Dates, Tuition and Scholarships

Seminar 2020


Seminar Classic/Ramah Asiyah:  June 30, 2020 – Aug. 9, 2020
Poland Seminar: June 21, 2020 – June 30, 2020



Tuition and additional fees (scholarship listed below)

$10,450 Seminar Classic/Ramah Asiyah – NY Departure
$3,250 Poland Journey (optional addition)
$400 additional cost from LAX
$250 additional cost from Toronto
$150 additional cost from Chicago*
$8,850 land only (without flight)












Early Bird and discounts:

Register and pay deposit ($500) by Oct 31st, 2019- Pay 2019 tuition.

$2000 discount if you study in Israel on an educational program for 3 or more months.

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

NOT included in tuition are: 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 2019 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 Chicago/ORD flight add-on applies only to Poland departures. There is no Israel departure from ORD.


Land Only

Those who prefer to make their own round-trip flight arrangements to Israel will be billed a total of $8,850, which excludes air travel.

Participants must be ready to participate promptly in the start of our program in Israel on July 1, 2020. 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.



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 on the following dates:

1st round Deadline Nov. 10, 2019

2nd round Deadline Feb. 10, 2020

Ramah Israel Seminar scholarship 2020

Before submitting your scholarship application, be sure to start your Seminar program application and pay the $500 deposit. Scholarship applications will only be reviewed once these are completed.

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.

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

Payment Schedule

$500 deposit with application

$3,000 payment due by January 15, 2020;

Payment in full is expected by April 1, 2020.

Any checks or envelopes postmarked after April 1, 2020 will result in a late fee of $100.

Payment must be made in USD.



All applications must include a deposit of $500. This deposit is refundable in full until January 31, 2020.


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.