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Allowable Expenses and Reimbursements

Post High School Participants

Birthright Israel Participants:
If you are participating in a Birthright Israel trip, your Passport to Israel funds can be used for the following:

  • Domestic airfare or transportation expenses to gateway city departure
  • Luggage fee, if applicable
  • $250 stipend to cover miscellaneous expenses (i.e. tip for guide and meals not covered on the trip)

Forward the e-ticket to Jody Gerth at JGerth@JFedSTL.org along with who the check should be made payable to and the correct mailing address.

Post-Birthright Travel:
Passport to Israel funds can be used for the following:

  • Airfare to Israel
  • Meals (excluding liquor)
  • Hotels/Hostels (up to $150 per day)
  • Transportation in Israel
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Extension fees (applies to Birthright participants)

Passport to Israel funds cannot be used for the following:

  • Personal purchases or gifts for friends/family
  • Cell phone rental and usage
  • Internet charges
  • Liquor
Reimbursement:
  • Airfare can be reimbursed prior to the trip. Forward the eticket to Jody Gerth at JGerth@JFedSTL.org.
  • All other expenses will be reimbursed upon your return. A detailed summary of expenses along with copies of all receipts will be needed for reimbursement. If you are traveling with someone, it is not necessary to get a separate receipt. The total bill will be divided by the number of people on the receipt unless otherwise noted.

Submission of Expenses:
Copies of all receipts will need to be submitted along with a summary page of travel expenses.

The summary page should include the following:

  • Date of expense
  • Description of expense (i.e. lunch, taxi, hotel, kotel tunnel tour, etc.)
  • Amount of expense – if totals are in both dollars and shekels, please have one column for dollars and another for shekels.
  • If the receipt includes more than one person, please indicate the number of people on the receipt.

Mail or email the summary and copy of receipts to Jody Gerth at JGerth@JFedSTL.org or
Jody Gerth
Jewish Federation of St. Louis
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

If you have any questions, please contact Jody Gerth at JGerth@JFedSTL.org or 314-442-3881.