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2023-2024 Academy Trips - TI Member Not Enrolled in Academy

Thank you for your interest in Academy trips for 2023-2024. 

The educational value and social experiences which our teens receive by participating in our Academy trips is unparalleled. Temple Israel is there committed to ensuring that any member teen who wishes to travel has the opportunity to do so. Therefore, the out-of-pocket cost to Temple Israel families is graciously subsidized, and additional scholarships may be available for those enrolled in our All-Access program. Financial expense should be not the deciding factor in a family's decision. 

8th and 9th graders will travel together with teens from Stephen Wise Free Synagogue to Georgia and Alabama to explore the sites of the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of this transformative time. In Atlanta, we will see the burial site and childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and unpack the story of Leo Frank – made famous by the Broadway musical Parade. In Birmingham, we will see Kelly Ingram Park, where peaceful were infamously broken up with high-pressure water cannons and dogs. In Selma, we will walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of John Lewis’s famous march for voting rights. And in Montgomery, we will visit the memorial for lynchings, the site where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, and the Southern Poverty Law Center an organization that today monitors hate speech and prejudice against any group. Along the way, we will learn about the role Jews played in the movement and the implications of that activism for us The trip will depart in the early morning of Friday, February 16 and return in the early evening of Monday, February 19.

10th-12th graders will travel together with teens from Stephen Wise Free Synagogue to Berlin, capital of Germany for a long weekend of Jewish history and culture. Few countries embody so many historical contradictions: Enlightenment high culture, a dramatic descent into depravity, and an ongoing confrontation with past sins. The most powerful country in Europe - with fast-growing Jewish and refugee communities - holds the keys to the continent's past and future. As such we will look at the Jewish culture that existed from the Middle Ages until the modern area. Part of that exploration will include the birth of the Reform Movement in the 1800s as Jews strived to assimilate into broader culture. We will of course look at the Nazi era and the Cold War that followed, with a particular emphasis the legacy that both have today. The trip will depart in the mid-afternoon of Thursday, February 15 and return in the early evening of Tuesday, February 20.

10th-12th graders can also attend the L'Taken (Hebrew for "to change") Seminar in Washington, DC. Working in partnership with the Religious Action Center, the Reform movement's advocacy arm in our nation's capitol, teens will learn about the complex and nuanced nature lobbying and how it plays a role in today's political system. Participants will also unpack current issues which are being debated in Congress, ultimately picking one of their own and creating a speech about it which they will deliver on Capitol Hill! Time will also be allocated for visits to the US Holocaust Museum, the MLK memorial, and the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The trip will depart mid-afternoon on January 26 and return in the evening on January 29. Limited space is available, and priority registration will be given to those teens who cannot join us in Berlin.

A note about trip pricing:

The costs of each trip are outlined below at the very bottom of this form. Please note that pricing differs based on the level of engagement a teen has with our Academy and YETI programs:
  • In recognition of their year-long investment in our teen offerings, Academy All-Access members are eligible for our largest subsidy of the trip cost. In addition, payment plans and/or scholarships may be available for families who request them.
  • Temple Israel Members Not-Enrolled will receive a moderate subsidy in the cost, as well as the option to pay in installments with a payment plan.
  • Non-Member Families are asked to the pay the full trip cost at the time of registration.

To continue, please agree to the following terms:
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Per international travel protocols followed by governments and airlines, passports MUST be a valid for at least 6 months after travel is scheduled to end. Teens will not be allowed to board flights if their passport expires before this window.

MUST match what appears on passport for Berlin trip
If None, please write "N/A."
Please check all that apply above. 
If yes, please contact our office to discuss details for bringing this item on the trip.
If yes, please contact our office to discuss details for bringing this item on the trip.
Per international travel protocols followed by governments and airlines, passports MUST be a valid for at least 6 months after travel is scheduled to end. Teens will not be allowed to board flights if their passport expires before this window.

Payment by credit card is due at the time this form is submitted. Costs are listed at the bottom of form, just before you click "Submit". If you are requesting a payment plan, a deposit is due with your submission; a member of our finance department will be in touch to discuss further details. If not, full payment will be due with your submission.


EXPLANATION OF COSTS
The educational value and social experiences which our teens receive by participating in our Academy trips is unparalleled. Temple Israel is there committed to ensuring that any member teen who wishes to travel has the opportunity to do so. Therefore, the out-of-pocket cost to Temple Israel families is graciously subsidized, and additional scholarships may be available for those enrolled in our All-Access program.

For Academy All-Access 
Civil Rights - full payment - $1250 (through June 30) or $1500, $500 deposit for scholarship, $500 deposit for payment plan 
Berlin - full payment - $2250 (through June 30) or $2500, $500 deposit for scholarship, $500 deposit for payment plan 
Washington – full payment - $1000 (through June 30) or $1250, $500 deposit for scholarship, $500 deposit for payment plan 

For TI Member Family Not-Enrolled  (registration opens July 1) 
Civil Rights – full payment - $1750, $500 deposit for payment plan 
Berlin - full payment - $2750, $500 deposit for payment plan 
Washington – full payment - $1500, $500 deposit to payment plan

For Non-Member Families (registration opens July 1) 
Civil Rights – full payment - $2500
Berlin - full payment - $3500
Washington – full payment - $2000

*Parents MUST pay by credit card when submitting application - either full cost or the deposit amount if requesting scholarship and/or payment plan.
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