Spring Regional Convention

May 7-10, 2015, 8:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ramada Jordan Beacon/Harbourside Hotel & Suites
2793 Beacon Blvd
Jordan Station, Ontario L0R 1S0

 Join teens in grades 5-7 & 8-12 from across Ontario at the RAMADA JORDAN BEACON HARBOURSIDE HOTEL in the Niagara region, right on the shores of Lake Ontario. This is a weekend that you cannot miss. See below for highlights and details.

Highlights Include

  • A whole day of sightseeing and touring near the Falls
  • Earn 3 volunteer hours doing social action projects in the Niagara area
  • Beautiful hotel accommodations with a pool and tons of outdoor space

Programming Includes

  • A clubs day to feature USY’s three special interest clubs (Heschel, HeChalutzim, & 613)
  • An exciting Israel program run by a special guest from Hillel
  • Bid a fond goodbye to our seniors during our Senior Farewell
  • A fun Shabbat experience with friends, singing, cheering, dancing, and delicious food!
    *Note: There will be separate programming for teens in grades 5-7 & those in grades 8-12

The registration fee for this amazing weekend is $287 until March 29th, and it goes up to $310 after that. The deadline to register is April 20th, 2015.


Convention Details

Dates/Times Convention will be held from Thursday, May 7 – Sunday, May 10, 2015. Convention sign-in in London will begin at 5:45 PM, in Hamilton will begin at 7:15 PM, and in Toronto will begin at 6:15 PM. Ottawa will meet at the Greyhound station at 10:30 AM. Convention will begin at the Ramada at 8:30 PM on Thursday and ends at 1:30 PM on Sunday. Please see the transportation section for details on departure and return times.


Location Convention will be held at the luxurious Ramada Jordan/Beacon Harbourside Resort, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. The Ramada has a spectacular view of the Marina and Lake Ontario just minutes from Niagara’s many attractions and includes five acres of manicured lawns and gardens for amazing outdoor programming space. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool.


Application Information & Deadline Applications can be found online at www.ecrusy.org. Please ensure you complete the entire application and submit with full payment either using our online Paypal system or by cheque to the regional office no later than Monday, April 20, 2015. All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Registration Fee The registration fee for Convention is $287.00, including transportation, food, housing, and programming. This price goes up to $310.00 after March 29th. You may pay by credit card using our online Paypal system or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM. The region does not offer payment plans for Convention. Financial assistance is available on a needs basis. For more information regarding financial assistance please visit www.ecrusy.org.


Cancellation Policy ECRUSY charges for conventions based solely on costs and does not make a profit from our events. As such we cannot provide full refunds after the registration deadline. The following is our cancellation schedule. All cancellations must be made in writing to Max Marmer, Regional Youth Director, either by mail, fax, or e-mail.


Cancellation on/before April 20 Full Refund
Cancellation after April 20 No Refund
Transportation ECRUSY provides transportation included in the cost of Convention. The approximate travel times are outlined below. A more up to date transportation schedule will be included in the pre-convention e-mail.


  Depart (Thursday) Return (Sunday)
London 6:15 PM 3:30 PM
Hamilton 7:45 PM 2:30 PM
Ottawa 11:30 AM 12:05 AM (Monday)
Toronto 6:45 PM 3:00 PM
Rooming The Ramada Jordan Beacon Harbourside Hotel provides luxurious accommodations that will sleep four (4) to a room with private bathroom. All linens are provided and rooming requests will be taken during the registration process.


Shabbat The majority of our program occurs over Shabbat. No matter how much or how little exposure your teen has had with a traditional Shabbat experience in the past, our convention provides a special and unique opportunity to enjoy and participate in the enhancing of Shabbat through interactive, age-appropriate prayer, spirited song and cheering, and fun educational programs. On Shabbat, we refrain from the following: traveling, writing, handling of money, playing radios or musical instruments, and using telephones. We ask that you have your child leave their cell phone at home. If your child uses their phone during our programs or on Shabbat, it will be taken away until the end of convention.


Questions Should you have any questions before the start of convention you can contact Max Marmer, Director of Youth Activities, in the Regional Office at (416) 667-1717 Ext. 106 or by e-mail at marmer@uscj.org



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