B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp
Lake Como, PA
Perlman Camp is better than ever with renovations to all the major structures and expanded living spaces. There's lots of green grass and outdoor space for activities, sports, programs, and time to relax around the iconic Perlman tree. Participants stay in cabins, divided into four to six rooms, which are staffed by our dedicated college counselors (madrichim). The whole camp is walkable in about 15 minutes.
Make the most of your International Kallah experience by also signing up for ILTC to make it a Perlman Summer!
Is Kallah for you?
Kallah is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 10th through 12th grade who hold sh'lichim positions at the chapter, council, or regional level, have attended any conventions focused on Judaism, have participated in AZA and BBG Global Shabbat, or have a passion for Judaism.
How many teens attend Kallah?
Kallah welcomes around 200 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls each summer. Participants come from every region and countries from across the Order.
Who staffs Kallah?
The International Kallah staff includes a site director, program director, song leaders, Israeli counselors (sh'lichim), expert specialists, college-age counselors from around the world (madrichim), and an office manager. In addition, we have over 10 Jewish educators onsite representing a variety of denominations and viewpoints, including rabbis and trained educators.
What is the Kallah curriculum about?
The Kallah curriculum allows participants to learn about and connect with Judaism in their own way. With a diverse community of Jewish educators, guest experts, and peers, participants explore ancient and current topics and ask and answer some of Judaism’s big questions. Limmud sessions are traditional classroom learning time; electives offer participants ways to learn about Judaism through creative outlets; and teen-led Shabbat, morning (Shacharit), and evening (Mincha) services offer teens the chance to create truly meaningful Jewish experiences.
Is the food at Kallah kosher?
Perlman Camp utilizes certified kosher ingredients, and prepares in accordance with kosher practices. There is no ongoing rabbinical supervision in the kitchen.
What do I do about medication?
Participants must register in advance with CampMeds, a service that provides pre-packaged, pre-dosaged medication to participants who require it. There is a $250 fee for those who do not register and arrive at camp with their medications. The exceptions to this are inhalers, birth control, epi-pens, nasal sprays, injectable medications, prescription ointments, and refrigerated medication.
How do I get to Kallah?
Teens can either be dropped off directly at camp by a parent or guardian, or they can fly into the local airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR), where they'll be met by BBYO staff and taken to their program by bus.
Do you offer travel insurance?
BBYO is glad to offer a travel insurance option for all our Summer Experiences through Travel Insured International. Families are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected. Please visit this page to see all the details on the policy and its terms.
What are the health and safety precautions for Summer 2022?
BBYO's health and safety guidelines are set by our Medical Team and Wellness Staff based on the most up-to-date information; detailed operational guidelines for 2022 will be released closer to the program start date. All participants must have current inoculations based on BBYO's Immunization Policy, including COVID-19. To get an idea of the kind of policies that may be in place, you can review the Special Policies & Procedures for Summer 2021 document to learn about our approach to navigating COVID-19 during Summer 2021 and keeping our teens, staff, and families healthy. We hosted over 1,750 teens and staff without the emergence of a single COVID-19 case, and will use this track record to guide us into another healthy and safe summer.
BBYO offers need-based scholarship so that anyone who wants to is able to attend our programs without financial constraints standing in the way. Funds for our 2022 experiences are available—to apply, please complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration. Applications are due by January 20, 2022; after that date, all requests will be considered on a rolling basis.