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shoftim ki seitzei ki savo Rosh hashanah haazinu yom kippur succos Chol hamoed Beraishis Lech Lecha Vayeira Chayei sarah Vayeitzei Vayishlach Vayeishev Vayigash Vayechi shemos Vaeira Bo Beshalach yisro

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25-feb terumah 10-Mar ki sisa 17-Mar Vayakhel-pekudei 24-Mar Vayikra 31-Mar tzav 7-apr 13-apr 21-apr pesach shvii shel pesach tazria Metzorah

24-sep nitzavim-Vayeilech

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14-apr shmini

28-apr acharei Mos-kedoshim 6:41 5-May emor 12-May Behar 19-May Bechukosai 26-May Bamidbar 27-May shavuos 2-Jun 9-Jun 16-Jun nasso Behaloscha shelach 7:08 7:11 7:13 7:13 7:13 7:11 7:08 6:51 6:56

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Table of Contents

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Yeshivas and Seminaries ............................................................................................11 Your Health (Medical Info, Diets, Therapy) .............................................................. 21 Government Stuff (Renewing Visas, Consulates) ...................................................33

settLing in
Money (How Money Looks, Dealing With Money, Changing Money Etc)...........37 Hebrew 101 ................................................................................................................. 43 Dira Info ......................................................................................................................46 Buying Stuff (Seforim Phones Gifts)........................................................................48 Cell Phones ................................................................................................................. 54 Laundry / Dry-Cleaning..............................................................................................57 Around The Year in Israel...........................................................................................60

food faCts
Hechsherim (Teudot Good And Bad) ..................................................................... 68 Eating Out (Restaurants) ...........................................................................................72 Restaurants Menu .....................................................................................................84

Just foR fun
Recreation (Basketball, Tennis, Pools, Park)............................................................ 89 “Bored”Games ...........................................................................................................94 Contest .......................................................................................................................102

tRaVeLing
Places to Go ..............................................................................................................106 Packing List ............................................................................................................... 127 Getting There............................................................................................................. 128 Shabbosim.................................................................................................................140 Maps .......................................................................................................................... 144 Parents Coming ........................................................................................................154

getting the Most out of My yeaR
Rebbe/Mentor ............................................................................................................161 Goals........................................................................................................................... 162 What I Would Tell My Shana Aleph Self..................................................................168 Chessed Opportunities ............................................................................................170

Lookin’ to the futuRe
Second Year Shana Bet / Beis ...................................................................................177 After Israel Programs ................................................................................................180

MisCeLLaneous
Sem Stuff ...................................................................................................................189 “Random” Stuff (Shatnez Laboratories, Measurements Conversions, Time Zones, Post Offices, Country Codes) ............................................................ 193 Lending List ...............................................................................................................198 Where I Spent My Shabbosim ................................................................................200 Calendar .....................................................................................................................210

yeLLoW pages
Airlines .......................................................................................................................225 Hotels ........................................................................................................................ 226 Business Listings...................................................................................................... 228

Ways that you can utilize this guide throughout the year.
• Lists of RestauRants to help you when you get hungry. • tiyuL ideas to use whenever you just need to get out.

• Maps to help you get around. • CaLendaR to jot down your appointments.
• Bus Listings to help you find the right bus.

• ZManin to make sure you don’t miss Davening. • shaBBos diaRy to remember where you spent those special shabbosim. • aRound the yeaR in isRaeL section to get acclimated with what to expect during the year. • paRk Listings when you just wanna chill. • paCking Lists so you don’t forget anything when you go away from “home”. • hashkafah that you might not be ready for at the beginning of the year but will surely help you throughout the year. • Listings of lots of important places that you might need to get to. • Just foR fun section to keep you busy on tiyulim or when you’re bored.

Dear Student:
A lot of work went into compiling as much information as we could, to make this the most useful guide for you. If you enjoy it please let us know at YeshivaSemGuide@gmail.com. And if you think there is something we can add for new editions please let us know. You will be doing a tremendous chessed for students who come after you.

Welcome Page
A wise man once said: “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool, than a pessimist and right”. The right attitude can change everything. You are now entering a new and exciting time in your life where now more than ever you will have a large amount of control over your future decisions. You may be thinking, “Most of my “life changing” years are behind me”, however that’s the pessimist talking. The time you spend in Israel whether for one year or more will have a profound effect on your present and your future. Many people have changed and grown during their stay here, a perfect environment for such an occasion. The school you have chosen is filled with many wonderful people who truly care about you and your growth. They are on your side. You might be stuck in a mentality that teachers are out to get you. Whatever might have caused that mindset, it is time to abandon those old misconceptions and realize that the teachers in your school have dedicated their lives to helping students (i.e. you) grow. Yes, it’s true the teachers here, whom many we know personally, are here for your benefit. Your environment here will also lend to your progress. For example, the many English and Hebrew speaking families that you will surely visit during your stay can show you the perseverance of people willing to reach their goals. Just ask them and you’ll hear about their lives and experiences and you will realize that they were not so different from you when they were your age. They grabbed the opportunity and decided – Yes, my life can change. Yours can too. Enjoy our guide and use it responsibly (i.e. don’t read and drive. Do not operate heavy machinery, because you might hurt yourself, irrelevant of the guide.) This is a reminder that the guide was created to offer those who need help, in whatever form, a place to turn; but the foremost contributor to your success is YOU. Have a Great Year! THE YESHIVA and SEMINARY STUDENTS GUIDE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
YESHIVAS AND SEMINARIES YOUR HEALTH GOVERNMENT STUFF

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ADERES HATORAH 26 Shmuel Hanavi Zville AHAVAS CHAIM 82 Midbar Sinai AISH HATORAH 1 Rechov HaShvut ASHREI 25 Rechov Be’er Sheva Rav Chaim tzvi senter Bais Yisroel Rav Moshe ginian Ramat Eshkol Rav yosef hillel Weinberg Old City Rav yehoshua kahan Nachlaot tel: (02)582-6336 tel: (02)540-1941 ahavaschaim@gmail.com tel: (02)628-5666 ibmp@aish.com tel: (054)545-0293 ravyehoshua@ashrei.org.il tel: (02)587-9537 office@ateret.org tel: (02)656-1959 tel: (02)627-1647 office@bircas.org tel: (02)580-3871 tel: (02)535-3655 office@ybm.org.il

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ATERET YERUSHALAYIM (A.J.) Rav Michoel Jablinowitz 13 Mishol Hadekalim Ramot Bet BAIS YISRAEL 3 Rechov Zevin BIRCHAS HATORAH 4 Ohr Hachaim BIRCHAS MORDECHAI 13 HaRav Koenig Street BIRCHAS MOSHE 21 Mitzpe Nevo BRISK Rechov Press BRISK 2 Grossberg Rav doniel Lehrfeld Neve Yaakov Rav shimon green Old City Rav yaakov friedman Beitar Rav nachum Rabinovitch Ma’ale Adumim

Rav avrohom yehoshua soloveichik Zichron Moshe Rav dovid soloveichik Gush Shmonim tel: (02)581-0188 tel: (02)582-7967 tel: (02)651-1178 Shapells@darchenoam.org tel: (02)654-1379 office@ondec.net tel: (02)581-4248 tel: (02)626-4137 derhatal@actcom.co.il tel: (02)581-0315a ext.3 brickman@ohr.edu

CHOFETZ CHAIM Rav dovid Chait Rechov Yam Suf & Harim Levin Sanhedria Hamuchevet DA’AS CHOCHMO Rechov Minchas Yitzchok DARCHE NOAM/SHAPELLS 5 Beit Hakerem DERECH ETZ CHAIM 12 Ibn Dnan DERECH HACHAIM 128 Maalot Dafna DERECH HATALMUD 8 Nachum Ish Gamzu DERECH INSTITUTE 22 Shimon Hatzadik Rav a. Meir sender Minchas Yitzchok Rav yitzchok hirshfeld Beit Hakerem Rav aharon katz Har Nof Rav Baruch Levi feivelson Maalot Dafna Rav Chaim ilson Meah Shearim Rav Moshe Lazerus Rav nachy Brickman Maalot Dafna

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DVAR YERUSHALAYIM 53 Katzenelenbogen DIASPORA YESHIVA Har Zion DVAR TORAH 36 Eli Hakohen ERETZ HATZVI 32 Yossi Ben Yoezer HAKOTEL 7 Hamekubalim HAR ETZION /GUSH Alon Shevut HEICHAL HATORAH 92 Katzenelenbogen KEREM B’YAVNEH (K.B.Y.) Doar Na Evtach Rav B. horovitz Har Nof Rav Mordecai goldstein Old City Rav Menachem eichenstein Gush Shmonim Rav yehuda sussman Gonen Rav Baruch Weider Old City Rav aharon Lichtenstein Gush Etzion Rav tzvi kushelevsky Har Nof Rav Mordechai greenberg Kibbutz Yavneh tel: (02)652-2817 dvar@dvar.org.il tel:( 02)671-6841 diasporayesh@yahoo.com tel: (02)537-3896 tel: (02)679-1424 office@yehatzvi.org tel: (02)628-8175 office@hakotel.org.il tel: (02)993-7300 office@etzion.org.il tel: (02)651-9402 tel: (08)856-2007 il@kby.org.il tel: (02)537-8180 office@kesherisrael.com tel: (02)533-0331

KESHER/GEVURAS YITZCHOK Rav Michoel schoen 9 Hameasef Jerusalem KESSER DOVID 21 Hagra KESSER HATALMUD 12 Ramat Hagolan KOL TORAH 32 Hapisga LAKEWOOD EAST 32 Rechov Rubin LEV AHARON 32 Hakablan LEV ARYEH 4 Shadiker LEV HATORAH 37 Nachal Ein Gedi MACHON MEIR 2 Hameiri MACHON SHLOMO 2 Shaulzon Rav shimon katz Telzstone Rav yitzchok Weitz Ramat Eshkol

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Rav Moshe yehuda schlesinger tel: (02)641-4674 Bayit Vegan Rav yaakov schwartzman Ramot Daled Rav dovid Laniado Har Nof Rav aaron Lopian Rav yaakov Rappaport Neve Yaakov Rav Boaz Mori Ramat Beit Shemesh Rav dov Bigon Kiryat Moshe Rav Berel gershenfeld Har Nof tel: (02)571-2630 571-2650 tel: (02)651-4431

tel: (02)585-9673 levaryehoffice@gmail.com tel: (02)992-2617 office@levhatorah.org tel: (02)646-1317 torah@machonmeir.org.il tel: (02)651-9088

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MACHON YAAKOV 10 Ibn Denan MARBEH TORAH 25 Maharshal MAYANOT 28 David Yellin Street MERCAZ HATORAH 17 Beit Haarava MIDRASH SHMUEL 13 Shaarei Chessed MIKDASH MELECH Haadmor Milubavitch MIRRER YESHIVA 3 Beis Yisrael NEKUDAH TOVAH 3 Rechov Blecher NER MOSHE 5 Amram Gaon NESIVOS AHRON 22 Rechov Yosef Karo NETIV ARYEH 1 Rechov Hakotel NEVE TZION 140 Rechov Gordon OHALEI YAAKOV 32 Alefandri OHR AVRAHAM 17 Ohr Sameach OHR CHODOSH 9 Rechov Gordon OHR DOVID 8 Chizkiyahu Shabtai OHR HATZAFON (Z.A.J.) Midbar Sinai OHR SOMAYACH 22 Shimon Hatzaddik Rav Berel gershenfeld Har Nof Rav naftoli elzas Bnei Brak Rav yisroel noach Wichnin Zichron Moshe Rav aryeh Rottman Talpiot Rav Binyomin Moskowitz Sharei Chessed Rav Chaim Ben uliel Bayit Vegan Rav nosson tzvi finkel Beis Yisroel Rav Chanayah ehrman Meah Shearim Rav shalom shechter Givat Shaul Rav Moshe friedman Beis Yisroel Rav aharon Bina Old City Rav Chaim yisroel Blumenfeld Telzstone Rav Moshe shaefer Mekor Baruch Rav Mordechai sher Beit Shemesh Rav Mordechai friedlander Telzstone Rav yosef granofsky Ramot Daled Rav dovid Bergida Ramat Eshkol Rav Mendel Weinbach Rav nota schiller Maalot Dafna tel: (02)654 0112 office@machonyaakov.org tel: (03)570-2090 info@marbehtorah.com tel: (02)538.8770 yonatan@mayanot.edu tel: (02)671-2477 tel: (02)566-5302
RabbiBenGoodman@gmail.com

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tel: (02)643-9657 Mikdash@verizon.net tel: (02)532-2320 tel: (052)627-5470 nekudatova@nekudatova.org tel: (02)654-0133 tel: (02)581-8435 tel: (02)626-6333 info@yna.edu tel: (02)534-1813 office@nevehzion.org tel: (02)538-1953 yeshivasoy@gmail.com tel: (02)992-4094 info@ohravraham.com tel: (02)533-2113 info@ohrchodosh.com tel: (02)563-2826 info@ohrdavid.org tel: (052)616-3445

tel: (02)581-0315

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Yeshivas
OHR YERUSHALAYIM (O.J.) Beit Meir ORAYTA 25 Misgav Ladach ORCHOS CHAIM 27/1 Rechov Sorotzkin PACHAD YITZCHAK 42 Hakablan REISHIT YERUSHALYIM 21 Rechov Rashi RUACH CHAIM Har Tzion SHAALVIM SHAAR HATALMUD 72 Shmuel Hanavi SHAARE HATALMUD 24 Avraham Talmudi SHAAREI CHAIM 3 Sorotzkin SHAAREI MEVASERET ZION 50 Rechov HaOren SHAAREI TEVUNAH 11 Chasidei Karlin SHALOM RAV 58 Rechov Bar Yochai SULAM YAAKOV 25 Rechov Be’er Sheva TEHILAS SHLOMO Ramat Hagolan Rav Moshe Chaim sosevsky Moshav Beit Meir Rav david aaron Rav Binny freedman Old City Rav yisroel fabian Rav yitzchak schwartz Rav yaacov haber Mattersdorf Rav yonason david Har Nof Rav ari Marcus Beit Shemesh Rav ari Ben shoshan Rav Moshe Benayon Old City Rav yechezkel yaakovson Shimshon Rav nechemia kaplan Shmuel Hanavi Rav yirmeyah fenster Rav eliyahu Mitterhoff Neve Zvi Rav Moshe Lewis Rav Moshe finkelstein Mattersdorf Rav shimon issacson Mevaseret Zion Rav elya Levin Beis Yisroel Rav avraham shimon Weingot Tzfat Rav aharon Leibowitz Nachlaot Rav pinchas Lebovic Rav Chaim gross Ramat Eshkol tel: (02)533-2424 office@yoy.org.il tel: (02)627-4890 office@orayta.org

tel: (02)500-2408 info@orchos.org tel: (02)651-8885 tel: (02)999-7155 rashie@reishit.org tel: (054)451-9432 tel: (08)927-6652 Shaalvim@Shaalvim.co.il tel: (02)538-5394

tel: (057)945-7799 info@hatalmud.com tel: (02)537-1622 tel: (02)533-9100 office@ysmz.org.il tel: (02)582-9262 Shareitevunah@gmail.com tel: (04)692-3643 shrshlom@netvision.net.il tel: (054)469-0330 info@sulamyaakov.com tel: (052)712-6268

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TIFERES YERUSHALAYIM 20 Harav Frank TORAH OHR 3 Sorotzkin TIFERES CHAIM 36 Rechov Zolty TORAS MOSHE (TOMO) 24 Maagalei Harim Levin TORAT SHRAGA 40 Rechov Duvdevani TORAS SIMCHA 42 Sorotzkin TORAT YOSEF HAMIVTAR YAGDIL TORAH 1 Zayit Ra’anan YESHIVA GEDOLAH MOSHAV MATITYAHU YESHIVA GEDOLAH OF BEIT SHEMESH YESHIVAS KODSHIM 2 Dovev Mesharim YESHIVAS REBBE AKIVA 16/4 Tiferet Israel St. YESOD 10 Tidhar YESOD HATORAH 3 Kehilot Yaakov YESODEI HATORAH Meshek 32 YISHREI LEV 8 Rechov HaGra ZEEV HATORAH 16 Ramat Hagolan Rav Chananya greenwald Bayit Vegan Rav Chaim pinchas scheinberg Mattersdorf Rav yisroel applebaum Ramat Shlomo Rav Moshe Meiselman Sanhedria Hamurchevet Rav avishai david Bayit Vegan Rav asher Zelig Rubinstein Mattersdorf Rav yonatan Rosensweig Efrat Rav avrohom teichman Kiryat Sanz Rav Zev Leff Moshav Matisyahu - Modiin tel: (02)643-7867 info@yeshivatiferet.com tel: (02)532-2000 info@torahore.org tel: (02)571-1210 tel: (02) 582-6541 tel: (02)642-9907 office@toratshraga.com tel: (02)537-8084 newsletter@torassimcha.org tel: (02)993-3462 office@ytyh.org tel: (02)500-0093 tel: (054)840-0017 info@ygm.co.il

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Rav aaron holland tel: (02)532-7330 19 Nachal Uriya - Ramat Beit Shemesh Rav tzvi kaplan Tel Arza Rav shalom gold Old City Rav nachy Brickman Arzei Habira Rav yitzchak fayazi Ramat Shlomo Rav pesach Wolicki Rav scott kahn Moshav Zanoach Rav Moshe gordon Telzstone Rav shmuel Brazil Ramat Eshkol tel: (02)537-0002 tel: (054)636-7868 rabbiakivayeshiva@gmail.com tel: (052)616-3452 yesod@ohr.edu tel: (02)581-3804 info@yesodhatorah.org tel: (02)992-3099 yeshiva@yesodei.org tel: (02)579-5985 office@yishrei.org tel: (02)540-9280 info@zeevhatorah.org

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Contact Lili, at 050-220-7921 for advice and assistance.
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Seminaries
AFIKEI TORAH ATERES BNOS YERUSHALAYIM AZAMRA SEMINARY BAIS YAAKOV MEZURAZ BAER MIRIAM B.J.J. BNOS CHANA BNOS CHAVA BNOS SARA B.Y.A. CHEDVAS BAIS YAAKOV CHOCHMAS LEV DARCHEI BINA ESHEL E.Y.A.H.T. HADAR BAIS YAAKOV LAHAV BAIS YAAKOV JEWEL MAALOT 22 Rechov Nezer Dovid Bayit Vegan 5 Shirat Hayam Ramot alef Ayallon 13 58 Rechov Kutcher Ramot 6 22a Chai Taib Har Nof 38 Rechov Sorotzkin Unsdorf 1/2 Nachal Shacham Ramat Beit Shemesh 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof 6 Zerach Barnet Har Nof 30 Rechov Farbstein Kiryat Moshe 97 Bayit Vegan Bayit Vegan 22 Nezer Dovid Bayit Vegan 12 Galed St. Old City Jerusalem 22 Imrei Bina Kiryat Sanz 11 Shamgar Kiryat. Belz 27 Shaulson Har Nof 6 Midbar Sinai St. Ramat Eshkol 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof tel:(02)644-8455 info@afikeitorah.co.il tel:(02)566-3288 tel:(02) 991-5516

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tel:(02)537-1188 mezuraz@gmail.com tel:(02)652-9390 baermiriam1@gmail.com tel:(02)500-0791 tel:(02)992-5502 rmc@bnoschana.org tel:(02)654-4557 bcoffice@nevey.org tel:(02)654-4525 BnosSarah@nevey.org tel:(02)652-0591 tel:(02)653-6255
Chedvasbaisyaakov@gmail.com

tel:(02)641-0140 office@chochmaslev.co.il tel:(02)641-0266 info1@darcheibinah.co.il tel:(02)966-6621 info@sephardicseminary.org tel:(02)538-2522 eyaht@eyaht.com tel:(02)537-6595 tel:(02)651-9464 lahavbaisyaakov@gmail.com tel:(02)532-1796 jewelinfo@aish.com tel:(02)654-4549 maalot@nevey.org

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MAAYANOT MACHON MAAYAN MACHON RONI MACHON RAAYA MACHON SHOSHANAT YERUSHALAYIM MACHON TAL MEOHR BAIS YAAKOV MESILOT MESORES ROCHEL MICHLALAH MICHLELET ESTHER MIDRESHES SHMUEL MIDRESHET AMIT MIDRESHET DEVORA MIDRESHET HAROVA MIDRESHET LINDENBAUM MIDRESHET MORIAH MIDRESHET RACHEL MIDRESHET TEHILLA 22a Chai Taib Har Nof 21/1 Rechov Masada Beit Shemesh Mt. Zion Old City Jerusalem 6 R’ Admor Boyan Har Nof 41 Haadmor MiLuabvitch Ramat Shlomo 7 Beit Hadfus St. Givat Shaul 1 Rechov Haggai Beit Hakerem 11/5 Rechov Mishkelov Har Nof 30 Tachkemoni Mekor Baruch 6 Duvduvani Bayit Vegan 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof 1 Chagiz Zichron Moshe 9 Hashayish Jerusalem 12 Israel Eldad St. Jerusalem 50 Rechov Chabad Old City 51 Rechov Leib Yaffe Jerusalem 12 Shmuel Bayit Shaarei Zedek Jerusalem 23 Eliezer Halevi Kiryat Moshe 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof tel:(02)652-9390 info@maayanotsem.com tel:(02)995-1405 office@machonmaayan.org tel:(02)671-6841 diasporayesh@yahoo.com tel:(02)651-1522 bymraaya@gmail.com tel:(02)587-1711 machonshoshana@gmail.com tel:(02)654-7222 espw@jct.ac.il tel:(02)630-0900 office@meohr.org tel:(02)654-1268 info@compuskills.org tel:(03)912 5810
israeloffice@mesoresrochel.org

tel:(02)675-0911 machal@macam.ac.il tel:(02)654-4543 meoffice@nevey.org tel:(02)622-3810 info@midreshes.org tel:(02)645-0435 denab@amit.org.il tel:(02)673-1461 midreshetdevora@yahoo.com tel:(02)626-5970 office@harova.org tel:(02)671-0043 office@lind.org.il tel:(02)652-7449 office@midreshetmoriah.org tel:(02)654-0622 mrachel@darcheinoam.org tel:(02)654-4578 rjeremykagan@yahoo.com

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MIDRESHET YEUD MIGDAL OZ M.M.Y. NACHLAS BEIS YAAKOV NEVE YERUSHALAYIM NISHMAT PENINIM SEMINAR SHAALVIM FOR WOMEN SHAAREI BINA 33 Rabinovitz Jerusalem Kibbutz Migdal Oz Gush Etzion 25 Nagara 60 Derech Chevron Baka 99 Shmuel Hanavi Gush Shmonim 1 Beit Yitzchak Har Nof 26a Berel Locker Pat (Jerusalem) 30 Farbstein Kiryat Moshe 38 Rechov Frank Bayit Vegan 21 Hadishon Malcha Malcha (Jerusalem) 92 Rechov Yud Bet Tzfas tel:(02)644-9010 office@midreshet-yeud.org.il tel:(02)993-4520 susans@etzion.org.il tel:(02)652-7257 office@mmy.org.il tel:(02)581-8550 info@nachlas.org tel:(02)654-4555 info@nevey.org Tel:(02)640-4333 info@nishmat.net tel:(02)653-6255 pninimseminary@gmail.com tel:(02)643-9303 office@seminar-y.com tel:(02)678-4062 sfw@shaalvim.co.il tel:(04)697-3172 shrshlom@netvision.net.il tel:(02)581-4382 admin@bnottorah.com tel:(02)651-4240 shearim@shearim.com tel:(052)864-8818 shirbamidbar@yahoo.com tel:(054)524-6063 info@shiratdevorah.org tel:(02)582-3366 tiferesby@gmail.com tel:(02)999-7957 info@tiferetcenter.com tel:(02)571-6633 office@tomerdevorah.net

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SHARFMAN’S / BNOT TORAH 27 Yam Suf Sanhedria SHEARIM SHIR BAMIDBAR SHIRAT DEVORAH TIFERES BNOS YAAKOV TIFERET TOMER DEVORAH 23/2 Agassi Har Nof 44/7 Mitzpeh Nevo Ma’aleh Adumim Rechov Beer Sheva Nachlaot 140 Sanhedria Meurchevet Sanhedria Meurchevet 2 Nachal Shimshon Ramat Beit Shemesh 54 Atzag Ramot

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Medical Information
INSURANCE
Most Yeshivas and Seminaries require you to have some sort of medical insurance. Therefore most of them will have set up your insurance before you arrive in Israel or shortly thereafter. Most plans that Yeshivas and Seminaries use cover sick visits and emergencies only. Most also include medications. The doctors that you can use under your insurance are limited so find out who you can go to if you will need to see a doctor. Many schools provide a doctor or nurse who works with the school to deal with any maladies. If, however, your issue can’t wait, contact the director of your school in order to find out where to go. In an emergency, you will probably need to go to Terem, which is a medical clinic that works on a triage system. This means that they will assess your situation and admit you according to the urgency of your problem. If you have a bellyache and they have assessed that it is not a major emergency, you will have to wait patiently on line. If your situation is more serious they will take you more quickly. Nobody goes to Terem just for kicks. Everyone who is there, is there because of an emergency, some are just more serious than others. Motzei Shabbos and Motzei Yom Tov are very busy times and you might end up waiting a while so think ahead.

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GETTING MEDICAL INSURANCE
If you need to get your own insurance you have a couple of options. We’ve listed some information for you below

MEUCHEDET
This insurance company happens to be one of the big HMO’s in Israel. They have a supplementary insurance for tourists for $1 (U.S.) a day. you can contact them at 1-222-3833 or *3833

HAREL (Marketed by Egert & Cohen)
This is a private insurance company specializing in tourist insurance (cost $1.00 per day). The policy covers doctor’s visits, hospitalization, x-rays, lab test and dental emergencies The plan works with contracted English speaking doctors so there is no need to lay out any money, and no deductible. Both Terem (24 hour emergency center) and the Family Medical Center in Shaarei Chesed are contracted to the plan, as well as tens of other doctors and clinics throughout the country. There is now also an option to cover pre-existing conditions. This plan is marketed by Egert and Cohen a Jerusalem based insurance broker. They have a dedicated English speaking staff with over 20 years experience. Call (02) 6232546 or sign up online at: https://www.egertcohen.co.il/ health/students.asp

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A.I.M.
What do I get when I join AIM? • You have unlimited visits to the AIM Medical Centers with no deductibles. • There are visiting nurse services to specified schools each week. • Emergency room and hospitalization insurance covers all non-elective hospital fees including ambulance services. • Coverage at all public and private hospitals in Israel. YOUR HEALTH • 24 hour hotline, with a physician on duty, 7 days a week to provide assistance and direction. • Ready access to the best doctors and specialists in Israel, without delays or red-tape.

WHERE ARE THE AIM MEDICAL CENTERS IN ISRAEL?
• The AIM Medical Center, 15 Kanfei Nesharim, in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem is easily accessible by buses from all parts of Jerusalem. • The AIM Medical Center, in Ramat Beit-Shemesh. • For appointments call (02) 999-9246 offiCe houRs aRe: Sunday - Thursdays Fridays 9:00am to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12:00 noon

HOW CAN I REACH A DOCTOR AT NIGHT OR ON SHABBOS?
Outside of office hours, physicians are available by calling the 24 hour emergency hotline phone number 052-618-6600, where a licensed physician is always in attendance, seven (7) days a week

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY.
In any emergency within Yerushalayim most insurance companies will require that you go to Terem. Their number is (02) 509-3333 or 1-599-520-520 they are located opposite Center 1 in the Beit Yahav Building.

POISON CONTROL
If you or someone else has ingested poison, call Poison Control at (04) 854-1900 if your Hebrew is not good or you ingested something that is also in America you can call Poison Control in America at 1-800-222-1222

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EMERGENCY NUMBER
The phone number for Hatzolah and Magen David Adom is the same and is very important to keep handy. It is 101. You can remember by sticking one finger up on each side of your face (Richard Nixon Style) and it looks like 101.

MEDICATIONS
Most of the names of medications that you are familiar with are brand names for types of medications that specific companies produce. If you brought your own medicine box then you won’t need to know the Israeli names for the medications you might be taking outside of Israel. However, if you are like the rest of us you probably will need to know what medicines are used for what ailments in order to buy the medication that will make you feel all better. You have to remember that Israel is home to some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world. If it exists you can probably get it here. If you are feeling flu-ish chicken soup is always called chicken soup.

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Health Tips
SLEEP
Traveling can be very hard on the mind and body. Jet lag can cause some people to be off schedule for as long as a few weeks (while others may adjust overnight). This exhaustion is often compounded by the unhealthy sleeping habits maintained by many yeshiva bochurim and seminary students. Staying up until the wee hours of the morning, some may get as little as half of their needed sleep. While most can manage on an occasional lost night of sleep, do not make a habit of it. To say the least, students maintaining a poor sleep schedule are virtually running on empty. In order to gain the most from your year/s in Israel it is worthwhile to treat your body with care. Most young adults need about 8 hours of sleep, and cannot function properly on less. Many students try to make up for lost sleep on Shabbos. But this is not an effective plan. Since our bodies work on a 24 hour schedule, making up sleep once a week does not work (and it also makes for lousy Shabbos -guests!). Lack of sleep can also be the cause of many other health issues, some of which are mentioned below.

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EMOTIONS
Being far away from home, especially for extended periods of time, can be very emotionally draining. Many students experience a lot of tension and anxiety as they start their year. Some people may also feel a bit depressed. These emotions are normal and will usually pass with time, as you begin to make new friends and feel at home in your new and foreign environment. Sleep cannot be overestimated in its power to play with your mind. So if you are feeling out of sorts, make sure to get enough of it. Subsisting on junk-food can also scramble your brain, so make sure to eat square meals. Exercise is another great way to reduce emotional tension. Among other forms of exercise, sports can be a phenomenal stress reducer. Generally speaking, time heals all wounds. So if you are not feeling quite like yourself as you start the year, give it some time. If this is not a reoccurring problem for you, it will probably solve itself. While many students abroad feel most comfortable confiding all of their problems to their parents, consider the agony a parent can go through when they are overcome with worry and a feeling of helplessness that is the natural consequence of the ocean that separates them from their child. You may be better off by confiding in a listening ear who is close by and will be able to help you.

OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS
Many new and bizarre health issues may crop up while you are abroad. This should not alarm you, as it is very common. Try not to worry your parents too much, by informing them of all

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YESHIVAS AND SEMINARIES problems as they arise (see above). You may discover that you have seasonal allergies, but never had it before. This can occur because the climate and environment in Israel may be very different than home. It may not reoccur once you have returned home. Some experience terrible migraines or other physical pain which they never suffered from before. This may be caused by lack of sleep, or difficulty adjusting to a dormitory, with a poor quality mattress or pillow. Some people suffer from new dermatological problems, such as terrible acne that is worse than they have ever had before. This can be caused by the change in diet (excessively oily foods…), or sensitivity to the water. Aside from the causes mentioned already, in all of the above health issues, the problem can often be the result of underlying (possibly hidden) emotional tension that can occur because of difficulty adjusting to being away from home.

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Lice
The very mention of the word makes me itch, but no guide about living in Israel would be complete without discussing our tiniest little critters. I remember sitting in the den with the stinkiest shampoo in my hair as it helped “RID” my scalp of the itchy lice and their eggs. We weren’t allowed back in school if we had nits and with six kids my mother had to declare an all-out war on our heads in order to keep the lice from crawling from one head to another. And after we were all finished and all the lice were gone and all our sheets were changed and clean, one of us got too close to a friend and the whole fiasco started up again. If you are shaking your head you probably know what I’m talking about. If you don’t I’ll explain… Lice, or head lice are teeny little bugs that find ways to inhabit people’s hair. If you get too close to someone who has lice, a louse (singular for lice) might decide to climb into your hair. Outbreaks are relatively common in Israel as families generally live in smaller quarters and therefore lice spread much quicker. It is not unheard of for Students visiting Israel to receive a gracious gift of lice from the home they are visiting for Shabbos, chessed etc. It is rare that you should get lice from simply sleeping on your hosts sheets etc. as most lice spread only through head to head contact. When one girl gets lice it is not unreasonable that she might spread it to others in her seminary. As a precaution it is a good idea to have your hair checked periodically to make sure you are not carrying any tiny creatures in your hair. The most important thing you need to know is how to keep from getting lice.

