NFTY-PAR Spring Kallah

April 16-19, 2020
Coming to YOUR Screen!!

We are thrilled to share that we are still hosting Spring Kallah virtually this year! There will still be the magic of NFTY, with Shabbat and Havdalah celebrations, music, meals together, Elections, laughter, and great friends. We are excited for all of the possibilities that our first-ever virtual NFTY-PAR Spring Kallah has in-store for us all!!!

 

Event Schedule

You are welcome to come to as many virtual programs or as few as you want. Choose your own virtual Spring Kallah adventure! We want everyone to register for Spring Kallah and Elections. If you want to ensure your youth group/youth program has votes at Elections, please register! The Spring Kallah registration form has all the virtual programming options for you.

Check out all of the fun we are going to have at Spring Kallah 2020! All times are EST.

Thursday, April 16
7:00pm - Concert Performed by our Songleaders

Friday, April 17
7:00pm - Kabbalat Shabbat blessings, Shira (song session), Mixers and Beartholomew's Great Search-Off

Saturday, April 18
1:00pm - Elections - Please register separately for Elections to ensure we have everyone and all TYGs receive the correct number of votes!
6:30pm - Announce 2020-2021 Regional Board, Dinner, Slideshow and Senior Havdalah

Sunday, April 19
11:00am - Head Songleader Election and Friendship Circle
4:00pm - Senior Roasts

*A Note About Elections:
Join us to decide the future of our region! Hear what candidates have to say, talk with your peers about what your priorities are for the region, and help select the next NFTY-PAR Regional Board! Registration for Elections is on the Elections website. Be sure to review all the candidates speeches, Letter of Intents and Qualification Sheets before Elections!

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Virtual Spring Kallah

Q: Who is eligible to attend NFTY-PAR Virtual Spring Kallah?
A: All Jewish 8th-12th in NFTY-PAR (Pennsylvania Area Region).

Q: How much is NFTY-PAR Virtual Spring Kallah?
A: It is FREE!

Q: What platform will we be using to come together virtually?
A: We will be using Zoom. For the safety and security of our community ALL participants are required to register with their real first and last name and will be screened in a virtual waiting room prior to being admitted into programs. You will receive specific links to join upon registration.

Q: I am a senior. What special senior activities will there still be for me?
A: We will still have Senior Havdalah (which is for everyone to attend and the seniors lead it) and senior roasts. We will be having a senior program after our virtual Spring Kallah so stay tuned for more information!

Q: Is there a virtual "packing" list?
A: Snacks, comfortable clothes, a cozy blanket, headphones, water, and your computer with a video camera.

Q: Do I have to attend every activity?
A: No, you do not. You can pick what works best for you. If you do register for Elections, then you must participate the entire time of Elections.

If you have additional questions, please contact the NFTY-PAR Regional Director.

Drop-off/Pick-up location Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time TO Event Arrival Time FROM Event
Bus Adath Emanu-El, Mt. Laurel, NJ 205 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 7:00pm 1:45pm
Bus King of Prussia, PA (KOP location to be determined and shared later) TBD 8:00pm 12:45pm
Bus Shir Ami, Newtown, PA 101 Richboro Road, Newtown, PA 18940 7:00pm 1:45pm
Bus Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 7:45pm 1:00pm
Bus Emerald Community Center, Lancaster, PA 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 7:30pm 1:15pm
Bus Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA 4905 Fifth Ave.., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 4:00pm 5:00pm

 

 

****These times and locations are tentative.****

Finalized bus arrival and departure information will be sent in confirmation email a week before the event.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR BUS LOCATION 15 MINUTES EARLY

All participants traveling by car should arrive at Camp Harlam by 9:00pm on Thursday, April 16th and should be picked up there at 10:45am on Sunday, April 19th.

Please note that participants may not drive themselves or others to, from, or during NFTY regional events, which does include driving to the bus stop.

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 March 19, 2020 – 90%

Through March 26, 2020 – 75%

Through April 2, 2020 – 50%

After April 2, 2020 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after April 2, 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 nftypar@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.