Once you have accepted your trip spot and we have officially assigned your ticket, you will forfeit your deposit if you cancel within 65 days of departure.

Cancellation deadlines are based on your departure date. To determine the date of your cancellation deadline, use our handy calculator below at

Be nice. Even if you cancel after the deadline, please let us know ASAP, as there are many people on the wait list who would love to go to Israel in your place!


The eligibility rules for this program are serious. Even if you have already been interviewed, we still rely on your personal integrity to ensure you are eligible. If you have any concerns regarding your eligibility or if you are confused about the rules, give us a call at (202) 537-0006 or send a quick email to [email protected] and we will clear it up. Trust us, it's better to resolve any such issues before you arrive in Israel.


The following are some very basic conduct and behavior rules which participants must abide by on Birthright Israel trips with Israel Outdoors. These rules are for your own safety and include:

      • No illegal drugs of any kind
      • No drunkenness or excessive alcohol consumption
        On departure day at the airport, you'll need to sign the Birthright Israel Alcohol Policy
      • No separating from the group except during times designated by staff
      • No opting out of group activities/programming
      • Always treat your fellow travelers and staff with respect and dignity

Failure to abide by any of the core conduct rules listed above may result in your removal from the program.


If you do not get placed on a trip or you do not accept a trip offer, you may request your deposit be refunded at any time. If you do participate in a trip, once you complete the program in full, you will receive an email from Birthright Israel to activate the deposit refund or to donate some or all of the deposit. If you request a refund, you’ll receive your refund on the same card used to place the deposit.

Note: You will only have 30 days after the end of your trip to follow the instructions in the post-trip email to request the deposit be refunded. After that, Birthright Israel will assume you have decided that your deposit should be used to benefit future participants in our various programs.