All times are listed in Eastern Time Zone

Friday, February 5, 2021


6:45 PM
Pre-Oneg Open Space
Get to know our special NFTY Convention virtual platform – ride the elevators, wander the halls, navigate around the program area, and find your friends!​
7:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat
Led by teens for teens, we will welcome Shabbat together with music and community.
8:30 PM
Song Session
Join us for a fun and spirited song session to kickoff our weekend.
9:15 PM
Meet Your Family Group
All convention participants will be placed in Family Groups of 12-15 people.  Join for fun activities as you get to know teens from around the world!
10:00 PM
Connection Time
Remember when we could wander around and meet up with groups of friends at in-person gatherings? Connection time includes organized activities or just hanging out - a great time to meet new people!

Saturday, February 6, 2021


11:00 AM
Bagel Brunch
BYOBagel and fixings and hang out in with friends new and old in our Convention platform.
12:00 PM
Shabbat Services
Choose between five creative service options and then join together with the full community for a Torah service and celebration:

Self Care/Meditation

We will highlight self-care and introspection as we connect our minds, bodies, and souls intentionally to prayer with mindfulness practices.


Let's Sing!

We will sing together as a community and connect to Judaism through music. With both amazing new music and nostalgic classics, we'll be singing and hearing different Gesher Tzar Meod melodies along with a multitude of other songs.


Just Dance

Come get energized with a fun workout! Get loose and jam out to all of the most iconic Just Dance dances while meaningfully connecting with Judaism.


Social Justice

Tackling social justice issues on a large scale can take a long time, and it can feel like progress isn’t really being made. Come to this breakout to focusing on how to avoid social burnout by engaging in more local action! 

Minecraft & Midrash

This experimental Shabbat morning experience via Zoom will center around building and Minecraft (Java Edition) led by URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy staff and teens. Participants will be build and explore a private Minecraft server (built by Sci-Tech staff and teen volunteers) while listening to the familiar and comforting sounds of a Saturday morning service on Zoom. If you plan to build, please note that WE ARE USING MINECRAFT JAVA EDITION. Participants are responsible for purchasing and downloading Minecraft Java Edition themselves on a PC or Mac computer prior to the event. Mobile, tablet, console, or Chromebook Bedrock versions WILL NOT WORK. Server connection information will be sent to those who attend at the beginning of the breakout session.


Don’t play Minecraft but like to watch others build? You can join us too! Minecraft & Midrash is just as fun to watch as it is to play! One of our moderators in the game will share their screen so those not in the server can see what’s going as well.

2:00 PM
5:15 PM
7:00 PM
Havdalah & Dan Nichols Concert
Join us for a NFTY-led Havdalah service and spirited and fun concert from the amazingly talented Dan Nichols.
8:45 PM
Family Groups
Get back together with your family group to share your experiences during the day.
9:15 PM
Connection Time
More time to be together and explore the exciting things happening at Convention.  Connection time includes organized activities or just hanging out in our virtual convention platform.

Sunday, February 7, 2021


12:30 PM
Day of Action Welcome
An overview of the day and welcome to everyone
1:00 PM
Day of Action Workshops
Learn and take action with a variety of organizations on important issues such as racial justice, climate justice, gun violence prevention, LGBTQ issues and more.
3:30 PM
NFTY Region Time
Join with your NFTY region to hang out, play games and connect!
4:30 PM
URJ Camp Receptions
​Each of our URJ camps will hold a reception – connect with your camp friends, hang out with your camp leadership, and hear about plans for this summer!
5:15 PM
Farewell &
Connection Time
This will be the closing of our formal program together as we look back on a great weekend.  Gatherly will remain open for more time to be together and wander through the exciting things happening at Convention. You can also join a game tournament with Lost Tribe Esports.
8:30 PM
Big Fun
Join us for a special fun evening with a private Who Knows One game show.
NFTY Convention 2021  |  February 5 - 7, 2021