NFTY-CAR Kickoff

October 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We're starting the NFTY year off with a whole new kind of Kickoff. Not only will you become friends with high schoolers from across the city and suburbs, but you'll also have the chance to explore Chicago and make change in our community through social action. This is going to be the best NFTY event you've ever seen - sign up now and save your place!

Early Bird: $45.00
Register by September 24

Regular: $60.00
Register by October 14

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

  • Meals are 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.

Bus Stop/LocationAddressDeparture TimeArrival TimeFee
Temple Chai1670 Checker Rd, Long Grove, IL12:45pm11:15pm$20
Beth Tikvah300 Hillcrest, Hoffman Estates, IL1:00pm11:15pm$20
Etz Chaim1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL1:00pm11:15pm$20

Please choose the bus stop location which you will travel from and return to. Locations are dependent on registration. Finalized information will be sent in confirmation letters 7-10 days before the event.

Please arrive at your bus location 15 minutes early.

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:

Participants should bring comfortable clothing for our day together, as well as a reusable water bottle. Additional items may be included in the confirmation email.

Don’t forget money to purchase some new merchandise from the NFTY CAR Shuk/Store!

Participants will receive a confirmation email 7-10 days before the event. The confirmation email will include finalized travel information and any other event-specific information.

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

Through October 2, 2015 – 90% of the registration fees paidThrough October 9, 2015 – 75% of the registration fees paidThrough October 16, 2015 – 50% of the registration fees paidAfter October 16, 2015 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after October 16, 2015 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

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.