Packing List

The following is a sample packing list. Please refer to the participant manual for a more in depth and accurate list.

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Sweater/sweatshirt 1-2
  • Jeans/Khakis
  • Pants (athletic-type for outdoor activities)
  • Outfit that can get dirty (for an archaeological dig)
  • Bathing Suit
  • Shorts
  • Nice casual outfit for Shabbat and going out
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water sandals (shoes you don’t mind getting wet) – not flip-flops (must be shoes with a back strap)
  • 1 Bath towel
  • Jacket (rain jacket) / Coat (Winter)
  • Comfortable Hat with wide brim for shade
  • Alarm clock
  • Electrical current adapter (for hair dryer, shaver, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen / 15+ SPF
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Glasses/contact lenses (enough for the entire trip)
  • Backpack / enough for a day trip
  • Medications (enough for the entire trip) recommended over the counter medication (tylenol, advil, lactive, anti-inflamatory)
  • Small duffel bag (packed empty to carry home gifts/souvenirs acquired)
  • Camera / Charger/ Batteries / extra memory card
  • Toiletries
  • Zip lock bags
  • Umbrella (winter)
  • Flashlight
  • Traveling map book / books to read
  • Cards/ light games
  • Musical instrument (bring at you own risk)
  • A small journal and writing utensils

Girls: Long skirt for holy sites (pants are acceptable)
Boys: Kipah

* Linens and pillows will be provided at accommodation sites
* Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided at Bedouin tent

$$$ – Suggested amount of spending money: $200 – 500 USD should be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards are generally accepted in Israel, and provide good exchange rates. Traveler’s checks and Israeli bonds are strongly not recommended. It is time consuming and the type of documentation for cashing the bonds is usually missing and the bonds are therefore not accepted. Read more about spending money under trip preparation.