Kolbo: NFTY Kallah at OSRUI

Kolbo: NFTY Kallah at OSRUI


April 8th-10th, 2022


Oconomowoc, WI

What is NFTY?  NFTY has been the brand of teen engagement for the Reform movement for decades. NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam (repairing the world), personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.  

NFTY events maintain high expectations of being a caring and safe community. You can read our NFTY Brit K’hilah, our code of conduct, to get to know the kind of community we create together. 

What is a Kallah? A Kallah is an overnight experience with other teens that includes engaging programs, activities, and opportunities to meet other Reform Jewish teens. These activities also include Shabbat services, character and relationship building programs, and an opportunity for social action or social justice programming.  

What is CAR-NO-MV? These acronyms stand for the names of each geographical region: Chicago, Northern, and Missouri Valley. Each region has its own teen leadership regional board. These are the individuals who will be planning most of the retreat with adult partnership. 

What is the schedule? Check out our full schedule for the weekend. Teens will sleep on camp in cabins. 

Meals: OSRUI’s kitchen is kosher style. Our meals accommodate dietary needs including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, and allergen-free. For the safety of those with allergies, no outside food will be permitted. 

Transportation: We are providing transportation from the Chicago area, the Twin Cities, and Chicago’s O’hare airport.  We’ll confirm stops along the way based on registration. If you are flying, please fly into ORD on April 8th arriving by 2:30pm, and depart on April 10th after 3:00pm.  

The health and safety of all teens continues to be our number one priority.  There is an internal URJ medical team who is determining our COVID protocols for the weekend.  As we have more information, we will send it to you in a timely manner. 

More information about registration is coming soon!  We look forward to seeing you in Oconomowoc!