NFTY-MV Winter Chavurah

Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21, 2019
United Hebrew Congregation, St. Louis, MO

Come spend time in St. Louis with teens from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, southern Illinois, Iowa and Wyoming at MV's 4 day long event for 9th-12th graders. It will include all the Winter Chavurah favorites: Shabbat, SLIID v Western basketball game, Asefah, Senior lunch/dinner, learning, socials and a lot of fun with old and new friends.

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
  • Participate in meaningful social action opportunities
  • Sing your heart out at song sessions
  • Reconnect with your NFTY friends
  • Voice your opinions at Asefah (business meeting), which helps us guide our movement forward

It is expected that families that live within 30 minutes of United Hebrew will volunteer as host homes. Learn more about the requirements for housing and sign up now.

Early Bird: $220 USD
Register by Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Regular: $240 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Space Available: $260 USD
Register after Wednesday, January 2, 2019
(must be approved by Regional Director)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.


  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after December 19, 2018 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • All fees are in US Dollars

If you are flying please plan on landing in St. Louis by 3:50PM on Friday, January 18th and leaving St. Louis after 2:00 PM on Monday, January 21st.

Here are the flights the Denver/Boulder advisors will be on:

Friday, January 18th SW Flight 1835 Departing DEN at 12:50 PM and landing at STL at 3:50 PM

Monday, January 21st SW Flight 0833 Departing STL at 3:55 PM and landing at DEN at 5:15 PM

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 Tuesday, December 18th and the Travel Reimbursement Form must be completed by Tuesday, December 25th. Tickets costing up to $199 are eligible for $25 and tickets costing $200 or more are eligible for $50.

If you are not flying, please plan to arrive at United Hebrew between 3 and 4 on Friday, January 18th. The event will end on Monday, January 21st by noon.

Participants will receive an email the week before the event that will 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 December 27, 2018 – 90% of the registration fees paid

Through January 3, 2019 – 75% of the registration fees paid

Through January 10, 2019 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After January 10, 2019 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after January 10, 2019 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange of refunds.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftymv@urj.org. 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 is due on Friday, November 16th. All who apply will receive information about the scholarship amount on or before Friday, November 23rd. Please wait to register until after 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 amount of the scholarship. When you register, it looks like you will be charged the total amount, but the NFTY Registrar process each payment by hand and only charges your credit card the amount less the scholarship submitted by NFTY-MV.  You will receive another confirmation email when your card is charged with a link to your account to check the amount.  This may take up to 5 business days after you register for the event. If you register before you recieve and email confirming the scholarship, you may not receive a refund until after the event.