NFTY CWR Spring Conclave

March 1-3, 2019

About Spring Conclave

NFTY Central West is excited to bring the NFTY spirit to Sacramento, where we will be hosted by Congregation B'nai Israel. More info to come! Keep your eyes here!



Registration Opens January 7th at 8pm!

Early Bird: $260
Register by February 4th

Late Registration: $310
Register by February 18th

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.

Flying: Due to the high interest in our flagship Songleading Workshop, NFTY CWR will be offering transportation from the Oakland International Airport (OAK).  If you are flying, you must book a trip that will arrive to the Oakland airport before 3:00pm on Friday, March 16th and will depart from the Oakland Airport after 2:30pm on Sunday, March 18th.  A member of the CWR team will contact you after you register to collect further information about arrival and departure from the airport and provide you with additional details.

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:

Bus Stop Pick Up (Friday) Drop Off (Sunday)
Lafayette-Car Transportation Temple Isaiah Lafayette, CA 4:30 PM 10:30 AM
Sacramento Congregation B’nai Israel Sacramento, CA 3:15 PM 11:30 AM
Burlingame Peninsula Temple Sholom Burlingame, CA 3:15 PM 11:00 AM
San Rafael Congregation Rodef Sholom San Rafael, CA 3:45 PM 11:00 AM
Los Altos Hills Congregation Beth Am Los Altos Hills, CA 2:30 PM 11:30 AM
Fresno Temple Beth Israel Fresno, CA* 1:30 PM 1:15 PM
Aptos Temple Beth El Aptos, CA* 2:30 PM 12:15 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 January 21, 2019 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through February 4, 2019 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through February 18, 2019– 50% of the registration fees paid

After February 19, 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.