Yallah! Israel is a proud partner and grantee of RootOne. Seeded by a generous gift from The Marcus Foundation and powered by The Jewish Education Project, RootOne provides major subsidies for trip participants (called RootOne Vouchers) and collaborates with trip providers to maximize the educational impact of these experiences. A RootOne Voucher, valued at $3,000, will be provided for eligible applicants upon the successful completion of the prerequisites laid out in their application. Each Yallah! Israel registered family will receive a link to complete this application.
Please note that if you are eligible for a RootOne Voucher, all funds will be transferred directly to your selected trip provider and utilized to reduce the cost of your trip by $3,000. Vouchers are limited and are not guaranteed.
How do I apply for the Israel travel voucher?
Applying for the travel voucher is as easy as (1) choosing your program, (2) signing up with Yallah! Israel, and (3) completing a Voucher application with RootOne. The RootOne Voucher application will open later this year! You will receive a unique link to the RootOne Voucher application once it’s available.
If I have previously received a RootOne travel voucher, am I eligible to apply again?
No. Each teen can only receive one RootOne Voucher. If you have previously received a RootOne Voucher, you are not eligible to apply again. However, other Israel travel scholarships may be available. Find additional scholarship information.
What are the eligibility Requirements?
Eligible voucher applicants are currently enrolled in 10th through 11th grade, are Jewish, and are citizens of the United States or Canada. Voucher eligibility is not connected to financial need or merit. If you have previously received a RootOne voucher, you are not eligible to apply again. Eligibility rules are determined by RootOne. For more information, please visit their website.
Are there any obligations in return for the Voucher?
Voucher recipients must agree to complete 18 nekudot (points, equivalent to approximately 8-9 hours) in pre-summer engagement programming prior to your Yallah! Israel start date, as well as post-summer programming including a confidential survey. Teens will receive access to their RootOne education portal with the various options for completing their nekudot requirement in early 2023.
Non-fulfillment of these obligations and/or removal from the program due to a Code of Conduct violation will necessitate repayment of the $3,000 RootOne Voucher to Yallah! Israel.
When will I find out if I receive a voucher?
Once you are officially enrolled for a Yallah! Israel program you will receive a unique link to the RootOne Voucher application. Upon completion of the application, you will receive an automatic email from RootOne confirming your eligibility. Spam blockers may intercept your confirmation email from RootOne. To ensure you receive your RootOne Voucher eligibility confirmation email, please update your email settings to always allow emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Within 14 business days, the $3,000 Voucher will be posted to your account, at which time you will see it reflected in the Financial Management section in your CampInTouch account.
Will I still be eligible for need-based scholarships or other grants?
Yes, you may receive the $3,000 RootOne Voucher and still be eligible for other forms of scholarship from other funding sources.
Can I register now and change programs later?
Yes! Register for any Yallah! Israel program of your choice now to qualify for the Voucher. If you want to change programs, just email us to request to switch.
How are the $3,000 vouchers being funded?
The vouchers are funded by RootOne. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Please visit www.RootOne.org for more information.