top of page

Ofek - Membership Policy 
אופק - נהלי רישום, תשלום וביטול

To read in Hebrew

  1. Membership fees: Participation in the Tzofim activity involves registering for the activity and paying an annual membership fee, which must be paid in advance at the time of registration, before the start of the activity. 

  2. The purpose of the payment: The payment for the current activities of the Tzofim is calculated as an annual payment and includes fixed expenses that are mostly calculated annually: rent, insurance, materials and equipment, etc. Also, this payment includes “an entrance ticket” to Tzofim events (Hanukkah, Purimon, Summer Happening), a new tie and Darga.

  3. Start and end date of the activity year: The Chapter's weekly activity times are Sundays 15:30- 17:00

    • First term - 15/10/23 to 17/12/23

    • Second term - 5/1/24 to 24/3/24

    • Third term - 14/4/24 to 14/7/24

      • There will be no activity on Jewish holidays and school holidays

  4. Membership fees are calculated based on two components:

    • Fixed membership fees - for fixed and annual expenses and therefore non-refundable. The fixed fee is £26 for year 4-10 & £16 for year 3.

    • Current membership fees - for current activity and therefore pro rata refund in case of cancellation.

    • Payment date: The payment for the activity must be arranged at the time of registration for the activity.

    • Instalments: Families who choose so, will be able to spread the full payment into 2 instalments. The 1st, including the fixed fee is payable upon registration and the 2nd is payable on 20/10/23.

    • Membership fees are as follows:

Screenshot 2023-09-03 at 15.12.26.png

6. Early Bird Registration: When registering early, by 22/9/23, a reduced registration rate will apply:

Screenshot 2023-09-03 at 15.12.12.png

7. Trial sessions: each member is entitled to attend up to 2 consecutive weekly activities. After the 2 trial sessions, members can choose to not continue and will be entitled to a full refund of their registration fees including the fixed fee.

8. Cancellation of registration:

  1. In the event that a participant wishes to cancel registration for any reason, he will be entitled to a refund on the unused terms minus the fixed membership fee of £26 (or £16 for year 3). For example, a participant who cancels at any stage after the beginning of the first trimester and before the beginning of the second trimester will receive a refund of two-thirds of the current membership fee minus £26 (or £16).

  2. In any case, you must notify the Shevet's Head in writing and the date of notice will be used in calculating the refund.

  3. It is not possible to retroactively cancel and receive a refund even if the participant did not attend the activity during this time.

9. Late joining:

  • Term 1 - Joining at any stage before 5/11/23 is permitted with no restrictions. Payment conditions as the same as outlined above. After this date you may be asked to join after the winter break.

  • Term 2 - For educational reasons, joining after the winter break will be permitted until 21/1/24, after this date, joining will be permitted only at the discretion of the team. In any case, payment will be calculated by omitting the relative part of the year passed.

  • Term 3 - In general, we do not indorse late joining in the lest part of the activity year. In special circumstances and at the team's discretion, late joining may be permitted.

  • You can still be able to spread the payment into instalments depending on the joining time. 

  • With late joining, a participant can also attend 2 consecutive trial sessions.

  • The cancellation terms for late joining will be the same as the those presented in section 8.

​10. Bursaries:

The goal of Scout activity is to form a home and a family for every kid who chooses to do so.

We certainly do not wish to prevent joining due to financial, temporary or long-term difficulties.

We invite you to contact us in case of any problem or difficulty and we will be happy to help.

Please contact the chapter't head, Manuela Rathaus-Alper, to discuss in confidence. 

bottom of page