May 27, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #609448blackhatwannabeParticipant
My future wife and I are living in Ramot Eshkol in the summer. We have a sublet apartment. We need to pack light since we are only bringing one bag each. What should we bring with us in terms of clothing, cooking utensils, sefarim, linens, etc.?May 27, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #955924goldersgreenerParticipant
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For sure buy linens there, the israeli beds are smaller, so it is not worth bringing your own linens. If possible, try to find a seminary girl/ yeshiva bochur, who can give you their linens from this year and then you can pass them on to people you know for next year, that is what I did with my linens. If your unable to track down linens, go to websites like yeshivalinens dot com
Cooking utensils, some seminary girls such as girls at Darchei Binah, michlalah, and MMY are required to cook two of their own meals daily, and therefore most likely have pots and pans you can buy off of them or they can give you.
Clothing, Israeli summers are EXTREMELY hot. You only need a light sweatshirt for the evenings, you really only need a few white shirts, but beware, dry cleaning can get expensive, so try to bring shirts that don’t need dry cleaning or ironing. Skirts, five black skirts should be fine, and one of a different color, one pleated, one slinky skirt, one a line skirt, one pencil skirt, one straight skirt, and whatever color one you want (that means six skirts). Shirts for women, make sure to bring shells, they are most important to bring large amounts of because israeli shells are not such great quality. Two black sleeveless, two white cotton three quarter, one white for shabbos, two black three quarter, one black for shabbos. Layering shirts, tanktops take the least amount of space…
Sefarim, bring a few in your carry on, I would say instead of all of mikraos gedolos for all of tanach, just bring an art scroll tanach, the smaller siddurim are easier to carry, but if you plan on buying a new siddur/ tehillim or want to engrave one, then you should bring the one you usually use and have it engraved. Most English sefarim are available there in geula. I am not a guy, but I feel like you really only need the masechta that will be studied at the summer point of the daf yomi cycle, otherwise its way to much to bring all of them.
Personal care products- Israeli products are specifically meant for their water, its a waste to bring american shampoos and conditioners, phinok is a great brand to buy. Deodorant is expensive there, so are menstrual supplies, but if you don’t have room for those things, you should buy them when you get there.
Also, shirt for kriah when you go to the Kosel.
I hope this helps.May 28, 2013 4:25 am at 4:25 am #955926blackhatwannabeParticipant
Its crazy how we need to fit everything in one bag-what are essentials that must be brought with us?May 28, 2013 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #955928ToiParticipant
– one solid pair of good shoes
-clothes- cheshbon a week or half a weeks worth.
-deoderant for the month
-buy or rent everything else.May 28, 2013 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #955929ToiParticipant
agav- if you need a anything you dont weant to buy and want to borrow call me and my wife. if the mods allow it, they can give you my email address. if not, wear bright yellow pants when you come and ill find you on the street.May 29, 2013 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #955930crdleMember
Clothes u pack like you would if your going to the country. Make sure to have clothes that are suitable for the boiling hot weather. I wouldnt bring any dishes or pots with you. Eat off of plastic and buy a few cheap pots in those cheap stores I think its called Sheshet, or something like that. I know they have one right next to the prima hotel ( at the davidka ) theres a huge like discuont dishes and home stuff store. At least when I was there 1.5 years ago it was! Like other posters said , don’t waste your space shlepping shampoo and soap. the only thing I would bring is toothpaste, cuz the Israeli ones are gross. you probably only need like 2 for a month. good luck, and remember if push comes to shove, you really can get everything in Israel, even american deodorant and shampoo and tooth paste, its just much more expensive! Your only going for a month u said, so no need to bring along the entire USAMay 29, 2013 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #955931Bored214Participant
If u were coming to live here for like 3-6 months then you’d have a problem fitting it all into one suitcase, but just for a month – it’s cheaper to buy takeouts and plasticware than to buy all the stuff or bring it with you.
Essentials are clothes for a week or two (i hope you’ll have a washing machine), anti-perspirants (still havent discovered where to buy that here) and i cant think of much else that’s ESSENTIAL that cant be bought in israel….
if you’re subletting u should be able to use their bedding and towels etcMay 30, 2013 7:57 am at 7:57 am #955932interjectionParticipant
Bored: you can buy antiperspirants from superpharm or your corner Makolet.May 30, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am #955933NechomahParticipant
You can buy Crest and Colgate here.May 30, 2013 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #955934haifagirlParticipant
Clothing, Israeli summers are EXTREMELY hot. You only need a light sweatshirt for the evenings, you really only need a few white shirts, but beware, dry cleaning can get expensive, so try to bring shirts that don’t need dry cleaning or ironing. Skirts, five black skirts should be fine, and one of a different color, one pleated, one slinky skirt, one a line [sic] skirt, one pencil skirt, one straight skirt, and whatever color one you want (that means six skirts). Shirts for women, make sure to bring shells, they are most important to bring large amounts of because israeli shells are not such great quality. Two black sleeveless, two white cotton three quarter, one white for shabbos, two black three quarter, one black for shabbos. Layering shirts, tanktops take the least amount of space…
Just for the summer?! That’s more than I own for the entire year.
the [sic] only thing I would bring is toothpaste, cuz [sic] the Israeli ones are gross.
No they aren’t. I used Pardontax. It’s great.May 30, 2013 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #955935takahmamashParticipant
you can buy antiperspirants from superpharm or your corner Makolet
But deodorant/antiperspirant is much more expensive here than in the States.
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