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Program Dates


July 2-30, 2024

Program Cost 


$6,735 with RootOne Scholarship*



*Thanks to a new initiative called RootOne, which seeks to dramatically increase the number of teens visiting Israel next summer, a limited number of $3,000 RootOne Vouchers will be applied on a first come/first serve basis. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation, and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. As there is a limited number of vouchers available, sign up today to ensure you receive one!


 To remain eligible to receive your voucher, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of pre-trip programming through RootOne's online platform. Once you register for MBI and reserve your RootOne voucher, you will receive more information directly from RootOne on how to complete the pre-trip requirements. 

Scholarship Information


We understand that MBI is expensive. We try as hard as we can to make MBI affordable for everyone by working with families to research and apply for scholarships. Below we have listed a few scholarship opportunities that are good places to start. If you would like additional assistance identifying and applying for scholarships, get in touch with our Business Administrator, Sue Aistrop, at


Habonim Dror North America has a modest scholarship fund to help participants. If you have any questions, please be in touch with Sue Aistrop at APPLY HERE. Applications will open soon.


The $3,000 RootOne vouchers (see above) are available to all participants on HDNA programs, and require only 10 hours of online pre-trip programming, most of which can be completed anytime online. 

The Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund offers need-based grants for teens wishing to participate in Habonim Dror North America MBI. Grants are awarded to American and Canadian applicants. Learn more about this fund HERE.

Some HDNA camps offer scholarships for Israel and leadership development programs. We recommend that you reach out to your local Camp Director or Board Chair to learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

Many local Jewish Federations offer financial aid for teens to participate in summer Israel trips. If you would like assistance reaching out to your local Jewish Federation, get in touch with Zandra Campbell, at

Many synagogues have scholarship funds to assist Jewish youth in participating in Israel programs.


Other Jewish community organizations may have scholarships available or be able to assist you in identifying other sources of funding in your area. Contact the local JCC, or other Jewish and Zionist organizations that may be in your area.

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