Kallah 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 FROM 12:00 PM - Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Lake Como, PA

Wisconsin Region

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Event Details

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.

BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences. Scholarship applications are due on January 26, 2021.

BBYO has instituted a COVID fee of $100 per participant per session to cover expenses such as ​food service, cleaning, facility upgrades and additional medical supplies and personnel.

Cost: $3,410.00 (due by 04/06/2021)
Deposit Amount: $250.00

Travel Info

Kallah: July 14-August 3, 2021 – Perlman Camp, PA


A charter bus will be provided from the Newark Airport ONLY (approx. 2.5 hours to camp).

Please make plans to arrive into the Newark Airport (EWR) no later than NOON. The bus will leave from Newark Airport at 1:00pm.

Kallah staff will be at terminal A, door #1 on the baggage claim/ground transportation level to welcome your teen(s). Staff will be stationed at the bus pick-up areas at approximately 10:00am wearing a BBYO T-shirt.

If there is a flight delay, a staff person will stay at the airport to wait for the late arrivals.

If you are dropping your teen off at the airport, please have them meet the staff at terminal A, door#1 on the baggage claim/ground transportation level no later than NOON.

If you are driving to camp, please arrive between 4:00 - 4:30pm.

Departure flights – make after 2:00pm on August 3, 2021

If you are being picked up at camp, please arrive between 8:30 - 9:00am. All teens need to be picked up by 9:30am.

If you are picking your teen up at the airport, please come to Terminal A, Baggage Claim 1.

Note: Early Arrival: West Coast ONLY

If you are unable to arrive by NOON, the day camp begins and need to arrive the day before:

If you need to stay overnight in Newark the night before the program begins (usually for West Coast teens that may have difficulty arriving on time the day of), BBYO will make reservations at a hotel near the Airport.  Staff will be present in the hotel that evening.  If you choose to stay at the hotel the night before, please make your flight arriving to Newark in the late afternoon or early evening (please no arrivals after 7:00 pm).  These arrangements are made on a reservation only basis at the participant’s cost.  You must notify Sabrina Moore that a hotel is required by emailing: [email protected]    The fee for this is $130.

Teens must stay within the arrival and departure guidelines and may not arrive to the program early or late without written approval from the Site Director or International office. You will be responsible for any fees related to travel outside of BBYO’s guidelines.

Please don’t be concerned about the long wait at the airport! Teens have a fun time meeting everyone, playing games, and generally just hanging out. The staff will keep them entertained.



Is Kallah for you?
Kallah is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 10th–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.