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General Weather Description: It can be rainy, snowy and cold in Israel the winter. Temperatures are between 41-65 degrees in. It may get colder around Jerusalem (34 Degrees) at night. Fluctuation is the key word here. Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. Pack layers to cover all possibilities!

The Basics

  • Sunglasses – the glare of the sun can be strong, even in winter
  • Hat – you’ll need this to protect yourself from the sun’s rays
  • Comfortable flat walking shoes – preferably those that have been “broken in” and not new
  • Bathing suit or maybe even two (including an old one you can use for bathing in the Dead Sea)
  • Travel adapters, travel strips and electric converters for any small electrical devices you might bring along
  • Small day/backpack to carry your water and other essentials in for the day’s touring
  • Extra Duffel (keep folded in your suitcase). It can be used as an extra suitcase on your return home. You can use it for laundry or purchases that you will be sure to make!
  • Passport Copies should be kept in your suitcase and carry-on at all times

Modesty Gear

A tour of Israel means you’ll be visiting religious sites and sites holy to the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. Be prepared to bring the following modesty gear:

For men

  • Long pants (not shorts)
  • Shirt with at least short sleeves – no tank tops
  • Kippot – This is essential for visiting Jewish religious sites (a baseball cap will suffice).

For women 

  • Casual skirt at knee length or below or dress
  • Blouse with sleeves that at least reaches the elbows (or short sleeves, combined with a sweater or big scarf) – no sleeveless or low-cut blouses

Forget The Formalities – This Is Israel

Leave the jacket and tie and evening dresses behind. Israel is a very, very informal country, in every way, including the dress code. The Friday evening Shabbat meal at your hotel might be the dressiest you’ll need to get during your  visit. But “dressy” in Israel means khaki pants and a button-down shirt for men and what Americans call “business casual” or “smart casual” for the ladies

For The Flight

Pack a small bag or backpack to bring with you on the plane. It is always good to carry with you a change of clothes and necessities in case your luggage is misplaced or delayed. It should include:

  • Toiletries
  • TRAVEL size toothbrush/toothpaste (Wisps are good). You will definitely want to brush your teeth after sleeping!
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Chargers for all electronics
  • Adapters the planes outlets are made for US adapters but I always like to have at least one per person and the travel strip-just in case! Also, in case luggage is delayed you have them too!
  • Money / Credit cards
  • Passport/copy of passport
  • Reading material/Kindle
  • Laptop and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks (especially if you have special dietary requirements
  • Medications-You should carry on all medications you need to take while you are traveling rather than packing them in your checked suitcase. If they are clearly labeled, there will be no problem getting them through security
  • Glasses or contact lenses and cleaning equipment
  • Anything else that is important to each of you

Packing List – Winter

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Shabbat/Religious sites outfit (mix and match so you can repeat)
  • Jeans /pants
  • 1 pair of shorts (just to have)
  • Long sleeve and short sleeve shirts
  • Sweaters or sweatshirts
  • 1 rain coat/jacket/rain poncho (something that can be folded up)
  • Coat
  • Gloves, hat, scarf
  • Baseball cap (serves as an alternative to a Kippah too!)
  • Bathing Suit (if you have an older one for the Dead Sea, that is best). You might want an extra in case you swim in the indoor pools
  • Boots
  • Comfortable pair of lightweight walking shoes (waterproof or water resistant in case of rain)
  • Sneakers
  • Water shoe or flip flop for The Dead Sea (it is rocky walking into the water). Miscellaneous Items
  • Adapters/converters for electrical appliances
  • Travel strips to maximize outlets in hotels
  • Camera, extra memory cards and batteries
  • Journal
  • Kippot, Tallit and Tefillan
  • Mini flashlight or penlight
  • Music
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Travel alarm clock (iphone works)
  • Plastic bag for wet or dirty clothes
  • Small books /Kindle for longer bus rides and down time

Miscellaneous

  • Sunglasses (needed all year round)
  • Sunscreen (not really necessary in winter but a small amount is good to have just in case)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
  • Anti-bacterial hand lotion
  • Topical antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin or Neosporin – you can’t buy this over the counter in Israel and is handy for small cuts, blisters, etc.)
  • Any prescription medicine (acquiring the generic name is recommended)

 

If you forget anything, don’t panic. You can purchase whatever you might need in Israel!

