Ramah Seminar

Dates & Rates

Sign up for Ramah Seminar and save BIG!* All eligible Seminar 2024 participants will receive $3,800 in savings thanks to a $3,000 voucher from RootOne and a $800 grant from Masa Israel Teen Journey. Click here for details.

* RootOne vouchers and Masa grants are in the final stages of approval for the 2024 season.

Seminar Dates 2024

  • Seminar Classic: July 1 – August 8, 2024
  • Poland Add-On: June 23 – June 30, 2024 

Tuition

Seminar tuition includes the round-trip group flight from the New York area, fees and taxes, all room and board, laundry, health insurance, entry fees, a group t-shirt, and a photo. Tuition does not include transportation to or from the New York Airport, travel insurance, spending money, or any other optional purchases.

Tuition for Ramah Israel programs is listed in US dollars, and all payments must be made in USD.

  • $12,350 Seminar Classic 
  • $3,800 Poland Journey Add-On

Early Bird discounts are available for those who have completed their application and paid their deposit by October 15, 2023. Early bird discounts are as follows:

  • $100 Seminar Classic 
  • $50 Poland Journey 

Supplementary group flight costs:

  • $300 Round trip from LAX airport 
  • $150 Round trip from YYZ airport
  • $150 Round trip from ORD airport (ONLY AVAILABLE FOR POLAND JOURNEY)
  • $150 Round trip from MIA airport (ONLY AVAILALBE FOR SEMINAR CLASSIC)
  • NY/NJ group flights are included in the cost of tuition 

Payment Schedule

  • January 1 – $500 deposit due  
  • February 1 – Additional $2,500 payment due (total of $3000 tuition must be paid by this date)
  • April 14 – Full tuition due
Refund Deadlines
After the following dates, the amount listed will not be refunded.
  • February 11 – $250 for all participants on GROUP FLIGHT
  • April 14 – $2,000 for all participants on GROUP FLIGHT
  • May 1 – $2,000 for all families (group and non-group flight)
  • May 15 – Full tuition for all families

* All Poland Journey participants are required to use the group flight. *

** Should RAMAH ISRAEL decide to cancel Ramah Seminar, families will receive a full refund for the land costs (not including the group flight cost). Ramah Israel would later refund the costs of the ticket or provide families with a flight voucher for a future flight, in the event that a refund/voucher is issued by the airline. Under these circumstances, the Ramah Israel team would work diligently to obtain a refund/voucher, but cannot make any guarantees.**

Additional Important Dates

  • February 1 – Scholarship forms are due
  • February 1 – Flight related forms are due
  • March 1 – Group flights finalized

Poland Cancellation Policy 

Switching from the Poland Journey to Seminar Classic (Israel only), incurs no cancellation fees until March 15th.  
 
After March 15th, $1,800 of the Poland tuition becomes non-refundable. This fee covers the cost of flights and bookings already incurred by Ramah. Should there be a change-of-flight fee as a result of the late Poland cancellation, this fee will be charged to the family’s account.
 
Families cancelling both the Poland Journey and Seminar Classic Israel experiences are subject to the fees listed in the general refund policy.
 

Upon cancellation, all applicants will be subject to a $50 application processing fee, regardless of the date of withdrawal.

Scholarships & Grants

All participants residing in North America will be eligible for a RootOne* Voucher (R1V) subsidy in the amount of $3,000 this coming kayitz, to ensure greater participation in our 2024 Ramah Israel Seminar! This significant reduction to our price will enable us to connect, explore and grow together in Israel.  More information regarding this subsidy to follow. By opting into this voucher, participants will be expected to participate in online Seminar-related assignments prior to the summer. 

ROOTONE vouchers are not available to teens attending ORTHODOX Jewish Day Schools. 

*RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Please visit RootOne.org for more information.

All Ramah Seminar 2024 participants will be awarded a $800 grant from Masa Israel Teen Journey. Masa Israel Teen Journey is also sponsoring a unique, two-day Masa leadership program for participants and training for Ramah Seminar staff.

To check your eligibility CLICK HERE.

Ramah Israel and the Ramah Camps are strongly committed to making Seminar accessible to all participants, no matter the financial barrier. To this end, we have developed the Seminar Scholarship Fund, which will enable deserving participants, who would otherwise be unable, to come to Israel.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed only upon reciveing initial $500 deposit.

Check out Plant Your Way – JNF’s innovative program that will help you save money for a trip to Israel and, at the same time, raise money for the greening of Israel.

Past TRY students will receive a $1000 discount on Seminar tuition.

Conditions

All applications will be reviewed by the Seminar team, in consultation with the North American Ramah camp directors. Ramah Seminar reserves the right to deny enrollment should the program deem that a participant cannot abide by the rules and standards of behavior as specified by Ramah Israel. Additionally, Ramah Seminar reserves the right to require a detailed report from a doctor and/or therapist; furthermore, Ramah reserves the right not to accept an application should our medical consultants decide that an applicant is not physically or emotionally capable.

Please note that tuition has been set with consideration of anticipated 2024 prices in fuel, land, and travel costs. If a significant change occurs in costs (especially with regard to airfare), an adjustment to tuition may be made to offer the program without compromising its quality.