NFTY678 Ohio Valley Junior Youth Group (JYG) Kallah

Friday March 3 - Sunday
March 5, 2017
Zionsville, IN

  • Meet new people from OH, IN, KY, TN, and WV, and hang out with your friends from NFTY, GUCI, and other camps
  • Spend the weekend away from home "unplugging" from the stress of the week and enjoy the weekend in a fun, safe environment
  • Create unforgettable memories and long-lasting friendships
  • Rock with Jewish musician, Jacob "Spike" Kraus
  • Participate in fun, interactive programs that are written and lead by high-school teens

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.

High school songleaders

  • You are invited to participate in a workshop at JYG Kallah with artist-in-residence, Jacob "Spike" Kraus. If you are interested, contact Regional Director, Andy Harkavy to receive approval before registering.

Early Bird: $165.00
Register by Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Regular: $190.00
Register by Wednesday February 8, 2017

Space Available: $215.00
Register after Wednesday February 8, 2017
(must be approved by regional director) 

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

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.

By Car: If you are being dropped off/picked up by an adult, please plan to be dropped at 5:00pm on Friday and picked up at 10:30am on Sunday. It is imperative is dropped off and picked up on time. The address for URJ GUCI is 9349 Moore Rd, Zionsville, IN 46077

A more detailed packing list will be in your final confirmation email the week prior to the event. In the meantime, please use the following.

Check local weather to determine proper attire. Warmer clothes (jackets, hoodies, sweats) Casual, comfortable clothes for the weekend Friday Night Shabbat attire (dressy casual) Sleeping bag (or sheets and a blanket) and pillow Towel and Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush/paste, hairbrush, etc.) Medication (you are responsible for your own medication) Money for Shuk (OV store) so you can buy some swag Flashlight Water bottle

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

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

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

Through February 9, 2017 – 90%Through February 16, 2017 – 75%Through February 23, 2017 – 50%

After February 23, 2017 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after February 23, 2017 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftyov@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.