PREVENTION
Most methods of prevention are based on keeping your hair to yourself. • When you go away for Shabbos don’t let little girls play with your hair. You might think it’s cute but you might end up regretting it.

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• When you go to do chessed or go for Shabbos pay attention if any children are itching their heads. Don’t get to close to those children. • It is always best to keep your hair back to avoid having your hair touching others. • When you are in your dorm or away for Shabbos you should avoid sharing a pillow with other potential lice carriers. • Rosemary oil is known to help prevent lice. Buy rosemary oil to put in your hair or use a shampoo with rosemary oil. You can find all lice prevention products in a pharmacy. • Never share brushes or hair paraphernalia. If you do get lice it is important to know what to do. If shaving your head is not an option for you, there are other options.

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FIRST KILL THE LICE
In truth this step is not absolutely necessary. If you are able to comb your hair well or get professional help right away you can skip this step. But if you can’t you will want to kill any live bugs so that you can stop itching and not be contagious until you are able to get help.

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YESHIVAS AND SEMINARIES If you want to kill the lice you have various options, varying from very toxic to very natural. There are chemical based shampoos that will kill the lice in your hair. The chemicals can be harmful to you and you should read all directions before using them. If you have allergies or sensitivities to chemicals contact your doctor before using the shampoo. For a less toxic remedy, many students have noted that using Pantene conditioner and leaving it on their hair for a few hours helps kill lice. The most natural healthy way to kill the lice is to soak your hair in oil and wrap it in saran wrap or a plastic shower cap for 3-4 hours. This method is inexpensive and although very messy is much better if you don’t want foreign chemicals in your hair.

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THEN COMB AND COMB AND COMB
After you have killed the lice in your hair, you will need to get rid of the dead lice as well as the unborn nits (eggs) that are still in your hair. This stage is very important because without combing out every single egg, the eggs will hatch and have more eggs and you’ll be back to square one. So comb away. Be meticulous Have a friend help you comb your hair with a special lice comb under a strong light. The Ossy2000 comb is the best comb available in Israel to help you with this problem. It can be purchased in most pharmacies and costs about 60 shekel. Most other combs are much less effective so don’t be fooled by cheaper prices. Check with your school perhaps the school or a teacher owns the comb and you could save yourself some money. You must remove every single last egg and louse in order to get rid of your infestation.

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CLEAN YOUR STUFF
While you are in the process of delousing you will also need to get rid of the lice in any garment, bedding, etc that might have gotten infested. Anything that can be cleaned in a washing machine should be cleaned on the highest temperature setting to kill anything that might be living. Anything that you cannot clean this way should be put in a Ziploc bag and placed in your freezer for 10 days to kill any live lice and to stop any eggs from ever being able to hatch. Penina Neustadter (known as “the Lice Lady”) is a professional lice inspector who is available to check your hair and help you get rid of any lice problem. She has been working in many seminaries for over four years. It is a good idea to have your hair checked by a professional since most people don’t know how to check properly and won’t always help you get rid of your lice and it would be very frustrating to spend so much time getting rid of lice only to leave one egg which will start the whole infestation all over. She can be reached at 054-2341016. She will come to your dorm to check or clean you out. Clean outs should take on average about a half hour to an hour. You will be totally cleaned out and there will be no need for a re-check. If you do get infested it is important to approach your situation with a spoonful of humor as to not get completely carried away. Take 3 deep breaths and say to yourself, “THE LICE WILL LEAVE MY LIFE”. Remember, this is a temporary situation that is easily remedied.

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Therapy
Chazal tell us that there is an angel standing above every blade of grass telling it “GROW”. If that is the case by blades of grass how much more so is it true by each and every one of us. The pivotal year(s) each of us spends in Israel are not just coincidently the same years that we are turning from dependent teenagers to self-sufficient, self-reliant adults. Most of us left our parents homes and for most of us this is the first time we are on our own for such an extended period of time. This opportunity that many refer to as “The Year(s) in Israel” is a year that is filled with growth in so many areas of life. We will all hopefully mature and build ourselves in our connection with Torah as well as build healthy relationships that may last a lifetime. It is not coincidental that during this year many students find themselves introspecting and discovering their inner selves. Many discover that they are very happy with what they find. Some students however, begin to look deeper inside themselves and find that there are certain issues that they would like to have someone help them work through or just to have more clarity on. (One student looked so deep inside himself that he found a piece of bubble gum that he swallowed when he was four.) Many of us have gone through personal traumas, and others, just through difficult situations that could use a little working through. “Issues are like tissues, sooner or later you have to throw them away.” Going to a therapist does not necessarily suggest that there is something wrong with you. Many people go to therapists for the purpose of gaining life skills in order to help them work through their problems. Working through your issues while you are still young will give you skills which will better assist you in life as you grow and enter into adulthood. It will prepare you in dealing with other situations that might come your way. There are many very qualified and good therapists and psychologists available to help you in whatever area of life you might need assistance with. Your teachers might be able to suggest someone with whom they have experience as being a good therapist. If you are looking for a therapist and you don’t seem to be able to find the right one for you, you can call or text us at (054)stu-dent or email us at yeshivasemguide@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist you in finding a professional to help. The call / email will be kept 100% confidential.

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Agassi 6, Har-Nof Cell: 054-8442320

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Discovery Seminars
Hi, my name is David, and I have an interesting story to tell: Over the past ten years my family began to find their way to Yiddishkeit. My family; that is, everyone but me. I was happy for them that they found the light, but it just seemed to me the religious world was so... close minded. So it came as no surprise when “they” voted to move to the Israel. As they prepared to move I began to feel pangs of loneliness but I found ways to ignore them until suddenly they were gone, and I was alone. I decided to visit my family in Israel before I would begin university in the fall and begin “real life”. My parents encouraged me to discover a little more about my heritage. I did not want to let them down, so I begrudgingly signed up for a Discovery seminar. By now most of you know what Discovery is all about. But if you don’t, I can tell you that it is a veritable feast for the intellect. The professionals who run the programs handle all types, ranging from open-minded people who have been frum their entire lives, to critical, sarcastic intellectuals who look down on religion of any kind. I fit into neither category and found the experience very enlightening. I savored the abundant proofs the lecturers brought out; the logic appealed to my brain. And however much the audience tried to shake the lecturers, their proofs were unassailable. They revealed a multitude of “codes” found in the Torah and the message that every single thing in the entire world is clearly contained in the Torah’s depths was just mind-boggling. The final lecture was based on the Purim story. The rabbi who gave it could have been an actor for all the stage presence he exuded. He had the class sitting on the edge of their seats while he played their emotions like a violin. I was absolutely blown away! I knew right then that this had to be the truth, that these people were right and that it was I, and not the rabbis, who was closed minded.
Reprinted with permission from Hamodia Magazine.

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RENEWING YOUR STUDENT VISA
When you first enter the country, passport control stamps your passport with a 3 month tourist visa. Legally to stay and learn beyond that, you need an A-2 student visa. This technically could be taken care of in the country of your origin at the local embassy. Unless you live in Nicaragua. However, if you’re reading this, chances are you haven’t taken care of it. Some yeshivas and seminaries take care of this for you. In that case you have something else to thank Hashem for. If not you can do it on your own. If you don’t take care of it you might find yourself being questioned under hot spotlights by Israeli passport control when you try to leave the country. (“Why should we believe you were really learning, maybe you’re a spy”) So this is what you do. There are 2 ways to make an appointment. GOVERNMENT STUFF You could call the Misrad Hapnim (Ministry of the Interior) at (02) 629-0239 or 1700-55-1111 between the hours of 1-3pm. Assume that they will not answer you on your first try. You might need to try a couple of times. If you’re lucky and they pick up they will give you a time and date for an appointment to renew your visa. Have a pen and paper ready to jot down the info, since they talk fast. If you don’t speak Hebrew find someone who does, to help you. If the time or date they offer you is not convenient don’t be afraid to ask for a better time than they offer. Think about it beforehand Alternatively, you could fax them a request at (02) 646-9523. Write your name clearly and state that you are requesting an appointment for an A-2 student visa. Leave your number for them to call you back. This is a more efficient way of getting an appointment. However you must be available when they call back. Now that you have an appointment you have to remember that you made one. Set an alarm or write yourself a reminder because they make the appointments at least 4 weeks in advance.

WHAT YOU NEED
TO PREPARE BEFORE YOU GO • Passport picture (standard Israeli) • Letter from your yeshiva/seminary stating that you are learning there a full day (hopefully) for whatever period of time you are. The letter should be PRINTED on official stationary bearing all the institutional info. It should also state that they know you to be Jewish. • The renewal form, which you will receive when you get there. • Don’t forget your passport. Show up early. Go to the second floor of the Misrad Hapnim and ask the secretary in the glass booth for a student visa form. Then go down the hall to your right to the room number they gave you. They will call your name (They don’t have a P.A. except in Gaza). There is no cost for students to renew their A-2 student visa (as of this writing). So ask. Be nice. All the terrible stories you might have heard are probably true, but they always start out because there was a miscommunication. If this hasn’t helped there is a complaints department (surprised? So was I!) . The number is 02-629-4701 Fax: 02-629-4750

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Consulates & Embassies
aMeRiCan ConsuLate
14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392 tel: (02)630-4000 emergencies (02)622-7250 email: jerusalemacs@state.gov http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov Online appointments are required for most services. houRs of aMeRiCan CitiZen seRViCes: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:00 am-11:30 am Closed on the last Friday of every month and on all American and Israeli holidays. phone inQuiRies: MON-FRI: 8am-4pm

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BRitish eMBassy
Ben Yehuda 1, Migdalor building, 6th floor, Tel Aviv tel: (03) 725-1222 www.britemb.org.il Online appointments are required for most services. houRs: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am -4:00 pm, fri: 8:00 am-1:30 pm ConsuLaR seRViCes: Mon-Thurs: 8 am-1pm Visas: Mon-Fri: 8am-11am MaiLing adRess: British Embassy Consular Building Ben Yehuda Street Tel Aviv 63801 www.britishconsulate.org

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Hayarkon 71 Tel Aviv tel: (03) 519-7475 http://www.usembassy-israel.org.il Online appointments are required f or most services. houRs: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-11:00 am Closed on the last Friday of every month and on all American and Israeli holidays.

Canadian ConsuLate
Ramalla teL: (02) 297-8430 faX: (02) 297-8439 houRs: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am- 4:30 pm fRi: 8:00 am-1:30

BRitish ConsuLate
Not for passports Sheikh Jarrah 19, Jerusalem tel: 541-4100 www.britishconsulate.org houRs: Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am-3:30pm, Fri: 7:30-1:00. Visas: Mon - Fri: 8:30-12:00pm

Canadian eMBassy
Nirim 3, Yad Eliyahu building, 4th floor, Tel Aviv teL: (03) 636-3300 Fax: (03) 636-3383 houRs: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am-4:30 pm fRi: 8:00 am-1:30 pm Consular services and phone calls: Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri: 8:00 am-12:00 pm MaiLing addRess: Nirim 3. POB 6410 Tel Aviv 67060 www.canadainternational.gc.ca/israel

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Dizengoff 50, Tel Aviv tel: (03) 525-2566 houRs: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Fri: 8:00am-12:00pm ConsuLaR: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-11:30am www.safis.co.il phone inQuiRies: Mon-Thurs: 8-4, Fri 8-1

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Money
Recognizing the currency in any foreign country can take a little getting used to. Israel is no different. The coins and bills listed on the next page are the currency in use in Israel now. The exchange rate changes every day but over the past few years has hovered between 3 and 4 shekel per dollar. This is pretty helpful because it makes it easier to approximate how much something costs in dollars. Each shekel equals about a Quarter. The approximate value of each denomination has been listed, although this information changes slightly every day.

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CHANGING MONEY
You can call 02-373-2000 to find out the “Shaar Yetzig” which is the exchange rate for all currencies compared to the shekel. No money changer will give you the exact rate, although some will give you closer than others. Find out from friends and teachers where the best place to change money is so that you don’t get ripped off. Money changers take a fee when you change checks. The fee is, different by different money changers and depending on the value of the check. Find out who will give you the best rate as you will be probably be changing a lot of money here. In some stores you can pay with dollars but most people who will accept your dollars will take a larger fee than the change places since they don’t work with the exchange rate all of the time. Therefore, it is preferable to change money before buying things or taking cabs etc…In many neighborhoods there are people who change money from their homes. They often give a better rate than the stores and are often more convenient to get to. Ask around. Aside from all of the official money changers you can change your money at the bank or the post office. However, they don’t give you as good a rate. In many of the change places, you can also receive bank transfers from your parents. Many schools have an arrangement with a money changer who comes to the school to change money. Ask in your school if they have such an arrangement as it could save you time and energy.

MONEY CHANGERS
CAPITAL CHANGE 15 Chasidei Karlin, Beis Yisroel (02) 582-9388 AMERICAN CHANGE Elyashar 2 (02) 623-3831 EURO CHANGE Ben Yehuda 2 (02) 624-6565 GOOD CHANGE Levush Mordechai 6, Geula (02) 537-0410 CHANGE POINT Ben Yehuda 1 (02) 624-0011

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CHANGE GANEI GEULA Techelet Mordechai 8, Ganei Geula (02) 538-8821 CHANGE SPOT Kanfei Nesharim 12, Givat Shaul (02) 654-1617 CHANGE B’RAMA Paran 7, Ramat Eshkol (054) 484-2064 ACCESS CREDIT Keren Kayemet 21, Rechavia (02) 566-3144 (02) 992-2799

SHMULIKS Yona 12, Geula (02) 537-7344 ACCESS CREDIT Shaulzon 6, Har Nof (02) 651-6090 CHANGE MARKET Golda Meir, Gush 80 1-599-585-585 HOLY CITY EXCHANGE Hayehudim 70, Old City (02) 627-1230

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Money in Israel

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10 AGUROT* Gold colored worth about 2.5 cents

HALF SHEKEL* Gold colored largest coin worth about 12.5 cents

1 SHEKEL* Silver smallest coin worth about 25 cents

2 SHEKEL* Silver new coin slightly smaller than the five shekel. Be careful not to confuse them. worth about 50 cents

5 SHEKEL* Silver worth about $1.25 also useful for borrowing shopping carts in supermarkets

10 SHEKEL* Gold inside and silver outside. Recently there have been frauds. Make sure the coin you receive has all of the featuresclearly pronounced worth about $2.50

20 SHEKEL* Green Bill made of shiny plastic. Worth about 5 dollars

50 SHEKEL* Purple and yellow Worth about $12.50

100 SHEKEL* Blue and brown Worth about 25 dollar

200 SHEKEL* Reddish orangish largest denomination Worth about 50 dollars

*The values are only approximate in order to help you figure out prices in dollars. Since the shekel is really around 3.5 shekel to the dollar you should adjust the calcuation slightly.

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Budgeting
Some people come to Israel with an unlimited budget and are always going out and buying things. If you are one of those people you probably don’t need to look at this section. But if you are not, it is a good idea to figure out how to make your funds stretch further. During your first month in Israel you will most likely spend a lot of money because of your additional settling in expenses. Keeping this in mind will help you keep track of your money and not overspend unnecessarily.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO STUDENTS SPEND WEEKLY DURING THEIR YEAR IN ISRAEL?
For most of you this will be your first time taking care of your own finances. Therefore, it is a good idea to start learning how to maximize your “income” and make your dollar stretch further. Keep in mind that there is no way to give an accurate monthly budget because there are many different factors that define each persons spending habits. If you are in a yeshiva where the food is very good you will eat out less and if you are in a seminary where you have your own fridge and kitchen you will be able to save a lot of money by making your own meals. The Yeshiva and Seminary Students’ Guide conducted a study which found that on average students of schools in Yerushalayim spend around 100-150 shekel ($28-$42) a week or 400-600 shekel ($114-$171) a month. Keep in mind that these numbers may be slightly higher in the first month or two.

HOW CAN I FIND WAYS TO SAVE MONEY?
LaundRy/dRy-CLeaning 1. Do your laundry at a family/teacher’s house. Many teachers or people in your neighborhood will avail their washing machines in exchange for babysitting or gan pickup. 2. Think before you clean. If it’s not dirty it doesn’t necessarily need to go to the cleaners. 3. Buy wrinkle-free shirts to save money on dry-cleaning.

food 1. Buy a loaf of white or whole wheat bread and put it in your freezer. Take out a few slices when you feel hungry. It will thaw in a few minutes and taste as fresh as when you put it in. 2. Get your body used to drinking water, and bring a water-bottle when you go out. Fruit drinks and sodas can cost you a lot of money. 3. Eat more meals in school. Some schools serve good food, some serve decent food, and some serve really bad food, but no matter what, it’s better than eating P’tcha everyday. 5. American products tend to be more expensive in Israel. You can easily find an Israeli cereal that you enjoy instead of always looking for your favorite American cereal.

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MONEY 6. Cream cheese is a great spread, but for some reason it is expensive in Israel. If you really like cream cheese you can make it yourself. Take 1 container of “Shamenet” and put it in a strainer for 24 hours, add 1/4 tsp. of salt for taste and you’ll have a lot of cream cheese for 2 shekel.

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shaBBos 1. When going away for Shabbos make sure to take the bus. It is almost always the least expensive way to travel. 2. Buy less expensive host gifts. A package of Angel’s rugelach or a MAK’s Cake are relatively inexpensive and are a perfectly acceptable gift. 3. For those of you who are daring and have an oven why not make a tray of homemade chocolate chip cookies? You can give most of them to your host and you can enjoy an erev Shabbos treat.

tRaVeL 1. Take buses. The bus system in Israel is efficient for traveling within the city and outside the city. Make sure to check out the Egged bus information found in this guide. Remember to give yourself extra time since buses do take longer than cabs. 2. To save money on bus fare, purchase a round trip ticket. This ticket is called a Haloch V’chazor and is available on most intercity buses. A cartisia or bus card can also be purchased to save additional money on multiple rides to the same location.

getting out 1. Plan accordingly before you go out to minimize travel cost and frustration. 2. Go out with friends who are in a similar financial situation. It is easier to hang out with people who are also trying to save money versus those whose parents have given them carte blanche. 3. Buying food when you are away from school is generally going to cost you more than if you bring your own food. (Tuna sandwich from home = 3 shekel, sandwich from a store=15-25 Shekel) 4. If you choose to go out to eat, decide how much you want to spend before you go out.

MisCeLLaneous 1. Ask a teacher or someone who works in your school, if there are any jobs available for after school hours. 2. Don’t carry around a lot of money when you go out. 3. When taking out money try to keep track of the date and amount. Pay attention how long it takes you to spend it. When you keep track of your money you will spend more carefully. 4. Try to buy seforim/fan/heater/plastic-drawers from people who were in your school last year.

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MONEY 5. There are so many ways to relax and have a good time that are inexpensive. Do research to find cheap trips and hikes and remember to bring food along. 6. Think in shekalim not in dollars. 7. Ten shekel coins are worth about $2.50, but since they’re coins you are more apt to spend them faster. Change that way of thinking. Coins are money too. 8. Prices in Israel are not always set. Some stores sell products significantly cheaper than others. Research before you buy. If you have found other ways to cut corners please send us a text at (054) stu-dent or email yeshivasemguide@gmail.com and we will be happy to include your ideas in future printings.

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Hebrew 101
Knowing how to speak Hebrew might help you get what you need as well as help you make friends with the natives. You might also have family friends that you want to impress with your vast knowledge of the Hebrew language. However there are some phrases that are more important than others. Knowing how to say, “Where is the bathroom”(Eifo ha’sheirutim?) ?‫ איפה השרותים‬might just be the most important phrase that you will learn this year, but it won’t help you when you are trying to buy a bus ticket (“kama oleh cartisia” ‫כמה עולה‬ ?‫ )””כרטיסיה‬Then there are some phrases you might never have a chance to use in conversation like “there are pink elephants dancing in the street” “Peelim vroodeeim merakdim bakvish” .‫ פילים ורודיים מרקדים בכביש‬But no matter how much Hebrew you pick up its good to know that when you are ordering two sheiruts from the airport you don’t ask for sheirutim even though it sounds sensible to you (its “Shnei moniyot sheirut”). Have fun learning the language, you might actually find that it helps you in some situations, but in an emergency just say the word in English slowly and with an Israeli accent and they will probably understand you.

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My hebrew is very bad. hi! how are you? good/ Bad/ so so. good morning! good evening! good night! My name is ... nice to meet you! see you later! What time is it? Wazzup? What’s your name? Where are you from? Where is the bathroom? yes/ no you’re welcome!
(for “thank you”)

Ha ivrit sheli garua meod Shalom! Ma shelomcha Tov / ra / kacha kacha Yom tov! / boker tov! Erev tov! Layla tov! Korim li… Naim meod Nitra’e bekarov! Ma hashaah? Ma nishma? Eich korim lecha (fem.-lach)? Meiafo attoh (fem?-at) Eyfo hasheirutim? Ken/ lo Bevakasha Tov, toda Miamerika / Miyisrael

‫העברית שלי גרוע מאוד‬ ‫שלום‬ ‫מה שלומך‬ ‫טוב/רע/ככה ככה‬ ‫יום טוב / בוקר טוב‬ ‫ערב טוב‬ ‫לילה טוב‬ .... ‫קוראים לי‬ ‫נעים מאוד‬ ‫נתראה בקרוב‬ ?‫מה השעה‬ ?‫מה נשמע‬ ?‫איך קוראים לך‬ (‫מאיפו אתה )נק.-את‬ ?‫איפו השירותים‬ ‫כן/לא‬ ‫בבקשה‬ ‫טוב, תודה‬ ‫מאמריקה / מישראל‬

i’m fine, thanks! i’m from (the u.s/ israel )

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i’m hungry/ thirsty. Bless you (when sneezing)
HEBREW 101

Ani raev / ani tsame Labriyut Efshar ledaber leat? Ze matsa chen b’eynecha? Ata medaber Anglit? Beteavon Bevakasha Selicha Kol hakavod Eych omerim “please” beivrit? Ze tov meod Hayom / achshav Mahar / etmol Baruch haba! Ma ze? Ma chadash Kama ze oleh? Ben kama ata? Lo yodea /(fem.-Yodeat) Lo hevanti Ani ohev otcha! Baboker / ba’erev / balayla Eser / sheva vachetsi Adon, giveret Ani mitztaer Toda raba Veata? / (pl.-atem?) Gadol / katan Ani yachol laazor lecha?

Can you speak slowly? do you like it? do you speak english? enjoy! (for meals...) excuse me ...!
(to ask for something)

‫אני רעב/אני צמא‬ ‫לבריאות‬ ?‫אפשר לדבר לאט‬ ?‫זה מצא חן בעינך‬ ? ‫אתה מדבר אנגלית‬ ‫בתאבון‬ ‫בבקשה‬ ‫סליחה‬ ‫כל הכבוד‬ ‫איך אומרים‬ ?‫”פליז“ בעברית‬ ‫זה טוב מאוד‬ ‫היום/עכשיו‬ ‫מחר/אתמול‬ ‫ברוך הבא‬ ?‫מה זה‬ ‫מה חדש‬ ?‫כמה זה עולה‬ ?‫בן כמה אתה‬ (‫לא יודע/ )נק. יודעת‬ ‫לא הבנתי‬ !‫אני אוהב אותך‬ /‫בבוקר/בערב‬ ‫בלילה‬ ‫עשר/שבע וחצי‬ ‫אדון, גברת‬ ‫אני מצטער‬ ‫תודה רבה‬ ?‫ואתה / אתם‬ ‫גדול/קטן‬ ?‫אני יכול לעזור לך‬

excuse me! (to pass by) good for you! how do you say “please” in hebrew? oh! that’s good! today/ now tomorrow/ yesterday Welcome! (to greet someone) What is this? Whats new how much is this? how old are you? i don’t know! i don’t understand! i love you! in the morning/ evening/ at night. it’s 10 o’clock. 07:30pm. Mr.../ mrs.…/ miss… sorry (for a mistake) thank you very much! and you? Big/ small Can i help you?
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MONEY

Can you help me? What’s this called in hebrew? Write it down please! i have no idea. i have to go i’m (twenty, thirty...) years old. i’m looking for yitzy. Just a little. Look! Wait one moment please! give me this! say hi to shloimi for me What does “glida” mean in english? Come with me! i missed you so much! i will be right back! nothing much Really!

Ata yachol laazor li? Eych korim leze beivrit? Efshar lichtov li et ze? Eyn li musag Ani tsarich lalehet Ani ben(fem- bat) esrim / sheloshim Ani mechapes et Yitzy Me’at Tistakel! Chakeh rega bevakasha! Ten li et ze! Derishat shalom leshloimi Ma ze “glida” be’anglit? Bo iti Hitgaagati eleycha Teikef ashoov M’at meod! Behechlet!

?‫אתה יכול לעזור לי‬ ‫איך קוראים לזה‬ ?‫בעברית‬ ?‫אפשר לכתוב לי את זה‬ ‫אין לי מושג‬ ‫אני צריך ללכת‬ /‫אני בן עשרים‬ ‫שלושים‬ ‫אני מחפש את יצי‬ ‫מעט‬ !‫תסתכל‬ !‫חכה רגע בבקשה‬ !‫תן לי את זה‬ ‫דרישת שלום לשלוימי‬ “‫מה זה ”גלידה‬ ?‫באנגלית‬ ‫בוא איתי‬ ‫התגעגעתי אליך‬ ‫תיכף אשוב‬ ‫מעט מאוד‬ !‫בהחלט‬

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Dira Info
If you’re in a Yeshiva / Seminary where room and board is provided for you this section is irrelevant. However, if you are on your own in this area we have listed some info that might ease your dira affairs. So you’re looking for a dira (apartment) huh? There are a few things you need to know before you sign anything. First of all don’t sign anything, unless you know what you’re signing. Before that though there are some considerations you have to take into account. Where do you want your dira? Who is going to share the dira with you? These decisions will have a big impact on your year so be clear about them before you get into anything. Living in a dira for the first time there are things you are going to have to get used to. Like paying bills and neighbors etc.

DIRA INFO

BILLS
Most bills come every other month. The only monthly utility bill is the water bill. These bills are easy to look over once you get used to them. You can check the meters yourself to see what you’ve been charged. Some bills, like the electric bill, are charged based on average usage and are not accurate readings. You can call the company and supply them with the meter read out and get an accurate charge.

WATER
The water bill is charged according to the amount of people in the dira, so make sure it is up to date. To update the water company call them to receive a form which you will have to fill out and fax back to them along with copies of all the occupants passports. The instructions are simple to follow.

PHONE
The phone line should also be updated so you can get the latest deals. Most of these deals require you to sign up for a year at least, with a fine for early cancelation. Make sure all bills are taken care of before you sign for the dira in order to avoid any unpleasantness in the future. This can easily be done by checking the meters before entering the dira. Have your rental agreement checked before signing. This will save lots of heartache when things break or roommates leave the apartment etc. The Mir yeshiva has a set of rental guidelines for bochurim in the yeshiva so check with the office before proceeding.

electric Company Water company (“gichone”) Bezeq (phone)
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Jukes
The fruit that the meraglim brought back from Eretz Yisroel was immense. Most things from those times have shrunk to the size we are familiar with today. Most things, that is except the jukes. Welcome to Israel where the cockroaches are HUGE! Hopefully, you will not see even one juke during your stay here, but in case you do, here is some basic information you ought to know to help you to handle a juke encounter. • Jukes do not bite and are completely harmless. • Jukes love dark places so if you chase them they will try to find a dark place to hide from you • Always have a can of juke spray handy. It is available in any supermarket or makolet and is called K-300. • If a juke dares to appear while you are around just grab your can of spray and let the little guy have it. You don’t need to empty the whole can on one juke, it will die with just one spray, but you can if it makes you feel better. • I once heard from someone that if there is a pest (bug, fly, roach etc) in your vicinity and you want to remain relaxed you should give the pest a name. For example, when a fly comes into your room while you are trying to learn and begins to buzz around your head just name him any name you like (ex. Shloimy, or Chaim etc.). This will allow you to stay calm long enough to get your can of roach spray and douse the little guy until he’s on his back in a pool of poison.

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Ants
For those of you who have encountered ants in your dorm/apartment you should be aware that ants love to eat. If you have crumbs or sticky food on your floors ants that live in the walls of your building will come into your room to partake in your seudah.

Remember: • Clean all food off floors and counters. • To prevent ants from entering your dorm you can purchase a can of ant spray in you local makolet. Or you can sprinkle cinnamon on the problem area which will keep the ants away. In addition to this being a healthier choice, it will also give your dorm a nice pleasant smell.

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Seforim
You may never have believed that your favorite place to be would be a seforim store. However many Bachurim and Bachurettes find themselves drawn to buying seforim on a constant basis. Perhaps your Rebbe / Teacher mentioned a book and you think it would be great for you to learn or perhaps you just want to learn more about a certain subject or you simply want to build up your library. Whatever the reason, you might have realized that the prices of seforim in Israel are usually a lot less expensive than in Chutz Laaretz. So, even if you’re not planning on using a specific sefer this year it might be worthwhile to buy it while you’re here to take advantage of the great prices and selection. If you didn’t bring the seforim you need from home, you can easily get those seforim here in Eretz Yisroel.

BUYING STUFF

BOOK SALES
A few times a year there are book sales in all the seforim stores where the seforim are less expensive. Certain publishers like Artscroll, Feldheim and Mossad Harav Kook offer discounts that are available in all the stores. The sales are usually around Chanuka and after Shavuos. If you plan on making a large seforim purchase and you don’t need the seforim right away, it might be worthwhile to wait for the sales.

WHY SHOULD I BUY SO MANY SEFORIM IF I CAN’T GET THEM BACK HOME?
Au contraire mon frare. (Trans. on the contrary my dear friend) Some of the seforim stores have set up a system where if you buy a certain amount of seforim from their store they will ship them back home for you. Ask in your favorite seforim store to find out if they will be able to help you get your books home at the end of the year.

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GETTING V.A.T. BACK
In Israel there is a 16% sales tax called V.A.T. (value added tax). (in Hebrew it is referred to as Ma’am (pronounced mom)) which is applied to most products you buy. When you purchase gift items valued at over $100 and you plan to bring the item back home when you leave Israel, the seller can give you a special receipt with which you can receive a refund of the amount you spent on the V.A.T. If you plan to buy a lot of seforim, it is worthwhile to keep your receipts and when you are planning to go back home, bring your receipts to the store where you bought the books and ask for a V.A.T. receipt. Check with your bookstore before you start to check that they will do this for you. Then bring your receipt to the airport to the V.A.T. desk and they will refund your money. This is very worthwhile since the money adds up. For example: if you spent $300 dollars on seforim you’ll get $48 back from V.A.T. MoRiah 40 Misgav Ledach Old City (02) 628-5267 neXt to the MiR 1 Beis Yisroel (02) 581-1080

BUYING STUFF

poMeRantZ 5 Beeri (02) 623-5559

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Manny’s ohR haChaiM 2 Chabakuk (02) 633-7040 Sun-Thurs 9am-10pm

sifRei Meah sheaRiM 15 Meah Shearim (02) 502-2567 Sun-Thurs 9:00am-7:30pm Fri 9:00am-2:00pm

feLdheiM 17 Meah Shearim (052) 762-3242

geuLa aVenue BOOKSHOP 3 Malchei Yisroel (02) 537-4949 shanky’s 16 Rechov Petach Tikva (02) 538-6936

giRsa (across from Zichron Moshe) Hebrew only 13 Chofetz Chaim (02) 538-1211 Mossad haRaV kook 1 Harav Maimon (02) 652-6231

ARE THERE ANY DEALS ON THE SEFORIM/BOOK MARKET?
You may have noticed, as you walk down Meah Shearim, that Manny’s has moved into a larger more spacious headquarters. Along with the move they have also created a new Manny’s Student Card. As a Manny’s student Card holder, you will be eligible to participate in many sales and deals that Manny’s has to offer. To join the student card program, simply drop into Manny’s and ask one the friendly employees

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about the card and they will be more than happy to assist you. Every time you make a purchase in Manny’s with your student card you will accumulate points. Points will be loaded onto your card and you can use your points toward purchases at Manny’s. Additionally, every month, there will be special sale items for card members only. Card holders are also entitled to other deals at Manny’s such as free embossing on every second item purchased. Manny’s Ohr Hachaim, as it is now known, is holding a raffle for one lucky winner to walk away with 700 shekel worth of seforim. See the contest on page ??? and enter as soon as you can. There is even a pre-contest contest where if you enter before Succos you could win an additional 180 shekel worth of seforim of your choice. BUYING STUFF Manny’s has also expanded its variety of judaica to include; tzedakah boxes, kippot, tallis, tefillin bags, tzitzit, and talitot. At Manny’s you will also find leather-bound sefarim which you can have embossed right in the store - while you wait! Mannys also offers embossing on many other items such as non-leather books, benchers and more.

