Updated: May 12, 2020
The spread of the Coronavirus has dramatically influenced life across the globe, including in Israel. In order to confront the virus, Israel has enacted a series of substantial restrictions. Please refer to the English webpage of the Israeli Ministry of Health for updates and details – https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/
Onward Israel is first and foremost committed to the safety and well-being of its participants. We have made the difficult decision to cancel all Summer 2020 North American Hillel, Community, jInternship, and Theme Based programs, as well as others. Participants whose programs were cancelled will be refunded their program fees by their organizer.
Further in response, we are offering alternative Summer 2020 program opportunities to those who were in the process of applying for a program that has since been cancelled: Onward Israel Remote (application deadline May 7), and the Onward Israel Fellowship for July 2020 (application deadline May 15).
For those who, beginning on March 15th, chose to withdraw from their program before Onward Israel makes that decision, or after such a decision is made, their organizer will also fully refund their program fee. Please allow for a period of approximately two months from when the decision is made about your program to process your refund in either case. We thank you for your patience as we process these requests.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to share them, either directly with Onward Israel or with your program’s local partner and/or organizer. We request your patience regarding our response time given that many of our staff members are now working remotely, both in New York and in Israel.
We will also update this website on an ongoing basis when necessary. For more information, please see https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/