NFTY-SO Winter Gras

Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24, 2019
Touro Synagogue, Temple Sinai, Congregation Gates of Prayer, New Orleans, LA

We are going to be in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and the teens will be able to see that there is more to Mardi Gras than what they see on TV.

  • Participate in meaningful social action opportunities
  • Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday night activity
  • Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs
  • Experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality through teen led services
  • Explore New Orleans during Mardi Gras!

Early Bird: $175 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Regular: $195 USD
Register by  Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Space Available: $210 USD
Register after Wednesday, February 13, 2019
(must be approved by regional director)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.

  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after February 13, 2019 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • All fees are in US Dollars
Travel is coordinated with the other teens from your congregation by your local youth group advisors and/or chaperones. Please be in touch with them for information about how your youth group will be traveling to/from the event. If you are not sure who to contact in your community, please email Per NFTY's policy, all drivers must be over the age of 21 and teens may not drive themselves to, from or during the event.

This event is open to teens in 9th-12th grades. A pre-event email will be sent out about a week before the event after the regular registration deadline.

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

Through January 31, 2019 – 90%

Through February 7, 2019 – 75%

Through February 14, 2019 – 50%

After February 14, 2019 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after February 14, 2019 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.