NFTY-NE December Institute

Monday December 26 - Friday December 30, 2016
Great Barrington, MA

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
  • Explore hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive, teen-led programs
  • "Unplug" from the stress of the semester and enjoy the peace and beauty of the outdoors at camp
  • Experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality with teen led services

Early Bird: $305.00
Register by Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Regular: $330.00
Register by Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Registration after December 7, 2016 on a space available basis

(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.

  • 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.

Buses will be offered from stops in Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut. Buses are subject to availability, interest, and other factors. Teens may be driven to the event by someone 21 or older, but may not drive themselves.

Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings. 

Participants will receive an email confirmation letter one week before the event. The confirmation letter will include finalized bus arrival and departure information, a list of items to bring and other important information regarding the event.

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

Through December 8, 2016 – 90% of the registration fees paidThrough December 15, 2016 – 75% of the registration fees paidThrough December 22, 2016 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After December 22, 2016 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after December 22, 2016 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.

All cancellation requests must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone.