only to find more volunteer opportunities, but also MOVE the overnight (THE PROGRAM AND SLEEPING PORTION) FROM the Young Judaea office TO A NEW VENUE. Those driving in should be thrilled not to have to deal with Midtown traffic on Saturday night.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THE OVERNIGHT!!!
The overnight will begin at 7:00pm and will taking place at SAJ (Society for the Advancement of Judaism). The address is 15 West 86th Street New York, New York 10024. This site is walkable from the B & C train line, as well as from the 1 if your teen is heading in from Penn Station or Port Authority.
Pick up will be at the volunteer sites or your teen can travel by train or bus to their destination.
The teens will be split for the volunteering and go with their assigned staff. We will be providing metro card swipes for the teens to get to the volunteering and if necessary, back to their destination.
The two sites (you should know from the email where you are going:
a. East Harlem Scholar’s Academy 1573 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029. The program will be ending at 2:00pm. We will wait for those teens to be picked up and others to head out to the train. We can have staff members bring the teens to the subway to make their way home.
b. Harlem JCC – 318 W. 118th Street. New York, NY 10026. The program will be ending at 12:30pm. We will wait for those teens to be picked up and others to head out to the train. We can have staff members bring the teens to the subway to make their way home.
- ALL PARENTS SHOULD REPLY TO THIS EMAIL THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THE CHANGE IN LOCATION
- PLEASE REPLY WITH THE MODE OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE YOUR TEEN WILL BE TAKING FOR THIS EVENT (I.E.DROPPING OFF AT SAJ AND PICKING UP FROM VOLUNTEERING; TEEN TAKING TRAIN ETC.)
- IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST OVERNIGHT EVENT FOR YJ THIS PROGRAM YEAR (2018-2019) YOU MUST GO IN TO WWW.REGPACKS.COM/YJREG AND UPDATE THE MEDICAL FORM. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, PLEASE EMAIL ASAP. WE NEED TO KNOW MEDICATIONS AND FOOD ALLERGIES FOR THIS PROGRAM.
I will be at SAJ for the start of the program and my cell is 516-761-2562. The staff for the weekend is made up of some of TY and Sprout Lakes best past and current staff – Ariel Glueck, Sander Miller, Liat David and Emily Levine. Prior to the event, but after Shabbat, I can be reached on my cell. Please do not use my number during Shabbat – if you have any messages, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see the message either before or after Shabbat. I can be reached in the office the Friday until 4pm – 347-497-7794 and on the cell until Shabbat comes in.
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Pajamas (or sweats)
- clothes for Sunday – you will get dirty
- toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand towel
- kippah (optional – we will be doing Havdallah)
- medication –to be given directly to the staff
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email or call.