Spring Kallah

 

When: February 20 -22, 2015

Where: Congregation Agudas Achim, San Antonio, TX

Who: 8th – 12th graders

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SWUSY Spring Kallah 2015
Jurassic Park
Congregation Agudas Achim, San Antonio, TX

Join us February 20 – 22
SWUSY is headed to San Antonio (“The Lost World”) for an incredible weekend of fun with new and old USY friends! We’ll spend an awesome Shabbat together filled with fun programming, amazing ruach, dinosaur themed fun, and plenty of free time. Saturday night will include a trip to the famous San Antonio rodeo!

Online Registration
Last year, we moved to a new online registration system called Regpacks. If you have a login and password from signing up for a previous event please use the same login. Otherwise, you will need to create a new account. Please note that this system retains your application information for each program year, so if this is your first convention this year, you will have to complete most of the application (even if you are using an existing login. If you have any trouble with the registration process, please check out our FAQ  or be in touch. Please make sure and keep track of your login information for future events.

Transportation, Scholarship, and Membership
All transportation is organized on the chapter level.  Your chapter advisor should be in touch with information about the travel plans. Under certain circumstances, we can work out partial participation, though no one may come/go during Shabbat. If you plan to make separate travel plans from your chapter or need partial participation, you must clear it with both your advisor and Maury at least 2 weeks before convention.

 

Please be in touch with your chapter advisors if you would like to see if scholarship is available. Each chapter has different policies and procedures.

 

Membership: All participants must be registered members of USY before attending the convention. Please be in touch with your chapter advisor to find out how to sign up!


Convention Fee
$125*

 

*$125 through Jan 26
*$130 from Jan 27 – Feb 9
*145 starting Feb 10

Who
Jewish 8th – 12th graders

When
Friday, February 20 though Sunday, February 22
 
Registration:
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Friday
Convention Ends
Noon, Sunday

Where
Congregation Agudas Achim

Cancellation Policy
Before Jan 27: $18 Retained

Jan 27 – Feb 9
: $50 Retained   

After Feb 9: No Refund

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Read about Spring Kallah 2013!

Spring Kallah was a a big accomplishment! With the hard work of Brenda Hamicha and Rachel Kimmelman, Spring Kallah would of never been incredible if it wasn’t for their dedication! During our weekend, we took the time to really internalize the problem of hunger and poverty locally and internationally. From volunteering at the food bank to simulating the choices of a near poverty family and to our intense and emotional hunger banquet, we knew that all USYers were moved by the lessons of the weekend. We also took the time to discuss our spiritual hunger and to question the kind of relationship we are all looking for with God and Judaism.

It wouldn’t be USY without lots of exciting social activities too! We trained for our own LARP Hunger Games event with laser tag and target practice. USYers sharpened their minds with trivia challenges and practiced camouflage with face painting. All of the training led up to our big Hunger Games event where after a long battle, the resistance eventually defeated President Snow! We then finally closed the convention with friendship circle and everyone was delighted to have taken part in a magical weekend that will create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Past Spring Kallah (2013)

SWUSY’s Spring Kallah was a success! Nearly 60 USYers and 8th graders from all across the region came together in OKC for SWUSY Spring Kallah 2013, Law & Order: J.E.W. was the best show of the season! Friday evening began with crazy-fun mixers, Shabbat services, a colorful discussion of medieval Jewish capital punishment methods, and group hide and seek! As always, SWUSY’s service leaders out-did themselves, and SWUSY has left Emmanuel Synagogue in OKC with the real essence of SWUSY ruach!

Saturday was complete with lovely services, a group discussion (and improv session?) about punishment and law in the ancient days of Judaism. First time convention-goers attended a private gathering, and SWUSY’s future leaders got to conference with the Regional Executive Board. SWUSYites solved the great who-done-it mystery and learned about Israel during Israeli clue. Then, we caravan-ed on a bus and spent an incredible night at the party barn, complete with a dance floor, bonfire, petting zoo, and game room!

Unfortunately, the region learned that Seguaro the Cactus didn’t survive his kidnapping. He is currently in the hospital undergoing operations to try to resuscitate him. Will he make it? Find out at Regionals 2013!