Dates, Tuition and Scholarships


Seminar Classic/ Shvilim:  June 26, 2018 – Aug. 6, 2018
Poland Seminar: June 17, 2018 – June 26, 2018




Tuition is listed before scholarship.

$9,920 Seminar Classic/ Shvilim – NY Departure
$3,060 Poland Seminar (optional addition)
$350 additional cost from LAX
$250 additional cost from Toronto
$150 additional cost from Chicago*
$8,395 land only (without flight)












Tuition includes the entire program: fees and taxes, all room and board, health insurance, and group t-shirt and photo.

NOT included in tuition are: laundry charges (approximately $11 per load), expenditures for personal gifts, costs incurred during the participant’s free time, transportation to and from host families, airline luggage surcharges, and other personal expenditures.


Please note that tuition has been set with consideration of anticipated 2018 prices in fuel, land, and travel costs. If a significant change occurs in costs (especially with regard to airfare), an adjustment of tuition may be made to offer the program without compromising its quality.


* The ORD flight add-on applies only to Poland departures. There is no Israel departure from ORD.


Early Registration Discount

$100 discount and a Ramah branded Day Pack if you register and pay the $1,000 deposit by October 1st, 2017.

$100 discount if you register and pay the $1,000 deposit by November 1st, 2017.

If you also apply for Poland Seminar by November 1st and pay the deposit, you will pay last year’s price ($2,970).


Land Only


Those who prefer to make their own round-trip flight arrangements to Israel will be billed a total of $8,395, which excludes air travel.

Participants must be ready to participate promptly in the start of our program in Israel on June 28, 2017. Participants will have to make their own arrangements for ground transportation to and from the airports, ticket confirmation, etc. Ramah staff are not responsible for accompanying land only participants to and from the Seminar base.

Participants in the Poland Seminar may not enroll on a land only basis, as we require all participants to travel together on our group flights to Warsaw.


Payment Schedule

Payment in full is expected by April 1, 2018.

Any checks or envelopes postmarked after April 1, 2018 will result in a late fee of $100.



All applications must include a deposit of $1,000. This deposit is refundable in full until January 31, 2018.


Cancellation Fees

Cancellations must be made in writing.

before March 31 $500 USD cancellation fee
April 1 – April 30 $700 USD
May 1 – May 31 $1,500 USD
after June 1 tuition is non-refundable

We recommend that you purchase a trip cancellation insurance policy from your travel agent if you have to withdraw from the trip.

Any requests to waive the cancellation fees will be made on an individual basis.



Ramah Israel and the Ramah camps are strongly committed to the ideal that no qualified participant should be prevented from joining Seminar due to lack of funds. To this end, we have developed the Seminar Scholarship Fund which will enable deserving youth, who would otherwise be unable to do so, to come to Israel. We will soon post further information concerning scholarships.

Scholarship applications are due February 10, 2018: RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

If possible, we ask that you seriously consider a voluntary contribution to the Scholarship Fund. Please check the appropriate space on the application form.

Click here for a list of scholarship opportunities.

In addition to our list of funding sources, check out Plant Your Way – an 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.