Big Apple Region Winter Convention

Friday, December 6, 2019 FROM 3:00 PM - Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:00 PM

Danbury, CT, CT

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Event Details

Big Apple Region is proud to present Winter Convention 2019: Out of the [ ]!

We are thrilled to partner with Hudson Valley Region for one of the greatest weekends of the year! All members in grades 9 through 12 are invited to join us! (8th Graders, we'll see you in the Spring!)

Winter Convention will include:

  • Special senior moments
  • Exclusive New Member Experiences
  • Engaging Shabbat services planned by your fellow teen leaders
  • Business Meetings to work on legislation and shape the future of the Region
  • Fun and meaningful programming created by your fellow teen leaders
  • Musical moments featuring our guest songleader, Rachel Wolman
  • Guest speakers
  • Bonding time and Sports and Music and more during Chofesh (free time)
  • Even more surprises along the way!

At Convention, you will make new friends, make new memories, and make our community even stronger just by being there! We can't wait to see you at Convention - check out the Q&A below and contact Rob with any further questions!


Scholarship and Deposit Information
Please be aware of the following policies for deposits and scholarships:

  • Deposits
    • Members and families who are not able to make a full payment at the time of Registration opening may qualify for a deposit.
    • Deposits must be independently arranged with Rob Kappel, [email protected]
    • Full balances are due November 21, 2019. Teens with incomplete balances on November 22 will be cancelled from registration.
  • Scholarships
    • We are determined to ensure that finances are not a barrier for any Alephs or BBGs who wish to attend Winter Convention. We have scholarship funding available for need-based requests!
    • Awards are based on family income as well as compounding factors such as siblings in college and costly life events.
    • You must be registered for convention first to apply for a scholarship, and you will be reimbursed the amount of the scholarship award back onto the credit card as a refund. If paying the full convention price upfront will cause hardship on you/your family, please contact Rob Kappel at [email protected] to arrange making a deposit.
    • To apply for scholarship, please Visit this link and fill out the full application after you have registered for convention.
    • Applications are due November 10, 2019
    • Scholarship announcements will be announced by November 14, 2019
    • Full balances are due November 21, 2019. Teens with incomplete balances on November 22 will be cancelled from registration.

Cost: $330.00

Travel Info

Busing is included in the cost of convention, and will depart locally in the mid-day on Friday. We will provide a school Excusal Note closer to Convention to accommodate any missed school. We will be providing busing from three stops:

  • Samuel Field Y (Little Neck, Queens), time TBD
  • Temple Sholom of Flatbus (Mill Basin, Brooklyn), time TBD
  • Park Slope Jewish Center (Park Slope, Brooklyn), time TBD

All buses will return on Sunday, December 8 at approximately 5 pm - parents and guardians, please be in touch with your teens on Sunday to get an accurate pick-up time.


Cancellation Policy
The deadline to cancel with a full program refund will be November 19, 2019. Until that date, full refunds will be granted for cancellations in writing (e-mail is acceptable), for any reason. After the registration deadline, partial refunds may be available based on convention expenses already paid (hotel, transportation, etc.). Within fourteen days of convention we’ve already confirmed final counts with our vendors, and no refunds will be given. “No shows” will not receive a refund.