Enrollment for 2016-2017 is now OPEN!  ENROLL NOW!!!


Activities will be conducted weekly at the SDJA campus on Sunday afternoons from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.  Activities for all chanichim, will start immediately in early September. First activity is on September, 11th, 2016. Activities will begin earlier for Shachbag.  For more details, please, see the draft Activity Schedule for 2016-2017.

Tzofim activities will be held at the San Diego Jewish Academy campus.

Location: San Diego Jewish Academy campus @ 11860 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92130 (map)
Schedule for madrichim activity: (10th to 12th grade): 12:30PM-5:00PM
Schedule for chanichim activity:
(3rd to 9th grade): 3:00PM-5:00PM

Activities will be conducted in Hebrew, Hebrew speaking counseling, with realistic expectations of use English among the chanichim.
All participants will be expected to wear the Tzofim uniform (Khaki).

Khaki shirts with badges are available for $25 at Boutique Galim. Also, as of last year, Shevet Galim offers White Polo shirts with embroidered Shevet Galim logo to be worn on special occasions (Shabbat and Havdalah at machanot, Ceremonies etc.) Please make your payment online (below). Items can be picked up at your next activity.

New this year!Tzofkatim-Logo
Shevet Galim is happy to announce the “Tzofkatim” program for children entering 2nd grade.
Now they too will be able to get a taste of Tzofim and enjoy age-appropriate Tzofim-like activities in Hebrew.
The activities will take place every Sunday (3PM-5PM) alongside the regular Tzofim activities, and will be run by shevet counselors under the direction of a Shevet alumnus.
It is important to note that the program will include activities only. Tzofkatim will not take part in shevet camps, hikes etc.
Register now to the cutest program in San Diego!
(No need to purchase a shirt for Tzofkatim – a t-shirt will be provided to all tzofkatim members.)

Enrollment Instructions (2 Steps):

Step 1: Enrollment

  1. Complete your family information:
    For returning families, you will be required to verify family information.  Please make sure to verify cellphone numbers and email addresses so that you will be able to receive updates throughout the year.
    You will also be required to accept the Tzofim Takanon (Code of Contact) and the Consent Form again.

    Israeli-American Council (IAC) Membership

    You also be asked whether you agree to becoming a member of the IAC.  Your membership will allow the shevet to receive financial assistance in the sum of $100 per child from the IAC, thereby helping us to reduce the fees for the shevet activities. There are no membership fees for this, but Shevet Galim will share contact information with the IAC.*  Please check “Yes, I agree” to allow the shevet to receive the financial assistance.
    This assistance helps Shevet Galim operate successfully and we encourage you to Opt in. 

    * Should you desire – you can easily unsubscribe form IAC mailings.
  2. Add / Update personal information for each child.
    For each child, you will be required to complete:

    • All personal information.
      * returning members will need to specify the child’s grade for the coming year.
    • Health information and declaration
    • New this year: So simplify the event registration throughout the year, we have provided a single form to provide permission for 2015-16 Tzofim activities and for most of the 2015-16 Tzofim Activities and Events. Later during the year you will be able to decide whether your child joins the activity.

    For new members, you will need to click on “Add New Member”.

All registration information must be completed prior to the first peula.  This applies to trial periods as well. This is extremely important and we will have a computer and a vaad member available at the shevet during the first 3 – 4 weeks of peulot to assist anyone with difficulty registering on their own.

Step 2: Payment

You will need to return to this page for online payment.  The annual membership fees for 2016-17 has gone up for the first time in 5 years. This is to offset rising costs, such as materials, transportation etc. As such, Annual membership fees are:
Annual membership is $565* ($465 after IAC scholarship) for the year.
Early bird membership is $525* ($425 after IAC scholarship) for the year until 7/31.
* The Israeli American Council has graciously awarded $100 scholarship for each tzofe that chooses to join the IAC.

For more information, please contact the Gizbar @ finance@shevetgalim.com

Discounts for siblings

* The membership fees do not include uniforms, day trips, machanot and any “out of the ordinary” activities. However, with the new support from IAC, we will do everything possible to reduce fees for machanot and other activities.

Payment plans

New members who join after January will pay a prorated membership fee.

To reduce the financial burden, payment plans are available.

There is no change with regards to payment plans. However, to reduce the amount of work to be performed by our volunteer Gizbar, as well as additional fees imposed by PayPal, all payment plans will require providing post-dated checks at the time of registration.

If you need to set a payment plan, please contact the Gizbar @ finance@shevetgalim.com

You may use any of the following 2 methods of payments:

  1. By check
    Please make checks payable to FOIS
    Send to:
    Shevet Galim
    11860 Carmel Creek Rd,
    San Diego, CA 92130
  2. Online via PayPal* (use the PayPal form below) 
    New members can start with a trial period.  At the time of registration, only the registration fee is required.  After 3 sessions, the remainder of the membership fee will be due.

* The shevet will incur a charge for each transaction via PayPal. We limit PayPal transactions to complete transactions only. (No payment plans via PayPal.)

Registration and membership fees (Prorated for Feb. 2017)

Number of Children

Registration fee only*

Registration Fee only is reserved for new members only that would like to take advantage of the 3 consecutive trial peulot.

Number of Children

* The $50 nonrefundable deposit is held towards the total annual fee. Once the trial period is over, you will be billed for the remainder of the membership fees.

Membership Assistance

We do not want to exclude any families due to financial hardship. The shevet has a scholarship fund from which membership assistance can be provided. All requests for membership assistance will be reviewed and granted on a case by case basis.  Please do not wait for the last moment to request assistance, due to the limitations of the fund, assistance can only be provided until the fund is depleted.  

To apply for membership assistance, please contact either the Rosh Shevet (roshshevet@shevetgalim.com) or the Gizbar (finance@shevetgalim.com).  Confidentiality is guaranteed.


Boutique Galim

Uniform / Khaki Shirts

The cost per Khaki shirt is $25.


White Polo Shirt (“Celebratory Khaki”)

White Polo Shirt (for special events) with Embroidered Shevet Galim Logo – $18.

Sizes (Youth S thru Adult XL)


Tzofim Belt

Tzofim / Israel Scouts Belt – $8.