General Weather Description: The nicest season of the year, with very weather. Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 61 to 75 Degrees. Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are approx. 5-6 degrees colder and Eilat is usually 5-6 degrees warmer.

The Basics

  • Sunglasses – the glare of the sun can be strong, even in winter
  • Hat – you’ll need this to protect yourself from the sun’s rays
  • Comfortable flat walking shoes – preferably those that have been “broken in” and not new
  • Bathing suit or maybe even two (including an old one you can use for bathing in the Dead Sea)
  • Travel adapters, travel strips and electric converters for any small electrical devices you might bring along
  • Small day/backpack to carry your water and other essentials in for the day’s touring
  • Extra Duffel (keep folded in your suitcase). It can be used as an extra suitcase on your return home. You can use it for laundry or purchases that you will be sure to make!
  • Passport Copies should be kept in your suitcase and carry-on at all times

Modesty Gear

A tour of Israel means you’ll be visiting religious sites and sites holy to the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. Be prepared to bring the following modesty gear:

For men

  • Long pants (not shorts)
  • Shirt with at least short sleeves – no tank tops
  • Kippot – This is essential for visiting Jewish religious sites (a baseball cap will suffice).

For women 

  • Casual skirt at knee length or below or dress
  • Blouse with sleeves that at least reaches the elbows (or short sleeves, combined with a sweater or big scarf) – no sleeveless or low-cut blouses

Forget The Formalities – This Is Israel

Leave the jacket and tie and evening dresses behind. Israel is a very, very informal country, in every way, including the dress code. The Friday evening Shabbat meal at your hotel might be the dressiest you’ll need to get during your  visit. But “dressy” in Israel means khaki pants and a button-down shirt for men and what Americans call “business casual” or “smart casual” for the ladies

For The Flight

Pack a small bag or backpack to bring with you on the plane. It is always good to carry with you a change of clothes and necessities in case your luggage is misplaced or delayed. It should include:

  • Toiletries
  • TRAVEL size toothbrush/toothpaste (Wisps are good). You will definitely want to brush your teeth after sleeping!
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Chargers for all electronics
  • Adapters the planes outlets are made for US adapters but I always like to have at least one per person and the travel strip-just in case! Also, in case luggage is delayed you have them too!
  • Money / Credit cards
  • Passport/copy of passport
  • Reading material/Kindle
  • Laptop and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks (especially if you have special dietary requirements
  • Medications-You should carry on all medications you need to take while you are traveling rather than packing them in your checked suitcase. If they are clearly labeled, there will be no problem getting them through security
  • Glasses or contact lenses and cleaning equipment
  • Anything else that is important to each of you

Packing List – Spring

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Shabbat/Religious sites outfit (mix and match so you can repeat)
  • Capris/Jeans /pants-mostly lightweight
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Light jacket
  • Baseball cap (serves as an alternative to a Kippah too!)
  • Bathing Suits (an older one for the Dead Sea, that is best)
  • Comfortable pair of lightweight walking shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Water sandal (with back strap)
  • Flip flops

Miscellaneous Items

  • Adapters/converters for electrical appliances
  • Travel strips to maximize outlets in hotels
  • Camera, extra memory cards and batteries
  • Journal
  • Kippot, Tallit and Tefillan
  • Mini flashlight or penlight
  • Music
  • Water bottle
  • Travel alarm clock (iphone works)
  • Plastic bag for wet or dirty clothes
  • Small books /Kindle for longer bus rides and down time
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
  • Anti-bacterial hand lotion
  • Topical antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin or Neosporin – you can’t buy this over the counter in Israel and is handy for small cuts, blisters, etc.)
  • Any prescription medicine (acquiring the generic name is recommended)

If you forget anything, don’t panic. You can purchase whatever you might need in Israel!

