NFTY-CAR Winter Kallah

Friday, January 17, 5:00 PM - Sunday, January 19, 11:30 AM, 2020
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, IL

Join NFTY Chicago and almost 100 teens from around town to say “Hineinu!,” “Here We Are!,” during an unforgettable weekend experience! Friends, new and old, come together to bring a deep focus to ourselves, our community, and the difference we can make in the world when we unite to achieve our goals.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Experience Millennium Park - Show off your skating skills at the ice rink (skate rental included), explore the Bean and the Crown Fountain, enjoy yummy hot chocolate and more!
  • Choose your own Shabbat celebration with local Jewish communities.
  • Explore Chicago through a new lens on a city scavenger hunt.
  • Dance and sing during song session and Israeli dancing.
  • On this MLK weekend, engage in conversations with Muslim and Christian teens around social justice.
  • Have a great weekend with friends!*

Housing for Winter Kallah is generously provided by families from the Temple Jeremiah community. They will open their homes to our NFTY teens for sleepovers of small groups. Teens will have room to roll out their sleeping bags, breakfast, and transportation provided by the Jeremiah community.

Transportation:  Teens should be dropped off at 5:00 pm on Friday and picked up at 11:30 am on Sunday at Temple Jeremiah - 937 N. Happ Rd. in Northfield; there will be one bus from Oak Park Temple for an additional fee.  Transportation to and from host homes and the temple will be provided by the Jeremiah community.  Teens will travel to event locations by chartered bus.

Regular: $190 USD
Register by Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Space Available Registration: $215 USD
After Tuesday, January 7, 2020

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.


  • Meals 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.
  • All fees are in US Dollars
Further information will be sent 1 week before the event that will include important information regarding the event as well as a complete packing list.

Please do not bring anything valuable as NFTY is not responsible for any personal belongings.

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

Through December 20, 2019 – 90%

Through December 27, 2019 – 75%

Through January 3, 2020 – 50%

After January 3, 2020 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after January 3, 2020 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftycar@urj.org. 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.