February 28 - March 1, 2020
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Worthington, OH

The time has finally come for NFTY-OV JYG Kallah. Many of you are now wondering, “Wait, was that even English?” So let’s translate!

NFTY: The North American Federation of Temple Youth (the youth arm of the Union for Reform Judaism).

OV: The Ohio Valley Region - serves Jewish Teens in Kentucky (excluding Paducah); Indiana (excluding the northwestern corner); Ohio (excluding Cleveland and its suburbs); Nashville, Knoxville, and Bristol, TN; and western West Virginia.

JYG Kallah - The Junior Youth Group Kallah for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in NFTY-OV. A Kallah is a convention, a gathering of youth from around our region for a weekend of teen-created educational, spiritual, and of course social activities. At a Kallah teens worship together, learn from interesting and exciting programs, participate in a social action project, and of course have tons of fun.


Sample Schedule:

Friday evening - check in, services, dinner, mixers and games

Saturday morning - creative services, song session, and lunch

Saturday afternoon - chooes your own electives that feature sports, arts, and science, then some free time

Saturday evening - dinner, Havdallah ceremony and a fun evening social (think life size board games, entertainers, dancing, etc.)

Sunday morning - breakfast, closing activities, and saying goodbye to your new friends from across the Midwest!

Early Bird: $200 USD
Register by Sunday, January 12, 2020

Regular: $225 USD
Register by Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Space Available: $240 USD
Register after Wednesday, February 12, 2020
(must be approved by regional director)

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

  • Prices listed do not include transportation costs
  • All fees are in US Dollars


It is expected that families that live within 30 minutes of Congregation Beth Tikvah will volunteer as host homes. Learn more about the requirements for housing and sign up >

Travel is arranged by your local congregation/temple youth group advisor. Please be in touch with them directly to determine your travel or if you have any travel related questions.

Every participant must travel to/from the event with an adult over the age of 21 (advisor, parent/guardian), including to and from the bus stop. No participants may drive themselves to, from, or during the event. This is NFTY policy to ensure the safety and well-being of our teens.

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 January 31, 2019 – 90%

Through February 7, 2020 – 75%

Through February 14, 2020 – 50%

After February 14, 2020 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after February 14, 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 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.