General Weather Description: Summer is hot in Israel! We usually speak of the heat in terms of temperature + humidity, not only temperature. As for weather conditions: Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 75 to 95 Degrees. Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are approx. 35-6 degrees colder and Eilat is usually 5-6 degrees warmer.

Keep in mind that in very hot days, which we usually get during the month of August, the temperature in Tel-Aviv may rise to 108 degrees with 95% humidity. In Jerusalem those days are as hot, but without the humidity, and in Eilat temperature may even climb up to 122 Fahrenheit, but without the humidity.

The Basics

  • Sunglasses – the glare of the sun can be strong, even in winter
  • Hat – you’ll need this to protect yourself from the sun’s rays
  • Comfortable flat walking shoes – preferably those that have been “broken in” and not new
  • Bathing suit or maybe even two (including an old one you can use for bathing in the Dead Sea)
  • Travel adapters, travel strips and electric converters for any small electrical devices you might bring along
  • Small day/backpack to carry your water and other essentials in for the day’s touring
  • Extra Duffel (keep folded in your suitcase). It can be used as an extra suitcase on your return home. You can use it for laundry or purchases that you will be sure to make!
  • Passport Copies should be kept in your suitcase and carry-on at all times

Modesty Gear

A tour of Israel means you’ll be visiting religious sites and sites holy to the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. Be prepared to bring the following modesty gear:

For men

  • Long pants (not shorts)
  • Shirt with at least short sleeves – no tank tops
  • Kippot – This is essential for visiting Jewish religious sites (a baseball cap will suffice).

For women 

  • Casual skirt at knee length or below or dress
  • Blouse with sleeves that at least reaches the elbows (or short sleeves, combined with a sweater or big scarf) – no sleeveless or low-cut blouses

Forget The Formalities – This Is Israel

Leave the jacket and tie and evening dresses behind. Israel is a very, very informal country, in every way, including the dress code. The Friday evening Shabbat meal at your hotel might be the dressiest you’ll need to get during your  visit. But “dressy” in Israel means khaki pants and a button-down shirt for men and what Americans call “business casual” or “smart casual” for the ladies

For The Flight

Pack a small bag or backpack to bring with you on the plane. It is always good to carry with you a change of clothes and necessities in case your luggage is misplaced or delayed. It should include:

  • Toiletries
  • TRAVEL size toothbrush/toothpaste (Wisps are good). You will definitely want to brush your teeth after sleeping!
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Chargers for all electronics
  • Adapters the planes outlets are made for US adapters but I always like to have at least one per person and the travel strip-just in case! Also, in case luggage is delayed you have them too!
  • Money / Credit cards
  • Passport/copy of passport
  • Reading material/Kindle
  • Laptop and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks (especially if you have special dietary requirements
  • Medications-You should carry on all medications you need to take while you are traveling rather than packing them in your checked suitcase. If they are clearly labeled, there will be no problem getting them through security
  • Glasses or contact lenses and cleaning equipment
  • Anything else that is important to each of you

Packing List – Summer

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Shabbat/Religious sites outfit (mix and match so you can repeat)
  • Capris/Jeans /pants-very few
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts/tank tops
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Baseball cap (serves as an alternative to a Kippah too!)
  • Bathing Suits (an older one for the Dead Sea, that is best)
  • Comfortable pair of lightweight walking shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Water sandal (with back strap)
  • Flip flops

Miscellaneous Items

  • Adapters/converters for electrical appliances
  • Travel strips to maximize outlets in hotels
  • Camera, extra memory cards and batteries
  • Journal
  • Kippot, Tallit and Tefillan
  • Mini flashlight or penlight
  • Music
  • Water bottle
  • Travel alarm clock (iphone works)
  • Plastic bag for wet or dirty clothes
  • Small books /Kindle for longer bus rides and down time
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
  • Anti-bacterial hand lotion
  • Topical antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin or Neosporin – you can’t buy this over the counter in Israel and is handy for small cuts, blisters, etc.)
  • Any prescription medicine (acquiring the generic name is recommended)

If you forget anything, don’t panic. You can purchase whatever you might need in Israel!

