Recruiter Guidelines

Since the trips will fill up very quickly it is very important to get your recruits signed up as early as possible!
  • Applicant with completed application including deposit who has entered your recruiter code.

  • Recruiter code must be entered on the Mayanot date request form, and no changes will be made to this form once it has been submitted.

  • Recruit must have an active application in the Mayanot system with the status of “Pending”, “Ticket-Offered” or “Ticketed-Accepted” on the day that registration closes. You’ll be able to see this on your recruiter page.

  • You need to recruit ten or more eligible recruits (as defined above) for one session of a Birthright Israel: MAYANOT trip and you can qualify for a free trip back to Israel!*

  • Five recruits earns you $125, and you’ll continue earning for each new recruit with a deposit, up to 25 applicants

  • These two tracks are mutually exclusive. You can either choose to accept the monetary reward, OR become a staff member for a Mayanot Birthright trip, if found eligible and suitable to lead a group.

If you get ten or more recruits for one session of Mayanot Israel, you will be considered to staff a trip. This consideration is based on a scale of quantity, meaning your total number of recruits will be measured against the totals of other recruiters. Additionally, you must meet Birthright Israel’s staffing requirements. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must be 21+ years of age on your departure date.

  • Must have proven prior Israel experience (preferably on an educational journey, and with staffing responsibility). Simply going on a Birthright trip previously does not automatically make one eligible to be a staff member.

  • Having held leadership positions in youth or campus organizations and/or proven experience in working with youth or young adults from abroad.

  • Demonstrate core Jewish literacy and more than basic knowledge of Israel.

Given that there are limited staff spots available it’s also in your best interest to recruit as many recruits as early as possible to help ensure that you are offered a staff spot. Priority will be given to those with the most recruits. Recruiters who choose to staff a trip will forfeit the monetary incentive.

Mayanot has existing partnerships with many College campuses which may result in pre-arranged staff spots, or even additional staffing spots, as well as slightly altered variations of our recruiter program. If you’re recruiting at a campus be sure to clarify the situation there with our recruitment coordinator via email at

The (not so) small print

Staffing positions and monetary reward will only be paid out if the following requirements are met:

  • In order to staff, you must meet Birthright Israel and Mayanot’s staffing requirements, as described above. You will need to fill out an application (to be sent later) and conduct a phone interview with our staffing coordinator.
  • Only applicants that are eligible according to Birthright Israel guidelines, will be considered as recruits.

  • Any applicant who travels with a different Birthright Israel provider, or switches their application to another provider, will not be counted as a recruit.

  • All recruits must submit their refundable deposit before the deposit refund deadline (this date is subject to change from season to season). Therefore, it is highly recommended that your recruits submit their deposits within the first few days after registration opens.

  • Applicants must submit your recruiter code (your cellphone number) in the “Recruiter Code” field on the “Date Request Form” to be counted as your recruit. The “Date Request Form” is a sub-section of the MAYANOT secondary application. Simply submitting your name on their application, or informing us via email, will not credit you as their recruiter. This is your responsibility as their recruiter.

  • Additions or changes to the “Recruiter Code” field on the Mayanot “Date Request Form” are not possible once the form is submitted.

  • If recruiting on a Chabad partner campus you must meet with the Mayanot rep (the Rabbi) to discuss recruitment. 
  • In the event that you are offered a position as an American Madrich/a (trip leader) on a Mayanot trip, although we will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability, Mayanot does not guarantee that you will travel on the specific date(s) that you request or with the participants you have recruited.

  • The ability to staff offered above is redeemable only for the session you recruited for and cannot be postponed for a future Birthright Israel: MAYANOT trip. All of your recruits must sign up for the same session. Recruits from past or future sessions will not count toward your final total.
  • It is NOT Mayanot’s responsibility to offer a trip to every recruiter with five or more recruits. It IS Mayanot’s responsibility to award these staff spots based on total number of recruits, until all recruiter staffing spots are filled.

  • If recruiting on a Chabad partner campus, the Chabad Rabbi on campus may require additional/ different qualifications.
  • Once a staff position is offered, should the recruiter decline the trip offer, Mayanot is not obligated to offer any further options.

  • Although not our intention, Mayanot reserves the right to reject any recruiter for the free trip as staff or prize offers, and to change (including the number of participants one must recruit) or cancel the free trip or prize offers at any given time without prior notice.

  • This is an exclusive Mayanot offer and is not affiliated with Birthright Israel or any other Birthright Israel provider.