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National Convention



General Convention Info Join Young Judaea Teens at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, GA from January 13 – 16, 2023 for our annual National Convention! Come for a weekend of seeing old friends and making new ones while exploring aspects of Jewish identity, Zionism, pluralism, and tikkun olam. All programs and activities will be planned and run by the members of the 2022-2023 National Mazkirut, our teen governing leadership board. Participants will have the opportunity to elect their peers to the 2023-2024 National Mazkirut and make their voices heard! The program will include a service project related to our 2022-2023 National Initiative, Women’s rights. Sponsored in part through the generous support of Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America. When: *January 13th-16th, 2023 Where: Camp Twin Lakes – Will-a-Way, Winder, GA 210 S Broad St # 5, Winder, GA 30680 Cost: **$400 (flights are not included) *Did you go on Gesher in 2022? Join us for an additional day of programming at no cost on January 12th. See “GESHER EXTENSION PROGRAM” **Scholarship available, click here to learn more! Gesher Extension Program Join Young Judaea for an additional day of programming exclusively for Gesher 2022 participants from January 12th-13th, 2023! Participants will work with professional storyteller Jordan Wiley-Hill to craft their personal Israel story and learn facilitation skills to engage in constructive dialogue with facilitator Dorit Price-Levine. Who? Gesher 2022 participants When? January 12th, 2023 Cost? Free for National Convention participants! All on ground expenses are paid by Young Judaea through the generosity of RootOne. Gesher Extension Program Travel Information ARRIVAL GUIDELINES FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2023 There are THREE options for arrival to National Convention for the Gesher Extension Program (for General Travel Info see section below): FLYING- All flights for convention should arrive at the Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on Thursday, January 12th between 11AM-1PM EDT.
DROP OFF AT TWIN LAKES- Participants should be dropped off at 210 S. Broad St., Unit 5, Winder, GA 30680 by 3:00PM.
BUS TO TWIN LAKES FOR LOCAL ATLANTA TEENS- Participants should be dropped off at Atlanta Airport by 1:30PM at the latest (exact location TBD). Travel Information


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  1. Registering participant's and parent's contact information
  2. Registering participants dietary restrictions, insurance information (including a copy of insurance card), and an emergency contact
  3. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination (upload vaccination card)

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

We are taking all possible precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)*. This includes boosters as indicated. Participants must also submit proof of a negative rapid test administered within 24 hours of the program (at-home tests accepted).


* The only attendees exempt from this policy will be those with proof of a medical reason why they cannot receive the vaccine, pending approval from our Medical Committee

If a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms during convention we will administer a rapid test. If a participant tests positive during convention we will isolate them at Tel Yehudah until the participant and parent/guardian have made immediate arrangements at their own expense.

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Consent, Release and Indemnification

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The Parent/guardian signing below (“Parent”) hereby consents and gives permission to participate in National Convention 2023 the “Event” which term shall include all times and all activities during or related to the Event, travel to, from and during or related to the Event, and early dismissal, expulsion or other removal, if any, from the Event) on or about the following date(s): January 12 - 16, 2023 at Camp Twin Lakes and any date(s) to which such Event may be postponed or rescheduled. Parent and Child each agree that Child will observe and be bound by all policies, terms, conditions, rules and regulations and restrictions (including, without limitation, rules related to discipline and drug and alcohol use), whether written or unwritten, of the Event or Young Judaea (the “Program Terms”), including any such Program Terms as may be changed, modified, or newly established at any time, including after this Consent, Release and Indemnification is signed.

Click here to read the full Consent, Release and Indemnification agreement.


Young Judaea Event Rules of Good Conduct


The following rules and restrictions are in place to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all participants at the Young Judaea Event. During the Event, Young Judaea may find it necessary to alter and/or add rules and restrictions. Participants agree to fully comply with all Event rules and restrictions including any alterations and/or additions made by Young Judaea. All Event rules apply throughout the entirety of the Event including during free time. Any failure to comply with Young Judaea’s rules and restrictions and any alterations and/or additions thereto may result in disciplinary measures as set forth in these Rules of Good Conduct, in the sole discretion of Young Judaea, up to and including immediate dismissal and/or other removal from the Event. The following Event rules are not exclusive and the failure to specify in each rule that violation may result in dismissal or other removal from the Event shall not preclude Young Judaea from doing so in its sole discretion. Further, the failure of Young Judaea at any time to enforce any rule or restriction or to exercise any right with respect to disciplinary action, will not be construed as a waiver of any such right, will not affect any subsequent violation, and will not prejudice Young Judaea in connection with any subsequent enforcement or disciplinary action.

Participants and parents/guardians have read, understand, and agree to follow these policies.

1. All participants have read, understand and agree to follow the Young Judaea Tobacco, Drug and Alcohol Policy (the “Drug and Alcohol Policy”) set forth above as part of this Consent, Release and Indemnification. Any participant found to be in violation of the Drug and Alcohol Policy understands that he/she will be disciplined in accordance with the Drug and Alcohol Policy.

2. In order to provide an atmosphere which is comfortable for everyone, Kashrut will be observed.

3. No one may leave the Event grounds (as such grounds are defined by the Event manager in their sole discretion) without specific permission of the Event manager.

4. All participants must obey the staff members at all times. Participants must respect each other and all other people they come into contact with during the Event and refrain from inappropriate behavior.

5. All participants must respect the property of each other and of the Event site.

6. All participants will attend and participate in the entire Event, including all of its scheduled activities, unless otherwise informed by the staff, it being understood that physical sports are always optional.

7. Young Judaea reserves the right to search the property and/or accommodations of any participant including accommodations not owned and/or operated by Young Judaea, with or without the presence of the participant.

8. Participants are not permitted to possess knives or other weapons of any kind.

9. Participants are jointly responsible with their parent(s)/guardian(s) for any damage, including graffiti, to the physical facilities used for the Event and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be billed to cover the cost of the repair.

10. Participants disrupting the group, not adhering to Event rules and policies and/or not participating in mandatory Event activities, as determined in the sole discretion of the Young Judaea staff, will result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal.

11. Participants will be advised of further rules which govern the Event, and by which each participant agrees to be bound, at the start of and throughout the Event.

Any participant who is dismissed or otherwise removed from the Event, will be sent home at their own expense. The participant and their parent/guardian are responsible for the cost of returning them home, including the return fare, shipping of baggage, any other associated expenses, and for any and all damages arising out of the involvement of the participant and/or the participant’s actions. The above also applies to any participant who voluntarily removes themselves from the program.

In all cases of discipline, dismissal and/or other removal, the determination of Young Judaea regarding the Event rules, restrictions, and policies and their application shall be final and not subject to challenge in any forum. In addition, Young Judaea reserves the right to contact the local authorities. Any violation of law by or involving a participant will be subject to the penalty, laws and rules imposed by the local jurisdiction, and Young Judaea will not undertake to provide participant with legal assistance.

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