APPLIANCES
The electric current in America is 110 volts while in Israel it is twice as strong at 220 volts. Therefore most appliances that are good for use in America will not suit you here. If you have brought an electrical appliance from America you will probably require a converter in order to safely use it here. Before you plug in anything that you brought from Chutz Laaretz ask someone if it needs a converter. It would be a shame to burn out your electrical items just because you didn’t ask. However, it is much wiser to buy your appliances here. Many stores offer discounts to yeshiva and seminary students. Some stores have prices on their products and others don’t. It is generally safer to buy things in stores which list their prices as others might inflate their prices depending on if they think they can get more from you sounds unfair? Welcome to Israeli business. If your appliances break, you can get them repaired for a small fee. Fix-It-Fast is a company that will fix your burned out or broken appliances. You can call them at (050)411-5424 When purchasing appliances be aware of the store’s return policy and warranty. The policies in Israel are very different from in America. This is just the way business is run here. Most stores will not refund your money even with a receipt. They will only offer a store credit, and even that, after some arguing. Save yourself heartache and understand how things work here before you get frustrated trying to return something that the store won’t take back. Adapter vs. Converter - An adapter is a small plug that you use to adapt the shape of the plug while not converting the electricity. They are used for many things including computers, most chargers, some shavers. They cost around 5 shekel. Converters convert the electric current and are used for most products including Many hair irons, many blowdryers, most machines motors etc. Rule: Ask Before You Plug It In.

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BUYING GIFTS
Remember when Aunt Shani went to Israel and brought you back a little trinket. Remember how happy you were. Buying gifts is an art and does not need to be an expensive one. We live in a world where most people we know, have everything they need. The purpose of a gift is not to spend a lot of money so the recipient will look at the price tag and thank you for how much money you spent on them. A gift is meant to show the receiver how much you thought of them. It is true that sometimes a pricier gift is more appropriate such as when a whole class “chips-in” to buy a gift for a teacher. But when you are buying gifts for family members for your return home or for gracious people who host you for Shabbos or for the family for whom you do chessed or even for your close friend’s birthday, you can, with a little bit of research, get really cute inexpensive gifts that mean a lot. BUYING STUFF

PURCHASING GIFTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
Since you are in Israel, the Judaica capital of the world, you might be asked by family members or friends to arrange gifts for an upcoming simcha. Getting the right gift can be complicated but going to the right place can help the process go much smoother. A very popular gift item is, leather bound Seforim / Machzorim (you might even want to buy for yourself). However it is important to know that not all leather bindings are created equal. Leather binding is a professional craft that can keep seforim looking beautiful for generations to come. Buying your leather bound gift from the right place can make all of the difference.

IDEAS FOR GIFTS TO BRING HOME
foR paRents oR gRandpaRents • Leather bound siddur/tehillim embossed with their name in gold • Table Shtender for your father • Bentcher Set • Beautiful washing cup • Seforim • Challah Board • Mezuzah • Family Door Sign • Gold-plated wall art from Matanel 2000 in Meah Shearim • Girls-Take a picture of yourself doing something that would make your mothers proud; chessed etc.. and have it printed on a mug so your mothers can get nachas from you even when you come back for a second year. • Boys-Take a picture of yourself learning and have the picture emblazoned on a mug and write on it “My Son The Masmid” it will give your parents nachas every morning when they drink their coffee.

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foR kids • Yarmulka with name embroidered on it • Candies that you can get only in Israel ex. Gummies/Gum/Chocolates/Doritoes. • Yerushalmi Yarmulka/With Peyos • Seforim/books • Table Shtender foR shaBBos • Towel Set • Bottle of Wine • Bottle of Kedem Grape Juice • Rugelach • Maks©/Shreiners© Cake • Book for the Kids • Candies for the Kids CELL PHONE I LAUNDRY / DRY-CLEANING I AROUND THE YEAR IN ISRAEL • Flowers MONEY I HEBREW 101 I DIRA INFO BUYING STUFF

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Cell Phone Info
CELL INFO
Here’s some info on plans for cell phones so your parents can keep a “close eye on your progress.” Your yeshiva/seminary might have a plan set up already so check into that first. You can always go straight to the main cell phone companies and check out their plans too. Cellcom-Orange –Pelephone-Mirs- They all offer plans for students.

THESE ARE THE POPULAR CELLPHONE COMPANIES
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When the Jews were in the midbar, the Ananei Hakavod kept their clothing clean and pressed, but today since we do not have the Ananei Hakavod you will need to do laundry in order to have clean clothes. Your Yeshiva or Seminary might take care of all of your laundry needs, and if they do, consider yourself fortunate. But if they don’t, you will have to arrange it yourself. You can always make massive laundry bags and send them home to your mother and she can send you freshly laundered clothing with the next person she knows coming to Israel. But for the rest of you who actually need to do your own laundry, it is important to know your options. • Many drycleaners will launder your clothing and fold it for you for a fee. This might make your life a little easier depending on how much money you have and how close the nearest drycleaners is. • If you are expected to do laundry yourself most likely your school will have a machine where you can do your own laundry. However, you should realize that you are sharing the machine with all of the rest of the students in your school. If you leave your laundry for too long it will most likely get moved and you may lose some of your belongings. Be considerate and be on top of your laundry situation. • You might be able to arrange to do your laundry at the home of a family. Many students trade helping out a family or babysitting for the use of their washing machine.

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Many students are very concerned with doing their dry-cleaning in Israel, and for good reason. It’s not fun sending your brand new wool suit into the cleaners only to have it come out shiny. There are many drycleaners in Israel, and although the profession has improved over the years it is very wise to send your “dryclean only” clothing to a cleaner that is known to be reputable and doesn’t ruin clothing, or will take responsibility if they do. Many drycleaners have arrangements with schools where they will pick up your cleaning and return it to your school. If your school has such an arrangement, consider yourself lucky. If they don’t, you can approach a dry-cleaner and offer to arrange the dry-cleaning in your school in return for a discount on your dry-cleaning. “ We have worked with Hapisga cleaners in the past and have found them to be a reputable cleaning company.”
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…Just Walk Beside Me and Be My Friend
I was once walking with a friend when we bumped into the mother of one of his old high school classmates. He reminded the mother of who he was and after a few short pleasantries, he asked, “So, how’s your son doing?” The mother looked down to the floor and replied, “He’s been living in Creedmoor Mental Institution…” and she walked away. My friend turned to me and said, “I am absolutely positive that we did that. We used to pick on him a lot and I’m sure at some point he snapped because of us.” Needless to say, my friend made an extra special effort from then on, to be careful how he treats others. Someone once said, “Trying to teach a teenager to think of someone other than themselves is more difficult than turning coal into diamonds”. If you’ve made it this far in life hopefully you have come to the realization that life has absolutely nothing to do with being cool and looking good. Rather, the real important things in life are things that are more than skin deep, being a good person, helping others etc. As you enter your school, you will see many different types of students. Some look like they just fit in wherever they go, some look like they have found the right clique to join, while others might seem out of place and awkward and others might simply get on your nerves. You should know that everyone comes with their little Pekele’ (baggage) and often the ones who seem the most put together are the ones for whom everything is falling apart inside. Finding your place during the first few weeks of school can be difficult. You may even feel like you just want to go home. These feelings are normal and as you begin to find your “comfort zone” and acclimate to a new group of friends you’ll feel like you never want to leave. But no matter who you are and how you feel about yourself you should know you have a tremendous opportunity to help others feel good about themselves. Below are some ways that you can help others feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Think outside yourself. Giving of yourself to others will make you a happier, healthier person.

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WAYS TO MAKE OTHERS FEEL GOOD
• Invite someone to come with you for Shabbos, because they might not have a place to go. • Offer someone to come out with you when you are going out. Sometimes you might have to be pushy as some people aren’t used to people being genuinely nice to them. • Play a game with someone who might not necessarily be included. • Ask others about themselves. All people have interesting pasts and they will usually be happy to share with you. • When you talk to someone, give them your full attention. Looking at your phone / computer or texting while you are giving someone your “full” attention is simply not giving them your full attention. • Treat others like you would want to be treated and they will treat you the same.

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One of the highlights of spending time in Israel is the excitement that is apparent when Yom Tov comes around. The hustle and bustle of shopping and preparing for the mitzvos of the chag. As an outsider it can be very rewarding to get close to a family in order to experience the preparation from the inside.

YOMIM NORAIM
The Yomim Noraim in Eretz Yisroel can be very uplifting. Ask others in your institution where you can go for a meaningful davening. There are so many different places and each person has his / her own preferences. If there will be a minyan in your Yeshiva / Seminary it is usually better to attend that minyan, especially if you are required to. If you will be eating out, make sure you know when your hosts eat, since some minyanim let out later than others. Many families in Eretz Yisroel do eat the “simanim” on the night of Rosh Hashanah. If you are used to it, great, if it is new to you, take it in, as the minhagim of Yomim Tovim help give the Yom Tov extra flavor. Rosh Hashanah is two days even for Israelis. And this year we will have three days since Rosh Hashanah falls out on Thursday and Friday. This also means that Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbos.

YOM TOV SHEINI
Knowing whether you are required to keep one day of Yom Tov or two, should be discussed with a halachically competent posek before Yom Tov. In Israel it can be difficult keeping a second day of Yom Tov when everyone around you is already driving. In many communities, there are minyanim for second day Yom Tov. Many families who keep two days make their second day meal a little later and make the meal take longer. That way they won’t have to go out and see Israelis doing melachah. Make sure to arrange your second day meals early enough because most families don’t keep two days.

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SUCCOS
Immediately after Yom Kippur ends, the feverish pace of getting ready for Succos begins. Many people put up their succahs before Yom Kippur, while many others wait until afterwards. There are arbah minim shuks where many sellers come together and sell their lulavim and esrogim and other Yom Tov items for Succos. Walk the street and see the Yerushalmim examining each of their Arbah Minim meticulously. Pay attention to the love that people have for the mitzvos of Succos. Additionally feel free to offer an extra hand to a family or teacher to help prepare for Yom Tov; help cook, build a succah, etc… The more you put into a Yom Tov the more you will get out of it.

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MONEY I HEBREW 101 I DIRA INFO I BUYING STUFF I CELL PHONES I LAUNDRY / DRY-CLEANING This year the first and second days of Succos will be a three day Yom Tov for people who keep two days. Reminder: Make an Eruv Tavshilin (ask your teacher). In preparation for Yom Tov remember to set up all of you meals in advance. • There are many fun things to do around Israel on Succos. (See below). On every evening many Chasidishe sects make a Simchas Beis Hashoeivah, which last throughout the evening. The biggest and most lively are usually towards the end of Meah Shearim by Toldos Aharon, Toldos Avraham Yitzchak, and by Breslov, as well as many in the neighborhood of Beis Yisroel right nearby. Even if you don’t know where to go, you can simply stroll down Meah Shearim on any night and you will easily be directed to the right place. Some nights are busier by different places so be aware when each group makes their big night. • The Big night in Breslov is the third day of Succos, which this year falls out on Motzei Shabbos, since it is the Yahrtzeit of their Rebbe, Rebbe Nachman. It is the night on which the Simchas Beis Hashoeivah goes until very late. The dancing there is a sight to behold. • The Big night in Toldos Aharon is on the Ushpizin of Aharon since that is the name of their first Rebbe, Reb Aharon “Areleh” Roth. • In Karlin-Stolin off of Rechov Yoel, a leibedig Simchas Beis Hashoevah takes place every night and the atmosphere is very accepting and the dancing takes place in the form of one long snake. • The Pinsk-Karlin Simchas Beis Hashoeivah takes place in a tent in the Beis Yisroel neighborhood. The Rebbe is connected to many “important” people, so you will see many interesting faces pop-in. On the first morning of Chol Hamoed (for Non-Israelis) there is a very large gathering for davening at the Kosel where the main attraction is the hundreds of Kohanim gathered to bless the assembled during the largest Birchas Kohanim of the year. This usually happens sometime around 9am for Shacharis and 10am for Musaf. (check the times before, to make sure you don’t miss it).

HOSHANAH RABBAH
In many areas people stay up learning on the night of Hoshanah Rabbah and many more go to the Kosel for Netz on Hoshanah Rabbah morning. It’s worth your while to join them. In Israel people do not eat in the succah on Shemini Atzeres. If you are eating by someone who does not eat in the succah you are not required to eat in the succah.

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SIMCHAS TORAH
The excitement of Simchas Torah can be felt in every yeshiva throughout Eretz Yiroel. The larger the yeshivah, the more exciting the hakafos. If your yeshiva has hakafos, you should preferably attend them as hakafos spent with people who you know, are more geshmak than any other place.

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CHANUKAH
Many Yeshivas and Seminaries hold Chanukah Mesibahs for their students. For many it is the highlight of their year. If you are interested, there are many Chassidic groups who make parties after the Rebbe lights his menorah. In Karlin-Stolin there is a big party on the fifth night. Don’t eat too many latkes and jelly donuts because as good as they are, they will add pounds. If you have a phone from Talk-n-Save you will receive a coupon for a free caramel donut from Uris in Geula. It’s well worth it, but don’t go there thinking you’ll be able to eat just one.

PURIM
Sometimes even Israelis keep two days of Yom Tov. Israel is the only place where you can celebrate two days of Purim. Shushan Purim when you were growing up was probably as relevant to you as Isru Chag. It was just the day after Purim, which was a regular day of school and everyone went on with life as usual. In Israel however, there are entire cities (including Yerushalayim) for which Shushan Purim is their Purim. Many people travel outside of Yerushalayim for the day of Purim and go to Yerushalayim on Shushan Purim which is the day they celebrate. This practice should be discussed with a teacher to find out if it is good for you. Recognize the halachic questions that arise when you do this so that you can avoid any problems. If you are in Yerushalayim for Purim it might feel a little strange that megilah doesn’t immediately follow Taanis Esther but that just how it is. This year Purim in Yerushalayim and its environs falls out on Friday. This means that most people will have their seudahs early in order to properly prepare for the Shabbos queen. One should not begin their Purim seudah after 2:47pm, and you will probably find that most people start their seudahs much earlier in order not to come to shul Friday night inebriated. That being said it is almost inevitable that you will see bochurim stumbling into shul on Friday night slightly (or more) intoxicated. On the night of Purim many Yeshivas and Seminaries have Purim mesibahs. There is no mitzvah to drink on the night of Purim, and you might find that you will be tired and sick the next day when the real fun is, so be smart and plan how to celebrate Purim so you don’t miss out. Make sure to arrange where you will be for your meals on Shabbos. Bochurim- It might be a good idea to buy two rolls and some grape juice for Shabbos day as it is not strange for bochurim to miss their seudahs on the morning-after Purim. Girls, according to most poskim there is no mitzvah for women to drink on Purim (nor any other day of the year), so it’s best to refrain (Being a princess (Bas Melech) involves loftier behavior).

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It is said that you should give tzedakah on Purim to anyone who puts out his hand. It is explained that this is a segulah that Hash-m should answer you when you put out your hand. Many learn from this idea that one should daven for what they want on Purim and put out their hand toward Hash-m and in the same way we give, He will give. Some also have the custom to travel to tzaddikim to “put out their hand” for brachos.

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After your Shabbos meal many Chassidish Rebbes seudahs’ are still going strong. If you’re not too exhausted it is something to behold.

PESACH
The Yom Tov of geulah, the time when Klal Yisroel left the shackles of servitude and entered into a covenant with Hash-m. Most bachurim and seminary students leave Eretz Yisroel to go back home to spend Pesach with their families. If you are one of those who do go back make a plan before you go in order that you shouldn’t have a big spiritual fall when you go back. Many boys and girls don’t realize how much they’ve grown over the year and are shocked to realize how different they are from the world that they left. Plan to learn over Pesach at least a little each day in order that you can keep your head above water. Even if you do fall, know that it happens to most people. It is not a lacking in your commitment to growth. It is a reality of what happens when a growing person leaves his environment without having spent enough time working on himself. Who knows maybe you need another year. If you are of the fortunate few who spend their Pesach in Eretz Yisroel, know that there are many things you can do to keep your growth momentum going. Cleaning for Pesach does not need to be a hassle. The cleaning we do for Pesach is a mashal for the spiritual cleaning we are meant to do inside ourselves. The harder you work physically the more you show Hash-m that you want to be clean of sins. You can offer a family or teacher help in their Pesach preparations. You can help them by cleaning or even by just taking out their children to a park, zoo etc… Much of the food on Pesach is kosher L’pesach for Kitnios eaters. If you are not a kitnios eater be careful as a lot of the packaging can be deceiving.

LAG BAOMER
AROUND THE YEAR IN ISRAEL Lag Baomer in Israel is a far cry from what you may have been used to in your home town. Back home, the most you might have done was arrange a school trip or a baseball game. And even that wasn’t always done on Lag Baomer. Lag Baomer is believed to be the Yaartzeit of the tanna Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai. In honor of this, thousands of Jews of all walks of life travel to his kever for Lag Baomer for exciting festivities. Many of the Chasidishe rebbes go up to Meiron and light bonfires surrounded by their Chasidim. There is a minhag referred to as “Chai Roitel”. It is said that one who sponsors 18 Roitel (approx. 54 liters 6 cases of 6x1.5 liter bottles) of drink for those going to Meiron will merit to have their desires fulfilled from Shamayim. Therefore those who visit Meiron will find themselves inundated by more drink and food than they could possibly digest. But don’t focus on the food. Your focus should be on the feverish excitement of yidden from

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SHAVUOS
Shavuos in Yerushalayim in unlike anywhere else in the world. True that many Yeshivas and Seminaries are coming to a close, but in almost every one there is a program for learning throughout the night. Some of the most powerful shiurim are given on Leil Shavuos as it is the night before Kabalas Hatorah. As the night moves on and dawn approaches thousands of Jews from all over the Yerushalayim walk toward the Kosel Hamaaravi for Shacharis. There are minyanim filling the entire Kosel Plaza. Until…Netz… Total silence… Thousands of people davening Shemonah Esrei together. Standing before Hash-m right outside his house speaking his praises. Afterwards, those traveling to northern Yerushalayim are met on their walk down Rechov Shmuel Hanavi by tables and tents set up with drinks and food to satiate the passersby. (Mi Keamcha Yisroel) Don’t forget to find out when your hosts eat lunch as many will be up all night and may be taking a rest before lunch.

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Hechsherim in Israel can be complicated. In America most of us know which hechsherim we can eat and which are not really kosher. However, in Israel many of us don’t recognize the kashrus symbols nor do we know how to make heads or tails of which ones are okay and which ones are not. The following is a list of some of the major hechsherim in Eretz Yisroel. This list does not imply the acceptability of the hechsher. To verify the acceptability of each hechsher, take this list to a Rebbe / Teacher in your Yeshiva / seminary and ask them which hechsherim are acceptable and which are not. This will also help you build a relationship with a teacher in order that you will have someone to whom to ask your halachic shailos. There are many other Hechsherim that are floating around. Being that the halachos regarding food are much more stringent in Israel, any new hechsher with which you are not familiar should be discussed with a Rebbe/teacher in your place of study to find out whether or not you should eat that hechsher. Note: The word Badatz stands for Beis Din Tzedek. It once referred to the hechsher from the Eidah Hachareidis. However, today there are many companies who use the word badatz more loosely and say that their food is “badatz” in order to get you to buy from them even though the “badatz” that gives the hechsher on their store might be the “badatz” of the conservative community.

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hoLy BageL 39 Yaffo St., 220 Yaffo St. (02) 624-0435, (02) 538-5806 Sun-Thurs: 8am9:15pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin koRus Center 1 (02) 538-3507 Sun-Thurs: 8am-11:30pm, Fri: 8am-2:30pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin La Cuisine 4 Yad Charutzim St. (02) 672-8274 Sun-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm, Fri: 8am-1pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin LatteCini Ibn Shaprut 5 (Off Keren Kayemet) (02) 566-5755 Sun-Thurs: 8am-10pm, Fri: 8am-1pm Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin MenoRah Cafe 87 Hayehudim St., Old City (02) 628-9944 Sun-Thurs: 9am-8pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin MusCat Kanfei Nesharim 24 (02) 652-4414 Sun-Thurs: 8:30am-12am, Fri: 8am-2pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin nina’s BageL CafÉ Paran 7 (02) 581-5434 Sun-Thurs: 8am-12am, Fri: 8am-2 Hrs. Before Shabbos, Motzei Shabbos: 1 Hr. After Shabbos Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin off the sQuaRe Mesilat Yesharim 1 (02) 623-3914, 052-511-2531 Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin osaka sushi Merkaz Sapir 7/23 Givat Shaul Hours:Sun-Thurs 10:00am-10:00pm 1-700-50-50-12 Chug Chasam sofer peaRs & appLes in the sQuaRe 6 Safra Square, Near City Hall (02) 623-0280 Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri: 11am-2:30pm, Motzei Shabbos: One Hr After Shabbos Until 12 Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin poLLy RestauRant 1 Yehuda Baka Sun-Thurs 1pm-1am Motzei Shabbos Hour After Shabbos Till 1:00 am (02)673-7955 Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin pRiMa paLaCe Shabbos Eat-In Pines 2 (02) 531-1881 agudat yisroel pRiMaVeRa Sheraton Yerushalayim Plaza (02) 629-8666 Sun-Thurs: 12:30-3pm And 6:30-11pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin Red heifeR King George 38 (02) 624-0504 Sun-Thurs: 5pm-11pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin o.u. saLsaLite 27/5 Shderot Moshe Dayan Har Chotzvim (02)571-3350 Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin

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saM’s BageL CafÉ Malchei Yisrael (02) 538-3262 Sun-Thurs: 8:30am-12midnight Fri: 8:30-Am-2:30pm Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin saM’s BageL CafÉ Paran 14 (02) 581-3388 Sun-Thurs: 8am-10pm, Fri: 8am-2pm Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin saMBooki Malcha Mall (02) 679-0163 Sun-Thurs: 9am-10pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin sBaRRo Yaffa St. 35 (02) 623-2678 Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-12am (Summer Till 2am) Fri: 10:30am-2:30pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin ViLLage gReen Yafo 33 (02) 625-3065 Sun-Thurs: 9am-7pm, Fri: 9am-3pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin yokata sushi BaR Luntz 2 (02)502-0088 Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin

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apRopo tai noodLes Malcha Mall 3rd Floor (02)-651-8585 Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin deutCh Meah Shearim 32 (02) 582-9529 Sun-Thurs: 12:30pm-9pm, Fri: 9:30am- 2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis eLi’s sandWiCh BaR 5 Haamalaim 12:30pm-1:30am (02)581-8312 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin entReCote 1 Hamarpe, Park Center, Har Chotzvim (02) 571-7002 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-1am Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin gRiLL BuRgeR 11 Beit Hadefus Sun-Thurs.11am-12 Midnight (02)651-0406 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin haMishpaCha 12 Yoel Solomon St. (02) 623-6886 Sun-Thurs: 10am-11pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin, Beis yosef heiMishe essen Keren Kayemet 19 (02) 563-9845 Badatz agudas yisroel hess Heilini Hamalka 9 (02) 625-5515 Sun-Thurs: 12:00pm-12:00am Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin Joy 24 Emek Refaim (02)563-0033 o.u. kentuCky fRied ChiCken Kinyon Malcha, Mevaseret Tzion 1-700-506-070 Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri: 11am-3pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin

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BaR BuRgeR Shmuel Hanavi 63 (02) 581-1686 Kanfei Nesharim 68 (02) 651-6116 Rav Machpud BaR-B-Q 1 Hamekubalim, Jewish Quarter (02)-627-7788 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin BaRBeQue Bshefa 16 Shamagar, Rav Shefa Mall 02-538-2660 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin Beis yisRoeL Yosef Ben Mattisyahu 41 (02) 537-8653 Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-8:30pm (Thurs. Till 10pm) Fri: 8am-Pm Badatz eidah hachareidis Beis yisRoeLtake out Ezras Torah 18 (02) 538-4534 Sun-Thurs: 10am-7pm (Thurs. Till 11pm) Fri: 8am-2pm Badatz eidah Chareidis BuRgeRs BaR 9 Beit Hadfus Givat Shaul (02)654-0546 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin BuRgeRs BaR 114 Shmuel Hanavi Sanhedria (02)540-1001 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin BuRgeR shauLZon 58 Shaulzon Har Nof (02)651-3869 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin

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keyaRa Ramban 8 (02) 566-3271 Badatz agudat israel koRitZ Ralbach 5, Geula (02) 538-0742 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-12am, Fri: 9am-3pm Badatz eidah hachareidis koRus aL ha’aish Yirmiyahu 43, Center 1 (02) 538-6061 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-12am Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin koRusin Malcha Mall (02) 679-1088 Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-10pm, Fri: 10:30am-3pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin La Casa Yakov Meir 12 (02)502-3807 Open Til 12 Midnight Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin Ma’adanei geuLah Strauss 38 (02) 537-0590 Sun-Thurs: 11:30am-9pm, Fri: 9am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis MaXin asian RestauRant Sun-Thurs 12am-11pm Kikar Denia 103 Sderot Herzel (02)653-5666 Badatz agudas yisroel Moshiko gRiLL BaR Hachotvim Blvd. Mevasseret (02)678-0902 o.u.

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Moody 24 Kanfei Nesharim (02)651-7198 Hours:10:00am-Midnight Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin nehedaR deLiCatess Malchei Yisroel 27
(Corner Yaakov Meir)

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shaaRei siMCha Chavakuk 6 (02) 500-1253 Sun-Thurs: 10am-12am, Fri: 8am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis sheyan Ramban 8, Rechavia (02)561-2007 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-4pm And 7pmMidnight Badatz agudat yisroel shWaRMa tZanani Malchei Yisroel 9, 2nd Floor (02) 650-0171 Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin shWaRMa BaR 82 Shmuel Hanavi (02)582-9669 Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 .P.M. Badatz Mehadrin Rav Rubin taiku 31 Emek Refaim Sun-Thurs (02)566-5262 o.u. thaiLand sandWiCh BaR 25 Yaffa St. (02) 625-1995 Sun-Thurs: 11am-1am Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin VaQueiRo Haneviim 54 (02) 624-7432 Rav Machpud yo Ja Chinese/ ThaiEmek Refaim 25 (02) 561-1344 Sun-Thurs: 12noon-11:30pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin Zion hagadoL Yad Charutzim 23, Talpiot (02) 671-9939, 672-7123 Rav Machpud

1-700-55-60-70 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-10pm Badatz eidah hachareidis noaM Meah Shearim 32 (02) 582-9529 Sun-Thurs: 12:30pm-9:30pm, Fri: 9:30am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis noya 3 Shlomtzion Hamalka Sun-Thurs 12pm 12am Motzei Shabbos 1 Hour After Shabbos Until 12 Am (02)625-7311 Rabanut yerushalyim Mehadrin oRientaL 11 Hadekel St. Machene Yehuda (02)999-9488 Rabanut yerushalyim Mehadrin papagaio 3 Yad Harutzim Talpiot (02)674-2752 o.u. paRgitoast 18 Alshich (02) 537-7915 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-11pm Badatz eidah hachareidis Ryu 25 Emek Refaim (02) 561-1344 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-11pm Rabanut yerushalayim Mehadrin

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Pizza & Falafel
Hechsherim change from time to time. Check that the restaurant still has a reliable hechsher

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aMnons piZZa Malchei Yisroel 12 (02) 500-2555 Sun-Thurs: 8am-10:30pm, Fri: 8am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis angeL’s CafÉ Kanfei Nesharim 7 (02)652-4078 Sun-Thurs: 7am-7:30pm, Fri: 7:30am-3pm Cafe - Badatz Mehadrin yerushalayim Bakery store -Badatz eidah hachareidis Ben yaakoV piZZa Shmuel Hanavi 66 (02) 581-5319 Sun-Thurs: 9:30am-8pm, Fri: 9:30am-1pm Badatz eidah hachareidis CaRdo piZZa Hayehudim 124, Old City (02) 627-2321 Sun-Thurs: 9am-12am, Fri: 9am-3pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Belz CenteR 1 piZZa Center 1 (02) -538-1227 Sun-Thurs: 9am-11:30pm, Fri: 9am-1pm Rabbanut Mehadrin yerushalayim CLinton piZZa Yaakov Meir 11, Geulah (02) 538-5477 or 1-800-201-120 Sun-Thurs: 9am-10pm, Fri: 10am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis dR. piZZa Bar Ilan 31 (02) 532-5707 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-2am dairy - Badatz Mehadrin - harav Rubin

faLafeL uZi Yeshayahu 10, Geulah (02) 538-5571 Sun-Thurs: 9am-9pm, Fri: 9am-2pm dairy - Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin hoMe piZZa Tzefania 72, corner Bar Ilan (02) 537-1192 Sun-Thurs: 8am-12am Badatz eidah hachareidis

hoMe piZZa 10 Chasidei Karlin (02) 537-1192 Sun-Thurs: 8am-12am Badatz eidah hachareidis

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HECHSHERIM JeRusaLeM ii Chai Taib 48 (02) 654-0977 Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri: 10am-2pm Badatz Mehadrin - harav Rubin JeRusaLeM ii Malchei Yisroel 43, Geula (02) 538-2877 Hours: 8am- 1am Badatz agudas yisroel Ma’oZ faLafeL King George 19 (02) 625-7706 Sun-Thurs: 9am-11pm, Fri: 8am-3pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Belz oh Magash piZZa Kanfei Nesharim 68 (02) 654-0102 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-12am Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin piZZa BaR iLan Bar Ilan 6 (02) 538-8308 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-12am Badatz Mehadrin harav Rubin RESTAURANTS MENU

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piZZa City Golda Meir (02) 500-0332 Sun-Thurs: 12pm-2am, Fri: 12pm-3pm Rabbanut Mehadrin yerushalayim

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piZZa LaRy Kanfei Nesharim 66 (02) 654-0383 Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Belz piZZa RaMi 128 HaYehudim St. 128 Old City (02) 628-7410 Sun-Thurs: 9am-12am, Fri: 9am-4pm Milchig - Badatz Mehadrin yerushalayim piZZa ReChes Chazon Ish 30, Ramat Shlomo (02) 571-1320 Sun- Thurs: 11am - 11pm Badatz eidah hachareidis

piZZa saVyon Rachmilovitz 106, Pisgat Zev (02) 656-1270 Sun-Thurs: 12noon - 11pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Belz piZZa uRi Malchei Yisroel 6, Geulah (02) 537-0119 Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-10:30pm, Fri: 10am-3pm Badatz eidah hachareidis piZZa yeRushaLayiM Malchei Yisroel 43 (02) 538-2877 Sun-Thurs: 9am-11:30pm, Fri: 9am-3pm Badatz agudat yisroel (ing. eidah Chareidis)

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tReVi Uziel 94, Bayit V’gan (02) 641-3256 Sun-Thurs: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri: 12-2pm haRav noivert yaLeh BakeRy and piZZeRia Shamgar 16, Rav Shefa Mall (02) 538-0144 Sun-Thurs: 8am - 12am, Fri: 8am - 4pm Milchig and parve Badatz eidah hachareidis

JeRusaLeM ii Maor 8 (02) 999-9263 Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri: 11am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis

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pinat hasaBiaCh Nachal Kishon- next to Yaaleh Bakery (02) 999-9848 Sun-Thurs: 10am-10:30pm, Fri: 9am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis yaLeh Nachal Kishon 48 (02) 991-5918 Sun-Thurs: 7am-12p, Fri: 7am-3pm Badatz eidah hachareidis

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ChaLaV u’deVash Mercaz Sheinfeld, Reuven 11 (02) 991-9293 Sun-Thurs: 10am-9pm, Fri: 10am-3pm Badatz Machzikei hadas, Belz faLafeL BaR shaLoM Ribal 1 (02) 992-7171 Sun-Thurs: 10am-10pm Badatz eidah haChareidis faLafeL naki Maor 10 (02) 992-2525 Sun-Thurs: 10am-10pm, Fri: 10am-2pm Badatz eidah hachareidis

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Elis
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Sandwiches menu
Grilled Chicken Schnitzel Burger Lamb burger Cornedbeef/Pastrami Baby chicken Beef Hot dog Rib eye steak

Salad menu
Grilled Chicken Salad Schnitzel Salad Burger Salad Lamb burger Salad Cornedbeef/Pastrami Salad Baby chicken Salad Beef Hot dog Salad Rib eye steak Salad
*meal: sandwich with fries or onion rings and drink

Grilled chicken Schnitzel Burger Lamb burger Cornedbeef/Pastrami Baby chicken Beef Hot dog Rib eye steak

Asian menu
Sweet'n'Sour Chicken / Sesame Chicken Chicken Tempura / Chicken Stzoan / Stir fried chicken Main with 2 sides Main Side dish Eggroll

Cholent 1/2 liter / liter Cholent bowl/plate Kings cholent Kings cholent Platter Cholent kugel coleslaw Platter Cholent liver kugel Chopped liver Chala plate of Chumus/dips

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BAGEL SANDWICHES
TOPPINGS: fresh mushrooms, olives, onions, corn, tomato BREAD PRODUCTS: Calzone Garlic Bread Salty Pretzel Cheese Pretzel Potato Knish Focaccia 17 6 8 18 10 12

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FILLED ROLLS: 19 Bagguette/Bagel Omelet/avocado/yellow cheese/ tuna SALAD: Mixed salad of your choice PASTA: Tomato sauce/Cream sauce HOT CHIPS: 35 25 15

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Free delivery on orders above 50 shekel We accept Credit Cards Open: Sun.-Thurs. 10am-12 midnight motzei’sh-until the wee hours of the morning.

