NFTY-MV Junior Youth Group Chavurah

February 26- 28, 2016
4:00 pm - 11:30 am

The weekend is a wonderful opportunity for 7th and 8th grader Reform Jewish youth in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, southern Illinois, Iowa and Wyoming to join together for a weekend of fun and learning. We will spend the weekend celebrating Shabbat, participating in fun programs and making new friends.

Early Bird: $145.00
Register by February 4

Regular: $165.00
Register by February 11

Late: $185.00
Register after February 11
(Must contact Beth Lipschutz at after 2/11 about space availability.)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 7 to 8
who is interested in a Reform Jewish experience.


  • Meals are included in the cost of the event.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • Each youth group is allowed one high school delegate per 10 JYG participants. Please contact your youth group advisor before registering.

If you are flying, please plan to arrive in St. Louis by 2:30 PM on Friday and fly out on Sunday after 2:00 PM. Feel free to check with me about specific flights.

If you are flying (and your youth group did not purchase your ticket), you may be eligible for travel reimbursement. Your ticket must have been purchased by February 4th and the travel reimbursement form must be completed by February 11th.  Tickets costing up to $199 are eligible for $25 and tickets costing $200 or over are eligible for $50. 

Participants are expected to bring both Shabbat and casual clothing.  We will be having a basketball game, so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear if you want to participate.  You are encouraged to bring spending money for NFTY items and travel. Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings. NFTY, the Union for Reform Judaism, the hosting synagogue, and bus companies used by NFTY are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Participants will receive an email the week before the event that will include housing information, a packing list and other important information regarding the event.

If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:

Through February 4, 2016 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through February 11, 2016 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through February 18, 2016 – 50% of the registration fees paid After February 18, 2016 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after February 18, 2016 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone. Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.

The NFTY-MV Scholarship Application due by January 21st.  All who apply will receive information about the scholarship amount by January 28th.  It is important wait to register until you receive an email confirming the scholarship.  The amount will have been placed into your registration account so you will be charged the event fee less the scholarship.  It may look like you are charged the total amount, but the NFTY Register processes each registration by hand and only charges your credit card the amount less the scholarship submitted by NFTY-MV.  You will receive a confirmation email when your card has been charged. It may take up to 5 business days from the time you register.