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Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps

Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps
When:
October 20, 2017 – October 22, 2017 all-day
2017-10-20T00:00:00-05:00
2017-10-23T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Houston, TX This will be a hotel-based event with programming at congregations and disaster relief work across the city.
Houston
TX
USA
Cost:
Early Bird Rate $146, After October 2nd $176, add $55 to either rate for roundtrip charter bus
Contact:
Mindy Michaels

Due to Hurricane Harvey and its impact, we are rescheduling Fall Conclave & NFTY Nashir (hosted by HCRJ in Houston) for fall 2018. In its place, we are excited to offer “Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps”. At this event, teens will engage in tikkun olam (repairing the world) to help the city recover. We are partnering with Mitzvah Corps, a program of URJ Youth, and disaster relief organizations already organizing response and recovery projects across the greater Houston and Gulf Coast areas, all through a Jewish lens.

Highlights include celebrating Shabbat together with musical Friday night Shabbat services and Havdalah on Saturday evening, participating in disaster relief projects on Saturday, and a fun and exciting Saturday evening outing to the Rockets vs. Mavericks game!

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Teens in Texas and Oklahoma should select “Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps (formerly Fall Conclave)” as the program. We have funding to provide significant subsidies to Gulf Coast families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. During the registration process, Gulf Coast families will have the opportunity to identify themselves and how they were impacted. Families requesting financial assistance will not be charged immediately. A member of our staff will contact you with scholarship award information before charging the registration fee.

NFTY teens from outside the region should register for “Houston Mitzvah Corps (formerly NFTY Nashir)” and book flights according to the travel parameters provided below.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Transportation Information

FRIDAY NIGHT Bus Itinerary (Estimated Arrival to Houston at 6PM)

Austin Bus

2:00 PM Austin Stop
Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

San Antonio Bus

2:00 PM San Antonio Stop
Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231)

 

Dallas/Fort Worth Bus (UPDATED SCHEDULE)
12:15 PM Temple Shalom Stop
6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

12:45 PM Grapevine Stop
Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051

1:30 PM Ft. Worth
100 East Altamesa Blvd.

 

SUNDAY Bus Itinerary (Estimated Arrival times based on 11AM departure with a stop for lunch)

Austin Bus
3:00 PM Austin Stop
Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

San Antonio Bus

3:00 PM San Antonio Stop
Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231

Dallas/Fort Worth Bus 
4:00 PM Temple Shalom Stop
6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

4:30 PM Grapevine Stop
Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051

4:45 PM Ft. Worth
100 East Altamesa Blvd

 

If flying, please plan to arrive at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) by 3:00 PM on Friday and to leave after 2:00 PM on Sunday. We will provide transportation to and from the airport if you are traveling within these travel parameters.