7 Paran Street, Shopping Center, Ramat Eshkol (02)581-5434
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POOLS
BReiChat yeRushaLyiM 18 emek Refaim, german Colony phone Men - Wednesday: Women - Monday: (02) 563-2092 6:00 pm-8:45 pm 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Beit tayLoR 23 Zangvil, kiryat hayovel phone (02) 631-0483 (02) 641-0483 6:00pm-8:45pm 8:15am-10:30am 45 NIS Adult free parking lot 24, 18 Men - Wednesday: Women price parking Buses

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price 55 NIS /Adult kartisiya (11 Entrances): 550NIS/Adult Buses 4, 18

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Beit sefeR La’iVRiM/BLind institute 8 degelReuven, kiryat Moshe Times in bold are for adults above 18 only prices: Men: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Women: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday phone: (02) 659-9515

39 NIS (Adult) 36 NIS (Child) 6:00am-7:30am, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, 7:30pm- 9:00pm, 10:00pm-11:00pm 7:30am-9:00am, 10:00pm- 11:00pm 6:00am-7:30am, 1pm-2pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm, 10:00pm-11:00pm 6:00am-7:30am, 11am-1pm, 10:00pm-11:00pm 7:30am-9:00am, 1pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm, 10:00pm-11:00pm 6:00am-7:30am, 12:00pm-2:30pm Times in bold are for adults above 18 only 7:30am-9:00am, 9:00am-10:00am, 9:00pm-10:00pm 6:00am-7:30am, 1pm-2pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm 7:30am-9:00am, 9:00am-10:00am, 9:00pm-10:00pm 7:30am-9:00am, 9:00am-11:00am, 1pm-2pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm 6:00am-7:30am, 4pm-6pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm 7:30am-9:00am, 9:00am-11:00am

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RECREATION Beit haChayaL 1 aluf david shaltiel (02) 624-4813 next to gan sacher and kraft stadium Women - Sun Tues, Thurs 10am-12pm Sun, Tues 9pm-11pm prices Click Card “kartisiya” Locker Rooms: 35 NIS adult, 25 NIS child 12 clicks for 350 NIS(Adult) Available JeRusaLeM foRest pooL phone Women - Sun-Thurs Sun, Tues, Wed Men - Mon, Thurs prices (02) 675-2911 7am-9am 1:30pm-6:00pm 6pm-8pm Adult 45 NIS

Buses 20, 13, 18 get off at Yad Vashem and then you can walk but its very far or take a cab from there to Yaar Yerushalyim, Mercaz Tzipori

neVe yaakoV 38a sderot, neve yaakov price Buses Men: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Motzei Shabbos Women: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 18 and above (02) 583-0597 45 NIS Adult 45, 25 7:30am-9:15am 9:00pm-11:00pm 7:30am-9:15am 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:30am-9:15am 10:00am-11:30am 9:00pm-11:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:30am-10:00am 7:15pm 9:15pm 7:30am-10:00am 2:00pm-3:30pm 9:00pm-11:00pm

BASKETBALL COURTS:
gan hapaaMon- basketball courts, playground, green grassy area. Nice for exercise and picnics/ barbeques. Around the corner from the Inbal hotel on the way to Emek Refaim. gan saCheR (soCCeR)- very large park a short walk from the Tachanah Merkazit. Large park with nice playgrounds, basketball courts, large fields for other sports and nice picnic areas. During busy times the park gets very full. Phone: (02)629-6666

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RECREATION shdeRot BaR-LeV spoRts faCiLity- At the end of Rechov Machal if you cross “Kvish Mispar Echad” otherwise known as Shderot Chayim Bar-Lev there is a soccer field / basketball court. Check it out before you plan a pickup game there. gan kuRt- On Chizkiyahu Hamelech St. between Katamon and San Simon there is a large park called Kurt Park with a basketball court. MusRaRa - There is a park with a basketball court in Musrara (otherwise known as Morasha). I believe it is off HaAyin Het Street. Near Gan Hatsanhanim. This is between Beis Yisroel and the Old City. MaaLot daphna - On Karl Neter St. between Shimon Hatzadik and Shderot Levi Eshkol (closer to Shimon Hatzadik) there is a public school with an open basketball court. gan ChaMisha assaR - in Ramat Eshkol has an outdoor basketball court which is sometimes used for soccer so be prepared. yeshiVas ChofetZ ChaiM - has an outdoor court which belongs to the Yeshiva so the Bochurim have first dibs on the court.

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TENNIS COURTS:
MeRCaZ hatennis - near Malcha Mall on 1 Almaliach St. is the Jerusalem Tennis Center. Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. Fri- 7:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Phone: (02) 679-1866 tennis CenteR haR hatZofiM - Lerner Family Indoor Sport Complex on the Hebrew U. campus. Entrance across from the Hyatt Hotel. hours: sun.-thurs. 7:00 am - 10:00 pm phone: (02) 588-2796 (call to reserve) Cel: 054-489-8840 fri.- 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

gan saCheR - Amongst the other facilities that Gan Sacher has, are Tennis Courts. giVat RaM heBReW u. - In Givat Ram near Kiryat Hamemshala and the Science Center. On Derech Brodestky. phone: (02) 658-4287

BICYCLES:
Rent-a-Bike - Bicycles Bar Ami offers bicycles for rent at very reasonable prices. They are located at 4 Meah Shearim Street. Their number is (02)538-3399. You can also purchase a bicycle from them for the year and they will buy it back from you at the end of the year.

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NICE PARKS AROUND JERUSALEM & ISRAEL
IN JERUSALEM
Jerusalem hosts some of the finest parks this side of the Atlantic. Looking for a place to play a pick-up game of Ultimate or to make a mangal (Bar-b-que) or just to ride the twirly slides to remind you of old times? Some of the parks have basketball courts, some have green grassy areas, some have fun slides, and others have great picnic areas, but they all have fresh Israel air and Kedushas Eretz Yisroel. The following is a list of parks in Jerusalem and its environs. Feel free to get out and just go to the park. It’s a great excursion and it’s free, and unlike going out to eat, it won’t add pounds to your waist. gan saCheR - Gan Sacher is one of the largest parks in Jerusalem and a popular place for a family BBQ. The park has playgrounds, bike paths and large open fields. There are also a few full size basketball courts where you can find a pick-up game at many times during your off-time. The city has recently added an area to the park with exercise equipment so you can work out without having to spend money on going to the gym. (Three minute walk from the Tachana Merkazit) BotaniCaL gaRdens - Gan Havradim beautiful botanical gardens in the center of Jerusalem. Located near Hebrew University in Givat Ram. Great for picnics. gan san siMon - Gan San Simon on Chizkiyahu Hamelech Street, is a large park between Katamon and San Simon. This park has a playground, large open grassy areas, a short bike/ walking path, and a full size basketball court. MonsteR sLide paRk - Monster Slide Park on Rechov Chile in Kiryat Yovel is a great park to take your chessed kids to. There is a huge monster sculpture whose three tongues function as slides. There is also a large grassy area where you can arrange a picnic lunch. gan hapaaMon - Corner of Jabotinsky and Keren Hayesod - Also known as Liberty Bell Park, this park has great outdoor basketball courts, a small hockey rink, a large playground area and lots of shady grassy spots for a BBQ. Just go straight down King George which becomes Keren Hayesod. The park is right behind the gas station. paRk giLo: tZViya V’yitZChak stReet, giLo - This beautiful Keren Kayemet L’Israel park is a forest on a hilltop overlooking Jerusalem. It contains a large children’s playground and climbing frame, toddler play area, Basketball Court, Trails, Picnic Areas, Adult Exercise Equipment, and stroller paths. There are no bathrooms or places to buy food or drink at the park so come prepared. You can get there by taking Buses: 31, 32, 71, 72. gan ChaMisha assaR - A nice park with rolling grass and beautiful vistas. Great for barbeques and kumsits’. On the north-east end of Ramat Eshkol. Entrance right off of Ramat Hagolan. yaaR yeRushaLayiM - The Yerushalayim Forest-great picnic grounds and good place to relax. Entrance from behind Angels on Kanfei Nesharim.

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OUTSIDE YERUSHALAYIM
ganei yehoshua - Large park with beautiful rolling green grass and a lake where you can rent row boats and paddle boats located in Ramat Gan paRk Modiin - Park Anava or as it is popularly known “Park Modiin” is the central park in the city of Modiin.The park is located near the central square on Shderot Chashmonaim (not far from the mall). It has wide open grassy areas and a large play area for children (or those young at heart). There is also a small man made pond with boats and kayaks etc. to rent for fun. They also have a refreshment stand next to the pond. The park is open every day all day (except of course for the boat rentals which is open 10:00am10:00pm for more details call 054-6867614) paRk Ranaana - Park Ranaana is one of the biggest parks in northern Israel. Located just outside the actual city it serves the community in many ways. They have big open grassy areas, 2 giant play areas for the kids, a big man-made lake with boats. They also have a mini-Zoo with over 100 animals including monkeys, sheep, hamsters, birds etc. The inner part of the Zoo (birds, hamsters) is open for 1 hour in the morning 11:00 -12:00am and one hour in the evening 5:00 - 6:00 pm, but the outer part (monkeys, sheep, and gofers) is open all day. There is a separate section for making barbeques. The park is free except for weekends (and maybe vacation days). The address for the park is Derech Yerushalayim 7. For information call (09)771-3275 paRk kfaR saBa - Here is another wonderful place to spend an afternoon during bein hazmanim. Located in eastern Kfar Saba this park has many open areas with lots of shade. There are a few places for kids to play and a man-made lake (leave your scuba gear a home – no entering). The park has a big roller hockey rink (for those in Israel who know what “roller” and “hockey” are).Located in the park is a look-out point and a bush-maze. At night the area is lit up with many light designs. The park is open from 6:30am -11:00pm.

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Jew-do-ku
Su-do-ku is a popular number game. In each game there are nine squares each with nine subsquares inside. Each sub-square must be filled with each number from 1-9. However two of the same digit may not lie on the same vertical or horizontal line in the larger square. It sounds pretty easy but the games can get very difficult. We have added a small twist where instead of using numbers 1-9 we have used the letters of the alef-beis ‫ א-ט‬Thanks Yitzy

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‫ב‬ ‫ח‬ ‫ג‬ ‫ב ט‬

‫א‬

‫ד‬ ‫ו‬

‫ב‬ ‫ד‬

‫ה א ח‬ ‫ו‬ ‫ט ה‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ח‬ ‫ז‬

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‫ב‬ ‫ו‬ ‫ט‬

‫א ד‬ ‫ב‬ ‫א‬ ‫ו‬

‫טח‬ ‫ו‬

‫ח‬ ‫א‬ ‫ג ו‬ ‫ח ז‬

‫ה‬ ‫ח‬ ‫ד‬

‫ה‬ ‫ב א‬

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Who Knows 969?
By: y.p. Wally
The following game is a list of Jewish, not so commonly used numbers. All the numbers refer to something Jewish. Some are from tanach and some from Yomim Tovim etc. the letters stand for the meanings behind the numbers. For example “39 = A.M. that are F. on S” (39 = Avos Melachos that are Forbidden on Shabbos) 50 = Y. in a Y. (50 = Years in a Yovel) etc. In order to figure these out you’ll need to think outside the box. Some are easier than others. If there are any answers you can’t figure out, text us at (054)STU-DENT or send an email to us at YeshivaSemGuide@gmail.com and we’ll send you the answers.

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1 12 = M. in a Y. 13 in a L.Y. when there are 2 A.’s 2 4 = C. of W. on P. (#5 = E.’s) 3 7 & 7 = Y. of P. followed by Y. of F. 4 50, 45,40,30,20,10 = R.P. lacking in S. 5 2 = W.Y. got from 1 F.I.L. 6. 5 = S. that D. collected to F.G. 7 15 of A = P. in a W.C. 8 7 = H. on S.T. 10 969 = A. of M. on his last B. 11 13 = R.’s P. of F. 12 3 and 6 = Y. to give M.A. 13 14 = B. of M.T. 14 4 = M. on S. (3 in one H. and 1 in the other) 15 19 = B. in S.E. 16 44 = C. on C. including every S. 17 6 = C. of R. 3 on E. of J. and 3 on W. of J.

18 7 = B. at a 7 B. 19 1000 = P. S. killed with the J. of a D. 20 5 = S.E. of Y.K 21 12 = S.S. to the L. of I. (2G., 10B.) 22 23 = J. on a B.D. needed to J. a M.C. 23 3 = T. on S.C. when its R.C.T. 24 7 = N. of Y. (M.’s F.I.L.) 25 2 =F. you must G. in a M.M. 26 100 = A. of A.A. at Y.’s B. 27 40 = Y. D. was K. 7 in C. 33 in J. 28 1/7 = D. of Y. that M.M. 29 300 = F. that S. tied into P. to B. the F. 30 2 = E. on the S. that E. used to kill E. 31 8 = C. you L. on the last N. of C. 32 28 = Y between each B.H. 9 60 = M. in S. (62 if you count B.K.
B.M. and B.B. seperately)

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Games to Play on Trips/Tiyulim
I’m old enough to remember family trips where there were no IPods and my siblings and I would ask, “Are we there yet?” over and over and over. I remember my mother trying to come up with new and innovative games for us to play. Aside from helping the time pass the games usually helped us bond. The games we played in our car on those long family trips became “our games” and we would play them whenever we got in the car no matter how long the trip. Today, many years have passed and I no longer go on long road trips with my family, but when we get together and reminisce about old times inevitably the car games come up and we bond once again. I sometimes wonder if the kids today who each watch their own IPods or listen to their own mp3’s during family trips will have that same opportunity I had to bond. Just in case you want to take advantage of the time you spend together on long trips and tiyulim with your friends, below are some games that you can play on your trips. The list is not exhaustive and you probably can think of many other games and even games that you played with your family while you were growing up. Many of the games can even be played off the road in the comfort of your own home and can help you build bonds with friends that could last a lifetime. You can even use many of these games at Shabbos tables to keep the table entertaining.

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I SPY – One person picks an object and says, “I spy with my little eyes the
color… (the color of the object.) the other players pick try to guess the object based on asking Yes and no questions. Variation. “I spy something that begins with the letter.” This can be more complicated since you can call things by many different names.

CAR BINGO – One person should make a bingo board of 5x5 and write
in each box the name of a different car. (ex. Pickup truck, Station Wagon, Ambulance, Tractor, Double Truck) make a few different boards so the order of cars is different on each board. Then, as you sight the vehicle, mark off the box with that vehicle. First one to get a whole row, column, diagonal wins.

SCAVENGER HUNT - Scavenger hunts take time to prepare but they
are tons of fun. Any good scavenger hunt will need someone to go ahead to the place where the scavenger hunt will take place and prepare the clues for the game.

FIND THE ALEPH-BEIS

on signs as you pass them – this is a game that you can play together. Find the letters of the Aleph-Beis in order on signs along the route of your tiyul.

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20 QUESTIONS (Name that tanach figure) – One person thinks of a
figure in tanach. The other participants try to guess the person based on asking Yes/No questions (ex. Is it a man? Is he before Matan Torah? etc.) you can add rules such as; questions must be asked in an orderly fashion, if you guess the name of someone and you are wrong you are out etc..) People love this game and you can use it at Shabbos tables when you go away.

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I TRAVELED THROUGH TIME – First person begins “I traveled through time and met…”(name a person In tanach whose name begins with an Alef (ex. ‫א‬vraham,) the next player says “I traveled through time and met (repeats the name that was stated previously and adds a name that begins with beis ex. ‫ב‬aruch ben neriah etc…
Variations: can be played with names of places objects etc..

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GETTING BOARD GAMES – Bring travel games with you on
your trips.

WORD CHAIN GAME - Start with a two word phrase and each consecutive person has to take the second word of the phrase and use it to begin a new phrase and so on. (Ex. First person says “Phone Call” The next person begins with “call” and might say “Call Out” and so on) GEOGRAPHY - First person names a place, including a city, state, country, etc. and the next person uses the final letter of that place as the beginning of the name of the next place. (ex. First person says “Yerushalayim”. The next person begins with “M” and might say Mississippi” and so on). The same game can be played with names of people from Tanach (you’d be surprised how many you know). GOTCHA - This game can be played on two-day trips or shabbatonim. One person who isn’t playing makes a list of participant names and words (ex. Chaim Shlusserhoffer, Hippopotamus) Each Name/word is written on a separate card and distributed to each of the players. The player must try to get the person named on the card to say the word on the card. When s/he is successful s/he calls Gotcha and takes that participants card and tries to get the person on the new card to say the word on the new card. The person with the most cards at the end is the winner. Rules can be made as to what you are allowed to use to get the other person to say the word and what counts as saying the word (i.e. if the player said a form of the word etc..)
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Test Your Basic Jewish Knowledge
(please don’t play this in the bathroom)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. a. b. c. d. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. a. b. c. d. 22. When do we layn each of the five Megilas? Name the seven species that Eretz Yisroel is known for? Name five Jewish Kings? Name four of the fifteen Shoftim? Name the five grains? Name the Aseres Hadibros? What do the following fast days commemorate Tzom Gedaliah Asarah B’teves Shiva Asar B’tamuz Yom Kippur Name “The Four Parshios” and when we layn them? Name the twelve months of the Jewish year in order? List the following rabbis in order in which they lived, The Steipler Gaon, The Vilna Gaon, Rav Saddya Gaon? Who established each of the Brachos in Bentching? What was created on each of the seven days of creation? Name ten of the thirty-nine melachos of Shabbos? Name the four people who never sinned? What do Ben Zoma, Rabbi Akiva, Ben Azai, and Elisha Ben Avuyah have in common What do Eliyahu, Pinchas, and Charvonah have in common? Name the 12 Shevatim in order that they were born? Who compiled the Mishnah/Gemara? Name the Twenty-four books of the Tanach? Name twenty of the sixty Mesechtas in Shas? Who wrote the following Sefarim Mishneh Torah Mesilas Yesharim Shulchan Aruch Pnei Yehoshua What are the seven mitzvos Bnei Noach?

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How to Speak Yeshivish
yeshivish-y�-sh�-vish n - A language derived from English, Hebrew, Yiddish and
“BORED” GAMES Aramaic. Crafted in American yeshivos and spoken primarily as a vernacular by Orthodox male students in American yeshivos in and outside of America. Valued for its preciseness as its vocabulary is gleaned from the most befitting word in each of the four languages, it provides a much broader and more specific lexicon. In other words Yeshivish is the shprach of buchrim from Americanisher Yeshivos which is geshmak because it’s always punkt what you wanna say. We’ve compiled a list of commonly used Yeshivish words. Using the words does not necessarily make you more frum but it will make you sound more Yeshivish. Yeshivish guys out there might ask, “Why do we need such a list since the words are poshut”. Well it might interest you to know that there lots of people out there who don’t understand a word you say. Ein Hochi Nami- ‫ אין הכי נמי‬It’s true/another way to say you’re right; “Ein hochi nami, anyone can daven Kabbolas Shabbos but Yanki does it the best.” Epis- ‫ עפיס‬A little bit, any kind of; “The host asked if he had…. epis a vort. He replied “Ya I have epis tsu zogn” Farkert- ‫ פארקערט‬Quite the Contrary; “No! ַ not like that... I’m saying Farkert.” Farshtey- ‫ פארשטיי‬To understand; “I sat in the Roshesheevas shiur for two months and didn’t farshtey a single word.” Often pronounced fah-shtey Fest(eh)- (‫ פעסט)ע‬Very good; “His wife makes a feste chulent.” Geoinis- ‫ גאוניס‬Wisdom; “From the chaburahs he gives, you can chop a glimpse of his geoinis.” Geshikt- ‫- געשיקט‬Handy; “He’s a geshikta guy. He could fix that in a second” Geshmak- ‫ געשמאק‬Delightful; “I love going ַ to rebbe’s house for Shabbos, the food is always so geshmak.” Gevaldig- ‫ געוואלדיג‬Extraordinary; “Engaged ַ to the Roshesheevas daughter?…Gevaldig!”

ADERABA- ‫ אדרבא‬Interj. To the contrary; By all means; “Do I like Sushi…?! Aderaba it’s my favorite food.” similar to farkert Ain fal- ‫ אײַנפאל‬N. An ingenious idea, ַ Inspiration; “Yoili puts beer in his cholent... what an ain fal!” Yiddish for fall in, meaning a great idea that fell into your head... you know like the lightbulb kind: Akitzur- ‫ אקיצור‬Adv. In short, In summary; ַ “Akitzur, if you think we shouldn’t continue learning together I’ll find someone else.” Also Bekitzur. Al Kol Ponim- ‫ על כל פנים‬In any case; Often pronounced “akupoonim”; “Akupoonim, I’m going back to America for pesach so I might as well leave on Rosh Choidesh” Ba-vust- ‫ באוואוסט‬Adj. Well known, ַ Famous; “It’s bavust that Lipa is the king of Modern Chassidic music.” Chashuv- ‫ חשוב‬Adj. Noteworthy, Important; “He’s truly very chashuv… everywhere he goes people want to give him sholem.” Chiddish- ‫ חידוש‬N. A new understanding, A Talmudic revelation; “Yesterday I thought of such a chiddish that I’m sure you never heard of it in your life.”

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RECREATION Gor shver- ‫“ גאר שווער‬Gor” very “Shver” ָ Difficult; “It’s gor shver to get an appointment with the Rebbeh, but my cousin knows his gabbai.” Gradeh- ‫ גראדע‬As a matter of fact; “Gradeh, ַ the guy who took my davening jacket is the guy who’s always giving everybody else mussar.” Hokkin- ‫ האקין‬Ask incessantly, talking ַ about the news; “I wanted to learn but my chavrusa was too busy hokkin about last nights mach’ah in Kikar Shabbos.” the atest hok: Ken Zein- ‫ קיין זיין‬It’s possible; “Ken Zein I’m going to Bnei Brak for Shabbos, if you wanna come.” Lechoirah- ‫ לכאורה‬Seemingly; “Lechoirah if he’s asking you for money, you could use mayser gelt.” Mimeila- ‫ ממילא‬Automatically; “Just go to Eretz Yisroel for a year and mimeila you’ll shtark out.” (major misconception) Mima-naf-shach- ‫ ממה נפשך‬Either Way; scene at restaurant when your roommates mother takes out the chevra for dinner “Monafshach she’s paying for it, I might as well order the groyse feste steak. And besides how often do I go to a restaurant anyway.” Also pronounced Monafshach. Mistomah- ‫ מסתמא‬Most likely; “Mistomah if I buy two bowls of chulent i’ll get a better price.” Poshut- ‫ פשוט‬Simple; “It’s so poshut even I understood it.” Punkt- ‫ פונקט‬Exactly; “That’s not punkt what I’m saying, but you got the gist of it.” Shpitz- ‫ שפיץ‬Top of the line, Sharp; “The Rov always buys a shpitz esrog.” Shprach- ‫ שפראך‬Mode of speech; “Our math ַ teacher could never understand us cause he didn’t farshtey yeshivishe shprach.” Shteig- ‫ שטײַג‬To work your way up; “Ever since he joined the Vaad Chizuk he really started to shteig.” Takeh- ‫ טאקע‬In actuality; “I know it sounds ַ funny but the cholent is takeh more geshmak on Tuesday.” Uber- ‫ אובער‬but, however: “I want to learn uber my chavrusah’s still shlufin’”

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fill in your name, school and phone number and bring this slip to the feldheim superstore. NAME................................. ............................................ SCHOOL ............................ PHONE............................... CONTEST Fill in the name of the store whose name includes each of the letters
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The Manny’s Ohr Hachaim Signs of Geula Contest
Ever store has its unique store logo. As you stroll From Geula (on Malchei Yisroel) down Meah Shearim (until Manny’s) you will notice many unique store names. The letters below were taken from different store signs in Geula/Meah Sheraim. On the answer sheet write the names of the stores whose names contain each of the letters. When you have completed cut off your answer sheet on the dotted lines and bring your answer sheet to Manny’s Ohr Hachaim to be entered in a chance to win 700 Shekel Worth of Seforim from Manny’s Ohr Hachaim Drawing will take place on Friday January 27, 2012

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“Pre Contest” Contest enter before succos and you will be entered into an extra drawing of 180 shekel worth of seforim.

CONTEST

All stores are on the main street from the top of Geula until Manny’s Ohr Hachaim. If you cant find 1 or 2 your entry will still be accepted.

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Kvorim
Eretz Yisroel is the burial site of some of the holiest people in our illustrious history. During your stay here you should set aside some time to visit some of these mekomos hakedoshim.. Most Kvorim can only be gotten to with special tours or with private transportation. Your Yeshiva/ Seminary might take you to some of the more famous ones. Many tours advertise on signs in the center of the city. Hoffman tours and Artzeinu tours are two of the tour companies who arrange trips in English to many of the mekomos hakedoshim. Here is a short list of some of the more famous kvorim.

AMUKA
To Get There : Take the 982 to Tzfat from the Central Bus Station , next take a Taxi to Amuka - it is about a ten min. drive from Tzfat and you should be able to get a flat rate. A normal price is approximately 60 N.I.S. for one way and 130 round trip including a 20 minute wait to allow you time to daven.

YONASAN BEN UZIEL
It has become accepted to visit this Tanna’s kever as a segulah for a shidduch. Some say that the reason is that he never got married. Therefore he promised to help anyone who comes to his kever, with finding a shidduch. Rav Yonason ben Uziel is most commonly known for his translation of Torah & Neviim into Aramaic. Today, it is common to visit the kever on Rosh Chodesh and on his yahrtzeit, the 26th of Sivan. However, it is not strange to find the site busy on any day of the year.

TEVERIA
Teveria has one of the largest concentrations of kvorim outside of Yerushalayim and Tzfas. To Get There: Take the 962 from the Central Bus Station to Teveria. The various kevorim are scattered throughout the city.

R’ AKIVA
R’ Akiva started his spiritual growth at the age of 40. (That gives everyone of us hope. All it takes is the will to grow.) He passed by a rock that had been penetrated by water from dripping over many years. He said to himself- If water can penetrate a rock how much more so Torah can penetrate a human. So, with his wifes encouragement he went to learn for 24 years. All the Torah Shb’aal Peh that we have comes from R’ Akiva and his talmidim! He was also one of the asarah harugei malchus. The Maharal says that Lag B’omer is really R’ Akivas yartzheit, but R’ Shimon bar Yochai was his leading Talmid so we visit Meron on Lag B’omer.

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ROCHEL R’ AKIVA’S WIFE
When they first met, R’ Akiva was not the accomplished scholar that we know him as. Rochel’s father Kalba Savua, a rich man made a neder that if she married him that they would have no share in his property. During the first years of their marriage they were so poor that they had to sleep on straw in their bare hut. Hashem sent Eliyahu Hanavi disguised as a beggar to ask for some straw so they would think there were more destitute people out there. Rochel was instrumental in making R’ Akiva decide to go and learn. She convinced him that even at his advanced age people would get used to his attendance in school to learn the basics in Torah. After spending 24 years away from home he returned a Talmid Chacham with thousands of students. When she came out to greet him R’ Akiva told his students to stand aside for her and he said, “What is mine and what is yours, is hers”. To show his appreciation, R’ Akiva bought his wife an “Ir shel Zahav”, which was a very special piece of jewelry that only notables wore.

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R’ MEIR BA’AL HANESS
R’ Meir Ba’al Haness is called so because of his familiarity with miracles. He was a Talmid of R’Akiva, also known as R’ Meir. According to Chazal, R’ Meir was a descendant of the Roman Emperor Nero who had converted to Judaism. His wife Bruriah is one of the few women cited in the Gemara. Although he died outside of Eretz Yisroel he asked to be buried here.

RAMBAM
R’ Moshe ben Maimon was one of the greatest Halachic authorities since the time of Moshe Rabbeinu. His magnum opus, the Yad Hachazaka, is studied closely to this day (for you Briskers out there). The story goes that he died in Egypt and his coffin was put on a camel. The camel traveled day and night until it reached Teveria. The camel stopped and those following it realized that this is where the Rambam wanted to be buried.

R’ MOSHE CHAIM LUZATO
The Ramchal, as he is widely known, is most famously known for writing the Mesilas Yesharim, Derech Hashem, and Da’as Tevunos. He was also a famous mekubal who lived in Europe. He moved later in his short life (he was niftar at the age of 40) to Acco. The Vilna Gaon is quoted as having said that if he had lived in the Ramchal’s times he would have walked barefoot to go to learn torah by him!

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TZFAT
Tzfat is full of amazing sites from the Arizals mikvah to the ancient shuls and kvorim in the area. You have to spend at least a couple of days there just to get it all in. Try to ignore all the modern background noise though, it could get pretty distracting. There are so many kvorim there it’s hard to take it all in at once. Here are some of the kvorim you can visit: To Get There: Take the 982, it can be picked up by Shmuel Hannavi and Bar-Ilan , along Bar-Ilan, and at the Central Bus Station

NACHUM ISH GAMZU
was a tanna and the rebbe of Rabbi Akiva. He was always noted to say “Gam Zu Letovah” (everything is for the best) One who has a difficult time finding the good in the acts of Hash-m has very much what to gain by learning from this tanna.

