NFTY-CAR Winter Kallah

December 18 - 20, 2015
5:00 pm - 11:00 am

Three days filled with amazing programming, new friendships, creative services, and snowy adventures. Celebrate the end of first semester in a winter wonderland with NFTY Chicago and Northern! We'll celebrate Shabbat with musical services created and led by teen leaders, warm up with programming on our theme, and shake out the stress of first semester at our Saturday night social. We can't wait to see you there!

Early Bird: $190.00
Register by November 16

Regular: $205.00
Register by November 30

Regular: $220.00
Register by December 7

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12 who is interested in a Reform Jewish experience.

  • Meals are included in the cost of the event.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.

Bus Stop/Location


Departure Time Friday

Arrival Time Sunday

Oak Park Temple

1235 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park



Etz Chaim

1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard



Temple Beth Israel

3601 W Dempster St, Skokie



Temple Chai

1670 Checker Rd, Long Grove



Beth Tikvah

300 Hillcrest Rd, Hoffman Estates



Please review the tentative bus schedule for Winter Kallah for tentative arrival and departure information. 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 Logan Zinman at for permission and to ensure there is space on the bus.

Please note the early departure times for the buses. During such a short weekend, it is important to ensure that our buses can arrive on time (before rush hour) so we can maximize our time together. We also have experienced snowy weather and snowstorms on the drive to Winter Kallah in the past, which resulted in very long bus rides after dark. We want to ensure we provide ample time to get the teens to camp in as safe a manner as possible. If you need a letter from NFTY to share with your school for a religious exemption for attendance purposes, please be in touch with Logan Zinman at

A detailed packing list will be provided in a confirmation email prior to the event.

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

Through November 26, 2015 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through December 3, 2015 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through December 10, 2015 – 50% of the registration fees paid After December 10, 2015 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after December 10, 2015 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

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.