NFTY CWR Spring Conclave

March 20-22, 2020

About Spring Conclave

Spring has sprung, and we're ready to get NFTY! NFTY Central West is excited to bring the NFTY spirit to the South Bay, where we will be hosted by Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA & Temple Emanu-El in San Jose, CA. Check Back Here for more info!


Please click the above button to register, any other registration links will send you to NFTY North America's registration site.

Registration Now Open

Early Bird: $291
Register by February 10th

Late Registration: $341
Register by March 9th

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.
  • All registered participants are placed in homestays, questions may be directed to
  • A limited number of scholarship discounts are available for this event. We ask that NEW scholarship applications be submitted no later than March 1st.

Bus transportation is provided from various locations in the region. A minimum of 10 participants is required for a bus stop to run. Final transportation will be confirmed in the pre-event email.  Participants will select their method of transportation during registration. Bus routes require a minimum of 12 participants in order to run*

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.

Please review the tentative bus schedule for tentative arrival and departure information:

Transportation Pick Up/Drop Off Address Friday, March 1 Sunday, March 3
Car Congregation B’nai Israel 3600 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA Drop Off: 5:00 PM Pick up at: 10:15 AM
Los Altos Hills Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA Drop Off: 2:15 PM Bus Departs: 2:30 PM Pick up at: 12:30 PM
Burlingame Peninsula Temple Sholom 1655 Sebastian Drive Burlingame, CA 94010 Drop Off: 2:45 PM Bus Departs: 3:00 PM Pick up at: 12:00 noon
San Rafael Bus Congregation Rodef Sholom 170 North San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA 94903 Drop Off: 3:30 PM Bus Departs: 3:45 PM Pick up at: 11:45 AM
Lafayette Bus Temple Isaiah 945 Risa Rd Lafayette, CA 94549 Drop Off: 3:15 PM Bus Departs: 3:30 PM Pick up at: 12:00 PM
Oakland Bus Temple Sinai 2808 Summit St, Oakland,  CA 94609 Drop Off: 2:45 PM Bus Departs 3:00 PM Pick up at: 12:30 PM

Participant Families will receive a pre-event email within 1-2 weeks of the event. These confirmations include finalized travel information, packing list, contact information and other important event details.
NFTY recognizes that our participants may need to cancel after registering for an event. We have created a policy for refunds that considers our financial obligations for the event and our desire to refund as much of the registration fees paid as possible. All cancellations must be sent to the NFTY CWR staff via email by one of the Parent/Guardians listed during registration. We will not accept cancellations from TYG advisors or participants directly. Refunds are sent approximately six weeks after the conclusion of the event.

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

Through February 10, 2020 – 90% of the registration fees paid

Through February 4, 2019 – 75% of the registration fees paid

Through February 11, 2019– 50% of the registration fees paid

After February 12, 2019 – 0% of the registration fees paid.

75% of fees paid will be refunded if there is a documented medical emergency.

  • Linens: Sleeping bag, pillow and towel. Optional: Extra blanket
  • Toiletries: Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant
  • Appropriate, casual clothing for the weekend. The weather in Northern California during the spring may vary, we recommend layers as well as checking the weather forecast in the days leading up!
  • Optional Items: Kippah and Tallit, money for merchandise and NFTY notes (notes to write your friends), guitars and musical instruments, sports clothes/hiking shoes if you would like to participate in outdoor activities.
  • NFTY does its best to be green. Please bring a reusable water bottle for the bus rides & during the event.
  • Clothes for Big Fun: At every event we have a fun, Saturday night social which includes a dress up component. Stay tuned for the pre-event email, which will explain this event’s theme.