B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp
Lake Como, PA
Perlman Camp is better than ever with renovations to all the major structures and expanded living spaces. There's lots of green grass and outdoor space for activities, sports, programs, and time to relax around the iconic Perlman tree. Participants stay in cabins of 25 to 30 teens, divided into four to six rooms, which are staffed by our dedicated college counselors (madrichim). The whole camp is walkable in about 15 minutes.
Is Kallah for you?
Kallah is a great program for Alephs and BBGs in 10th–12th grade who hold sh'lichim positions at the chapter, council, or regional level, have attended any conventions focused on Judaism, have participated in AZA and BBG Global Shabbat, or have a passion for Judaism.
How many teens attend Kallah?
Kallah welcomes around 175 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls each summer. Participants come from every region and countries from across the Order.
Who staffs Kallah?
BBYO programming professionals and advisors serve as the site director, program director, leadership director, and leadership staff at Kallah. We’re also joined by Jewish educators, song leaders, Israeli counselors (sh'lichim), expert specialists, college-age counselors (madrichim), and an office manager.
What is the Kallah curriculum about?
The Kallah curriculum allows participants to learn about and connect with Judaism in their own way. With a diverse community of Jewish educators, guest experts, and peers, participants explore ancient and current topics and ask and answer some of Judaism’s big questions. Limmud sessions are traditional classroom learning time; electives offer participants ways to learn about Judaism through creative outlets; and teen-led Shabbat, morning (Shacharit), and evening (Mincha) services offer teens the chance to create truly meaningful Jewish experiences.
For additional questions, check out our comprehensive Summer FAQ Guide.
ILTC + Kallah = Perlman Summer
A Perlman Summer combines International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC) and International Kallah for a total of six weeks at B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp for learning, leading and self-exploration. At both ILTC and Kallah, you’ll have all the fun of summer camp—Maccabiah (color war), time at the pool, lake, ropes course, archery, and Shabbat under the stars—but during a Perlman Summer, you’ll double that fun! The Perlman Summer also includes an all-day field trip, additional laundry service, and down time, all supervised by BBYO staff at no extra cost. Don’t miss out on the ultimate BBYO Summer Experience!
BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences. Please visit the Scholarship Information page for more details. Scholarship applications were due on February 26, 2018; however, additional funds may still be available. Please don’t hesitate to fill out the scholarship application form.