OTHER IMPORTANT KVORIM IN TZFAT
R’ Dosa ben Horkunos – A tanna R’ Chutzpis Hamiturgaman- one of the Asarah Harugei Malchus Yehoyada Hacohen- From the times of David and Shlomo The Alshich-author of a commentary on Tanach, talmid of the Arizal Chana and her seven sons The Arizal- the father of all modern Kaballah, and giant in torah. R’ Yosef Kairo- the author of the Shulchan Aruch R’ Moshe Kordeviro- talmid of R’ Yosef Kairo author of Tomar Devorah R’ Shlomo Alkabetz- author of Lecha Dodi Hoshea Hanavi

MEIRON
To Get There: The 982 (see Tsfat) stops at the entrance to Meiron

R’ SHIMON BAR YOCHAI
R’ Shimon was one of R’ Akivas talmidim after he restarted teaching torah. He is most famous for having authored the Zohar. If you think of fire when his name is mentioned then you should not be surprised to know that the most visited kever in Eretz Yisroel is most famous for the pilgrimage that happens on Lag B’omer. Thousands of Jews from all walks of life travel to visit R’ Shimons’ kever on the Lag Baomer which according to many is the day of his yahrtzeit.

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R’ ELAZAR BEN R’ SHIMON
R’ Elazar was R’ Shimon’s chavrusa for the 13 years spent in the cave learning torah. According to some he is also known as R’ Elazar Hakalir the famous author of many piyutim we say all year round.

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HILLEL HAZAKEIN
It is said that he is buried here with his wife and some of his talmidim!

R’ YOCHANAN HASANDLER
talmid of R’ Akiva

SHAMAI HAZAKEIN
It’s amazing that Hillel and Shamai are buried next to each other, but it’s also amazing that each is buried with his talmidim. As if to say that Beis Hillel and Beis Shamai died like they lived.

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HAIFA
To Get There: Take the 947 (platform 18) to Haifa.

RAMBAN
R’ Moishe ben Nachman was one of the greatest Rishonim we know. They say that when he learned torah, a fire burned around him. This burial spot though is not agreed upon by all.

CHEVRON
To Get There: Take bus no. 160 from the Central Bus Station This city has a rich history in regards to kvorim. The first “Jewish” kever, Me’Aras Ha’Machpeila, is a special place to visit. It’s not just another “site” it’s a special mokom tefilah and should be treated as such. So don’t waste your time snapping pictures. The building above the cave is said to have been built by Hordus during the times of the second Beis Hamikdash. Most of the cave is open to Jews to visit, however there are some parts closed off due to the strong arab presence there. There are special days during the year where the entire cave is open around parshas Chayei Sara in which Avraham Avinu bought the cave from Efron Hachiti so time your visit well.

THERE ARE ALSO SOME OTHER FAMOUS KVORIM IN CHEVRON
Ruth Yishai Usniel ben Kenaz The Ramban (according to some)

BEIT LECHEM
To Get There: There are special and egged buses. Egged – 163 – starts at the Central Bus Station and goes down Malchei Yisroel and Meah Shearim.

KEVER ROCHEL
kever Rochel is said to be one of the foremost mekomos hatefilah. Tefillah is the direct line to the Reboneh Shel Olam and here at Rachel Imeinu’s kever is your chance to speak to Him. Hours: Sun.-Wed. 12:30am-10:30pm Thursday open 24 hours The Kever closes 3 hours before Shabbos until 1 hour after Shabbos Alternatively there is an organization called Mosdos Kever Rochel. As the name implies, they provide services connected to Kever Rochel. They provide a service where you can call their hotline at 1-800-800863 and leave names to have them daven for at Kever Rochel. They also provide a bus for a minimal

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fee of 10 Shekel per person round trip. The buses begin their pickups Sun-Thurs 2:45pm 6:45pm 8:45pm from Rechov Panim Meirot in Matterdorf and stop at all Egged bus stops on the following streets: Sorotzkin, Ezras Torah, Givat Moshe, Shmuel Hanavi, Shivtei Yisroel to the bottom of Meah Shearim and then continues directly to Kever Rochel. The bus waits at Kever Rochel for approximately 30 minutes and returns to Yerushalayim in the opposite route. On Thursday Night there is an additional bus that begins at 10:45pm and passes by the Dung Gate outside the Kotel before going to Kever Rochel. During other times of the year buses are added to allow for more visitors to the Kever. You can call 1-800-800863 or (02)580-0863 anytime to find out more information. www.KeverRachel.com PLACES TO GO

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tZidkiyahus (Zedekiahs) CaVe Zedekiah’s Cave – also known as Solomon’s Quarries – is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) underground limestone quarry that runs the length of five city blocks under the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was carved over a period of several thousand years and is a remnant of the biggest quarry in Jerusalem, having once stretched all the way from Jeremiah’s Grotto to the walls of the Old City. The entrance to Zedekiah’s Cave is just beneath the Old City wall, 150 meters east (left) of Shaar Shechem hours: 9am to 5pm entrance fee: 10 NIS Visits may be self-guided or part of an organized tour of the Old City. the JeRusaLeM aRChaeoLogiCaL paRk (the daVidson CenteR) This is an exhibit of archaeological finds inside the area of Har Habayis. With interesting virtual models of what the Beis Hamikdash looked like (sans the Korbonos). hours: Sun. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. -2:00p.m. entrance fees: Adult 30 NIS Child 16 NIS WohL aRChaeoLogiCaL MuseuM and BuRnt house Located under Yeshivat Hakotel in the Jewish Quarter, the Wohl Archaeological Museum contains remains of Jewish dwellings from the era of Herod (Hurdus) the Great (37-4 BC). the museum is located at: 1 Hakara’im St., Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel (02) 628-3448 sun.-thurs: 9-4:30, fri. and Jewish holiday eves: 9:30-12:30. Combined ticket with Burnt House NIS 19 ($4.75); Herodian Quarter only NIS 15 ($3.75). Photos are Prohibited. ChuRVa shuL This shul in the middle of the Rova Hayahudi (the Jewish Quarter) was first built in 1700 by Rav Yehuda Hachasid. It was subsequently destroyed by arabs some twenty years later. When the Talmidim of the Gr”a came to Eretz Yisroel in 1864 they rebuilt the shul to its former glory. The shul was again reduced in 1948 by arab hulligans and lay in ruin for over a half of a century until the rebuilding plans began and the shul was rebuilt and rededicated on March 15th 2010. The shul is used regularly for learning and tefillah and visitors are welcome to enter and to learn inside. A good time to plan a visit is Rosh Chodesh Shacharis. They have a very nice Davening, whichever Rosh Chodesh/Yom Tov it is. Tourists are requested to stand towards the back and may take pictures. iR daVid - touRs of BiBLiCaL JeRusaLeM Follow in the footsteps of the Kings and Prophets. Explore the subterranean passageways that aided the city’s conquerors. Descend to the hidden spring where kings were crowned and take a flashlight tour following the water flowing from Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Join this captivating and mysterious trek among the ancient shafts, walls and fortifications in the City of David, where Jerusalem was born. The tour includes entrance to the innovative three-dimensional movie at the City of David! for more information call *6033 * Prior registration for tours is advised as space is limited.

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MigdaL daVid The Tower of David Museum is located near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. general information: tel: (02) 6265333 24 hour information line:(02) 6265310 Museum opening hours: september - June: Sunday to Thursday 10:00-16:00 Guided tours of the permanent exhibition – for individuals english: Sundays to Thursdays at 11:00 (in July and August also on Fridays at 11:00) Tours are included in admission fee. the teMpLe institute (Machon hamikdash) koseL haMaaRaVi All the tefillos from all over the world come here and go straight up to heaven. Need I say more. Go here as often as you can, providing you can daven with kavanah while you’re here. the koteL tunneLs touRs During a fascinating tour of the Western Wall Tunnels – Hidden layers of the Wall are revealed underground. They tell the story of ancient Jerusalem and of generations of longing for it. hours: Sunday – Thursday: 7am – evening (depending on reservations). fridays and on the eve of festivals: 7am – 12pm On Chol Ha’moed the site is open as usual (with a reservation and payment). Visitation of the site is only through guided tours which must be ordered in advance. Tours are given in English and in Hebrew. It is recommended that you book two months in advance. to request a tour call the tunnel tours hotline *5958 between 8:30am – 5:00pm The Machon Hamikdash is a very educational place to visit. Started in 1987 they have dedicated themselves to bringing to life all the different aspects of the Beis Hamikdash. Their goal is to bring awareness to all of us the central role that the Beis Hamikdash is supposed to play in our lives and what we can do to prepare for the building of the Third Beis Hamikdash. hours: sun. -thurs 9:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m. fri. 9:00-12:00 (last entrance 1 hr. before closing) entrance fee – Adult 25 NIS Child(up to 18) 20 Guided tours also available for a fee. 19 Misgav Ladach Street Jewish Quarter, Old City. Reservations are recommended tel: (02) 626-4545 (Old City) Tel: (02) 624-2566 (International Dept.) samara@templeinstitute.org the oLd yishuV CouRt MuseuM The museum is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem in a 16th -century building. It displays the story of the Jewish community from the periods under the fouR sephaRdiC shuLs These shuls were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. They started off as separate shuls but where connected with the building of the fourth shul (The Emtzai Shul). The earliest was the Eliyahu Hanavi shul followed by the Yochanan Ben Zakkai Shul, the Istanbuli shul, and finally in the 18th century the Emtzai Shul. In 1967 they were all restored after heavy damage and looting (in 1948) in 1967 after the six day war. hours: Sun. -Thurs. 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Fri. 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. entrance fees adult: 10 nis Child 7 nis PLACES TO GO

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PLACES TO GO Ottoman rule, through the final days of the British Mandate ended in 1948. Also on the grounds are the Shuls of the Arizal and the Ohr Hachaim. hours: sun – thurs. 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. fri. 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. entrance fee – Adults -18 NIS Child -8 NIS phone: (02) 628-4636 address: 6 Or Hayim Street Old City, Jewish Quarter. number is (02)538-3399. You can also purchase a bicycle from them for the year and they will buy it back from you at the end of the year. BiBLiCaL Zoo One of the highlights of Yerushalayim is its famous “Biblical” zoo, also known by its official name The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens. Aside from the many animals from all over the world the zoo also has very large grassy areas for to relax and picnic on. Before you enter the zoo make sure to get a listing of when they feed each animal as well as a map of the zoo. Throughout the year they also have shows of different animals and other nature exhibits. Buses: 19 or 26 yad VasheM Rent-a-Bike Rent-A-Bike Bicycles Bar Ami offers bicycles for rent at very reasonable prices. They are located at 4 Meah Shearim Street. their Yad Vashem leaves a powerful impression on your heart and soul. So be prepared mentally and emotionally. It is a Holocaust museum that presents the holocaust from a secular

AROUND JERUSALEM
JeRusaLeM BotaniCaL gaRdens sun- thurs: 8:00 am to Sunset friday: 8:00 am- 2:00 pm Tours take places on Tuesday afternoons entrance: Adults 28 shekel - Students: 18 shekel information: (02)679-4012 Buses: 17, 19, 31, 32 BotaniCaL gaRdens Mount sCopus sun- thurs: 8:00 am to Sunset friday: 8:00 am- 1:00 pm entrance: Free guided tours: (02)588-2596 Buses: 4a, 19, 23,26,28,46

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perspective. If you do go be prepare yourself It must be noted though that they don’t give much credit to the spiritual heroes of the holocaust; the ones who kept Shabbos in the worst situations and risked their lives to put on tefilin. The ones who ate kosher as hard as it may have been or didn’t eat their measly bread rations on pesach. There are hundreds and thousands of stories like these and this is really the lesson we have to incorporate. Just go to any Jewish bookstore and see the many Orthodox publications out there. We can all learn a lot from these giants of our nation who in the darkest of times never gave up. So if you go keep these ideas in mind. hours: sun. –Wed. 9:00 – 17:00 thurs. 9:00 – 20:00 erev shabbos/Chag 9:00 – 14:00 tel: (02)644-3400 gush katif MuseuM If you’ve heard about Gush Katif then you probably want to visit this museum. Here you will find vestiges of the old yishuv of Gush Katif. opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00am-5:00pm fridays 9:00am-1:00pm ticket prices: 10 NIS address: 5 Sharei Tzedek St. The Museum is located a few minutes away from the Central Bus Station phone: (02) 625-5456 the BiBLe Lands MuseuM The B.L.M. in Yerushalayim is the only museum dedicated to the history of the Chumash. The exhibits can give you a physical picture of some of the lesser known historical aspects of the chumash. The history can be advantageous to appreciating your learning. They have on site a study hall for more indepth research. hours: sun., Mon., tues., thurs. 9:30 - 17:30 Weds. 9:30 - 21:30 fri. & erev yomtov. 9:30 - 14:00 Museum admission Rates: Adult - 40 NIS Student/New Immigrant - 20 NIS phone: (02) 561-1066 address: Museum Row, across from the Israel Museum. 25 Avraham Granot Street, deeR Land RanCh Across from Kibbutz Kfar Etzion www.deer-land.co.il tel: (02)570-9768 genesis Land Experience hands on what is might have been like to live in the times of our Forefathers. Enjoy a Camel ride as well as interactive workshops including Parchment Writing, Pita Baking, Mosaics, and Pottery Yishuv Alon tel: (02)997-4477 www.genesisland.co.il Lone tRee BReWeRy The Lone Tree Brewery is a microbrewery located in Gush Etzion, about 15 minutes south of Jerusalem and 20 minutes from Beit Shemesh. Established in 2010, Lone Tree’s founders, immigrants from the USA and Scotland, make a line of specialty beers. Tours are available Sun- Fri by reservation. Included in the tour is an interactive explanation of the brewing process and a beer tasting for those at least 18 years of age. The tours usually run 30-45 minutes and costs NIS 10 per person. All Lone Tree beers are kosher l’mehadrin. for more information, contact susan at 054 234 5439 or info@LtBeer.com PLACES TO GO

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The Golan and the Galil are full of exciting places to visit (during Bein Hazmanim or with your Seminary of course). Aside from the mekomos kedoshim there are lots of places where you can spend an entire day. From horseback riding to jeeping to hiking and boating you just have decide where and when. Here is a partial list of places we thought you might be interested in visiting. gdot Lookout This site is an abandoned Syrian army post. The site is also an excellent observation point overlooking the Hula Valley communities. You can see into Syria and Lebanon from here. to get there: There is no direct route. It is located along road no. 91. (If you see Arabs turn around) inteRnationaL BiRdWatChing CenteR JoRdan VaLLey We know how much all of you enjoy Bird Watching. So this is just for you. Bird-watching and bird-ringing center located on the international axis of bird migration. A range of activities and classes are held at the site. to get there: Kfar Ruppin is along route 90 in the JordanValley the 961 or 966 from the Central Bus Station will take you to Beit Shean and from there you can take local transportation to Kfar Ruppin phone: (04) 648-0612 Cel: Ilana 050-756-5264, david: 050-539-5856 anCient katZRin paRk Katzrin is a cute little village from the times of the Mishna and the Gemara. Visit an ancient shul, a reconstructed home and an olive press. It’s interesting to see how people lived back then. to get there: Take the 966 (twice a day leaving platform 21) from the Central Bus Station There is no stop exactly at the Park so ask the driver where to get off. I believe the closest stop is by Daliyot St. phone: (04) 696-2412 (When you’re finished here you can cross the street to the Golan Heights Winery) diaLogue in the daRk Also known as the Blind Museum A sensory experience for those who’ve already seen it all. Get to know the world and other people without the benefit of your sense of sight. Swap roles with your sight impaired guide – and discover your other, dormant senses. Hearing, touch, smell and taste – when sight no longer dominates your senses, how do you perceive your environment? You’ll find your daily routines seem utterly different in the pitch-dark exhibition. Under the care of your sight impaired guide, a walk in the park, the noisy city and a boating excursion become real adventures the exhibition is open: sunday to friday 09:00 – 13:00 Monday to thursday 16:00-20:00 Reservations required. ticket price: 62 NIS tours in hebrew and english phone: (03) 650-3010 Rosh ha-nikRa In the northwest corner of Israel, on the Israel-Lebanon border, at a point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the cliffs, you

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PLACES TO GO will find Mitzpe Rosh Hanikra. The white chalk cliffs offer a spectacular panoramic view of Haifa Bay, the hills of the Galilee and the Mediterranean. The grottos of Rosh Hanikra were formed by the sea chipping away portions of the soft chalk rock over thousands of years. Underground shocks produced cracks in the rock, letting in rain and seawater, thus widening and expanding them into many, wonderful shapes. A man-made 200 meters long tunnel connects the grottos. At the site, a cable car will take you down the cliff to the grottos, an audiovisual display tells the story of Rosh Hanikra, and a small tourist train makes the trip along the shore from Rosh Hanikra to Achziv. to get there: Take the 960(platform no. 19) to Haifa then switch to the 271 (platform no. 12) to Nahariya. Behind the bus station on Lochamei Hagitot st. is a taxi stand to Rosh Hanikra. phone: 073-2710100 haR heRMon Har Hermon is Israel’s highest mountain at 2,814 meters. One can ride a cable car up the mountain, race down in extreme sleds or just play in the snow. phone: 1-599-550-560 for transportation info call: 077-4415502 kunetRa oBseRVation point Kunetra is an observation point from which one can see the abandoned Syrian settlements in the no-man’s zone between Israel and Syria. There is an audio information center at the site. to get there: Take the 964 or 963 to either Kiryat Shemoneh or Chatsor Haglilit then take the local 55 or 56 to Merom Hagolan ( it is near Kibbutz Ein Zivan) phone: (04) 6962966 south JoRdan paRk and Beit tseida South Jordan Park and Beit Tseida is a spectacular park, with channels of the Jordan River traversing it on their way to the Sea of Galilee. Along these channels are three marked hiking trails that pass by ancient flourmills. You can also find shallow pools to splash around. The park has shaded picnic areas. Archeological remains abound in the park from the Canaanite and Israelite periods, as well as from the Roman period of the ancient city of Beit Tseida. for directions call: (04) 6923422 For all you Wine lovers out there here are some wonderful places to visit up north. daLton WineRy The Dalton Winery is set in the beautiful green, mountainous country of the Upper Galilee, five kilometres from the Lebanese border, overlooking the Hermon Mountain. The Winery was established in 1995 when the Haruni family from England came to settle in Israel. Initially the winery was situated in makeshift premises in Moshav Kerem Ben Zimra and produced some 20,000 bottles, but now it occupies its own home overlooking the Hula Valley and currently makes about 800,000 bottles annually. The winery offers guided tours followed by tastings, at a cost of NIS15 per person. The winery is open for visits every day (except for Shabbos and Festivals) between 10:0016:00; last tour is at 16:00, and on Fridays 10:00-13:00, last tour is at 13:00. The tour and a tasting take around 45 mins. To Get There: There is no public transportation there and the options we have to offer will only get you there after closing time. So if you are in the Tzfat area then you can call for directions. It is located aprox. 30 min. north of Tzfat on road 886. Phone: (04) 698 7683 (ext 3)

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PLACES TO GO goLan heights WineRy Located in the Industrial Area of Katzrin (2 km from the town center). For a small fee, individuals or groups can take part in an enjoyable tour of the winery.
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The tour includes an informative introduction, short video, a visit to the oak barrel cellar, viewing of the bottling line (when in operation) and of course - wine tasting. opening days: Sunday-Friday The last tour takes place one hour before closing. Advanced booking is requested. to get there: It is located near Katzrin. Take the 966 from the Central Bus Station to the Ancient Katzrin Park phone: (04) 6968409, (04) 6968435 gaMLa natuRe ReseRVe The landscape of Gamla Nature Reserve contains a lot of animals and many wellpreserved remnants of the past. The reserve boasts both a phenomenal concentration of birds of prey, some of them rare, living in a relatively small area, and the earliest known shul in the world. Another observation terrace overlooks the 50-meter Gamla Fall, the highest perennial waterfall in Israel. The trails through the Gamla Nature Reserve are well marked. Some are suitable for the entire family and others only for good hikers. One of the trails passes through the canyon and waterfalls formed by the Bazelet River, the northern tributary of the Daliyot River. The path crosses over the rivers and affords a lovely view of the waterfalls. entrance fee: adult: NIS 27; child: NIS 14 group rate: adult: NIS 22; child: NIS 13 to get there: Again there is no public

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PLACES TO GO transportation directly there so this is what tyou have to do: Take the 966 to Daliyot junction (like to Katzrin) go north on the 869 for 2km turn off when you see the posted sign. phone: (04) 6822282/3 yehudia natuRe ReseRVe The 16,500-acre Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve is located in the heart of the Golan Heights. The reserve is shaped like an outstretched hand: the palm is Beit Zaida Valley, and each finger represents a river with rushing water and waterfalls. The reserve is 400 meters above sea level at its acme and gently slopes down its lowest point, 100 meters below sea level. Color-coded hiking trails run along most of the rivers. Trails span the gamut from easy paths for the entire family to challenging routes which involve going down ladders or rappelling. Those intending to rappel should engage the services of a professional guide, certified for this type of activity. hours: april-september: 8:00-17:00 october-March: 8:00-16:00 entrance fee: adult: NIS 21; youth: NIS 9 group rate (over 30 people): adult: NIS 18; youth: NIS 8. The entrance fee to the Meshushim Nature Reserve is the same as the entrance fee to the Yehudiya Nature Reserve. Discounts may be available; inquire at the reserve. Overnight camping: NIS 40 per adult; NIS 30 per youth To Get There: Sorry no public transportation. (Katzrin) The Yehudiya Forest Reserve is 7 kilometers east of the Yehudiya junction on Route 87 (Yehudiya-Hoshaya) in the direction of Katzrin. The reserve is about 5.5 kilometers south of Katzrin. phone: (04) 6962817 JoRdan RiVeR paRk (paRk hayaRden) A large park that straddles the banks of the Jordan River and its tributaries as it emerges from the Jordan River ravine and flows into the Sea of Galilee. The park includes the remains of mills that used to operate at the site and a series of pathways, bridges, and picnic areas that lead visitors along the many branches of the Jordan. To Get There: Sorry no public transportation. If you are coming from the south you must go around the Kineret either using the 87 or 92 until the 888 and go north for 2km until the entrance of the park. phone: (04) 6923422 heRMon natuRe ReseRVe (Banias) The largest waterfall in Israel and the remains of an ancient city admission fees: Main entrance: individual: Adults NIS 23, Children NIS 12 groups: Adults NIS 19, Children NIS 11 Waterfall: individual: Adults NIS 23, Children NIS 12 groups: Adults NIS 19, Children NIS 11 Combined fee nimrod+hermon: Individual: adults NIS 31,children NIS 15 groups: Adults NIS 26, Children NIS 14 to get there: To the spring - The spring is off of Route 99 (Kiryat Shemona-Mas\’sade), east of Kibbutz Snir. To the waterfall - From Route 99 (Kiryat Shemona-Mas\’sade) turn south about kilometer east of Kibbutz Snir and follow the signs to the reserve. phone: (04) 6902577

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PLACES TO GO goLan aRChaeoLogiCaL MuseuM From Early History to Gamla this little museum exhibits the history of the Golan Heights. A audio-visual show in several languages explains the stoty of Gamla. opening hours: sunday - thursday: 0900 -1600 friday and festival eves: 0900 - 1330 to get there: Take the 966 from the Central Bus Station (platform 21) to Katzrin. The museum is located in Katzrin. phone:(04) 696-9636 LeaRning VaCation CenteR, aVnei eitan Visitors come and observe the workings of a real farm with horses, sheep, goats, cattle, chickens and more. summer hours: sun.-thurs. 8:00 to 19:00 fri. and pre-holidays 8:00 to 16:00 Winter hours: sun.-thurs. 8:00 to 17:00 fri. and pre-holidays 8:00 to 16:00 for information and reservations: to get there: To get to Avnei Eitan take the 966 (platform 21) from the Central Bus Station phone: (04) 6762406 054-3191329 MitZpe LashaLoM Lookout point The Mitzpe laShalom Lookout Point is the most beautiful in the southern Golan with a view including the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the Galilee Mountains, Tzefat, Tiberius, the Jordan Valley, Mt. Tavor, and of course Lake Kinneret spread out before you in its entirety. From the lookout plaza go down the steps to the nature reserve under the Haon cliffs and hike. phone: (04) 6761991 deeR foRest Here amazing animals roam freely - deer, wild goats, gazelles, antelope and more. Visitors can roam freely through the forest with them and approach the animals. to get there: Sorry again no direct way by bus. To get to the deer forest, take route 99 east from Kiryat Shemona. At Mas’ada, turn south on route 9799, until you reach Odem. phone: 050-522 9450 050-872 3920 niMRod RanCh - kiBButZ kfaR giLadi In Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, amidst natural green groves, fresh water streams and a splendid view of the Hermon Mountain, lies Nimrod Ranch. The ranch offers a variety of outdoor activities for families and groups. On the Ranch -Jeep tours-Horsback riding trails-Pony rides- Ranger tracks to get there: Take the 963 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 20) to Kiryat Shemoneh then take the 23 or 24 to Kfar Giladi. directions: Nimrod Ranch Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, off route 90 between Kiryat Shmona and Metula phone: 050-2001-201 Chan eL-aL Here you can enjoy an array of fun activitiesHiking, jeeping, wall climbing, etc. Avne Eitan , Golan heights Contact name: Avner to get there: This too is located in Avnei Eitan (take the 966 from the Central Bus Station) phone: (04) 6762569 (04) 676-2216 050-5204331 ChaMMei teVeRia The famous hot springs are located at Derech Hamerchatza’ot Tiberias Separated Hours in the afternoon.

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PLACES TO GO To Get There: Take the 961 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 21). Ask the bus driver to stop at Chamei Teveria. Also across the street is R’ Meir Baal Haneis phone: (04) 672-8500 kinneRet Boating Motor Boating and paddle boating. opening hours: Men: Sun-Fri 9am - 7:30pm or until sunset if earlier to get there: Take the 961 to Teveria (see above) this is located at the north exit of the city across from the Mercure hotel. phone: 050-655-5291 BeReishit appLe paCking pLant If you thought you couldn’t get enough out of the Golan here is the tour stopper. You might be surprised to see what goes into getting that apple into your hand. This is one of the biggest apple plants in Israel. You can find Bereishit apples at many of your local supermarkets. To Get There: The plant is located near Katzin. To get to Katzrin take the 966 from the Central Bus Station (call for more precise directions) hours: Sun-Thurs 8:30 – 3:30 phone: (04) 696-1988 ext 5 ConneCting heaVen and eaRth in Beit eL Visit Beit El, where Yaacov Avinu dreamt of otZaR hastaM If you are interested in seeing how Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzos are written and you are in the north you can take a tour at Otzar HaStam. to get there: Take the 982 (see Kvorim: Tzfat) address: 62 Hagidud Hashlishi St., Tzfat phone: (04) 691-2000 ManaRa CLiff If you haven’t eaten lunch yet you can go visit Manara Cliff. Over there you will find the longest cable car in Israel (like there are so angels ascending and descending a ladder to the heavens, and where Hashem promised the Land to both Avraham and Yaacov. Modern Beit El is a thriving community with over a thousand families. Tours of Beit El include Jacob’s Rock, the Promised Land Observation Tower, Hashmonean burial caves, and a unique Olive Oil Factory Cave. The Beit El Tefillin Factory also offers tours. Beit El boasts the Havat Efraiim Animal Corner, the Arutz 7 Internet Radio Studios, a boutique winery, and the Reishite HaAretz Farm with workshops specializing in Mitzvot Teluyot BaAretz. Call Judy simon to schedule a tour at: 054-666-8257 or visit: http://www.bet-el.muni.il/tour_english.asp .

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PLACES TO GO many to compare to). They also have a variety of other activities that include mountains (mountain slides, rappelling, zip line). To Get There: Take the 963 (platform no. 20) to Kiryat Shemona. Manara Cliff is located at the southern entrance to the city. You can request from the bus driver to get off there. phone: (04) 690-5830 koL shofaR Located in Givat Yoav in Ramat Hagolan Kol Shofar is a shofar making factory. It has been around for three generations. Visitors receive a thorough explanation of the manufacturing process including laws and different types of horns used. Call to arrange a tour. to get there: Take the 966 from the C.B.S. (platform no. 21) to Givat Yoav phone: (04) 676-3307 Cell: 050-373-2459

South
The southern half of the country is not as exciting as the northern, simply because most of it is covered in sand and is not very arable. This coupled with the fact that there are a few army bases, secret and not-so-secret, makes much of the area off limits for tourists. So unless you like sand or being chased by the IDF there’s not much to do. Here’s a short list of places to visit; the aiR foRCe MuseuM The name pretty much tells you all the info you need to know. opening hours: sun-thurs 8:00am to 5:00pm fridays and holiday eves 8:00am to 1:00pm tours are given in hebrew, english, french and other languages to get there: Take the 470 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 10) to Be’er Sheva. Then take the local bus 31. Ask the bus driver to let you off at the Museum. for details and reservations, contact; phone: (08) 990-6853/5 CaCtus faRM Now, I always wanted to visit a cactus farm. On Moshav Telmei Yosef, in the Northern Negev, one finds the exclusive 18 dunam cactus farm. On the farm one can see over 1000 different varieties of desert plants. In the spring and fall the plants are in bloom and are an amazing sight to the eye. The farm is open to the public and there are guided tours available in 3 languages, English, Russian and Hebrew. to get there: Take the 437 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 11) to Ashkelon then take the 379 to Eshkol Regional Center then from there you take the 11a to Talmei Yosef phone: 050-754-9648 ein Bokek This is a Perennial spring. The source of its water is rainfall in the area of the Judean Mountains that penetrates through the cracks in the limestone. Be’eR aVRahaM This is “supposedly” a reconstruction of the well where Avraham Avinu watered his flock. Next to it is a well from a later date, with a water-drawing wheel and a drainage pool. There is also an audiovisual presentation

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at the site, and a display of archaeological findings. If you actually visit this site be aware of tourist traps. To Get There: To get to Be’er Sheva take the 470 or 446 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 10) then take the local bus 56 to Derech Chevron address: 1 Derech Chevron St., Be’er Sheva phone: (08) 6234613 Light and sound shoW at Massada (Metsada) Light and Sound Show at the foot of Massada (Metsada) National Park, presenting the way of life at the site and the battle that took place there about 1,900 years ago. Available in English. to get there: Take the 486 from the Central Bus Station (Platform no. 5) get off at Masada phone: (08) 9959333 ein gedi natuRe ReseRVe Lots of hikes and water. entrance fee: Adult: NIS 27; child: NIS 14 group (over 30 people): Adult: NIS 22: child NIS 13 Entrance fee to the Arugot Stream is the same as to the David Stream. entrance fee to synagogue only: Adult: NIS 14; child: NIS 7 group (over 30 people): Adult: NIS 13: child NIS 6 to get there: Take the 486 from the Central Bus Station (platform no. 5) or from Bar Ilan Intersection phone: (08) 658-4285 Mishkan hatCheiLes Ever wondered how they make a Tallis? If so, you can visit Mishkan Hatcheiles. one of the biggest Tallis factories in Israel. To Get There: Take the 470 or 446 from ther Central Bus Station (platform no. 10) to Be’er Sheva. address: 8 Halotzer St., Emek Sara, Beer Sheva to arrange a tour phone: 050-6955586 (08)627-4161 PLACES TO GO

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Separate Beaches
ASHDOD
LoCation days About 200m past the Marina Men Sun, Tues, Thurs - AM Mon, Wed, Fri – PM Women Sun, Tues, Thurs - PM Mon, Wed, Fri – AM houRs AM PM 07:00-12:30 1:30pm-6:00pm days houRs Buses

ASHKELON
LoCation Rehov Yafeh Nof opposite the ‘Ashkelona’ water park Men Mon, Wed, Fri Women Sun, Tues, Thurs 7:00am-7:00pm From yerushalayim bus 137 to Tachanah Merkazit Ashkelon and take Rechov Ben Gurion until the end. supeRVisoR (08) 6782085

supeRVisoR 057-3185350

TVERIA - THE SEPARATE BEACH
LoCation days From the city it’s 300m past Chamei Tveria Men & Women Sun, Mon, The beach is com- Tues, Wed, pletely separated Thurs, Fri 09:00-17:00 Deckchairs, Sun-shades, Showers, Kosher l’mehadrin kiosk

TVERIA-THE BE’ER MIRYAM BEACH (women only)
LoCation days houRs
Open yearround

From the city it’s 300m past Chamei Tveria Women only Sun-Thurs Fri Sun- Fri 08:00-19:00 08:00-17:00

