Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Let's Get the MOMentum Going!

We are SO excited to welcome you to formally register for the JWRP MOMentum Year-Long Journey! As part of the registration process, you will need to fill out the various forms sent to you by JWRP and also agree to the terms laid out below by checking the appropriate “accept” boxes below and finally signing your name electronically.

Due to the number of people we have had to turn away from this year’s JWRP MOMentum Year-Long Journey, we want to ensure that the thirteen (13) individuals selected to participate are committed to this program from start to finish including the pre-trip programming, the Israel trip, and the 12 monthly post-trip programs.

This trip is highly subsidized by JWRP and by Classrooms Without Borders (CWB) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (JFGP). The costs each participant is responsible for include a $99 non-refundable application fee, a $500 refundable deposit (see more info below), $75 in gratuities for the guides/bus drivers during the trip, roundtrip airfare to/from Tel Aviv, and some meals while in traveling to/from/in Israel. Because CWB/JFGP has to pay for each participant up front at the time of their acceptance to the program, CWB/JFGP will lose $750 beyond the $500 JWRP will lose in the case of a cancellation within 60 days of travel. Therefore, if CWB/JFGP is unable to fill the spot with an alternate participant, the cancelling person will be responsible for paying an additional $750 cancellation fee payable to Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh by October 1, 2019. More details are noted below in addition to other mandatory waivers that must be completed by all of those accepted to the JWRP MOMentum Year-Long Journey.

Women who complete this form in addition to those forms sent directly by JWRP within seven (7) days from their date of acceptance will be considered officially registered for the JWRP MOMentum Year-Long Journey. Any woman who fails to complete one of more of these forms in the 7-day period will be considered ineligible for the trip for 2019 and their space will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Check here if you fully understand the terms of your agreement to participate in the JWRP MOMentum Year-Long Journey beginning with, and not limited to, fully completing the registration process as outlined above.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $500 deposit per person due to JWRP at the time of application.

  • Until September 5, 2019; the $500 deposit paid to JWRP is fully refundable.
  • After September 5, 2019; the $500 deposit is nonrefundable PLUS an additional $750 cancellation fee will apply. If Classrooms Without Borders/Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh can fill your spot, the $750 cancellation fee will be waived. If not, it will be due in full by October 1, 2019.
  • Travelers insurance is highly recommended for all participants. Travelers insurance provides coverage for you if your baggage is lost or delayed, if your flight is delayed, or if you need to cancel your trip.
    • In order to receive optimum travel insurance coverage, and depending upon which insurance option you choose, you must purchase the insurance within 15 days of your first payment towards the trip – which includes the $500 deposit to JWRP or an airfare purchase, whichever comes first.
    • GoInspire has partnered with TripAssure (formerly MH Ross) to offer you Travelers Insurance. Please note that the insurance comes from TripAssure company. All benefits are subject to plan exclusions. To see available policies please visit and/or contact them directly at 1-800-423-3632.

Check here if you accept the cancellation policy.

Mission Photo/Image Release

I hereby grant the permission, without reservation, to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to take and to use photographs and/or sound/image recordings of me, to describe and to use the same for promotion of good will, public education, and/or fundraising and other related activities of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) of works, including web site, incorporating the photograph(s).

I release the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, its officers, trustees, agents, employees, independent contractors, licensees and assignees (including photographers), from all claims that I may have or might have, for any cause of action arising out of taking and/or use of the photographs and/or any sound/image recordings, and/or description of the same, be it blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use of composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking of photographs, or any processing toward the completion of the finished product, unless it can be shown that they and the publication thereof were maliciously caused, produced and published solely for the purpose of subjecting me to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity.

I recognize that the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh owns the copyright (or may apply for copyright) in these photographs and other works and creations, and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on any usage of the photographs or works derived there from in any form, whether it be printed, projected, televised or transmitted via the web, or/and at any time, be it in the present or in the future, including, but not limited to claims for either invasions of privacy or libel.

I am of full age and competent to sign this release. I agree that this release shall be binding on legal representatives, my heirs, assigns, and me. I have read this release and I fully understand its contents.

Check here if you accept the photo/image release terms.

Release of Liability for Death, Personal Injury, and Property Damage - Mission

I am aware of the risks of travel to Israel and travel worldwide, including risks associated with my safety and security. These risks include, but are not limited to, property damage and loss, death, or injury by accident, disease, or terrorist acts. I am voluntarily participating in this Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Mission (hereinafter, the “Mission”) with a full understanding of these risks, and I assume and agree to accept any and all risks to my safety and security during the course of participating in the Mission.

I acknowledge and affirm that, notwithstanding any security arrangements that may be made by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh does not guarantee and is not responsible for my personal safety or the safety of my property while participating in the Mission or any Mission-related activities, including, but not limited to, airline travel, ground transportation, meals, lodging, and recreational activities.

In light of the above and in consideration of being permitted to participate in the Mission, I do, for myself, my spouse, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, release and forever discharge the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, predecessors, successors and assigns, and all of its respective past, present, and future officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and contractors, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”), of and from any and every claim arising from or by reason of any bodily injury, personal injuries known or unknown (including emotional trauma), death, or property damage resulting or alleged to result from any accident, incident, or other episode that may occur, whether based upon the negligence of, or breach of contract by, any Releasee or any other party for whose acts or omissions any Releasee may be responsible in law or in fact, or any other cause or principle of law, as a result of my participation in the Mission or any activities in connection with the Mission.

This release contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release. This release supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, and negotiations regarding its subject matter. If any provision of this release is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and legal effect.

I have carefully read the foregoing release and understand its contents, and acknowledge that this is a release of liability and as such is a binding and fully enforceable contract between myself and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Having consulted, or having had the opportunity to consult my own counsel as to its meaning and legal effect, I sign this release as my own free act.

Note: The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh requires that each adult 18 years and over whose name appears on the same application, personally sign this security notice/release. Spouses, roommates, etc. may not sign for one another. Thank you for your cooperation.

Check here if you accept this release of liability waiver.