Packing List


Weather in Israel will be sunny and hot every day.

One suitcase and one carry-on. Backpack is recommended for the carry-on.

Label luggage and carry-on with your name, address and phone number.

Pack a change of clothes, including underwear, in your carry-on for the plane.

You will receive a small backpack in Israel to use for our day trips.


  • 1 pair (at least) good sneakers
  • 1 pair of (inexpensive) water shoes—closed/covered toe and strap on back
  • If you are packing sandals to wear when touring, toes must be protected and strap around ankle
  • Flip flops allowed only at beach or pool
  • Fashion sandals okay a few times, such as going out for dinner


  • 1 sweatshirt or sweater
  • 12-14 T-shirts (tank tops not allowed during the day)
  • 6-8 pairs of shorts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • 2 pajamas
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 pair of jeans or sweatpants for cool evenings

Additional items for girls

  • 1-2 summer dresses, skirts, pants or capris. Pants or capri/skirt/dress that falls below the knees to wear at religious sites)
  • 1-2 longer sleeved blouses or dresses for religious sites. Sleeves should go at least to elbow
  • Bras
  • Small purse/bag (to carry “stuff”)
  • Feminine hygiene products

Additional items for guys

  • 1 collared shirt (polo shirt is okay)
  • 1 pair of dressier pants (khaki or cargo okay)
  • kipah


  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water bottle (two is better in the event you lose one)
  • Sun block (minimum 30 SPF)
  • Personal medicines (required)
  • Toiletries
  • Soap, toothbrush, brush/comb, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, razors (not in carry-on), other   items you use on a daily basis
  • Medication, clearly labeled and a written prescription for the generic brand
  • Glasses and/or contact lenses and a prescription and lens solution
  • Towel, not too big; couple of washcloths
  • Camera, batteries, chargers (adapter)
  • Money belt or wallet
  • Extra batteries, for camera and clock

Optional items; not required, but recommended

Powder detergent or tube of Woolite (optional)
Snacks for plane and during trip
2-3 gifts to share with new Israeli friends
1 gift for an Israeli family
Pens and journal

Personal First Aid Kit (pack in large baggie to carry in backpack)

  • Pain reliever, whatever you take for headaches and pain
  • Eight bandaids
  • Imodium for Diarrhea
  • Tums or antacid
  • Aloe for sunburn
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Anti-biotic cream (e.g.-bacitracin)
  • Other first aid items as needed