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Deckchairs, Sun-shades, Showers, WC, Sailing, Water Activities, Kosher l’mehadrin kiosk

supeRVisoR 050-7234487

supeRVisoR (04) 6221107

AKKO
LoCation Adjacent to the Arg’man beach in the direction of the Naval Academy Men Mon, Wed, Fri Women Sun, Tues, Thurs houRs 08:00-17:00
to get theRe Take the 960 from the By Bus: tachanah merkazit to Haifa

BAT YAM
LoCation Southernmost beach in Bat Yam close to the ‘Colony Beach’, approach via Rechov Ben Gurion Men Women houRs Jul-Aug Friday. seRViCes Mon, Wed, Fri Sun, Tues, Thurs 8:00am-7:00pm

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- end Tishrei until 6:00pm 20nis (10nis for BY residents) First-Aid, WC, Drinking Water, Showers

and then take the 271 from Haifa to Akko supeRVisoR (04) 9916589

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HAIFA - THE KIRYAT CHAIM BEACH
LoCation Next to the Northern tower (#3). Approach from the north via Truman Blvd and Kiryat Yam, or from the East via Deganya Blvd Men Women houRs Mon, Wed, Fri Sun, Tues, Thurs

HADERA
LoCation station days The ernmost lifeguard Men Sun, Tues, Thurs - AM Mon, Wed, Fri – PM

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Women Sun, Tues, Thurs - PM Mon, Wed, Fri – AM houRs AM PM 07:00-13:00 13:00-17:00

08:00-18:00

supeRVisoR (04) 8727105

supeRVisoR (04) 6221107

TVERIA-THE MEHADRIN BEACH (men only only)
LoCation Rechov Derech Gdud Barak. At the City’s Northern exit close to the Mercury Hotel Men Only Sun-Fri 09:00-19:30 or until sunset if earlier. Open year-round Sailing and Canoeing

HERTZELIA
LoCation Approach via the new road for the Marina that runs behind the gas station Men Women houRs Fri Mon, Wed, Fri Mon, Wed, Fri – PM Sun, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-6:30pm Sun-Thurs 8:30am-7:30pm

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supeRVisoR 050-6555291

YAM HAMELACH - The Dead Sea The International Beach
LoCation days houRs seRViCes Behind the Sheraton Moriah Hotel Men & Women Sun- Fri .
The beach is completely separated

AKKO
LoCation Adjacent to the Arg’man beach in the direction of the Naval Academy Men Mon, Wed, Fri Women Sun, Tues, Thurs houRs 08:00-17:00
to get theRe Take the 960 from the By Bus: tachanah merkazit to Haifa

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09:00-19:00. Open year-round Sulfur pool, Heated salt-water pool, Sauna, Health Spa & Treatments, Private Showers, Soap & Shampoo

and then take the 271 from Haifa to Akko supeRVisoR (04) 9916589

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HAIFA - THE QUIET BEACH
LoCation Rechov Chail Hayam in the Bat Galim Neighborhood. Approach via R. Chail Hayam and turn right or via Rechov Haaliya and turn left Men Women houRs Mon, Wed, Fri Sun, Tues, Thurs

KINNERET - THE KINNAR BEACH
LoCation days North-East part of the lake next to the Kinnar hotel Men & Women Sun- Fri .
The beach is completely separated. Open Pesach-after Succos

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supeRVisoR (04) 8521492, (04) 8552488

supeRVisoR 050-5287074

RISHON L’TZION
LoCation days houRs Southernmost beach in Rishon Men Mon, Wed, Fri Women Sun, Tues, Thurs xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx

TEL-AVIV - THE SEPARATE BEACH (Sherraton-Nordo)
LoCation Adjacent to the port on Rechov Chabakuk. Between the Hilton and Metzizim Beaches Men Mon, Wed, Fri Women Sun, Tues, Thurs houRs Open year-round supeRVisoR (03) 6928034, 057-2502366

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to get theRe Take bus # 430, 432, or 433 By Bus: to Rishon Letzion

supeRVisoR (03) 9623024

THE CHAMAI ZOHAR BEACH
LoCation Between the Nirvana and Moriah Hotels and opposite the Novotel Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
The beach is completely separated

NETANYA - THE SANZ BEACH
LoCation North of the city Opposite the Sanz Hotel South of the Blue Bay Hotel Men Sun, Tues, Thurs - AM Mon, Wed, Fri – PM Women Sun, Tues, Thurs - PM Mon, Wed, Fri – AM houRs AM PM 08:30-13:00 13:30-30 min before sunset

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Summer - until October 07:00-18:00 all other months 07:00-17:00

supeRVisoR (08) 6688888

to get theRe Take bus# 930 from the Tachanah By Bus: Merkazit (Yerushalayim) to

Netanya and take the 4 bus from the Tachanah seRViCes First-Aid, WC, Showers, Kosher l’mehadrin kiosk

supeRVisoR (09) 8603155, (09) 8618718

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Tiyul Packing List
             Lots of water Hat Sunscreen Sneakers Camera

Shabbos Packing List
               Underwear Socks Shoes Pajamas Deodorant Tie Gift for your host Siddur/sefarim Camera Glasses/contact solution Tissues Slippers Shirt Suit A snack and drink

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(check the battery and memory before each tiyul)

Sweatshirt Snacks / food Money Medicine Mp3/music player Sunglasses Siddur Sefer

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(just in case you get hungry over Shabbos and you are uncomfortable asking your host for food.)

 (Girls: Jewelry, Make-up, brush Hair Accessories)

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Taxis
Taxis in Israel are white and they have a yellow dome light on top. A taxi in Israel is called a “Monit”. Most taxis have a placard in their front window letting you know to which company they belong. It is a good idea to pay attention to the placard before you enter the taxi for a few reasons. • If there is no placard or the placard is of a company you don’t recognize you might not want to get in the cab. • If you forgot something in the cab you can call the company and they will try to help you get it back. GETTING THERE • Some taxi companies are careful to only hire Jews.

HOW TO HAIL A “MONIT”
There are two ways to get a taxi (monit)

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Flag one down on the street. (might take more time unless you are in a busy area or if you daven. Also might not be a driver with whom you want to travel) This is done by sticking your finger slightly away from your body toward the street as the taxi is passing by. Watch how the natives do it. Sometimes a cab will not pick you up because he simply doesn’t feel like it. Don’t be insulted, it happens to the best of us.

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Order from a company for an additional charge of 4.70 NIS (safer and more efficient). When you order a taxi you will hear the dispatcher mumble over the phone. Just say “monit L….. (where you are)” he’ll mumble again and your taxi will be on its way. If you can pay attention to the second mumble it is worthwhile since sometimes he’ll say “sholeach”, which means a taxi is coming soon or he’ll say “eser dakot” Means you won’t be getting a cab for another ten minutes. If you called a cab and a cab from another company arrives before your cab you should not take it, as you will have caused the other cab to come get you for no reason. Bar Ilan Taxi is a very good company to use if you will be ordering a taxi for a few reasons. 1. They use only Jewish drivers 2. They are dependable 3. They don’t charge the extra 4.70 shekel fee when you order a cab. It’s hard being a taxi driver. Try to be nice and pleasant when you ride, but don’t under any circumstances give or lend any driver extra money because he told you a sob story about his sick wife or kids etc…many Israelis have learned that Americans are rich and very nice and if you make them feel bad they’ll give you some of their money. The driver is required to turn on the meter called a “moneh”, when he drives. If he does not turn on the moneh make sure you have agreed on a price before you begin traveling. If you are overcharged by a cab you should ask for the driver’s name and identification number, and you can file a complaint with his company. The meter starts at 12.90 and goes up by 30 agurot periodically. After 7pm and on Holidays (including Israeli holidays) the rates change and it might cost you much more to travel at night than during the day. Note: There is an additional charge of 3-4 NIS per suitcase, as well as a charge of 3-4 NIS if there are more than 3 passengers over the age of five.

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02- 58 6 - 6 6 6 6
Highly recommended for respectable and timely service

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Bar Ilan-Navi Taxis
All Jewish Drivers
SHOMER SHABBOS LEADING COMPANY FOR THE CHAREIDI COMMUNITY THE CHEAPEST PRICES ON INTERCITY TRIPS AIRPORT TRIPS ONLY 180 SH /24 HOURS A DAY

All of our cars can be easily identified by the flag and taxi number on the roof and our sign in the window

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Taxi Companies
BEIT SHEMESH
Moniot ha’ir sharett hamerkaz 538-0777 999-6666 / 7777 999-5656 hadaka ha-99 hapisga har nof hatzafon hatzomet GETTING THERE kikar shabbos 586-6666 / 581-4444 500-0034, 500-0017 500-2221 623-2341 651-1222 / 651-2111 Ramot alon Rav sheva Romema / Rav shefa tehillim nesher 500-0787 642-1111 651-1111 586-2222 *6648 / 500-0005 572-2222 500-0003 / 502-2222 537-1144/ 500-2003 *5400 / 538-5555 / 537-1144 / 500-2003 502-3755 (02) 623-1231, (02) 625-7227

JERUSALEM
BAR ILAN-NAVI fribirt ganei geulah geula givat shaul

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GETTING THERE
As we go to print the Jerusalem bus system is going through a major overhaul with many bus lines being renamed and rerouted in order to make room for the new light rail system. The light rail otherwise known as the Rakevet hakalah is a trolley system that runs from Pisgat Zev, along route no. 1 past the Old City, up Yaffo, past the Central Bus Station and down Rechov Herzl. The purpose of the rail system is to clear up traffic in the center of the city. It is unclear as of now when the light rail will begin running and when the aforementioned changes will take place. Therefore we have chosen to equip you with a list of the many of the current bus lines that you might use in Jerusalem. Be aware that changes occur everyday as the bus system is changing. Therefore it is a good idea to ask for help before you get on a wrong bus.

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A LITTLE ABOUT THE BUSES
The bus system in Israel is quite a convenient system. Buses run throughout the city, to every neighborhood, to help you get to where you need to go. You can ride the bus by paying for a single fare, or buy a “cartisia” which is a bus pass that the bus driver will punch each time you go on the bus. A cartisia for adults costs about 51.20 shekel (the price goes up each January 1) and gives you ten rides. A cartisia for children (no’ar) under 18 costs around 64 shekel but gives you 20 rides. According to the official egged rules if you came for your year in Israel when you were still 17, even if you turn 18 over the course of the year you are still permitted to purchase a cartisia for children throughout the year.

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MAAVAR/TRANSFER
Whenever you pay for the bus, whether per ride or with your cartisia, you should ask the driver for a “ma’avar”. A ma’avar is a ticket that allows you to ride as many buses as you want, for the next 80 minutes (the time is written on the ticket). Each time you get on a bus, show the driver your ma’avar and you travel for free. It is very helpful if you have to switch buses or you need to return home within 80 minutes of when you left.

QUESTIONS /LOST AND FOUND
If you have any questions regarding buses you can call Egged at *2800. If you forgot something on a bus or in the Tachanah Merkazit it might have made its way to the Egged lost and found department. You can call them at (02)530-4999 between 9am-1pm and 2pm- 3:30pm. Make sure to tell them where you lost it since there are other lost and founds and your lost article might be somewhere else.

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JERUSALEM BUSES
soMe of the CoMMonLy used Buses and theiR Routes

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Route Jerusalem CBS - Mekor Baruch (Malchei Yisrael St.) - Mea Shearim St. (eastbound) - HaNevi’im St. (westbound) - Damascus Gate (eastbound) - Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/ Karta Car Park) (westbound) - Western Wall Har Nof - Kfar Shaul - Givat Shaul - Romema Illit - Kiryat Mattersdorf - Kiryat Sanz - Bar Ilan Junction - Shmuel HaNavi St. - Damascus Gate (eastbound) Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/Karta Car Park) (westbound) - Western Wall Jerusalem CBS - Mekor Baruch (westbound) - Romema - Kiryat Mattersdorf Kiryat Sanz - Bukharim (Tzfanya/Nehemia Sts.) - Mea Shearim St. (eastbound) - HaNevi’im St. (westbound) - Damascus Gate (eastbound) - Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/ Karta Car Park) (westbound) - Western Wall French Hill (Route 4) - Mount Scopus/Hebrew University (Route 4‫ - )א‬Ramat Eshkol Ma’alot Dafna - Yehezkel St. - Strauss St. - King George St. - Keren HaYesod Emek Refaim - Katamon - Yochanan Ben Zakai St. - Katamonim - Malha Mall Malha Railway Station Pisgat Ze’ev East - Bar Lev Blvd. - Kikar Safra - HaNevi’im St. - Agripas St. Jerusalem CBS - Begin Expressway - Givat Mordechai - Patt Intersection - Malha Mall Malha Railway Station Har Hotzvim - Kiryat Sanz - Kiryat Mattersdorf - Romema- Jerusalem CBS - Agripas St. - Kikar HaDavidka (northbound) - King George St. - Keren HaYesod St. - Derech Hevron (southbound) - Derech Beit Lehem (northbound) - Arnona - Diplomat Hotel (Route 7‫ )א‬Ramat Rachel (Route 7) East Talpiot/Armon Hanatziv - Haas Promenade - Derech Hevron - Keren HaYesod King George St. - Jaffa Road (northbound) - Agripas St. (southbound) - Jerusalem CBS Yirmiyahu St. - Bar Ilan Junction - Ramat Eshkol - French Hill Junction (northbound) Pisgat Ze’ev Ramat Shlomo - Golda Meir Blvd. - Kiryat Sanz - Kiryat Mattersdorf - Romema Kiryat Belz - Shamgar St. - Mekor Baruch (Malchei Yisrael St.) - Mea Shearim St. (eastbound) - HaNevi’im St. (westbound) - Shmuel HaNavi St. - Bar Ilan Junction Sanhedria - Har Hotzvim Katamon - Talbiya - King David St. - Kikar Safra - HaNevi’im St. - Agripas St. - Jerusalem CBS - Herzl Blvd. - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem - Kiryat HaYovel Kiryat Menachem - Ir Ganim - Givat Masua

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Har Nof - Kfar Shaul - Givat Shaul - Jerusalem CBS (Route 15) - Yirmiyahu St. (Route 15‫)א‬Mekor Baruch (Malchei Yisrael St.) - Kikar HaShabbat Ramot (Route 16‫ - )א‬Har Hotzvim - Sanhedria - Kiryat Sanz - Kiryat Mattersdorf Romema Illit - Givat Shaul (Route 16) - Kiryat Moshe (Route 16) - Herzl Blvd. (Route 16) - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem (Route 16) - Bayit Vegan (Route 16) Kiryat HaYovel - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem - Herzl Blvd. - Jerusalem CBS - Agripas St. HaNevi’im St. - Kikar Safra - King David St. - Emek Refaim - Yossi ben Yo’ezer St. Katamonim - Malha Mall - Malha Railway Station Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem - Kfar Salma (Route 19) - Kiryat Menachem (Route 19‫ )א‬Kiryat HaYovel - Golomb St. - Herzog St. - Gaza Street - Rehavia - Bezalel St. King George St. - Hanevi’im St. (northbound) - Bar Lev Blvd. Mount Scopus/Hebrew University Givat Masua - Ir Ganim - Kiryat Menachem - Kiryat HaYovel - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem Herzl Blvd. - Jerusalem CBS - Agripas St. - HaNevi’im St. - Kikar Safra Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/Karta Car Park) Ramat Sharett - Holyland (Route 21‫ - )א‬Bayit Vegan - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem Herzl Blvd. - Jerusalem CBS - Agripas St. - Kikar HaDavidka (westbound) King George St. - Emek Refaim - Talpiot - Givat HaMatos (Route 21‫)א‬ Talpiot (Egged Garage) - Patt - Katamonim - San Simon - Rassco - Gaza St. King George St. - Strauss St. - Yehezkiel St. - Ma’alot Dafna - Ramat Eshkol - Pisgat Ze’ev Givat Ram (Hebrew University) - Kiryat Hamemshala - Knesset/Israel Museum - RasscoKatamon - Emek Refaim - Yochanan Ben Zakai St. - Patt Intersection - Malha Railway Station - Malha Mall Kiryat Hamemshala - Knesset/Israel Museum - Givat Ram (Hebrew University) Kiryat Moshe - Herzl Blvd. - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem - Kiryat HaYovel - Malha Malha Mall - Patt - Talpiot (Egged Garage) Neve Yaakov - Pisgat Ze’ev - Ramat Eshkol - Ma’alot Dafna - Yehezkel St. - Strauss St. Kikar HaDavidka - Agripas St. - Jerusalem CBS Mount Scopus/Hebrew University - Ramat Eshkol - Bar Ilan Junction - Yirmiyahu St. Jerusalem CBS - Givat Shaul - Kiryat Moshe - Herzl Blvd. - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem Kiryat HaYovel - Ramat Sharett (Route 26‫ - )א‬Biblical Zoo (Route 26) Ramot - Begin Expressway - Jerusalem CBS - Kikar HaDavidka (northbound) - Agripas St. - King George St. - Gaza St. - Herzog St. - Patt Intersection - Gilo Har Nof - Kfar Shaul - Givat Shaul - Kiryat Moshe - Herzl Blvd. - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem Bayit Vegan - Ramat Sharett - Biblical Zoo - Malha Mall - Gilo

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Jewish Quarter - Western Wall - Jerusalem Cinematheque - Old Train Station King David Street (Route 38) - King George St. (Route 38‫ - )א‬HaNevi’im St. (Route 38‫ )א‬Shlomzion HaMalka (Route 38‫ - )א‬Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/Karta Car Park) Armenian Quarter - Zion Gate - Jewish Quarter Bayit Vegan - Har Herzl & Yad Vashem - Shaare Zedek Medical Center Begin Expressway - Jerusalem CBS - Malchei Yisrael St. - Strauss St. - Yehezkel St. Bar Ilan Junction (northbound) - Ma’alot Dafna (southbound) (Route 39) Ramat Eshkol (Route 39) - Sanhedria - Har Hotzvim Nebi Samuel (Route 40‫ - )א‬Ramot - Har Hotzvim - Bar Ilan Junction - Yehezkel St. Strauss St. Kiryat Kaminetz - Neve Yaakov - Ramat Eshkol - Ma’alot Dafna - Yehezkel St. Strauss St. - Kikar HaDavidka - Agripas St. - Jerusalem CBS Kiryat Kaminetz - Neve Yaakov - Ramat Eshkol - Bar Ilan Junction Bukharim (Tzfanya/Nehemia Sts.) - Mekor Baruch (Malchei Yisrael St.) - Kiryat Belz Kiryat Mattersdorf - Romema Illit Ramat Shlomo - Har Hotzvim - Bar Ilan Junction - Yehezkel St. - Strauss St. Har Nof - Kfar Shaul - Givat Shaul - Jerusalem CBS - Agripas St. - King George Street (eastbound) - HaNevi’im St. (westbound) - Kikar Safra (westbound) Jaffa Gate (Mamilla/Karta Car Park) Malha Mall - Malha Railway Station - Har Gilo Ramot - Har Hotzvim - Bar Ilan Junction - Yirmiyahu St. - Givat Shaul - Har Nof Pisgat Ze’ev East - Bar Lev Blvd. - Kikar Safra - Jaffa Road - Jerusalem CBS Ramat Shlomo - Har Hotzvim - Bar Ilan Junction - Yirmiyahu St. - Jerusalem CBS Givat Shaul - Har Nof Mount Scopus/Hebrew University - French Hill - Ramat Eshkol - Bar Ilan Junction Yirmiyahu St. - Jerusalem CBS - Givat Ram (Hebrew University) Ramot - Har Hotzvim - Yehezkel St. - Strauss St. - King George St. - Keren Hayesod Derech Hevron - Tunnels Junction - Gilo Ramot - Har Hotzvim - Yehezkel St. - Strauss St. - King George St. - Keren Hayesod Derech Hevron - Tunnels Junction - Gilo

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74/75 Har Homa - Derech Hevron - Keren Hayesod - King George St. - Kikar HaDavidka
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*Although we have tried our best to give you a convenient chart to help you find your way around, the Yeshiva And Seminary Students Guide assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information in the chart.

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INTERCITY BUSES
Most of your time here should be spent growing in the institution in which you are enrolled. You will find that this will maximize the gains of your experience here in Israel. However, you may find that you need to go away for Shabbos, visit a family friend, go to a simcha or just feel like getting out. Knowing which bus to take, will save you a lot of time and energy. The following is a list of Egged buses (Mostly from Yerushalayim) that will take you throughout the country. Some of the routes change from time to time and therefore it is always good to call *2800 before you make a trip to find out how to get to your destination, and to find out the time schedule to prepare your trip accordingly. GETTING THERE

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SPENDING SHABBOSIM
Going away for Shabbos is one of the highlights of your stay in Eretz Yisroel. Shabbosim in diverse environments gives you insight into the heart of the Jewish family. Seeing Jews from all walks of life celebrating Shabbos together is an amazing experience. The different shuls and seudahs are just many of the wonderful goings-on to see. Here is some advice about spending Shabbos at someone else’s home, whether for an entire Shabbos or just a meal. � Make plans early! You might not be thinking about next Shabbos on Sunday afternoon but the later you push off making plans the fewer options you will have. For some, planning early means a week before, for others, Thursday night will suffice. However, it is important to recognize that most hostesses don’t begin cooking on Erev Shabbos. So try to let your hosts know you’re coming by Wednesday. � If you made your plans very early, don’t forget to call again during the week to confirm your plans. SHABBOSIM � Make sure to leave for Shabbos with plenty of time to spare. Erev Shabbos is infamous for its heavy traffic, and you don’t want to get stuck on the highway for Shabbos. Jerusalem Buses stop running 1 hour before Shabbos begins. Intercity buses stop earlier. Check to be sure � Bringing gifts is not expected but is nevertheless appreciated as a form of hakaras hatov. When buying food for your hosts make sure that whatever you buy has a hashgacha that your hosts will eat. Some suggestions for gifts are: � Flowers � Cake � Bottle of wine � Rugelach � Netilas yadayim towel set � Box of candy. � If you are visiting for the entire Shabbos, show up early enough to settle in before Shabbos. Find out what time the last bus leaves by calling Egged at *2800. � Helping out on Erev Shabbos is a good way to show your hosts that you appreciate their invitation. � Your hosts will usually go out of their way to make sure you are happy and comfortable. Every person has a different standard and you might feel that what they do for you doesn’t meet the standard you are used to. Remember they are putting themselves out in order to accommodate you. You will always enjoy Shabbos more if you come with few expectations. This means that if there are no breath mints on your pillow, try not to get upset. Appreciate whatever you get.

ON SHABBOS
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PLACES TO GO I PACKING LIST I GETTING THERE to express gratitude and get invited back. Don’t be shy; most families appreciate when you help even though they might not ask. Try to prepare a short dvar Torah for the table. If you have a sefer that you like, prepare something from it or write down a short vort that you heard during the week. This will help you have a nicer experience and your host will thank you for adding to their table. Compliment, Compliment, Compliment. There is nothing more important to a hostess than to receive a compliment on her food, presentation, and the décor of her home. If you compliment properly you will get invited back. The more specific the compliment the more the host will appreciate it. Girls - If you say, “The _____ was delicious, can I get the recipe?”, you will have won yourself a new best friend. If you are spending Shabbos, be considerate of your hosts’ schedule. Davening times and sleeping times are some of the things you need to be aware of. Davening usually begins earlier here than back home and many people eat lunch after davening which could be as early as 11 o’clock. Girls, try to be awake before your host returns from shul so they don’t have to wait for you to begin lunch. It is very nice to offer to take out your host’s children to the park and allow you hosts to take a nap. People expend a lot of energy preparing for guests and it is a good way to say thank you. If you spent a whole Shabbos with your hosts, offer to help clean after Shabbos before you leave. If you prefer to stay around your Yeshiva/Seminary for Shabbos don’t miss out opportunities to spend meals with some of your neighbors. Every Shabbos seudah that you go to will enhance your growth during your year, and will affect how you make your Shabbos table in the future. Most of your Shabbosim until now have most likely been spent at your parents’ table. Spending Shabbos with others will help you gain new insights into Shabbos that you might not have seen before. If you find a family whose Shabbos table you enjoy, try to get invited back and build a connection. Learn how they built what they built and how you can do the same.

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SHABBOS IDEAS
Students in Israel often find themselves on Thursday afternoon with no plans for Shabbos. If you are one of those you should definitely maintain a list of people you can call last minute. If you are looking for an interesting Shabbos there are some places you can go to get invited out to homes that you wouldn’t otherwise visit. If you find yourself near the Meah Shearim area if you go to either the Karlin-Stolin shul or Breslov you will most definitely get invited out by one of the families in shul(“Mi K’amcha Yisroel”). If you are staying in school ask a teacher that lives nearby to come to his/her house for a meal. Don’t be embarrassed most teachers would love to have you as a guest and it will help you see your teacher in a different setting. If you have ideas for Shabbos that you would like to share with others please call (054)STU-DENT or send us a text with information for where to spend an interesting Shabbos.

ANYWHERE IN ISRAEL
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Israel who would love to have you as their Shabbos guests. They can be reached at (02)994-4326. You must call early in the week. Due to many mix ups and situations where people ended up in homes or situations they were very uncomfortable in, it is very advised to find out: � If your school approves of you utilizing the service and if they will let you go to the place you want to go. � About the dynamics of the family you are going to (kids, frumkeit level etc.). � If there will be students of the opposite gender spending Shabbos there as well. � If you should be bringing your own sheets etc. � If the Kashrus standards of the family meet the standard you hold for yourself

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Parents Coming
Many of you have family members who come to Israel on occasion, and it would not be strange to have some cousin/uncle/brother/sister/next-door neighbor’s cousin’s sister’s niece, drop by sometime during your time here. For many parents, the fact that their child is learning in Eretz Yisroel is a good excuse to enjoy an excursion to the Holy Land to see some sites, enjoy some fine Kosher Dining and see their child at the same time. You might already know from the beginning of the year that your family will come to visit you, or they might surprise you, but no matter what, there are various ways you can help prepare yourself and them, for a successful trip in all areas.

DID I FORGET SOMETHING AT HOME?
Knowing that the world has gotten smaller will help if you forgot to bring you favorite type of Kleenex tissues. (Yes, they sell them in Israel, but it’s not the same.) When you know you have family coming, it is very important to make sure they bring you everything that you might have forgotten and everything you could possibly want (just in case). If you buy it here you will have to spend your money while if they buy it for you, it won’t cost ¬“you” anything and you can save all of your money to give to poor people at the Kotel.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND WITH THEM?
Funny you should ask. If you’re asking, you probably realize that when your parents come they will probably want to spend lots of time with you and will inevitably take you away from Yeshiva/ Seminary. For many of you this won’t make much of a difference and you can spend as much time with your parents as you’d like (contingent to your school rules). But if you are of those who are really beginning to grow in your learning then missing school and disrupting the continuum could have a detrimental effect on your growth. Therefore, this is a very important question to discuss with your rebbe/teacher to receive clear direction about how much time to spend with you familial visitors. You can spend enough time with your family while they are here without giving up on your needs and still make them feel that you care about them. PARENTS COMING

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THEIR ARRIVAL?
Let youR sChooL knoW If your school has an official policy about attendance you should probably let your school know that you have family coming so you can avoid any annoying complications. If you have a class or shiur that you think your parent will enjoy check with the teacher if you can bring you parent to sit in on a class. This will allow you to go to class while helping your parent to gain insight into your growth experience. You might want to arrange to meet them at the airport. Most parents will not expect you to meet them at the airport and many will strongly encourage you not to. However in some situations it is a very nice thing to do. If they will be arriving in the

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PLACES TO GO I PACKING LIST I GETTING THERE I SHABBOSIM I MAPS middle of the day you will probably have to miss class/seder to meet them. This should probably be discussed with a teacher to decide if it the correct thing for you to do. However, if they are coming in the evening you could probably go without missing too much school. To get to the airport you could call a nesher and set it up that you will arrive at the airport before your parents. You could also take the 947 bus from the Tachanah Merkazit. Whether you do go or you don’t it would be very nice for you to take five minutes and make a “Welcome To Israel” sign for them as it will probably make them very happy when they arrive.

WHERE SHOULD THEY STAY
You parents will probably want to arrange a place to stay before they come. They may be looking for a hotel, apartment, or to simply stay with family, but regardless of what they are looking for you can probably help them. The most homey and least expensive option is staying with family. If you have family in Israel and they have plenty of room you might be able arrange for your parents to stay there. It will give them a more warm experience and will help them save money so they can take you out to eat more often.

staying With faMiLy
pRos: • Very inexpensive • Meals might be taken care of • Warm homey atmosphere Cons: • Might not be located in the best place • Feeling that you are putting others out

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hoW you Can heLp? Speak to family members to help make proper arrangements

Renting an apaRtMent / vacation apartment-in many communities there are vacation apartments available for rent.
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hoteL-sCatteRed throughout Jerusalem are hotels ranging from motel style to 5 star hotel and everything in between.
pRos: • Service • Some hotels have meals included • Less complicated stay and pay hoW you Can heLp? See our list of hotels in the Yellow pages sections and find a hotel that’s in a good location and priced right for them. Cons: • More Expensive

RENTING A CAR
Getting around Jerusalem and Israel is fairly easy. The transportation system is built on the fact that a large portion of the populace does not own automobiles. Therefore most attractions can be accessed by inexpensive public transportation. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and therefore many people will opt to visit Israel sans automobile (without a car). However, for those of you who prefer the convenience of a car rental, there are a few things you should know. The cost of a rental changes according to when you make your reservation and how you make it. The car rental business is seasonal. This means that the times when most people want to rent cars, is precisely the time when the prices are higher. There are deals however, if you look for them. PARENTS COMING

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PLACES TO GO I PACKING LIST I GETTING THERE I SHABBOSIM I MAPS To price car rentals you can go online or call the various rental companies and compare prices. The prices that are given to you from the companies are often higher than the price you can get through agents. Even though agents take fees they are given deals from the companies that you would not be able to get. But even amongst the agents some will work to get you a better deal than others. You might be able to get a second driver for free, unlimited mileage or perhaps a free upgrade.

soMe points to Be aWaRe of:
• It is not legal for someone under 21 to rent a vehicle • many rental companies will charge more to rent to drivers under 25 • Tourists don’t pay V.A.T. on rentals (students do) • if you have a credit card that covers insurance (gold or platinum) it will make the price cheaper. Call your credit card company and ask them specifically if they will cover your insurance in Israel. You might speak to an agent who is not aware of this and will be very confident that this is not true but if you stand your ground you will get a much lower price. If possible ask your credit card company for a letter confirming their coverage. • don’t expect to be in and out in less than ½ an hour • bring your 1)license, 2)passport, and a 3)credit card in the driver’s name. (They will not let you rent if the credit card is not in the name of the driver.)

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phone RentaLs
Your parents will probably need a phone when they are here. there are a few options. 1. They can probably contact their phone company back home and arrange to use their own phone while they are here. This way they don’t have to miss their phone calls from back home. However this option might be expensive depending on who their carrier is. 2. vAlternatively, if they come to Israel at least once a year it might be worthwhile to set up a phone number here that they will own, so they have a phone whenever they come. Often they can use their own phone from back home and simply replace the sim-card. 2. Another option is renting a phone from a company in Israel. There are various companies that rent phones for short term check out our cell phone section for more information.

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Rebbe/Mentor
Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato in his sefer Mesilas Yesharim discusses a complicated garden-maze made of bushes, in which there is a platform in the middle, on which one can stand and see the entire maze. When entering the maze it would be very difficult for the average person to make his way toward the center, as the maze contains many twists and unexpected turns. If a person entering the maze will look toward the middle of the maze he will see the head of a man raised above the bushes; the man on the platform. From his vantage point he can see the entire maze and all of the people inside of it. If any of the maze travelers will ask the man for advice how to reach the middle he will gladly tell them, “Turn right then left…..” It would seem foolish if someone would know that there is a man in the middle who has traveled the maze already and would not ask his advice. In the world of Torah there are many great people who have gone through the trials and tribulations you may be going through. They have risen above all else and have built themselves a platform from which they can see the entire maze. As we enter the life of adulthood, we have an incredible opportunity to look to these people and ask them how to navigate this complicate maze. Most yeshivas and seminaries are staffed by some of the greatest Torah leaders of our day. Find a person who “speaks to you” someone who you feel you can relate to. Begin to ask them questions, even questions that you might know an answer to already. Hear their answer; it will help you build a relationship. If you feel that you can’t find someone in your Yeshiva / Seminary, look outside. Maybe a family with whom you spend Shabbos or an older married person to whom you feel you can relate. Yerushalayim is overflowing with great people who would love to give of themselves to help another Jew grow in their Avodas Hash-m. The importance of having a rebbe / mentor cannot be emphasized enough. Even when you leave you cozy confines of your yeshiva / seminary you will always have someone who truly cares about you, to whom you can turn with any life issue that you might come upon.

