Fees + Conditions

NFTY in Israel has operated outstanding summer and semester programs in Israel for over 60 years.

Throughout, NFTY in Israel has earned a well-deserved reputation for aspiring to provide the highest standard of health, safety and security in all its youth travel programs. Over six decades, we have always placed the welfare of young people entrusted to our care above all other considerations and are highly responsive to ever-changing needs and conditions.

*Please note, the physical and emotional health of the teens is our top priority. As such, we are already working with the Israel Ministry of Health and the URJ Summer Programs COVID-19 medical team to determine the policies and procedures we will be putting in place for our upcoming season. We will be updating you about our COVID-19 related policies and procedures as more information becomes available and as the summer gets closer.

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Incentive grants of up to $3250 are available! 

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What’s Included

The program fees include round-trip international airfare, professional adult supervision, 3 meals per day, hotel accommodations, the complete touring program (including guided tours, admissions, and special programs), basic medical coverage, and all departure taxes. All fees listed are based upon round trip airfares and land costs as of September 1, 2020 and are subject to change.

What’s Not Included

Passport fees; pocket money for incidental expenses such as snacks, gifts, and laundry; expenses associated with chronic disease or sickness or continuing medication such as allergy shots; cost of domestic travel to departure/return airport and back to your hometown; any costs incurred through damage to, or loss of, personal property.

Payment schedule

A $500 administrative fee per participant is required at the time of registration ($250 of which is refundable through March 1). An interim payment of $2,000 is due by March 1. Final payment is due May 1.

Late Registration Fees

Late registration fees may apply to registrations received after March 1 based on the cost of airline tickets available on our group flights at the time of registration.

RootOne Voucher

RootOne was launched with the goal of dramatically increasing the number of teens visiting Israel next summer. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation, and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. The $3,000 RootOne Voucher is not need-based, but spaces are limited and will be on a first come/first serve basis.

Participants who receive the RootOne Voucher will:

  • Be asked to share their contact information (name,  e-mail and/or cell #) with The Jewish Education Project for the sole purpose of sharing it with like-minded Jewish organizations that can provide meaningful Jewish opportunities for them post-high school.  Contact information will not be shared with other organizations until the last semester of the participants’ senior year and will be stored on a secure server until then. Contact information will not be sold by either The Jewish education Project or the URJ.
  • Take part in pre- and post-trip engagement programming.
  • Be asked to complete surveys regarding their experience, their attitudes and interests, prior, during and after the trip. All surveys will be confidential, and all reports will be anonymous. 
It is additionally understood that should a participant be dismissed from a program for behavioral misconduct as laid out in the code of conduct, or due to injury or illness caused by reckless behavior, not only will the participants RootOne Voucher be terminated, but the family will be held responsible for remaining cost of the trip. This of course does not apply if a participant becomes ill or injured through no fault of their own or must return home due to reasonable extenuating circumstances.
Refunds and Cancellations

At time of enrollment, the $250 administrative fee becomes non-refundable. Through March 1, the remaining $250 administrative fee, including all other tuition payments, will be fully refunded for any cancellation. After March 1, the full $500 administrative fee and $2,000 interim payment ($2,500 total) are nonrefundable. After May 1, no refunds will be issued for withdrawal from the program.

Refunds will be given without penalty (including administrative fee) if:

  • NFTY in Israel is unable or elects not to open because of government regulations, orders or guidelines
  • NFTY in Israel is unable or chooses not to open at their own discretion
B'Nai Mitzvah Certificates

If you have a $250 b’nai mitzvah certificate you would like to redeem, please send a scan to teentravelbursar@urj.org. You must redeem by May 1, 2021 in order for the credit to be applied to your account.

    Scholarships

    Many communities understand that teen travel is a powerful Jewish identity building experience and have allocated scholarship funds. Speak with your rabbi or synagogue educator about scholarship opportunities. Many synagogues and Jewish Community Federations offer scholarships. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance page.

      Eligibility

      High-school age teens attending 10th-12th grade in the school year preceding the summer program may attend NFTY in Israel. Participants must turn at least 15 years old as of the first day of the program and may be no older than 18 as of the last day of the program.

        Alternate flight arrangements ("Deviations")

        Deviation requests must be made in writing no later than April 20. We will make all reasonable effort to accommodate timely requests for deviations from the group air travel itinerary. Typical requests include a change of departure and/or arrival airport(s), travel dates, airline carriers, and/or requests for the parent/guardian to assume responsibility for booking their teen’s airfare. Our ability to accommodate deviation requests will be limited by the deviation rules of our airlines. For any deviation from the planned group flight arrangements, there will be a $200 administrative fee plus any additional transportation costs that are incurred. NFTY in Israel is unable to provide adult chaperones for any deviated flight itinerary.

          Requests to be places with friends

          We will do everything possible to see that you are placed in a group with your friends if you: applied on time, are participating on the same program and you have the same departure date. Please note that friend requests are not considered for roommate assignments.

            Travel insurance

            We recommend a third-party Travel Protection Insurance policy that may allow you to recoup some or all of the nonrefundable expenses you may incur due to cancellation, dismissal, injury requiring withdrawal from the program, lost or delayed luggage, or other unexpected circumstances. Policy details are available on our travel insurance page. NFTY in Israel not a travel protection insurance provider. We cannot guarantee the applicability of third-party travel protection policies purchased by non-recommended insurers. You may opt to purchase our recommended policy on the program registration form. Travel Protection Insurance premiums collected by NFTY in Israel on the insurer’s behalf are nonrefundable.

              How to register

              We recommend a third-party Travel Protection Insurance policy that may allow you to recoup some or all of the nonrefundable expenses you may incur due to cancellation, dismissal, injury requiring withdrawal from the program, lost or delayed luggage, or other unexpected circumstances. Policy details are available on our travel insurance page. NFTY in Israel not a travel protection insurance provider. We cannot guarantee the applicability of third-party travel protection policies purchased by non-recommended insurers. You may opt to purchase our recommended policy on the program registration form. Travel Protection Insurance premiums collected by NFTY in Israel on the insurer’s behalf are nonrefundable.

                This summer we look forward to welcoming hundreds of teens to Israel on our programs and to providing them with a wonderful summer adventure full of fun, friendship and personal discovery.

                 

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