Be brave and engage to promote change at SJK, an amazing two-day retreat embodying our year-round focus on awareness, advocacy, and action on pressing issues.
- Make new friends and reconnect with old friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
- Engage with peers and experts about current issues, and learn to utilize information for action by participating in social justice-themed programs and activities
- Celebrate Friday night Shabbat with Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot in Irvine
- Enjoy a home-stay with our warm Orange County community
- Sing your heart out in shira
- Explore the interconnectedness of prayer and social justice
- Have big fun at Big Fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Registration Opens: October 6th at 8pm!
Early Bird: $230
Register by October 20th at 11:59 PM
Regular Registration: $280
Register by November 10th at 8:00 PM
This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.
Registration is hosted by URJ Camp Newman. If you have attended a previous NFTY event or summer program at Camp Newman, you already have an account in our system.
Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and we cannot prorate registration.
A limited number of scholarship discounts are available for this event.
**Updated Scholarship Policy**
Southern California teens are eligible for a scholarship through NFTY SOCAL.
We offer $100 off for all first-time participants. For general scholarships we are able to offer no more than $60 per event.
We make every effort to ensure that no teen will miss an event due to financial restraints. If you are in need of more scholarship please email email@example.com.
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the form below.
Click Here to find the form.
*Please note, discounts and scholarships are manually added, and will not show when you register for the event. You'recredit card will not automatically be charged and will be charged manually with the relevant discounts and scholarships added.
Participants may not drive themselves to or from the event or NFTY provided transportation. If traveling by car, the driver must be a parent or guardian over the age of 21.
|TRAVEL||ADDRESS||FRIDAY DROP-OFF||SATURDAY PICK-UP|
|Car||Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
|4:00 PM||10:00 PM|
5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
|1:30 PM||11:30 PM|
|West LA||University Synagogue
11960 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
|1:45 PM||11:30 PM|
|San Diego||Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff, CA 92007
|3:15 PM||11:30 PM|
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your bus stop to allow for check-in.
Bus stops subject to change based on availability. Please make sure to check pre-event email for finalized times.
Participants may travel by car if driven by a parent or guardian over the age of 21.
Participants will receive a pre-event phone call within 1-2 weeks of the event. Participant Families will receive a pre-event email 1 week before the event. These confirmations include finalized travel information, packing list, contact information and other important event details.
A packing list will be emailed one week before the event.
If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:
Through October 25, 2019 – 90%
Through November 1, 2019 – 75%
Through November 8, 2019 – 50%
After November 8, 2019, we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after November 8, 2019, you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange for refunds.
All cancellations must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to firstname.lastname@example.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.