NEXT Passover Seder Rules
Below are the guidelines for how to register and host a NEXT Passover Seder. For more detailed information, please read through our FAQs.
In order to host a NEXT Passover Seder, you must be a Taglit-Birthright Israel alumnus or former bus-staff (madrich or madricha) residing in the United States or Canada. Current employees of Taglit-Birthright Israel, Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright Israel North America are also eligible to host Passover Seders. Current employees of NEXT, as well as their immediate family members are not eligible to host NEXT Passover Seders.
Passover Seders may not be co-hosted with other Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni (i.e., alumni may not individually register for meals and then combine their Passover Seder funds). Failure to comply with this rule may result in, at NEXT’s discretion, a denial of payment for co-hosted Passover Seders.
You must register to host your Seder by Monday April 14, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET. NEXT Passover Seders may only be hosted on Monday, April 14, 2014 or Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to be eligible for reimbursement.
Steps to register and host a NEXT Passover Seder
Steps required to receive payment following your Seder:
NOTE: If it is your practice to not take pictures on the first two nights of Passover, you must take a photo of your Passover Seder preparations (e.g. your delicious food, set table—surprise us!) and your NEXT Passover Seder Sign.
CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS
You can change or cancel your Seder in your Host Center.
If you decide to change the date of your Seder, you must do so by Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Change requests submitted after will not be processed.
YOUR NEXT PASSOVER SEDER
NEXT Passover Seders must have a minimum of six (6) attendees (including the host) over the age of 18.
PAYMENT FOR YOUR NEXT PASSOVER SEDER
NEXT pays up to $10 per person for at least six (6) and up to sixteen (16) people in attendance at your Seder, including the host.
NEXT reserves the right to request and review your receipts before sending payment, and to pay based on those actual expenses.
Your NEXT Passover Seder may also qualify as a "contribution" that you may be entitled to claim as a tax deduction. The deduction amount which you may be entitled to claim is the difference between your actual expenses incurred in putting your NEXT Passover Seder together (including food and beverage costs), and the amount of reimbursement which you have received from NEXT, but only where your actual expenses exceed the amount of reimbursement. Please remember that the above information should not be considered tax advice and you should always consult an independent tax adviser concerning your specific tax situation.
You must complete and submit your Feedback Form and photo (s) within two weeks of your NEXT Passover Seder in order to receive payment. You can expect to receive a check via mail within six weeks of submitting your Feedback Form and photo.
Failure to comply with the NEXT Passover Seder rules may result in your denial of payment and disqualification from future participation in NEXT Holiday programs or the NEXT Shabbat program. These NEXT Passover Seder rules and the terms and conditions of the NEXT Passover Seder program are subject to change at any time and without notice. Any and all such changes shall be at NEXT's sole discretion.