Welcome to NFTY GER!
NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. NFTY’s Garden Empire Region includes central and northern New Jersey and the West Hudson Valley of New York (Rockland and Orange counties).
Registration for NFTY’s Sprinter Kallah is open!
Sprinter Kallah @ URJ Camp Harlam
March 17-19, 2023
Join Reform Jewish 8th-12th graders from New York to North Carolina and everywhere in between for 3 days of building community, social justice, singing, making new relationships, and strengthening old ones at our second annual NFTY GER, MAR, and PAR Sprinter Kallah.
Let by teens, for teens, we can’t wait to see you there!
Stay tuned for more information soon!
Will there be transportation to and from Sprinter?
Yes, buses will be provided as part of the event cost. More information about locations and timing will be provided closer to the event.
What happens at Sprinter? Will I have fun?
Of course! All of our programming is designed and run by teen leaders who are passionate about creating mixers, social action programs, structured and unstructured down time, a chance to catch up on homework together, Big Fun evening programs, Shabbat services, song sessions, and so much more!
Is there a packing list?
A more detailed packing list will be provided closer to the event, but essentials include a pillow and sleeping bag/bedding, a small amount of cash for our canteen or fundraisers, and warm clothing for the chilly Pocono nights and mornings.
How will housing work?
Camp Harlam is equipped with a number of different types of housing that can help accommodate all kinds of housing needs, including accessible spaces, gender neutral/all-gender housing, housing with private bathrooms, and plenty of space to take requests to for grooming with a couple of friends. We try to create housing based on particiapants’ grades and roommate requests, but can’t always guarantee that every request is fulfilled. If you have any housing concerns, reach out to Jason Flatt to discuss further.
Sprinter will be staffed by a number of full-time and part-time Camp Harlam and NFTY professionals, paid Camp Harlam counselors and NFTY alumni who will serve as RAs, and volunteer clergy and youth professionals from across our 3 regions. If you’re a college student interested in staffing Sprinter, please contact Amy Kagan.
Can clergy and youth professionals attend?
Of course! We hope to see as many of our adult partners at Sprinter as we can. However, there is limited capacity for adults staying overnight, and a threshold for meal costs. We have a separate application for adults to use here, and will be in contact with you as we see how many adults would like to attend and at what points in the weekend to share more information about space availability.
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NFTY is a Movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.