General Weather Description: Some will argue and say that this is the nicest season of the year in Israel. Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 61 to 75 Degrees. Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are approx. 5-6 degrees colder and Eilat is usually 5-6 degrees warmer.

The Basics

  • Sunglasses – the glare of the sun can be strong, even in winter
  • Hat – you’ll need this to protect yourself from the sun’s rays
  • Comfortable flat walking shoes – preferably those that have been “broken in” and not new
  • Bathing suit or maybe even two (including an old one you can use for bathing in the Dead Sea)
  • Travel adapters, travel strips and electric converters for any small electrical devices you might bring along
  • Small day/backpack to carry your water and other essentials in for the day’s touring
  • Extra Duffel (keep folded in your suitcase). It can be used as an extra suitcase on your return home. You can use it for laundry or purchases that you will be sure to make!
  • Passport Copies should be kept in your suitcase and carry-on at all times

Modesty Gear

A tour of Israel means you’ll be visiting religious sites and sites holy to the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. Be prepared to bring the following modesty gear:

For men

  • Long pants (not shorts)
  • Shirt with at least short sleeves – no tank tops
  • Kippot – This is essential for visiting Jewish religious sites (a baseball cap will suffice).

For women 

  • Casual skirt at knee length or below or dress
  • Blouse with sleeves that at least reaches the elbows (or short sleeves, combined with a sweater or big scarf) – no sleeveless or low-cut blouses

Forget The Formalities – This Is Israel

Leave the jacket and tie and evening dresses behind. Israel is a very, very informal country, in every way, including the dress code. The Friday evening Shabbat meal at your hotel might be the dressiest you’ll need to get during your  visit. But “dressy” in Israel means khaki pants and a button-down shirt for men and what Americans call “business casual” or “smart casual” for the ladies

For The Flight

Pack a small bag or backpack to bring with you on the plane. It is always good to carry with you a change of clothes and necessities in case your luggage is misplaced or delayed. It should include:

  • Toiletries
  • TRAVEL size toothbrush/toothpaste (Wisps are good). You will definitely want to brush your teeth after sleeping!
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Chargers for all electronics
  • Adapters the planes outlets are made for US adapters but I always like to have at least one per person and the travel strip-just in case! Also, in case luggage is delayed you have them too!
  • Money / Credit cards
  • Passport/copy of passport
  • Reading material/Kindle
  • Laptop and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks (especially if you have special dietary requirements
  • Medications-You should carry on all medications you need to take while you are traveling rather than packing them in your checked suitcase. If they are clearly labeled, there will be no problem getting them through security
  • Glasses or contact lenses and cleaning equipment
  • Anything else that is important to each of you

Packing List – Autumn

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Shabbat/Religious sites outfit (mix and match so you can repeat)
  • Jeans /pants
  • Shorts-very few (September)
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts
  • Short sleeve shirts-very few
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Light jacket
  • Baseball cap (serves as an alternative to a Kippah too!)
  • Bathing Suits (an older one for the Dead Sea, that is best)
  • Comfortable pair of lightweight walking shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Water sandal (with back strap)
  • Flip flops or water shoe for Dead Sea
  • Lightweight boots (short or mid calf-mostly for November)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Adapters/converters for electrical appliances
  • Travel strips to maximize outlets in hotels
  • Camera, extra memory cards and batteries
  • Journal
  • Kippot, Tallit and Tefillan
  • Mini flashlight or penlight
  • Music
  • Water bottle
  • Travel alarm clock (iphone works)
  • Plastic bag for wet or dirty clothes
  • Small books /Kindle for longer bus rides and down time
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
  • Anti-bacterial hand lotion
  • Topical antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin or Neosporin – you can’t buy this over the counter in Israel and is handy for small cuts, blisters, etc.)
  • Any prescription medicine (acquiring the generic name is recommended)

If you forget anything, don’t panic. You can purchase whatever you might need in Israel!


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