NFTY-SAR Hatikvah Kallah

NFTY is the safe, home-away-from-home that inspires Reform Jewish teens to become their best selves and empowers them to change the world.

And Hatikvah Kallah is YOUR chance as a 6th-8th grader to experience it!

February 8-10, 2019 at Camp Thunderbird, Wylie, SC

What can you expect?

  • Friday night: Meet new friends and celebrate Shabbat led by our high school students.
  • Saturday: Build community and get inspired through creative T’filah, interesting programs, fun electives, and finish the day with a fun social activity.
  • Sunday morning: We will wrap up our weekend with a friendship circle and say goodbye to your new best friends!

Where do we sleep?

Hatikvah Kallah 2019 is taking place at Camp Thunderbird. Participants will sleep in cabins with an adult chaperone. When you register, you'll be able to request 1-3 other people to stay with. If you don't know anyone, you'll be with other kids in the same grade as you.

How do we get there?

NFTY-SAR organizes group buses from Atlanta (and we pick up Greenville kids along our route). Most other cities in the region also arrange a bus, van, or carpool. Please reach out to your youth director, rabbi, or educator for more details about planned transportation from your area.

Want to learn more?

Tuition: $205 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Space Available: $225 USD
Register after Wednesday, January 16, 2019
(must be approved by regional director)

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


  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after January 16, 2019 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
Many youth groups arrange for group transportation by bus or van. Please contact your advisor or rabbi for more details about possible vans/carpools from your area. If you live in Atlanta, you should sign up for one of the Atlanta bus options listed below. The Atlanta bus fee for Hatikvah Kallah is $80.

Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time Arrival Time
Temple Beth Tikvah 9955 Coleman Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Temple Sinai 5645 Dupree Drive., Sandy Springs, GA 30327 12:00 PM 4:30 PM
Congregation Dor Tamid 11165 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
Greenville, SC - Earthfare supermarket 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615 3:00 PM 12:30 PM

A pre-event email will be sent out 10 days before the event.
If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:

Through January 10, 2019 – 90%

Through January 17, 2019 – 75%

Through January 24, 2019 – 50%

After January 24, 2019 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after January 24, 2019 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange of refunds.

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