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Kallah

BBYO Summer 2021 Registration is Now Open!

International Kallah goes beyond the traditional classroom. It’s where you can find your “Jewish self” through interactive sessions and one-on-one conversations about a spectrum of topics, making Jewish learning individualized and fun! Facilitated by Jewish educators of different backgrounds, you’ll have access to a variety of resources and something new every day. With time to spend outside bonding with new friends, Kallah is the perfect place to build strong relationships and create a diverse and cultured community. You’ll also explore Jewish culture through electives such as, art, music, cooking, photography, social media, and sports, to name a few.

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.

 
 

BBYO maintains the highest commitment to safety possible and the well-being of our participants is our number one focus. Visit the Special Policies & Procedures for Summer 2021document to learn about our approach to navigating COVID-19 and keeping our teens, staff, and families healthy. We will continue to update our protocols based on the recommended guidelines issued by the CDC, as well as federal and local state governments.

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 is a Kosher facility that only serves foods that have been produced under rabbinical supervision.

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.

Learn more on our summer information page!

There are many ways to combine our summer experiences to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration. Explore your 2021 connection options here.

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 2021 experiences are available—to apply, please complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration.