February 28, 2016 6:02 am at 6:02 am #617309
I really really need a good seminary packing list for a by sem (israel) that has amounts of each item. does anyone have one that they dont mind posting?! thanks a million!!
(one without amounts is better than none..)
and should i already start shopping?!February 28, 2016 6:35 am at 6:35 am #1139820Mashiach AgentMember
Shluach mitzvah geltFebruary 28, 2016 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1139821Shopping613 🌠Participant
Did someone say shopping? Lol, search the CR-it’s been posted beforeFebruary 28, 2016 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1139822takahmamashParticipant
OMH here it is not even Purim yet, and you haven’t even helped Mommy and Tatty clean for Pesach yet, and you’re worried about packing for sem which isn’t even until when – September?February 28, 2016 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1139823zahavasdadParticipant
Money , Money and More Money
you will needs lots of spending moneyFebruary 28, 2016 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1139824
well, if i see a good deal posted on lets say sweaters, which may not be around in august, dont you think i should buy?! wasnt quite planning on buying bandaids now, yknow?
is $2000 of spending money enough? (im not a heavy spender but i also dont want to be strapped at all)February 28, 2016 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #1139825writersoulMember
Track down the 2017 Seminary Spreadsheet (or whatever the equivalent is this year). It has a lot of helpful information.
And actually, shopping for some stuff now might be a good idea- you can get wintry clothing on sale as the season’s ending. But most stuff you can wait for (I started packing a week before, with most of my volume packing being the day of, though I did have some weird circumstances).February 28, 2016 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1139826
Apparently the deodorant there isn’t the same. Bring your own. And like Zehavasdad said: MONEY.February 28, 2016 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #1139827February 28, 2016 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1139828NechomahParticipant
Shuli, I agree about bringing deodorant, but they do sell regular American brands over here, so you don’t have to bring a whole year’s supply. With luggage limitations, that’s a whole lot of space just for deodorant.
As far as bringing money goes, you should have your parents set up a bank account with a bank that does not charge for withdrawing from ATM machines in foreign currencies – yes, there are still banks with good fee rates. There may need to be a minimum balance in the account to obtain this (no) fee rate, but it’s worth it. When you need money, your parents would deposit a certain amount in the account that they will tell you and you can withdraw the proper amount in shekels over here. You can find out the Bank of Israel exchange rate for the day before and do the multiplication (take a little bit less). It’s definitely better than getting dollars and paying money changers their fees since they will undoubtedly be higher than the rate you will get from the ATM machine. Also, there is less danger of theft with a card than with cash. Once the cash is gone, you can say goodbye. But a card can be cancelled immediately once you realize it has gone missing and a new one ordered to come to you in EY (student name should be on account with parent).February 29, 2016 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1139829
Nechomah thanks so much for your words of wisdom!!! i will discuss that with my parents!!
On that note….. what other smart tips do people have for sem students going to israel??February 29, 2016 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1139830Shopping613 🌠Participant
Read seminary savyFebruary 29, 2016 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #1139831
How do Israelis manage to get through a day without American deoderant without smelling?February 29, 2016 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1139832
The American brands of most things in Israel are more expensive than they would be buying them in the US. Joseph, like one of my friends used to say “For Israelis, deodorant is a luxury”.February 29, 2016 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #1139834
If Israelis mostly don’t use deodorant, and consider it a luxury, then deodorant isn’t an essential product to be used and needn’t be recommended as an important item to bring.February 29, 2016 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #1139835
Americans do consider it a necessity.February 29, 2016 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #1139836
How can it be a “necessity” for one set of countrymen (or women) but not another? Either it is a necessity as a matter of personal hygiene or it isn’t.February 29, 2016 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1139837
Is running water a necessity?February 29, 2016 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #1139838
At one time there were water carriers delivering water. In their absence, a method of delivering water is a necessity.February 29, 2016 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #1139839
There were also outhouses.February 29, 2016 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1139840
And outhouses no longer exist so bathrooms are a necessity. If enough outhouses are built for everyone, you can manage without bathrooms.February 29, 2016 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1139841
No, thanks. I’ll leave that for you.February 29, 2016 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #1139842
As long as it’s on your property. 🙂February 29, 2016 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #1139843musictomyearsMember
I have an excellent one.
Ask the mods for my email address and I’ll gladly email it to you.March 1, 2016 4:05 am at 4:05 am #1139844wannabegood7Participant
tip #1: watch what u eat! peamericans dont realize that there are different standards of hechsherim. when we see hebrew letters we automatically assume kosher. however, the hechsherim are pretty tricky. try to stick with aidus hachareidus, rubin and landau.March 2, 2016 12:02 am at 12:02 am #1139846
can i have musictomyears email address? please?
noMarch 2, 2016 12:38 am at 12:38 am #1139847
mod are not letting… is there any way you could post your list in the cr? the other list thats on the cr is pretty confusing cuz english or something and i need a good list!March 2, 2016 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1139849musictomyearsMember
I would post it but it has things on there that would not be appropriate to post on a public forum.
Maybe i can email it to a mod and they’ll send it to you?March 2, 2016 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1139850
is there any way you suggest that i can get her seminary packing list? it would be extremely helpful for me
Let her post it here edited.March 2, 2016 2:22 am at 2:22 am #1139851
mod suggests that you post it hear edited. is that possible for you to do? maybe use hinting words for the things that are inappropriate on a public forum..
thanks a million!! 🙂March 2, 2016 2:40 am at 2:40 am #1139852👑RebYidd23Participant
Inappropriate hints are inappropriate.March 2, 2016 3:42 am at 3:42 am #1139853
okay but how innapropriate can a seminary packing list be? there is a way to use hints that arent quite inappropriate by making more generalized statements
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