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Goals
The most successful students who make their way through their year/s in Eretz Yisroel are usually the ones who at some time during their year have set goals for their progress. Goals are the symbol of mature person who is growth oriented. Deciding that you want your growth to be focused in a certain direction at a certain pace will help you become who you want to become. The time a person spends in Yeshiva / Seminary in Eretz Yisroel is often the most intense growth period s/he will spend in her / his life. If you sit and think about what you want to get out of your time here and you make a general set of goals of how to get there you will find that your development will be accelerated more than those who have not made such an assessment. If you make goals you will find that you also waste less time. You will look for things that fit into your goals and even when you are involved in extra-curricular activities you have a clearer focus how each thing you do fits into how you want to spend your year.

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Questions for Honest Thought
Please do not read in the bathroom
The following is a collection of questions that a thinking Jew should ask him / herself from time to time. They are important questions that you may or may not have answers to. Don’t be embarrassed as most people haven’t even thought about most of these ideas. Feel free to discuss the questions with a teacher or rebbe to help give you clarity on your growth filled journey here in Eretz Yisroel.

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QUESTIONS FOR HONEST THOUGHT
1. MY LIFE? a. What do I want to get out of life? Do I have a life plan? B. I only have one opportunity to live; how can I maximize this opportunity? C. What is special about being a human being? What is special about being a Jew? d. What is special about me? E. Does H-shem love me? How do I know? 2. H-SHEM a. What do I know about H-shem? B. What is my relationship with H-shem? Do I ever think about H-shem? Do I speak to Him? C. Does the existence of H-shem make a difference to my life? d. What does it mean that H-shem is King over the entire universe? e. What does H-shem want me to get out of life? Why did he give me life? 3. THIS WORLD a. I will not be here forever; What difference does that make to me? B. Near the end of my life, how do I wish to look back and view my life? C. If I only had three months to live what would I do with my time? d. Is Olam Habah a part of my true life perspective? E. Do I mainly seek to gain in this world-or do I primarily work towards Olam Habah? 4. AVODAS H-SHEM a. What does Avodas H-shem mean to me? B. Can I honestly call myself an Eved H-shem? C. Do I want to be an Eved H-shem? d. What would I have to do to be called an Eved H-shem? e. Is H-shem satisfied with how I am living my life?

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5. HAPPINESS a. Am I a happy person? If not, why? B. What is true happiness in life? How can I obtain it? C. Have I accustomed myself to live in ways that detract from life happiness? d. Would I rather have momentary happiness or eternal happiness? e. What would give me a true sense of fulfillment in life 6. DAVENING a. Why do we daven? What is the essence of davening? B. Is there perhaps more in davening than I realize? How could I find out? C. What do I want to get out of davening? d. Is my davening a real conversation with H-shem or do I just try to get it over with? e. How could I better connect to H-shem through davening? 7. TESHUVA A. Do I need to do teshuva for anything B. What is teshuva? How do I do teshuva? C. Can I do teshuva? d. Do I feel close to H-shem or distant from him? How can I feel closer e. Do I look forward to doing teshuva? Should I look forward to doing teshuva? 8. LIVING a. What do I enjoy most in my life? B. Do I enjoy the various aspects of Yiddishkeit (Learning Torah, Davening, Doing Mitzvos)? C. Could I enjoy learning torah, davening, doing mitzvos more? How? d. What are my life priorities e. Is there anything in my life that I would want to change now? If so, what and how? REBBE/MENTOR

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College Options
The years spent learning Torah in Eretz Yisroel form the foundation of what your life will look like years down the road. The Gemara you learn, the experiences you take in, and the friends you meet, will have a lasting impact on you. However, more and more students are finding the need to “get on with life” and jump into college, not even realizing what opportunities they have just by staying in Yeshiva. For those of you who are fortunate to be able to sit and learn Torah without the distraction of having to get a college degree ashreichem and ashrei chelkichem, this article is not for you. But for many students, the need to pursue a college degree is necessary to their life goals, therefore we have written the following to help you be aware of your options. There are three universities that will accept Israel Yeshiva credits for transfer. Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu) has a program that works with certain Yeshivas and translates their year in Israel into YU credits. Touro College’s Israel Option (www.touro.edu) enables students to transfer up to 48 Yeshiva credits towards a degree at Touro College. Upon returning to the U.S., students must complete the remainder of the coursework at Touro. The third is Farleigh Dickenson University (www.fdu.edu) which offers a special Yeshiva program with men-only off-campus classes tailored to the Yeshiva bochur. They will accept up to 72 Yeshiva credits, but the rest must be earned through FDU. Some Yeshivas may have other arrangements, so you should inquire within your Yeshiva. For those students who would like to maximize their time in Israel, there is an option to join a college testing program in Israel such as Yeshiva Learning Experience (www.yeshivalearningexperience. com). The mission of YLE is to provide the facilities to earn a degree without compromising on a Torah environment or missing a seder. Through proficiency tests, students can accumulate credits from material they learn in Yeshiva. YLE’s staff of academic advisers facilitates the process and a career counselor is available for insight about the future. Students of such testing programs have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs, all the while learning three sedarim in Yeshiva. Most testing programs are validated by a special program of the University of the State of New York Board of Regents (www.nationalccrs.org). It is with this recognition that students can transfer credit to 1,500 colleges in the US while regular Yeshiva credits cannot. Taking credits from exams, many students opt to transfer to Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu). The reason is simple. Excelsior College has the most flexible degree program from all other regionally accredited colleges in America. Combining tests, CLEPs, and other sources, you can earn a degree in the quickest and easiest way while learning full time in Yeshiva in Israel. Testing programs like YLE are a fraction of the cost of a regular college. While other nationally accredited institutions may appear to offer quick degrees, be wary because the higher level of regional accreditation is the standard required by most universities. In conclusion, be aware of your options when you are looking into going to college. When choosing a college, make sure it is regionally accredited. If you decide to test for credit, look for the validation and where it can be transferred. Finally, maximize your time in Yeshiva! You won’t get another chance.

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What I Would Tell My Shana Aleph Self
We asked selected second year students to tell us what piece of advice they would like to have given themselves when they began Shana aleph and this is what they said.

WHAT I WOULD TELL MY SHANA ALEPH SELF

Dear Yitzi,

If I could give you one piece of advice before you star t your shana aleph it would be to avoid town. All my friends who went to town wasted months of thei r year here. Your time will be limited. One year to figure yourself out is rarely enough and when you waste months of it, it’s near impossible. So skip town, all the “exciting” things that you think go on there are not good for you.

Assay Lecha Rav Make sure you don’ t leave Israel withou t having a close relations hip with a rebbe. A rebb e is what will keep you connected throughout your life. Find a rebb e who understands yo u and to whom you feel comfortable speaking. You can always boun ce your hashkafah idea s off of him no matter wh ere you are in life.

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Dear Dovid Israel is a place where so many of the people are living Torah. Their lives are focused on the most important things. Learn from this and try to gain insight about the beauty of Shabbos and davening, these are things that will be important in your life so gain what you can here, you may never have the chance again.
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Dear Chani Shana Aleph “Leave your I-pod at ho me. It will cause you to waste so much time and you will forget why you came to Israel... To grow . Watching movies when you are off distracts you an d doesn’t let you build your relationships and grow in Torah. Find good things to do, go out with friends, do ch essed etc. With much love and hope for you Chani Shana Bet”

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Chessed Opportunities
Most students find time during their daily schedule that has not been filled with classes or other important things that they need to do. What they do with that time distinguishes the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Some people feel they can never get enough of “hangin’ out” some just love “eating out” while others just feel like “going out”. The students who come to Eretz Yisroel for the purpose of “flipping out” usually find themselves spending their leisure time, “Helping out”. Most schools have a chessed program set up for the girls in their school. If you feel that you would like to do more and you just don’t know where to lend a hand we have provided a list of places where you can offer your services and grow through reaching out to others. There are a tremendous amount of opportunities to do chessed. Usually the one being helped the most by a chessed is the one doing the chessed. Helping others helps you become who you are. You realize a remarkable potential inside you to be a benefactor to others; sort of the way Hash-m is to us. You can find a chessed opportunity right in your apartment. Help another student in an area that they need help. You can go to peoples’ houses to help them with their children, cleaning, cooking etc… If you have extra time, or on days off, you can offer a teacher to take her children out to a park, to the zoo, to eat etc… There is no end to the types and amounts of chessed that you can do. One seminary student even started her own children’s book lending library for children in the neighborhood. If you have innovative chessed ideas that other can gain from please send an SMS to (054)STU-DENT or email us at YeshivaSemGuide@gmail.com The following is a list of simple chessed ideas that are available for you if you find that you have time. eZeR MiZion Ezer Mizion is one of the largest tzedakah organizations helping the sick and infirm. They are always in need of volunteers to help with their services. If you have some time to offer them, you can contact Mrs. Ruthy Essas or Mrs. Naomi Raful at Ezer Mizion International Office by phone at (03)614-4575 or via email at contact@ezermizion.org You can: • Assist with preparation and delivery of meals, sandwiches, and snacks to family members of hospitalized patients • visit and help in homes of individuals coping with illness and disability • visit and help the sick and elderly in hospitals and nursing homes …assist with office administration • adopt a Bubby to visit or call Ezer Mizion will customize a volunteer program for you based on your talents and preferences. BIKUR CHOLIM Bikur Cholim Kitchen looking for volunteers on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00. Please call 02-500-3493.

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BikuR ChoLiM haR nof Seeking volunteers to visit homebound seniors call Toby 653-6313 / Reizel 651-9225

MekiMi CheeR -up sQuad Volunteers needed to drive patients and family, cook meal and for events, and visit in the hospital. Tel. 537-9216, 052-761-9214 ChaVRuta Over the phone or in-person Jewish learning program with Haskomas of Gedolim. To volunteer call 073-232-2222 ext. 1057

WORKING WITH THE DISABLED
gan MeRkaZ haRMony Gan Merkaz Harmony in Har Nof is a gan that integrates children with disabilities with regular children. They are looking for volunteers. During the morning they would prefer volunteers who speak Hebrew. In the afternoons (1:00-3:00 pm) they welcome both Hebrew or English speakers They also have a Big Brother/Sister Program where you work one on one with a special needs child or his/her sibling on weekly basis. During morning hours call Mercaz Harmony at (02)651-9234 to leave a message or ask for Rona. Meshi School on Shmuel Hanavi for children with physical disabilities welcomes volunteers call (02)540-1403 suLaM Special education programs on Sorotzkin/Sanheria Hamurchevet welcome volunteers, preferably with basic Hebrew. Call Blumi (02)633-8416 pisgat yehudah People needed to volunteer to assist autistic Jews. Yocheved Yehudah (03)936-1685 or (052)424-7708

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HELPING TORAH ORGANIZATIONS
koLLeL aMeRiCa R’ MeiR Ba’aL hanes Volunteers needed for mailings, pushka campaign, telephone calls, light office work can be done in pleasant office atmosphere. For more information call: (02)628-5950

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HELPING THE NEEDY
sheLaCh LaChMeCha Prepare food packages for needy families in Jerusalem on Friday afternoons. 054-788-3261

yad eZRa VeshuLaMit Yad Ezra Veshulamit prepares hundreds of food packages for needy families throughout Israel. They are always in need of volunteers. They set up the packages on Rechov Givat Shaul in the Givat Shaul Neighborhood on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon between 9:30am and 1pm. It is a good idea to call the office beforehand to arrange a visit. They also welcome groups Call:(073)217-9240 or (02)540-0058. yad saRa People needed to visit home-bound patients and boost morale through projects (handicrafts, potted plants, taping and typing life stories, computer instructions, etc.) For more information call: 644-4411/4621, speak to Miriam Barris

NURSING HOMES
CHESSED OPPORTUNITIES Beit toVei ha’iR Right outside Geula is a beautiful Nursing home. Feel free to drop by on a day off or whenever you have some spare time. Located at Malchei Yisroel 36, Beit Tovei Ha’ir includes a nursing home and many of the residents will be delighted to have a visitor. Rest time is between 1:00-3:00 pm but feel free to drop by at any other time and connect to a generation that remembers the time before the hustle and bustle that we live in today. neVe siMCha Neve Simcha, located in the heart of Mattersdorf at 1 Sorotzkin, is an assisted living home for the elderly. You can drop by at any time to visit, or even “Adopt-a-Bubby/Zaidy” Most residents are English speaking and many don’t have family nearby, and would welcome a visit. You will probably find that you gain at least as much as you give. They also welcome volunteers to take the residents out for a shpatzier, or to help them go shopping etc. Call Naomi or Tzippy at 500-8111 (preferably mornings) taMiR The Tamir, located in the Ezras Torah community, a short walk from Ramat Eshkol, is a mostly religious Nursing home which includes an assisted living home and a Nursing home. Many of the Bubbies and Zaidies speak English and would welcome a visit. In town for Shabbos or just have a few hours off, you can even feel to drop by and schmooze with the residents, you’ll be guaranteed to learn something new at each visit. Visitors are welcome anytime except between 1:00-4:00 pm.

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Perhaps you’ve heard about it or maybe you haven’t. But the very best time for davening your morning Shemonah Esrei is actually as the suns first rays come over the horizon, otherwise known as neitz hachamah also known as vasikin). While most people don’t tend to do so on a regular basis for a wealth of reasons, many people have specific days during the year that they try especially hard to daven at the most opportune time; Neitz. As you spend time here in Israel you may feel that you want to “daven neitz” on a given day. You might have just been up all night struggling over a difficult Tosafos, or want to get up early to get a fresh start on a new day. Whatever the reason, it is important to know that no matter where you are you can probably find a nearby neitz minyan. Many people try at least once to daven neitz at the Kotel and it is a real experience on days when there are many people there. the following are just some of the days that many people try to daven neitz; • Erev Rosh Hashanah • Rosh Hashanah • Yom Kippur • Hoshanah Rabbah • Purim • Shavuos • Or any other day that you just stayed up all night. • Or any morning where you just want to get up early. When you go to daven neitz realize that Shemonah Esrei is davened at neitz and therefore give yourself enough time to daven everything before, so that you are ready to daven Shemonah Esrei at neitz, a general gauge is to begin davening about 20-25 minutes before neitz. A listing of times for neitz in Yerushalayim can be found on the calendar pages.

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Fall 2011 Schedule*
Undergraduate Women’s Courses:
BIO 101 BIO 246 COC 101 COC 208 COC 209 COC 210 Principles of Biology with Lab Nutrition and Human Development Fundamentals of Speech Phonetics Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Normal Speech and Language Development COC 310 Speech Pathology I EBA 101 Principles of Accounting I EBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics EBE 204 Money and Banking EBF 101 Principles of Finance EBM 213 Business Law I HIS 220 Survey of Modern History I LLE 100 Introduction to English Composition LLE 101 English Composition I LLE 102 English Composition II LLE 220 Survey of Modern Literature I MAT 111 College Mathematics MAT 261 Statistics for Social Science Majors MCO 140 Computer Concepts PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 201 Developmental Psychology PSY 301 Experimental Psychology PSY 301.6 Experimental Psychology Lab PSY 310 Theories of Personality PSY 326 Forensic Psychology PSY 335 Abnormal Psychology PSY 345 Psychology of Health and Illness PSY 541 Psychology of the Holocaust

Graduate Women’s Courses:
EdPS 620 Child Development and Learning in Cultural Context EdSE 600 History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education PSY 604 Statistics for School Psychologists PSY 623 Issues and Procedures in Identifying and Intervening with Exceptional Children SpEd 602 Introduction to Teaching Students with Disabilities

Undergraduate Men’s Courses:
BIO 246 EBA 101 EBA 102 EBE 101 EBE 204 EBF 101 EBK 101 EBK 201 EBK 202 EBM 213 LLE 100 LLE 101 LLE 203 MAT 111 MAT 261 MCO 140 MCO 148 PSY 101 PSY 201 PSY 310 PSY 420 Nutrition and Human Development Principles of Accounting I Principels of Accounting II Principles of Macroeconomics Money and Banking Principles of Finance Principles of Marketing Consumer Behavior Marketing Research Business Law I Introduction to English Composition English Composition I Business Report Writing College Mathematics Statistics for Social Science Majors Computer Concepts Advanced Computer Business Applications Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology Theories of Personality Eating Disorders

*Tentative schedule subject to change

*Academic courses taught by Touro College in Israel are part of the curriculum of Touro College New York and are limited in Israel to students who are not Israeli citizens or permanent residents. Degrees are granted by Touro College New York and additional courses must be taken in New York in order to complete the degree. Touro College is an equal opportunity institution.

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TOURO COLLEGE IN ISRAEL american College Courses for shanah Bet students Touro College in Israel (TCI) now affords you the opportunity to take American college courses while learning in Israel. Touro College is the perfect solution for students who are anxious to begin their college education. In addition to a large selection of core courses, TCI offers advanced undergraduate courses in Psychology, Business, and Speech. TCI has separate men’s and women’s classes and hours, a convenient Givat Shaul location, and Yeshiva and Seminary friendly schedules. Women’s classes are held mornings and afternoons, while classes for men are held weekday evenings. TCI is a part of Touro College New York and is a Middle States accredited institution. SHANAH BET TUITION REDUCTION – TCI encourages Shanah Bet students to take college courses by offering a special Shanah Bet Touro tuition reduction. In addition, students may qualify for government grants and loans (FAFSA). TCI FEATURES: • • • • • • • • • All courses are taught in English Expert instructors in all subjects Morning and afternoon women’s classes Evening men’s classes Conveniently located Givat Shaul facilities Modern computer and library services Four semesters annually – Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Summer II (Elul) Federal grants and loans available to qualified candidates School calendar is compatible with Yeshiva and Seminary schedules *neW* foR faLL 2011 BioLogy LaBoRatoRy Students will be able to take Science Laboratory courses in TCI’s new laboratory. Be Smart About Your Future! Call Now – 02-651-0090 Israel@Touro.edu www.touroisrael.org Touro College in Israel, 11 Beit Hadfus Street, Givat Shaul, Jerusalem 95483

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Making Aliyah From Within Israel
Nefesh B’Nefesh’s Guided Aliyah program allows US, Canadian, and British citizens currently residing in Israel to make Aliyah from within the country while receiving the full array of Nefesh B’Nefesh services. The Guided Aliyah process is convenient, fast and efficient, allowing participants to avoid bureaucracy at the Israeli government offices. Guided Aliyah has been increasing in popularity since its inception in 2004, and more people, including yeshiva and seminary students, are taking advantage of the program each year. Many students who decide to make Israel their home, prefer Guided Aliyah for its wide array of benefits and effortless process. Many students may be eligible to receive the entire basket of Aliyah benefits offered to Olim as the less time one has resided in Israel before making Aliyah, the more benefits one is eligible to receive. For more information on your eligibility, contact Nefesh B’Nefesh’s Guided Aliyah department. Some of the major benefits of making Aliyah include free education, financial grants, and other government incentives. The cost of education in Israel is significantly less than abroad, and Olim receive free tuition or a considerable subsidy towards their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Olim also qualify for a number of additional benefits including rent subsidies, Arnona discounts, free Ulpan, and more. Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim receive financial grants beyond the absorption basket (Sal Klita) provided by the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (Misrad Haklita). Many students who opt for Guided Aliyah receive financial grants as it is awarded on a needs basis. Yeshiva and seminary students are uniquely positioned to take advantage of Guided Aliyah and the benefits it has to offer, and there is no time like the present to begin the process. for more information about guided aliyah, see: www.nbn.org.il/applications/guided-aliyah.html or contact the guided aliyah department at: 02-6595818 or guidedaliyah@nbn.org.il

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AFTER ISRAEL PROGRAMS

yeshiVa gedoLa of BRidgepoRt Rav Simcha Bunim Berger 85 Arlington Street Bridgeport, CT 06606 phone: (203)330-9200 fax: (203)330-4564 office@ygbridgeport.org
fLoRida

yeshiVa gedoLa ateRes shMueL of WateRBuRy Rav Ahron Kaufman 32 Hillside Ave Waterbury, CT 06710-2217 phone: (203) 573-0266
http://waterburyyeshiva.org/
geoRgia

yeshiVa toRas ChaiM
(denVeR)

Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan and Rav Yitzchok Wasserman 1555 Stuart Ave Denver, Colorado phone: (303)629-8200
iLLinois

yeshiVa V’koLLeL Beis Moshe ChaiM Rav Yochanan Zweig 4000 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33140 phone: (305) 534-7050 talmudic@talmudicu.edu fax: (305) 534-8444

yeshiVa ohR yisRaeL
(atLanta)

Rav Mayer Neuberger 1458 Holly Lane Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329 phone: (404) 320-1444 www.ohryisrael.org

heBReW theoLogiCaL CoLLege Beis MedRash LetoRah (skokie yeshiVa) Rav Avraham Friedman Hebrew Theological College 7135 N. Carpenter Road Skokie, IL 60077 phone: (847) 982 – 2500 fax: (847) 674 – 6381 htc@htc.edui

indiana

MaRyLand

RaV naftaLi Riff yeshiVa Rav Yisrael Gettinger 6510 Hoover Road Indianapolis, IN 46260 phone: (317) 253-5253 contact@riffyeshiva.org
ohio

neR yisRoeL
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yeshiVa of gReateR Washington
(siLVeR spRing)

Rav Aharon Feldman 400 Mount Wilson Ln Baltimore, MD 21208 phone: (410) 484-7200

Rav Aharon Lopiansky 1216 Arcola Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902 phone: (301) 649-7077 fax: (301) 649-7053

neW yoRk - Monsey

yeshiVa ahaVas hatoRah Rav Menachem Weinberg Heights Jewish Center 14270 Cedar Road Cleveland, Ohio 44121 phone: (216)965-5355

ohR soMayaCh, Monsey Rav Yisroel Rokowsky & Rav Yisroel Simcha Schorr
tanenbaum educational Center

shaaRei toRah of RoCkLand Rav Walmark 91 Carlton Rd Suffern, NY 10901 phone: (845) 352 - 3431

244 Route 306 / P.O. Box 334 Monsey, New York 10952 phone: (845) 425-1370 fax: (845) 425-8865 ohr@os.edu

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ZiChRon eReZ Rav Chaim Zev Levitan 10 Golar Drive Monsey, New York phone: (845)368-2753 mzeyeshiva@yahoo.com for the yeshiva: 054-841-6467 or 050-772-4467
Queens

yeshiVa peeR hatoRah Rav Ezra Rotkin 2913 Ave L. Brooklyn N.Y.11210 RavRodkin@Gmail.Com phone: (917)863-4396

yeshiVas RuaCh hatoRah Rav Menachem Mark 1450 Ocean Ave Broooklyn N.Y. 11210 phone: (718)338-2834

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Beis MedRash L’taLMud LandeR CoLLege foR Men
(keW gaRdens hiLLs, ny)

ChofetZ ChaiM Rav Dovid Harris 76 Avenue & 147 Street Kew Gardens Hills, N.Y. 11367 phone: (718)268-4700

Rav Abba Bronspigel 75-31 150th Street Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367 phone: (718) 820-4884 bnathan@touro.edu

yeshiVas ohR haChaiM Rav Doniel Lander and Rav Mordechai Kraus 141-61 71st Avenue Kew Gardens Hills N.Y. 11367 phone: (718)544-1764

Manhattan

MadRegas haadoM Rav Moshe Faskowitz 69-13 172st. Flushing N.Y. 11365 phone: (718)969-8501 fax: (718)228-5051

MesiVta tifeRes JeRusaLeM M.t.J.
(neW yoRk, ny)

yeshiVa uniVeRsity Rav Herschel Shachter Wilf Campus 2495 Amsterdam Ave Suite 501 New York , NY 10033 phone: (212) 960-5400

Rav Dovid Feinstein 145 E Broadway New York, NY, 10002 phone: (212)964-2830

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Long isLand

Bais MedRash nesiVos hatoRah 19 Rupert Ave Staten Island, NY 10314 phone: (718) 370-7583

yeshiVa of faR RoCkaWay, deReCh ayson
(faR RoCkaWay, ny)

Rav Yechiel Yitzchok Perr 802 Hicksville Rd Far Rockaway, NY 11691 phone: (718)327-7600

yeshiVa gedoLa of the fiVe toWns Rav Yitzchok Knobel Rav Moshe Zev Katzenstein 846 West Broadway Woodmere, NY 11598 phone: (516) 295-8900 ext 5 fax (516) 295-8903 baruch@ygft.org

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dRs LeV hatoRah Rav Yisroel Kaminetsky 700 Ibsen Street Woodmere, NY 11598 phone: (516) 295-7700 fax: (516) 295-2929

MadRaigos taL teChiya pRogRaM Rav Dov Silver 936 Broadway Woodmere N.Y. 11598 phone: (516)371-3250 info@madraigos.org www.madraigos.org

yeshiVa gedoLah of West heMpstead West Hempstead N.Y. 11552 phone: (516) 882-3765

AFTER ISRAEL PROGRAMS

yeshiVa yesod yosef Rav Dovid Rhodes 119 Doughty Blvd. Inwood, N.Y. phone: (574)303-3191 rdrytm@msn.com

sh’oR yoshuV Rav Naftali Jaeger Sh’or Yoshuv Institute 1 Cedar Lawn Avenue Lawrence, NY, 11559 phone: (516) 239-9002 fax: (516) 239-9003

yeshiVa nishMas hatoRah Rav Pinchus Weinberger 568 Peninsula Blvd. Cedarhurst, NY 11096 phone: (646) 820�3312 fax: (516) 239�2007 info@nishmashatorah.org

CatskiLLs

neW JeRsey - LakeWood

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yeshiVa ZiChRon Moshe of south faLLsBuRg
(south faLLsBuRg, ny)

Beth MedRash goVoha
(LakeWood)

R’ Eli Ber Wachtfogel 84 Laurel Park Road South Fallsburg, NY 12779 phone: 845) 434-5240

Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, Rav Yeruchem Olshin, Rav Dovid Shustal & Rav Yisroel Neuman 617 6th Street Lakewood, NJ 08701-2797 phone: (732) 363-8815

yeshiVa gedoLa of teaneCk 1443 Palisade Avenue Teaneck, NJ phone: (201) 833-5920

MJI offers a full 4-year degree in Judaic Studies, Computer Information Systems and Business & Information Systems by earning just 120 credits. We accept credits earned at yeshiva and seminary as well as CLEPs toward your degree so you are done in less time and less money than other schools! Join the MJI graduates who have gone on to study at leading schools in the US and Israel including Columbia University and Bar Ilan! The MJI Online curriculum is specifically designed to make online classes an interactive and enjoyable learning experience. Classes can have live sessions where students and faculty discuss course concepts and share ideas. Other classes offer pre-recorded lectures where students can access the material at any time. All classes are available online. MJI has expanded partnerships with Israeli host schools, offering various programs that enhance the student’s ability to earn both credits and certifications during their year abroad.

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Post Seminary Seminaries
programs in eRetZ yisRoeL eyaht 22 Imrei Bina phone: (02) 538-2522 faMiLy institute and CounseLing CenteR Rechov Beit Yitzchok phone: (02) 654-4555 MaChon taL 7 Beit Hadefus phone: (02) 654-7238 MoReshet 1 Beit Yitzchok phone: (02) 654-4578 JeWeL Ramat Eshkol phone: (054) 568-7621

AFTER ISRAEL PROGRAMS

MaaLot isRaeL 10 Hakablan phone: (02) 654-4555 MesiLot 11/5 Mishkelov Street phone: (02) 654-1268

MaLChus / ohR Chaya 2 Belilius phone: (02) 537-4927 nishMat 26a Berel Locker St. phone: (02) 640-4333

students’

Refuah institute 95 Derech Hahoresh phone: (02) 571-5112

“Advertising Werks”
hold your attention more then advertisements spelled correctly.

FACT Misspelled advertisements

sheLeM institute for Holistic Studies 78 Yirmiyahu phone: (02) 538-4533

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Post Seminary Seminaries
programs in ChutZ LaaRetZ Binah BaLtiMoRe 6214 Pimlico Road Baltimore, MD 21209 phone: (410) 764-7712 sh’eefa seMinaRies 1066 Virginia St. Far Rockaway, NY 11691 phone: 516-6-SHEEFA info@sheefa.org ohR naVa 2201 East 23rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11229 info@ohrnaava.com phone: 718.OHR.NAAVA (718).647.6228 MaChon Basya RoCheL MBRseminary@gmail.com phone: (718) 355-8900 Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner

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MaaLot BaLtiMoRe B’nai Jacob shaarei Zion C 6602 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21215 Mrs. ettie Rosenbaum: phone: (410) 358-3144 Wits@maalotbaltimore.org

BLitstein institute foR WoMen (ti) of hebrew theological College 2606 West Touhy Avenue Chicago, IL 60645 phone: (773) 973-0241 www.ti.htC.edu

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MisCeLLaneous

Seminary Stuff
Spending a year in seminary in Israel can be a tremendously rewarding experience. The growth that you can achieve during this year cannot be matched by any other period in your life. Friendships built during this year of growth are often friendships that last a lifetime. Knowing how to take advantage of your time here is something you will find vital to your Israel Experience. There are many things that you will need in order to make your seminary year go smoother. Most of the information is conveniently located throughout this book but there are some things that girls need that are not as relevant to boys and therefore we have designated this space to you, “the Seminary Student”

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MAKE-UP
Going away for Shabbos? Lost some of your makeup on a tiyul, Shabbos trip etc… You might have run out of your favortie Lipliner or just feel that you need a new kind blush. It is important to know that you can purchase the makeup you recognize at the prices you’re used to here in israel. And you don’t have to have your mother send it with Aunt Bessie whose coming to Israel in three weeks and staying in Ofakim (where’s that?)

WAXING / ELECTROLYSIS / LASER TREATMENT
Many Kollel wives have set up top of the line salons in their homes in order to help you take care of you cosmetic and hygenic needs. Most of them have top of the line equiptment and you can expect the same quality and care that you would receive back home.

waxing • make-up • electrolysis

Pnina Radbill, C.E.
02.654.2452
conveniently located in Har Nof

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JEWELRY

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EXERCISE

Group classes/ 1-on-1 personal training

Individualized fitness plan to reach your goal

Highly recommended Many happy references

It is a very good idea to keep all real jewelry that you are not using constantly, in a school safe. This applies to all valuables and specifically to jewelry as well. Your school dorm is not the safest place for your jewelry even if you have a great hiding place. Better be safe than …. On a lighter note most countries have a specific style and fashion sense. Israel is no exception. Many students find that there is jewelry that they can get in Israel that fits their style more than anything they have seen back home. Israel hosts a large selection of jewelry with jewish themes. Ask around you’ll find that many others have found great jewelry at great prices.

