NFTY Chicago Community L’Taken

January 22-25, 2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), you will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill. Our sample schedule for the L’Taken Seminar provides more details about the programming throughout the weekend and different topics that we will explore together.

Our program is designed to both expose you to a variety of public policy issues and explore the Jewish values that inform the Reform Movement’s advocacy around issues like Israel, the environment, reproductive rights, LGBTQ civil rights, church/state separation, international relations and more.

Throughout the weekend, we will give you the knowledge and tools to write an effective, persuasive and passionate speech on a topic of your choice to present when you visit the offices of your Senators and Representatives on the Monday of the program. Lobbying a Member of Congress is a unique experience that very few Americans take advantage of and one that can have a significant impact on the course of legislation.

Of course, we will also take advantage of the vast opportunities available in our nation’s Capitol by visiting the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Smithsonian National Mall and celebrating Havdallah at the Jefferson Memorial. And, all the while, you will have the chance to meet and mingle with Reform Jews from across the United States, all of whom are in D.C. for the same reason that you are—to pursue tikkun olam.

Please note that pricing includes flights, hotel, programming, tourism, transportation, meals, and staff. This is an all-inclusive price. If flexible costs are significantly less expensive than budgeted, or more teens are able to attend, lowering the cost, you will receive a partial refund. NFTY would be happy to help connect you with your congregation about scholarships for your teen - please contact nftycar@urj.org with questions.

Registration Fee: $1187.00
This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.

·         Please note that pricing includes flights, hotel, programming, tourism, transportation, meals, and staff. This is an all-inclusive price. If flexible costs are significantly less expensive than budgeted, or more teens are able to attend, lowering the cost, you will receive a partial refund. NFTY would be happy to help connect you with your congregation about scholarships for your teen - please contact nftycar@urj.org with questions.
·         This event is open to 9-12th graders from across the Chicagoland Area who do not otherwise have an opportunity to attend a L'Taken Experience.
·         Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.

NFTY will purchase group travel to DC for Friday, January 22nd and to Chicago on January 25th. Once registration closes NFTY will provide detailed travel information to families.

You will receive an update after registration closes, as well as a final confirmation email in early January with a packing list and more detailed information.  A packing list will be included in your January Confirmation email.

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

Through December 31, 2015 – 90%Through January 7, 2016 – 75%Through January 14, 2016 – 50%After January 14, 2016 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after January 14, 2016 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftyregistrar@urj.org. 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.