URJ Youth Northeast Homecoming 2019

November 8-10, 2019
Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

This is a new joint event with NFTY-NE, NFTY-NAR (New York Area Region), and the NETC (Northeast Teen Collective), Eisner, Crane Lake, and Sci-Tech Camps. In lieu of NFTY-NE Fall Conclavette, NFTY-NAR Fall Kallah, and the NETC Leadership Summit, this will be an incredible weekend of community building, worship, and programming, with a focus on leadership. Staff and teen leaders from all organizations will work together to make this an exciting, empowering, and memorable weekend for all.

Thank you for interest in attending the URJ Youth’s Northeast Homecoming. Unfortunately, the event is at full capacity and we have to close registration. We hope you’ll join us at NFTY-NE’s December Institute or NFTY-NAR’s Winter Kallah!

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


  • Meals 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.
  • All fees are in US Dollars

C4: Community Connection Construction Crew

Bringing together hundreds of teens from NFTY-NE, NFTY-NAR, NETC, camp, and more, participants (teens in grades 9-12) will make new friends and reconnect with old ones! Enjoy Big Fun and NFTY style, teen-created and teen-led programs.

JOIN for Justice Changemaker Bootcamp 

Changemaker Bootcamp is open to teens in grades 9-12 by NOMINATION only. Seeking courageous and dynamic justice-seekers who are eager to be part of a movement for social change in our country. In partnership with JOIN for Justice, we are accepting nominations for this community organizing bootcamp on a rolling basis.

Early Bird: $250 USD (Register by Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

Space Available: $275 USD - must be approved by regional advisor (Register after Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

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


Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.

Participants will receive an email confirmation letter one week before the event. The confirmation letter will include finalized bus arrival and departure information, a list of items to bring and other important information regarding the event.

The Dana Gershon and Rabbi Jonah Pesner URJ Youth Northeast Homecoming Weekend

will take place at URJ Eisner Camp, November 8-10, 2019, and bring together a large and diverse group of Jewish teens to participate in a meaningful and fun Jewish experience. Four new and very different programs will happen simultaneously:

C4: Community Connection Construction Crew (registration link above)

This will be the largest program at the event. Open to teens in grades 9-12. Participants will make new friends and reconnect with old ones from NFTY-Northeast, NFTY-New York Area Region, NETC, and Camp! Big Fun and NFTY style, teen-created and teen-led programs.

JOIN for Justice Changemaker Bootcamp (registration link above)

Open to teens in grades 9-12 by NOMINATION only. Seeking courageous and dynamic justice-seekers who are eager to be part of a movement for social change in our country. Learn how to effectively fight against structural injustice and inequality. In partnership with The Jewish Organizing Institute and Network (JOIN) for Justice, we are excited accept nominations for this community organizing bootcamp.

URJ Teen Songleading Fellowship (No longer accepting applications)

The URJ Teen Songleading Fellowship invites young Jewish songleaders to develop their songleading skills, deepen their knowledge of repertoire and communal singing technique, and build meaningful leadership and relationship opportunities in their congregations, camps, and communities. This fellowship is launching at the Homecoming Weekend.

Moving Tradition’s Kol Koleinu: Teen Feminist Fellowship (No longer accepting applications)

Moving Tradition’s Kol Koleinu fellowship, offered in collaboration with NFTY and USY, invites young Jewish feminists of all genders to explore and deepen their feminist knowledge, channel their voices to share their beliefs, and use their skills to create tangible change in their communities. This fellowship is launching at the Homecoming Weekend.

All participants must pre-register for a specific program.

Transportation will be provided for this event from certain areas in New York, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Transportation requests are being collected in the event registration. We will confirm your pick-up and drop-off location via email 1-2 weeks before the event. The cost of the bus is included in your event fee.

Bus Schedule to the Summit on Friday 

BUS 1 - MA

Stop 1: 2:00 pm at Boston Logan Airport, 1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

Stop 2: 3:00 pm at Riverside Station, 333 Grove St Newton, MA 02460

BUS 2 - MA

Stop 1: 3:00 pm at Riverside Station, 333 Grove St Newton, MA 02460

Stop 2: 3:45 pm at TJ Maxx Plaza, 711 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA 01501

Stop 3: 4:45 pm at Plantation Inn of New England, 295 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA 01020

BUS 3 - MA & CT

Stop 1: 2:00 pm at Shaws Plaza, 780 S main St, Sharon MA 02067

Stop 2: 4:00 pm, Windsor, CT

BUS 4 - NEW YORK

Stop 1: 2:00 pm at Temple Chaverim - 1050 Washington Ave, Plainview, NY 11803

Stop 2: 2:30 pm at Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Rd Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Stop 3: 3:10 pm at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY 10804

Stop 4: 3:45 pm at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 89 Baldwin Rd. Bedford Corners, NY 10549

BUS 5 - NEW JERSEY, NYC, & CT

Stop 1: 1:45 pm, Bloomfield or Lyndhursyt, NJ

Stop 2: 2:45 pm at Shaaray Tefilla, 250 E. 79th St New York, NY 10075

Stop 3: 4:15 pm at United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave, Danbury, CT 06810


Bus Schedule Home on Sunday 

BUS 1 - MA

Stop 1: 3:30 pm at Riverside Station, 333 Grove St Newton, MA 02460

Stop 2: 4:15 pm at Boston Logan Airport, 1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

BUS 2 - MA

Stop 1: 2:15 pm at Plantation Inn of New England, 295 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA 01020

Stop 2: 3:15 pm at TJ Maxx Plaza, 711 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA 01501

Stop 3: 4:15  pm at Riverside Station, 333 Grove St Newton, MA 02460

BUS 3 - MA & CT

Stop 1: 2:30 pm, Windsor, CT

Stop 2: 4:30 pm at Shaws Plaza, 780 S main St, Sharon MA 02067

BUS 4 - NEW YORK

Stop 1: 3:00 pm at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 89 Baldwin Rd. Bedford Corners, NY 10549

Stop 2: 3:30 pm at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY 10804

Stop 3: 4:00 pm at Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Rd Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Stop 4: 4:30 pm at Temple Chaverim - 1050 Washington Ave, Plainview, NY 11803

BUS 5 - NEW JERSEY, NYC, & CT

Stop 1: 2:30 pm at United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave, Danbury, CT 06810

Stop 2: 4:00 pm at Shaaray Tefilla, 250 E. 79th St New York, NY 10075

Stop 3: 5:00 pm, Bloomfield or Lyndhursyt, NJ

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

Through Oct. 11, 2019 – 90% of the registration fees paid

Through Oct. 18, 2019 – 75% of the registration fees paid

Through Oct. 25, 2019 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After Oct. 25, 2019, we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after Oct. 25, 2019 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.

All cancellation requests must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftyregistrar@urj.org. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone. Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings.

Thank you for joining us at the URJ Youth Northeast Homecoming!

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