Friday January, 18 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA

WINSTY, our winter institute, is the PAR social action event and the only home-housed weekend event. Over Martin Luther King weekend in January, PARites gather at a different synagogue every year to learn about social justice work and participate in a variety of projects within the community. Projects range from cleaning a park to working with sick children to cooking for the homeless to sorting clothes for shelters to a letter writing campaign to the elected state representatives. WINSTY is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community while having fun with your friends.

Participants must attend the entire WINSTY weekend to participate. Unfortunately we cannot have participants arriving late or leaving early from this event. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. This helps to ensure the health and safety of our participants as well as the integrity of our programming and of our sense of community.

Early Bird: $235 USD
Register by Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Regular: $255 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Space Available: $290 USD
Register after Wednesday, January 2, 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 January 2, 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

Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time Arrival Time
Adath Emanu-El, Mt. Laurel, NJ 205 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 3:15pm 7:30pm
Shir Ami, Newtown, PA 101 Richboro Road, Newtown, PA 18940 3:15pm 7:30pm
Emerald Community Center (formerly the JCC), Lancaster, PA 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 3:00pm 7:45pm
Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 10:00am 12:00am (Monday morning)

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 20, 2018 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through December 27, 2018 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through January 3, 2019 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After January 3, 2019 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after v 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.