Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

YALLAH! Israel has operated outstanding summer and semester programs in Israel for over 60 years.

Throughout, Yallah! Israel (formerly NFTY in Israel) has earned a well-deserved reputation for aspiring to provide the highest standard of health, safety and security in all its youth travel programs. Over six decades, we have always placed the welfare of young people entrusted to our care above all other considerations and are highly responsive to ever-changing needs and conditions.

*Please note, the physical and emotional health of the teens is our top priority. As such, we are already working with the Israel Ministry of Health and the URJ Summer Programs COVID-19 medical team to determine the policies and procedures we will be putting in place for our upcoming season. We will be updating you about our COVID-19 related policies and procedures as more information becomes available and as the summer gets closer.

Families are highly encouraged to sign-up for travel insurance in order to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected.

Insurance Benefits
Trip CancellationTrip Cost*
Trip Interruption$150% of Trip Cost
Travel Delay – 6 Hours$750 ($150/day)
Missed Connection – 3 Hours$500
Baggage/Personal Effects $1,500
Baggage Delay – 24 hours$300
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation$150,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense$25,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $100,000
Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR)**Optional-75% of Trip Cost

Non-Insurance Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services Included Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

* Up to the lesser of the Trip Cost paid or the limit of Coverage for which benefits are requested and the appropriate plan cost has been paid. Maximum limit of $10,000

** CFAR coverage is 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. CFAR is optional. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure.

CFAR must be purchased at the time of plan purchase and with, or before your final payment. This benefit is not available to residents of New York State.

Plan Cost

Insurance costs vary according to the cost of our program.

Trip Name Trip CostGeneral Protection Policy General Protection Policy with up to $500 Domestic Travel Coverage Cancel For Any Reason Policy* Cancel For Any Reason Policy with up to $500 Domestic Travel Coverage*
Adventure / Israel Only$8,650$247$261$371$392
Eden Israel Experience$8,825$247$261$371$392
Habonim Dror MBI$9,200$261$261$391.50$391.50
L'Dor V'dor / Poland+ Israel$11,650$356$375$487$505
Pride Adventure$8,200$233$247$350$371
Sci-Tech Israel$8,200$233$247$350$371
Please note, travel insurance premiums are non refundable.

*Not available to NY residents

Please refer to the plan documents below for a complete description of coverage.

General Limitations and Exclusions

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Insurance benefits are not payable for any loss due to, arising or resulting from: 1. suicide, attempted suicide or any intentionally self-inflicted injury of You, a Traveling Companion, Family Member or Business Partner booked to travel with You, while sane or insane; 2. an act of declared or undeclared war; 3. participating in maneuvers or training exercises of an armed service, except while participating in weekend or summer training for the reserve forces of the United States, including the National Guard; 4. riding or driving in races, or speed or endurance competitions or events; 5. mountaineering (engaging in the sport of scaling mountains generally requiring the use of picks, ropes, or other special equipment); 6. participating as a member of a team in an organized sporting competition; 7. participating in bodily contact sports, skydiving or parachuting, hang gliding or bungee cord jumping; 8. piloting or learning to pilot or acting as a member of the crew of any aircraft; 9. being Intoxicated, or under the influence of any controlled substance unless as administered or prescribed by a Legally Qualified Physician; 10. the commission of or attempt to commit a felony or being engaged in an illegal occupation; 11. normal childbirth or pregnancy (except Complications of Pregnancy) or voluntarily induced abortion; 12. dental treatment (except as coverage is otherwise specifically provided); 13. amounts which exceed the Maximum Benefit Amount for each coverage as shown in the Schedule of Benefits; 14. due to a Pre-Existing Condition, as defined in the Policy. The Pre-Existing Condition Limitation does not apply to the Emergency Medical Evacuation or return of remains coverage; 15. medical treatment during or arising from a Trip undertaken for the purpose or intent of securing medical treatment; 16. a mental or nervous condition, unless hospitalized for that condition while the Policy is in effect for You; 17. due to loss or damage (including death or injury) and any associated cost or expense resulting directly from the discharge, explosion or use of any device, weapon or material employing or involving chemical, biological, radiological or similar agents, whether in time of peace or war, and regardless of who commits the act and regardless of any other sequence thereto.
The following limitation applies to Trip Cancellation: All cancellations must be reported directly to the Travel Supplier within 72 hours of the event causing the need to cancel, unless the event prevents it, and then as soon as is reasonably possible. If the cancellation is not reported within the specified 72 hour period, the Company will not pay for additional charges, which would not have, been incurred had You notified the Travel Supplier in the specified period. If the event prevents You from reporting the cancellation, the 72-hour notice requirement does not apply; however, You must, if requested, provide proof that said event prevented him or her from reporting the cancellation within the specified period.
Additional Limitations and Exclusions Specific to Baggage and Personal Effects: Benefits are not payable for any loss caused by or resulting from: breakage of brittle or fragile articles; wear and tear or gradual deterioration; confiscation or appropriation by order of any government or custom’s rule; theft or pilferage while left in any unlocked or unattended vehicle; property illegally acquired, kept, stored or transported; Your negligent acts or omissions; or property shipped as freight or shipped prior to the Scheduled Departure Date; or electrical current, including electric arcing that damages or destroys electrical devices or appliances.

How to Purchase

Our group travel insurance policy can be selected and paid for as part of your Yallah! Israel registration.

If you have already registered and declined to purchase at that time, call 212-452-6517. Note that travel insurance must be purchased before your final payment or May 1, whichever is sooner.


  • Policies are only available for USA residents.
  • The supplemental “Cancellation for Any Reason” benefit is not valid for New York residents.
  • All benefits are subject to policy exclusions. See the full policy above for complete details.

954-364-7130 (phone by appointment only)

This summer we look forward to welcoming hundreds of teens to Israel on our programs and to providing them with a wonderful summer adventure full of fun, friendship and personal discovery.


This summer in Jerusalem!