The adventure awaits!Discover the gift of a week-long trip to Israel for Jewish teens.
How much does IsraelNow Buffalo cost?
The IsraelNow program fee is all-inclusive, including airfare. The Buffalo Jewish Community subsidized participant fee is $2100, all-inclusive. Thanks to the generosity of the Buffalo Jewish Federation and our partners and supporters, we are able to offer this significantly reduced rate.
Trip Cost: $6200
IsraelNow Education Foundation (INEF) $1800
Buffalo Jewish Federation / Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies: $2300
Family Contribution: $2100
What is the payment and cancellation policy?
The IsraelNow Buffalo trip payment and cancellation policies are as follows:
- $500 deposit due upon registration.
- Payment in full is due by November 1, 2023. You will receive an email reminder two weeks before this date. Payment plans are available.
- Forms of payment:
- Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express)
- Cancellation on or before August 31, 2023
A family that gives the Buffalo Jewish Federation written notice of cancellation on or before August 31, 2023, and completes the IsraelNow withdrawal form, will be eligible for a full refund, including the deposit.
- Cancellation between September 1, 2023 and October 31, 2023
A family that gives the Buffalo Jewish Federation written notice of cancellation between September 1, 2023 and October 31, 2023, and completes the IsraelNow withdrawal form, will be eligible for a refund of all money paid less $500 deposit.
- Cancellation after November 1, 2023
No refunds will be available after November 1,2023. A family must still complete and submit the Buffalo Jewish Federation withdrawal form to formally withdrawal from the program.
Should I get a new passport?
To enter Israel, a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry is required.
Should I purchase travel insurance & supplemental medical coverage?
Yes! We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance & supplemental medical coverage. This is a smart way to safeguard against life’s surprises.
We recommend Travel Insured International for all your travel insurance needs.
Phone Number: 1-800-344-6226 ext. 257
How to explain IsraelNow to your child’s school?
Parents may use our school letter (download letter here) to help explain IsraelNow program and educational experience to share with schools and teachers.
What post-trip engagement opportunities are available to teens?
As you start high school, we want to stay connected. The Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative, a project of LiNK Jewish Buffalo, offers a series of experiences to help Buffalo’s teens (grades 8-12) authentically encounter Judaism. Experiences are designed so that Jewish teens can build their knowledge, self-esteem, leadership and life skills, and shape their identity. For more information, contact Mike Steklof at firstname.lastname@example.org