Be sure to register with the same email address as you used to open your account, as this will keep all your information in sync and up to date.
Trips are offered in both summer and winter, and registration for both takes place twice a year for a limited period. We encourage you to make a note of the upcoming registration dates to avoid disappointment:
Winter 2018 / 2019 Trips: General registration will open on September 5th, 10am EST. Early Bird registration, for those who have already signed up will open September 4th 12pm EST.
Summer 2019 Trips: Registration dates will be released soon.
The registration form will take you about 15 to 20 minutes to complete – if you don’t finish filling it in on the spot you can always log back in and complete it later. You can access the registration form by clicking the ”Register” button in the main menu bar.
Upon completion of your registration form you will be issued a username and password for a Personal Trip Profile. When logging into your profile you will be able to select trips dates, tell us your meal preferences, connect with your trip staff and invite more friends to your group.
In order to register, you will also be required to pay a $250 refundable deposit – this is required by Birthright Israel to assure them of your intention to come on a trip. This money will then be refunded to you after your trip, however if for some reason you are unable to come on a trip there will be numerous opportunities to claim it back beforehand.
We highly recommend that you complete your entire registration form and pay your deposit as soon as possible to improve your chances of being selected for the trip you want.
Shortly after completing your registration form and paying your trip deposit we will conduct a short telephone interview with you. Within your Personal Trip Profile you will receive instructions about scheduling your telephone interview. This interview is to simply confirm the information you provided in your registration form and get to know you a little better – really nothing to worry about! Interviews typically take place between 2 to 4 weeks after registration, but if you don’t hear from us right away, don’t panic, just remember that these things take time, and the order in which we contact you has no relationship to the trip assignment process.
You’re almost there!
After you’ve passed the first 4 steps and we have finalized all the groups, if we are able to allocate you a spot on a trip you will receive your Trip Offer by email. You will then have 48 hours to either accept or decline it. Once you’ve accepted the offer, you’ll be on your way to Israel! Trip Offers are usually sent out between 4 to 6 weeks after registration and are offered in chronological order depending on the departure dates, so please hang tight.
Please note, if we are unable to offer you a space on a trip, you will be notified by email.