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Halutz/Re'ut - Membership Policy 
חלוץ/רעות - נהלי רישום, תשלום וביטול

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General:

Being a non-profit organisation we work hard to make sure that the membership fees and extra costs are calculated in an equal, fair and reasonable manor to facilitate the Tzofim's activities. We want to ensure that all the parents pay with confidence that their money is in good hands and that in the case of refund, this is done accordingly.

Membership fees are due at the same time as registration and prior joining the activity.

The Tzofim's yearly fee is calculated to cover all of our regular expenses such as: rent, security, insurance, human resources and materials. The yearly fee includes a free ticket to our special events (Hannukah, Purimon, Summer Party), a new uniform tie and patch. It does not include the cost of trips and camps.

Activity Timings:

All of the chapter's planned activities, weekly and events, can be found online:

Shevet Halutz 

Re'ut Beanch

Shevet Ofek

The is no activity during Jewish holidays and school breaks.

Membership Fees:

  1. Membership fees are calculated yearly and have 2 components:​​

  • Membership fees - these cover fixed  & yearly costs (such as insurance) and are non refundable.​

  • Activity fees - these cover the weekly activity costs and pro rata refund can be calculated in an event of cancellation.

​    2. There are 2 membership types, Tzofim members (Year 3-10) and Shachbag member (Year 11-13). Fees for Shachbag, our leaders' group are discounted

3. Siblings Discount - registering more than one member entitles you to a discount on the activity fees. The discount is for any additional year 3-10 member you register but is not applied for year 11-13 (as they benefit from a discounted rate already).

    The discount is given on the lower rate member.

Paying in Instalments:

If you prefer you can choose to pay the yearly fee in 2 instalments. The 2nd instalment is due by 20/10/2023.

The 1st payment will include the non-refundable membership fee.

Payments are made through the PAY section on this website.

Schedule is as follows:

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Early Bird Registration:

For those registering before September 22nd 2023, an Early Bird rate applies:

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Trial Sessions:

Every member is entitled to up to 2 consecutive trial sessions. Once completed, if he/she does not wish to continue, they will have the right for a full 100% refund (including the non-refundable £55 membership fee).

Note - full payment is due prior to attending any trial session and while completing registration.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. In case that a member wishes to leave Tzofim for any reason, he/she will be entitled to a refund of any full unused terms.

  2. Refunds are calculated from the activity fee component. For example, if a member leave after the beginning of the 2nd term and before it ends, the refund will be of 1/3 of the activity fees.

  3. The membership fee component will not be refunded unless it is right after the trial period.

  4. You must notify the Head of the Chapter, Manuela Rathaus-Alper in writing. The time of notification will be used to calculate any refund due.

  5. Retroactive notification does not apply even if the member did not participate in the activity.

Late Joining:

  1. Term 1: late joining will be allowed only until 5/11/2023. Payments will apply as mentioned above. After this time, you will only be allowed to join after the winter break.

  2. Term 2: late joining will be allowed only until 21/1/2024. After this time, late joining will be allowed at Tzofim's discretion. 

  3. Term 3: in general, late joining is not possible yet may be allowed at Tzofim's discretion.

  4. Late joining fees will be calculated based on the time of joining.

  5. When joining late, the member is still entitled to 2 consecutive trial sessions after which, if he/she chooses not to continue, a full 100% refund will be issued.

  6. Late registration cancellation after the trial period will be same as noted in Cancellation Policy above.

  7. Paying in Instalments: Depending on when you join, you may be able to pay in 2 instalments. 

Chapter's Special Activity:

  1. During the year we organise 2 large chapter activities - Beginning of year Trip (tiyul) & Summer Machane.

  2. The fees for these special activities are calculated and charged separately. Details will be released closer to the time.

  3. There will be sibling discounts on the special activities as well.

  4. Cancellation Policy for Special Activity - There will be a final date published for each event when cancellation will be permitted and refund will be possible. After that day, cancellation & refund will only be permitted for those who can't join due to illness (in any case a 15% admin cancellation fee will apply). 

  5. To join the chapter's special activities you must be a full active paying member of Tzofim, have no outstanding membership fees and to have completed a minimum of 2 weekly group activities.

Bursaries:

​It is Tzofim's intention and goal to create a community like an extended family and a home to any member who wishes to take part.

Mostly we do not wish for anyone to avoid joining due to a financial struggle may it be temporary or permanent.

We invite you to get in touch to raise any issue and we will be more than happy to assist.

Please contact the Head of the Chapter, Manuela Rathaus-Alper, to discuss.

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