As per the Birthright contract, if you cancel your trip 65+ days before departure you will receive your deposit back.
Once a trip offer has been officially accepted, then cancelling within 65 days of the trip departure date will result in forfeiture of your deposit. This deadline is imposed by the airlines, and the deposit is used to cover the fees for cancellation no matter the reason. All Cancellations must be formally submitted, in writing, to email@example.com and those made before 65 days will avoid forfeiting of deposit.
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists and thousands of donors and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the Jewish Federations of North America; the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod).