Third Coast Boat Party – Kickoff

Saturday October 22, 2016
3:00-7:15 PM | Chicago, IL

Join us for NFTY Chicago and OSRUI's first ever third coast boat party:

  • Enjoy stellar music and a delicious dinner while we cruise
  • Experience Havdallah overlooking Lake Michigan

NFTY and OSRUI's Third Coast Boat Party is pure fun - you'll get to meet Jewish teenagers from all over Chicago, and did we mention, WE'RE PARTYING ON A BOAT!? All Jewish high schoolers are welcome to join us. 

Confirmation Email

Detailed Pre-Event Email

Map of The Area


Early Bird: $45.00
Register by Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Regular: $60.00
Register by Thursday, October 6, 2016

Space Available: $75.00
Register after Thursday, October 6, 2016

(must be approved by regional director)


This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12 who is interested in a Reform Jewish experience.

  • Dinner is 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.

Please review the tentative bus schedule for Kickoff for tentative arrival and departure information. The cost to ride the bus is $15 round trip, and if you select the bus option, you will be asked to choose a stop during registration. If you are interested in arriving and departing from different locations, please contact Senior Regional Director Logan Zinman at for permission and to ensure there is space on the bus.

Teens are allowed to drive themselves to and from Kickoff, but must abide all laws for their driving status and rules from parents or guardians.

For more on Illinois teen driving laws, head to:


Bus Stop/Location Address Departure Time Arrival Time
Congregation BJBE 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield 1:45pm 8:15pm
Beth Tikvah300 Hillcrest Rd, Hoffman Estates 300 Hillcrest Rd, Hoffman Estates 1:45pm 8:15pm
Etz Chaim 11710 S Highland Ave, Lombard 1:45pm 8:15pm

Participants can bring spending money for NFTY items, and a jacket in case it is cool on the lake. Please leave valuables at home. Each participant is responsible for their belongings.

Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation 1-2 weeks before the event. This confirmation will include finalized bus arrival and departure information and other important information regarding the event.

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

Through September 30, 2016 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through September 7, 2016 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through October 14, 2016 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After October 14, 2016 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after October 14, 2016 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange of refunds.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to 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.