Refundable Deposit

A refundable security deposit of $250 ($10 processing fee) must be submitted in order to be placed on a trip! Log back into your application to finish now.

Will I Get It Back, No Matter What?

There are only three situations in which a deposit might not be returned:

  • Canceling the trip less than 65 days (for all other trips) before the departure once you already accepted the trip.
  • Lying about eligibility. (If discovered before the trip departs, you lose the deposit. If discovered while on the trip, you lose the deposit plus you pay for the cost of the trip)
  • Serious misbehavior or violation of trip guidelines

What if Birthright Israel cancels my trip due to COVID-19?

You’ll have the options to get a refund, change your trip date, or carry over your deposit to the next winter or summer season, whichever you prefer.

Wait, What? You Said This Trip Was Free!

Yes, and we mean it! We cover the hotels, two meals/day, touring, activities, airfare to/from Israel and everything! We will return your deposit soon after you return to the USA.  If you don’t end up going, then we’ll return your deposit as soon as you request it back or you can roll it over for the next time you apply.

Then Why Do We Need to Submit It?

We ask you for a deposit because we want to make sure you’re committed. We are investing thousands of dollars and loads of energy, time and manpower in making this trip both possible and awesome.

Okay, I got it. Where do I submit the deposit?

Log back into your application and click the ‘Deposit’ section.

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