Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
URJ OSRUI, Oconomowoc, WI

  • Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs
  • Unplug at camp and enjoy outdoor fun
  • Participate in leadership development sessions and fun activities
  • Learn leadership skills for NFTY and beyond
  • Go to Wisconsin's best indoor water park on Saturday night!

Sample Schedule

JYG Kallah is a three-day, two night event that introduces 6th, 7th and 8th graders to NFTY. It gives them background about NFTY, but also a feel for what a NFTY event is like. It is also an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to meet other Jewish teens their age from all over Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Manitoba!

Early Bird: $260.00 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Regular: $280.00 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Space Available: $300.00 USD
Register after Wednesday, January 31, 2018
(must be approved by regional director)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 6 to 8.

  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after January 31, 2018 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

Sample Program

This is Your Brain on NFTY

NFTY high school leaders write and lead programs for our middle schoolers with the mentorship of NFTY staff. Check out this program from last year about discovering what you're passionate about, and how to make change in your community. 

Please review the tentative bus schedule for Junior Youth Group Kallah for tentative arrival and departure information. Locations are dependent on registration. Final bus stop information will be determined and sent in pre-event emails 1-2 weeks before the event. The cost to ride the bus is included in the event fee and you will be asked to choose a stop during registration. If you are interested in arriving and departing from different locations, please contact Senior Regional Director Logan Zinman Gerber

We know that these times are early and require teens to leave school before the end of the day on Friday. Weather is unpredictable in February, and in the past we have had significant delays due to snow and traffic in Chicago and Milwaukee. In order to avoid these issues, we have the bus leave earlier in the day. If you need a letter excusing your teen from school for religious purposes so they won’t receive an unexcused absence, please email Senior Regional Director Logan Zinman Gerber at for a copy you can personalize.

Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time
TO the event
Arrival Time
FROM the event
Beth Tikvah 300 Hillcrest Rd, Hoffman Estates 2:30pm 1:30pm
NFTY & OSRUI Office 1121 Lake Cook Rd Suite D, Deerfield 3:30pm 1:00pm

Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for their belongings.

Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation 1-2 weeks before the event. This confirmation will include important information regarding the event and finalized bus timing.

If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:

Through January 25, 2018 – 90%
Through February 1, 2018 – 75%
Through February 8, 2018 – 50%

After February 8, 2018 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after February 8, 2018 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange of refunds.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone. Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.