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Centrally located in Ramat Eshkol

Elisheva 02-581-7674

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Shatnez LaboratorieS
BAYIT VEGAN Bayit Vegan 61 642-0315 Hours: Mon,Wed: 8-10pm BELZ SHATNEZ LAB Yitzchak Shollel 4 501-9888 Hours: 3-6 pm

SEM STUFF “RANDOM” STUFF

BIGDEI YESHA Chana 5 1-599-500-667 Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 am- 2:00 pm, 8-10 pm Fri. 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, or by appt. MEAH SHEARIM LAB Meah Shearim 6 537-1021 Hours: Sun-Thurs 4-7 pm Fri. 9 am-12 pm RAMOT Horowitz Ungvar 93/21 586-1623

HAR NOF LENDING LIST I WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM I CALENDAR I LISTINGS Rav Yaakov Gurwitz Hakablan 51 654-0928 Hours: 2-10pm

MISHMERES NOSSON SHATNEZ LAB 4 Sarei Yisroel 537-3123, 052-633-4417 Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am-7 pm

RAMAT ESHKOL Yam Suf 7/12 581-5254 Hours: 7-9:30pm or call

BEITAR Mifal Hashas 25/2 580-8339 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 2-10 pm Fri: 10 am-2 pm SANHEDRIA Shuv Blau 12b 2nd floor 532-6038 Hours: Tues. 7:30-8:30 pm

GIVAT SHAUL Margolin Azriel 1 654-0255 Hours: Mon. evening RAMOT GIMMEL Greenwald Rosenblatt 7/2 586-0843 Hours: Sun. evening

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TEMPERATURE CONVERSION
So you wanna know how many centimeters in a foot, how many ml in a cup etc… we’ve tried to make it easy for you. (most measurements have been rounded) “RANDOM” STUFF Being in a foreign country takes some getting used to. Knowing how to convert the Fahrenheit temperature that you know so well at home to the Celsius equivalent here in Israel is quite simple for those who know how to do the math. However for those of us who are mathematically challenged we have listed some common temperatures along with an explanation on how to convert temperatures. Even if you didn’t get it when you learned it in High school read it below it might not be so complicated after all.

fRoM CeLsius (israel) to faRenheit (american)
You heard its gonna be 30° outside today what does that mean Take the temperature and multiply it by two (30° X 2= 60). Then subtract 10% (60-6=54). And then add 32 (52+32=86) 30°C = 86°F

if you aRe taking youR teMpeRatuRe you might see the following temperatures*
F. 95 96 97 98.6 100 101 102 103 C. 35 35.5 36 37 37.8 38 39 39.4

if you aRe Cooking you might see the following temperartures*
F. 200 250 300 350 C. 93 121 148 175

if you Want to knoW hoW hot it is outside you might see the following temperatures*
F. 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 = = = = = = = C. 18 21 24 27 29 32 35

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*all temperatures are rounded to help you make calculations easier

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MEASUREMENTS CONVERSIONS
So you wanna know how many centimeters in a foot, how many ml in a cup etc… we’ve tried to make it easy for you. (most measurements have been rounded)

SEM STUFF “RANDOM” STUFF

LIQUID MEASUREMENTS
1 TEASPOON 1 TABLESPOON 1/8 CUP 1/4 CUP 1/2 CUP 3/4 CUP 1 CUP 2 CUPS 4 CUPS 8 CUPS 16 CUPS 2 Tablespoons 4 Tablespoons 8 Tablespoons 12 Tablespoons 16 Tablespoons 3 teaspoons 6 teaspoons 12 teaspoons 24 teaspoons 36 teaspoons ½ pint 1 pint 1 quart ½ gallon 1 gallon 1/2 ounce 1 ounce 2 ounces 4 ounces 6 ounces 8 ounces 16 ounces 32 ounces 64 ounces 128 ounces 5 ml 15 ml 28 ml 56 ml 110 ml 170 ml 225 ml 450 ml almost 1 liter 1.88 liters 3.76 liters

LENDING LIST I WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM I CALENDAR I LISTINGS

SOLID MEASUREMENTS
OUNCES POUNDS GRAMS KILOS

1 16 36 1 2¼

28 450 1000 1

1 kilo = 2.2 pounds 1 pound is approximately ½ kilo

DISTANCE
INCHES CENTIMETERS MILES KILOMETER1

1 12 (1 foot) 39 39,370 63,360

2.5 30 100(1 meter) 100,000 160,926 .62 1 1 (1000 meters) 1.6
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POST OFFICES
Call me old fashioned but email will never replace the personal feeling of a hand written letter, addressed and stamped in the writer’s own handwriting. Whether you’re buying stamps, sending a letter home or picking up a package it’s good to know where the local post office is. Recognize that the people who work in the post office work very hard with all sorts of people. It is not strange for a teller to be busy with many other things before s/he helps you, even if you are the next person in line. It is a tremendous opportunity to make a Kiddush H-shem. Be nice and pleasant. A package is referred to as a “d’var doar” a stamp is a “bool” and a letter is a “michtav” - Hatzlocha CENTRAL POST OFFICE Yaffo 23 629-0777 Sun-Thurs: 8-6 Fri 8-12 AGRIPAS Agripas 42 Mercaz Klal Building 624-7553 Sun-Thurs: 8-5 Fri: closed CITY CENTER Kikar Safra Iriya Building 629-5952 S.-Thurs: 7:30-2:30 Tues: also 4-6:30 YAFFO 234 629-5197 S-Th. 8-6 Fri: closed BAR ILAN Rabeinu Gershom 40 532-5866 S.M.W.Th. 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Tues.8-1 Fri: 8-12:30 GIVAT SHAUL Mercaz Sapir 22/2 653-6333 S. M. W. Th. 7:30-4:30 Fri. 7:30-1:00pm Tues: 7 :30-2:00pm GEULA Dovid 7 Shuk Bucharim 581-2450, 537-1194 S. - Th: 8-6 Fri: 8 -12 MACHANE YEHUDA Rechov Mini 4 624-0144 S-Th: 8-3 Fri: closed

“RANDOM” STUFF

BAYIT VEGAN Hapisga 25 642-1011 S. Th. 8-6 M. T. 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Wed. 8-1:30 Fri: 8-12 KING GEORGE 6 Hapa’amon 624-0260 Hours: 8-3 Fri: 8-12

HADASSAH EIN KEREM 643-9727 S.-Th. 7:30-2:30 Fri: closed

HAR NOF Shaulzon 58 651-5764 S.M.W.Th. 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Tues. 8-1 Fri. 8-12:30 OLD CITY-JEWISH QUARTER Chabad 38 628-0888 S. M. W. Th. 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Tues.8-1 Fri: 8-12:30

NEVE YAAKOV Mercaz Mischari Chadash 583-3769 S. M. T. Th.: 9-5 Wed: 9-2, Fri: 8-12

HAR CHOTZVIM Derech Ramot Alon Kinyon Har Chotzvim 586-6112
S.M.W.Th. 8am-2pm, 3pm-5pm Tues. 8am-1pm, Fri. 8am-12pm

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SEM STUFF RAMAT ESHKOL Paran 7 581-1521 S. M. T. Th: 9-5 Wed: 9 -2 Fri: 8 -12 RAMOT Kisufim 801 586-8999 S. M. T. Th: 9-5 Wed: 9-2 Fri: 8-12 AMAT SHLOMO Chazon Ish 26 571-4692 S. M. W. Th.: 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Tues. 8- 1:00 Fri: 8-12:30 UNSDORF Sorotzkin 14 537-4574 S. M. W. Th.: 8-12:30, 3:30-6 Tues. 8-1 Fri: 8-12:30 BEIT SHEMESH Hanasi 8 991-1597 S,M,T,TH:8-12:30, 3:30-6:00 Wed: 8-1:30 Fri: 8-12 RECHAVIA Keren Kayemet 8 624-2290 Sun-Thurs: 8-6 Fri: 8-12 SFAT EMET 4 999-5365 S.-Th. 8-12:30, 3:30-6

“RANDOM” STUFF LENDING LIST I WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM I CALENDAR I LISTINGS

BEITAR Rabbi Akiva 7 580-6223 S.,W.: 8:30-1:00, 3-6 M, T:8:30-3 Th.: 8:30-1 Fri: 8:30-12

TIME ZONES
You want to call your family in another country but you are afraid you’re going to wake them up because you don’t know how many hours their time zone differs from yours. Fear no more. With this nifty guide you’ll never again call someone across the world in the middle of their night because you couldn’t figure out what time it is there.

IF IT IS 12 NOON IN ISRAEL…
…Then in AUSTRALIA it will be... Winter: 7:00 pm summer: 9:00 pm …then in BELGIUM it will be 11:00 am …then in ENGLAND it will be 10:00 am …then in SOUTH AFRICA it will be 11:00 am …then in SWITZERLAND it will be 11:00 am …then in MONTREAL/TORONTO it will be 5:00 am …then in CALIFORNIA and the rest of the west coast it will be 2:00 am …then in NEW YORK and the rest of the east coast it will be 5:00 am …then in CHICAGO it will be 4:00 am …then in DENVER it will be 3:00 am because during the winter Australia is 7 hours ahead because during the summer Australia is 9 hours ahead Because Belgium is 1 hour behind Because England is 2 hours behind Because South Africa is 1 hour behind Because Switzerland is 1 hour behind Because Montreal/Toronto is 7 hours behind because the west coast is 10 hours behind because the east coast is 7 hours behind Because Chicago is 8 hours behind Because Denver is 9 hours behind

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Lending List
When you came to Israel, you and everyone you know brought lots of stuff. Stuff you need, Stuff you might need, and stuff you may never need but “just in case”. But for some reason you’re always missing stuff. Possibly because you’ve lent out your things and you don’t remember to whom and you didn’t tell them when you want it back. It is strongly advised that you write down every item of clothing, electronics etc... that you lend in order to make sure you get it back before you leave or whenever you feel you need it. Remember: It’s not a chesed if you regret it. If you are a borrower it is the responsible thing to write down the things you have borrowed that you will need to return in order that you shouldn’t end up with someone’s sweater that you don’t remember whose it is and you can’t return it. Remember: If you don’t return something you borrowed from someone it’s stealing.

LENDING LIST

THINGS I LENT OUT
Item Lent To whom When I expect it back

STUFF I BORROWED
Item Borrowed From whom When I need to return it

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Things you Ought to Know About Israel.
• Gevina levana, which is soft spreadable cheese, comes in containers that look similar to cottage cheese containers. Cottage cheese is called cottage • Milk bags are often covered in milk don’t bag them with your fleishig groceries. • Hebrew writing doesn’t equal Kosher. • Chareidi men will not sit next to women on the bus. If you are a woman and there are two men sitting in two separate rows, you can ask them to sit together, So that you could sit down. • Some buses are called mehadrin. This means that they are seperated and women sit in the back section of the bus. • Many chareidi men will not walk between two women and therefore it is is proper to allow a man to walk around you, or if you are in a store, to allow the man to walk by • The people in israel are different from you in many ways even though they are similar in so many others. • Sometimes the identical product may be manufactured with and without the Hechsher! Check that all your products bear a Hechsher. • Ice cream comes in Pareve and dairy versions; however the packaging often looks exactly the same. Make sure you look for the little marking saying “Chalavi” or “Pareve” on the box. • Margarine and butter packages look similar in Israel. Make sure the margarine you are buying is Pareve! • Be aware of products that might contain “Kitniyos” around Pesach time. • Restaurants will sometimes change Hechsherim overnight! Check with the restaurant to be sure they still have the Hechsher you want. • An additional Borechu is said at the end of every Shacharis that does not have Krias Hatorah, and at the end of every Ma’ariv. • The paragraphs of Boruch Hashem Le’Olam before Shemoneh Esrei in Ma’ariv are not said. • The minhag in yerushalayim is to not wear tefillin during chol hamoed. Even if you normally do so back home according to most poskim you would not here. • In Israel, we begin to say “Vesein Tal Umatar” beginning from the seventh day of Cheshvan. • Kohanim duchen every day and twice when there is musaf.

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SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF LENDING LIST WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM I CALENDAR I LISTINGS

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Where I Spent my Shabbosim & Yomim Tovim
Time moves very fast and before you know it, the year you dedicated toward self-growth in Torah and Middos will come to an end. In a few years, much of this time will be forgotten but the effect that this year will make upon you, will last forever. Some of the most powerful lessons you will learn will be made at the Shabbos tables of the people you had the opportunity to visit. Jotting down where you went each Shabbos and a small tidbit of information each week will serve you as a reminder to be able to look back on one of the most influential years of your life. You might think it’s unimportant now, but you cannot imagine how many people look back on their time in Israel and say, “I wish I had kept a diary of my experiences.” Good Luck and Good Shabbos!!!

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

shoftiM

ki seitZei

ki saVo

nitZaViM-VayeiLeCh

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SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF I LENDING LIST

Rosh hashanah

haaZinu

yoM kippuR

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

suCCos

CALENDAR I LISTINGS

shaBBos ChoL haMoed

shMini atZeRes/siMChas toRah

201

MisCeLLaneous BeRaishis

noaCh

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

LeCh LeCha

VayeiRa Chayei

saRah

toLdos

202

SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF I LENDING LIST

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

CALENDAR I LISTINGS

MisCeLLaneous

VayishLaCh

VayeisheV

MikeitZ-shaBBos Chanukah

Vayigash

VayeitZei

VayeChi

203

MisCeLLaneous sheMos

VaeiRa

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

Bo

BeshaLaCh

yisRo

MishpatiM

204

SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF I LENDING LIST

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

CALENDAR I LISTINGS

MisCeLLaneous

tetZaVeh-ZaChoR

VayakheL-pekudei

teRuMah

VayikRa

ki sisa

tZaV

205

206
WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

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SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF I LENDING LIST

pesaCh fiRst days

pesaCh Last days

shMini

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

taZRia MetZoRah

CALENDAR I LISTINGS

aChaRei Mos-kedoshiM

eMoR

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MisCeLLaneous BehaR

BeChukosai

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

BaMidBaR

shaVuos

nasso

BehaLosCha

208

SEM STUFF I “RANDOM” STUFF I LENDING LIST

WHERE I SPENT MY SHABBOSIM

CALENDAR I LISTINGS

MisCeLLaneous

Matos Maasei

sheLaCh

koRaCh

Chukas

pinChas

BaLak

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September 2011
Elul - Tishrei
Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

2 3
Shoftim
Candles 6:22p Havdalah 7:38p Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

2

3

4

MisCeLLaneous

Selichot Adot Mizrach

5:01a 5:26a 6:16a 9:27a 10:30a 12:39p 1:10p 4:22p 5:42p 7:02p 7:39p

4

5
Ki Tetze

5

6 10
Candles 6:13p Havdalah 7:29p

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

10

11

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 6:04p Havdalah 7:20p

5:06a 5:30a 6:20a 9:27a 10:30a 12:36p 1:08p 4:16p 5:34p 6:53p 7:29p

11

12 15 17

12

13

13

14

14

15

16

16

17

18
Ki Tavo

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:11a 5:34a 6:24a 9:28a 10:30a 12:34p 1:05p 4:09p 5:26p 6:43p 7:19p

18

19

19

20

20

21 22 23

21

22

23

24

24

Candles 5:55p Havdalah 7:10p

25
Nitzavim-Vayelech Selichot Ashkenazim World created

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 5:49p Havdalah 7:04p

5:16a 5:38a 6:28a 9:29a 10:30a 12:31p 1:01p 4:03p 5:19p 6:34p 7:10p

25

26
Erev R. Hashanah

26

27 28

27

28

29

29

1
Rosh Hashanah 1

30
Rosh Hashanah 2

2

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Tishrei - Cheshvan
Tuesday 1 Wednesday Thursday Friday Shabbat

October 2011
3
10:30a 12:29p 12:59p 3:57p 5:11p 6:25p 7:00p

Sunday

Monday

Shabbat Shuva Fast deferred
Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

2

Begin 4:21a End 5:43p

4 6
Erev Yom Kippur Yom Kippur
Candles 4:37p Havdalah 5:52p

3

5 9

4

5

7

6

8

7

8

10

Fast of Gedaliah DST ends

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:25a 4:47a 5:37a 8:31a 9:30a 11:27a 11:57a 2:51p 4:03p 5:16p 5:51p

9

11 13
Candles 4:31p Havdalah 5:46p

10

12
Erev Succot Succot Chol Hamoed 1

11

12

14

13

15

14

16

15

Candles 4:29p Havdalah 5:44p

17

Chol Hamoed 2

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:30a 4:52a 5:42a 8:33a 9:30a 11:25a 11:55a 2:45p 3:56p 5:08p 5:43p

16

18
Candles 4:23p Havdalah 5:39p

17

19
Hoshanah Rabah Shmini Atzeret Isru Chag

18

20

19

21 22

20

21

23

22

Candles 4:21p Havdalah 5:37p

24
Bereshit Shabbat Mevarchim

Chol Hamoed 3

Chol Hamoed 4

Chol Hamoed 5

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:35a 4:57a 5:47a 8:35a 9:31a 11:24a 11:54a 2:40p 3:50p 5:00p 5:35p

23

25

24

26

25

27

26

28

27

29

28
Rosh Chodesh 1

30

29

Candles 4:14p Havdalah 5:30p

1
Noach Rosh Chodesh 2

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:39a 5:03a 5:53a 8:37a 9:32a 11:23a 11:53a 2:35p 3:44p 4:53p 5:28p

30

2

31

Begin 4:41a End 5:11p

3
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MisCeLLaneous

Taanit BH"B

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212

November 2011
Cheshvan - Kislev
Wednesday Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

4
Begin 4:43a End 5:08p Candles 4:07p Havdalah 5:24p

2

5
Taanit BH"B Lech Lecha Ask for rain
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

MisCeLLaneous

3

6

4

7

5

8

4:44a 5:08a 5:58a 8:40a 9:34a 11:23a 11:53a 2:32p 3:39p 4:47p 5:22p

6

9 11
Candles 4:02p Havdalah 5:20p

7

Begin 4:46a End 5:05p

10 14
Vayera

8

9

12

10

13

11

12

15

Taanit BH"B

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 3:58p Havdalah 5:17p

4:50a 5:14a 6:04a 8:43a 9:36a 11:23a 11:53a 2:29p 3:36p 4:42p 5:17p

13

16 18 19 21

14

17

15 16

17

20

18

19

15
Chayei Sarah

Prayer for drought

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:55a 5:20a 6:10a 8:47a 9:39a 11:24a 11:54a 2:27p 3:33p 4:38p 5:13p

20

23
Yom Kippur Katan

21

24

22

25

23

26 27

24

25

28

26

Candles 3:56p Havdalah 5:15p

29
Toldot Sigd Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:00a 5:27a 6:17a 8:51a 9:43a 11:26a 11:56a 2:27p 3:31p 4:36p 5:11p

27

1

28

2

29

3

30

4

Rosh Chodesh

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December 2011
Kislev - Tevet
Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

5
Candles 3:55p Havdalah 5:14p

2

6
Vayetze
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

3

7

5:05a 5:32a 6:22a 8:55a 9:46a 11:29a 11:59a 2:27p 3:31p 4:35p 5:10p

4

8
Candles 3:55p Havdalah 5:15p

5

9
Vayishlach

6

10

7

11

8

12

9

13

10

14

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 3:57p Havdalah 5:17p

5:10a 5:38a 6:28a 8:59a 9:50a 11:32a 12:02p 2:29p 3:32p 4:36p 5:11p

11

15 18 20

12

16 19

13

17

14

15 16

17

21
Vayeshev

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:15a 5:42a 6:32a 9:03a 9:54a 11:35a 12:05p 2:31p 3:34p 4:37p 5:12p

18

22 24
Chanukah 1 Chanukah 2

19

23

20

21

25

22

26

23
Chanukah 3

27

24

Candles 4:00p Havdalah 5:20p

28
Miketz Chanukah 4 Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:18a 5:46a 6:36a 9:07a 9:57a 11:38a 12:08p 2:35p 3:38p 4:41p 5:16p

25

29
Chanukah 8

26

30

27

1

28

2

29

3

30

4

31

Candles 4:04p Havdalah 5:25p

5
Vayigash

Chanukah 5

Chanukah 6 Rosh Chodesh 1

Chanukah 7 Rosh Chodesh 2

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:21a 5:49a 6:39a 9:10a 10:00a 11:42a 12:12p 2:39p 3:42p 4:45p 5:20p

MisCeLLaneous

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213

214

January 2012
Tevet - Shevat
Wednesday Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

6
Fast of Tevet Vayechi

MisCeLLaneous

2

7
Begin 5:22a End 5:10p Candles 4:09p Havdalah 5:30p Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

3

8 11

4

9

5

10

6

7

12

5:23a 5:50a 6:40a 9:12a 10:03a 11:45a 12:15p 2:43p 3:47p 4:50p 5:25p

8

13
Shemot

9

14
Candles 4:15p Havdalah 5:35p

10

15

11

16 18

12

17

13

14

19

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:23a 5:50a 6:40a 9:13a 10:05a 11:48a 12:18p 2:48p 3:52p 4:56p 5:31p

15

20

16

21 22 24

17

18

23

19

20

25

21

Candles 4:21p Havdalah 5:41p

26
Va'era Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:22a 5:48a 6:38a 9:14a 10:06a 11:50a 12:20p 2:52p 3:57p 5:02p 5:37p

22

27
Rosh Chodesh

23

28 29 1 2

24 25

26

27

3

28
Bo

Candles 4:28p Havdalah 5:47p

4

Yom Kippur Katan

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:20a 5:45a 6:35a 9:13a 10:06a 11:52a 12:22p 2:57p 4:03p 5:09p 5:44p

29

5

30

6

31

7

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February 2012
Shevat - Adar
Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

8 9
Candles 4:34p Havdalah 5:53p

2

3

10
Beshalach Shabbat Shira
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4

11

5:16a 5:40a 6:30a 9:11a 10:05a 11:53a 12:23p 3:01p 4:08p 5:15p 5:50p

5

12 15
Candles 4:40p Havdalah 5:59p

6

13 16
Yitro Tu B'Shevat

7

14

8

9

10

17

11

18

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 4:46p Havdalah 6:04p

5:12a 5:35a 6:25a 9:09a 10:03a 11:53a 12:23p 3:05p 4:13p 5:22p 5:57p

12

19 21 23

13

20 24

14

15

22

16

17

18

25
Mishpatim Parshat Shekalim Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:06a 5:29a 6:19a 9:05a 10:01a 11:53a 12:23p 3:08p 4:18p 5:27p 6:02p

19

26
Yom Kippur Katan Rosh Chodesh 1

20

27 28 29 30

21

22

23

24
Rosh Chodesh 2

1

25

Candles 4:52p Havdalah 6:09p

2
Teruma

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:59a 5:21a 6:11a 9:01a 9:58a 11:52a 12:22p 3:11p 4:22p 5:33p 6:08p

26

3 5 6

27

4

28

29

MisCeLLaneous

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215

216

March 2012
Adar - Nissan
Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

7
Candles 4:57p Havdalah 6:15p

2

8
Tetzave Parshat Zachor
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

3

9

MisCeLLaneous

Moses died

4:51a 5:13a 6:03a 8:57a 9:55a 11:51a 12:21p 3:14p 4:26p 5:39p 6:14p

4

10
Begin 4:47a End 6:00p Candles 5:02p Havdalah 6:20p

5

11
Fast of Esther Purim Shushan Purim Ki Tisa

6

12

7

13

8

14

9

15

10

16

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 5:07p Havdalah 6:25p

4:43a 5:05a 5:55a 8:52a 9:51a 11:49a 12:19p 3:16p 4:30p 5:44p 6:19p

11

17 20 22

12

18 19 21

13 14 16

15

17

23
Vayakhel-Pekudei Parshat Parah Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:34a 4:56a 5:46a 8:46a 9:46a 11:47a 12:17p 3:18p 4:33p 5:49p 6:24p

18

24 26
Yom Kippur Katan

19

25

20

21

27

22

28

23

29

24

Candles 5:12p Havdalah 6:29p

1
Vayikra Parshat Hachodesh Rosh Chodesh

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:25a 4:47a 5:37a 8:41a 9:42a 11:45a 12:16p 3:20p 4:37p 5:53p 6:29p

25

2 4

26

3

27

28

5

29

6

30
DST begins

7

31
Tzav

Candles 6:17p Havdalah 7:34p

8

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

5:15a 5:38a 6:28a 9:35a 10:38a 12:43p 1:14p 4:22p 5:40p 6:58p 7:34p

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April 2012
Nissan - Iyyar
Wednesday Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

9 11
Erev Pesach Fast of first born Pesach
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

2

10

3

4

12 13
Last eat 9:06a Last burn 10:06a Candles 6:22p Havdalah 7:39p

5

6

14

7

15

5:05a 5:29a 6:19a 9:30a 10:33a 12:41p 1:13p 4:24p 5:43p 7:03p 7:40p

8

16
Candles 6:26p Havdalah 7:45p

9

17
Chol Hamoed 4 Day 4 of the Omer Chol Hamoed 5 Day 5 of the Omer Shvii Pesach Day 6 of the Omer Shemini Isru Chag Day 7 of the Omer

10

18

11

19

12

20

13

21

14

21

Chol Hamoed 1 Day 1 of the Omer

Chol Hamoed 2 Day 2 of the Omer

Chol Hamoed 3 Day 3 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 6:31p Havdalah 7:50p

4:56a 5:21a 6:11a 9:25a 10:29a 12:39p 1:12p 4:26p 5:47p 7:07p 7:45p

15

23 25
Day 11 of the Omer Holocaust Day Day 12 of the Omer Day 13 of the Omer

16 18

24 26 27 28

17

19

20

21

29
Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Mevarchim Day 14 of the Omer

Day 8 of the Omer

Day 9 of the Omer

Day 10 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:47a 5:13a 6:03a 9:20a 10:26a 12:38p 1:11p 4:28p 5:50p 7:12p 7:51p

22

30
Memorial Day Day 18 of the Omer Independence Day 19 of the Omer

23

1

24

2

25

3

26

4

27
Day 20 of the Omer

5

28

Candles 6:36p Havdalah 7:55p

6
Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Day 21 of the Omer

Rosh Chodesh 1 Day 15 of the Omer

Rosh Chodesh 2 Day 16 of the Omer

Day 17 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:38a 5:06a 5:56a 9:16a 10:22a 12:36p 1:10p 4:30p 5:54p 7:17p 7:56p

29

7

30

Begin 4:35a End 7:38p

8

Day 22 of the Omer

Day 23 of the Omer Taanit BH"B

MisCeLLaneous

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218

May 2012
Iyyar - Sivan
Wednesday Thursday 3
Begin 4:32a End 7:41p

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

Shabbat

1

9 12
Candles 6:41p Havdalah 8:01p

2

10
Day 26 of the Omer Taanit BH"B Day 27 of the Omer Emor Day 28 of the Omer
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

11

4

5

6

MisCeLLaneous

Day 24 of the Omer

Day 25 of the Omer

4:30a 4:59a 5:49a 9:12a 10:20a 12:36p 1:10p 4:33p 5:57p 7:22p 8:02p

6

14 16
Candles 6:46p Havdalah 8:07p

7

Begin 4:27a End 7:44p

15
Day 32 of the Omer Lag B'Omer Day 33 of the Omer Day 34 of the Omer Behar Day 35 of the Omer

8

9

17

10

18

11

19

12

20

Pesach Sheni Day 29 of the Omer

Day 30 of the Omer Taanit BH"B

Day 31 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 6:51p Havdalah 8:12p

4:22a 4:54a 5:44a 9:09a 10:18a 12:35p 1:10p 4:35p 6:01p 7:27p 8:07p

13

21 23
Day 39 of the Omer Day 40 of the Omer Day 41 of the Omer

14

22

15

16

24

17

25

18

26

19

27
Bechukotai Shabbat Mevarchim Day 42 of the Omer

Day 36 of the Omer

Day 37 of the Omer

Day 38 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:16a 4:49a 5:39a 9:07a 10:16a 12:36p 1:10p 4:38p 6:05p 7:32p 8:12p

20

28 1
Day 46 of the Omer Day 47 of the Omer

21 23

29 2

22

24

3

25
Day 48 of the Omer

4

26

Candles 6:55p Havdalah 8:17p

5
Bamidbar Shabbat Kallah Erev Shavuot Day 49 of the Omer

Jerusalem Day Day 43 of the Omer

Yom Kippur Katan Day 44 of the Omer

Rosh Chodesh Day 45 of the Omer

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:11a 4:46a 5:36a 9:06a 10:16a 12:36p 1:11p 4:41p 6:09p 7:36p 8:17p

27

Havdalah 8:18p

6 9

28

7

29

8

30

31

10

Shavuot

Isru Chag

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June 2012
Sivan - Tammuz
Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

11
Candles 6:59p Havdalah 8:22p

2

12
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

Naso

4:08a 4:44a 5:34a 9:05a 10:16a 12:37p 1:12p 4:44p 6:12p 7:40p 8:21p

3

13 17
Candles 7:03p Havdalah 8:26p

4

14
Beha'alotcha

5

15

6

16

7

8

18

9

19

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 7:06p Havdalah 8:29p

4:06a 4:43a 5:33a 9:05a 10:16a 12:38p 1:14p 4:47p 6:15p 7:44p 8:25p

10

20

11

21 22 24 25

12

13

23

14

15

16

25
Shelach Lechah Shabbat Mevarchim

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:06a 4:43a 5:33a 9:06a 10:17a 12:40p 1:15p 4:49p 6:18p 7:46p 8:28p

17

27
Rosh Chodesh 1 Rosh Chodesh 2

18

28 30

19

29

20

21

1

22

2

23
Korach

Candles 7:07p Havdalah 8:30p

3

Yom Kippur Katan

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:07a 4:45a 5:35a 9:07a 10:19a 12:41p 1:17p 4:50p 6:19p 7:48p 8:30p

24

4 7

25

5

26

6

27

28

8

29

9

30
Chukat

Candles 7:08p Havdalah 8:31p

10

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:10a 4:47a 5:37a 9:09a 10:20a 12:43p 1:18p 4:51p 6:20p 7:49p 8:30p

MisCeLLaneous

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219

220

July 2012
Tammuz - Av
Wednesday Thursday 5 Friday Shabbat

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

11
Candles 7:08p Havdalah 8:30p

2

12 14
Balak Fast deferred
Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

MisCeLLaneous

3

13 15 17

4

6

16

7

4:14a 4:50a 5:40a 9:12a 10:22a 12:44p 1:19p 4:51p 6:20p 7:48p 8:29p

8

18
Candles 7:06p Havdalah 8:27p

9

19 20 21
Pinchas Shabbat Mevarchim

10 11

12

22

13

23

14

24

Fast of Tammuz

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim Candles 7:03p Havdalah 8:24p

4:19a 4:54a 5:44a 9:14a 10:24a 12:45p 1:20p 4:51p 6:18p 7:46p 8:27p

15

25 28
Yom Kippur Katan Rosh Chodesh

16

26 27 1

17 18

19

29

20

21

2
Matot-Mase'ei

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:24a 4:58a 5:48a 9:16a 10:26a 12:45p 1:20p 4:49p 6:16p 7:43p 8:24p

22

3 5 6

23 25

4

24

26

7

27

8

28

Candles 6:59p Havdalah 8:19p

9
Devarim Shabbat Chazon Fast Deferred

Alot Hashachar Misheyakir Hanetz Hachama Sof Zman Shema Sof Zman Tefillah Chatzot Hayom Mincha Gedolah Mincha Ketanah Plag Hamincha Shkiat Hachama Tzeit Hakochavim

4:30a 5:02a 5:52a 9:19a 10:27a 12:46p 1:20p 4:47p 6:13p 7:39p 8:19p

29

Begin 7:38p End 8:18p

10

30

11

31

12

Fast of Tisha B'Av

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Knowing how to call your friends and family back home will help you stay connected, even though you are thousands of miles away. It is a good idea to make a specific time to call people overseas in order to make sure they are available and that you will get to speak to them. There once was a big fat caterpillar who ate and ate and ate. Then when he get big enough he built a cacoon around himself and hid inside of it for a long time. Later he began to chew through the cacoon and he developed into a beautiful butterfly. Many years ago people came to Eretz Yisroel to grow in their yiddishkeit. There were no cell phones and the only phones that were available were pay phones that cost a pretty penny to call overseas. Many of those people became great in their connection with Hash-m. Times have changed and it is possible to call your parents all of the time in order to find out what your mother made for dinner every night. Aside from the amount of time the phone call takes, your opportunity for growth will be stunted because you have removed from yourself one of the most fundamental aspects of your time in Eretz Yisroel. Separation from your old life and your blossoming into the Ben / Bas Torah you want to be. Make sure to call when you need to, but take advantage of your time here. UNITED STATES Baltimore MD Brooklyn NY / Queens Catskills NY Chicago IL Cleveland OH Dallas TX Denver CO Detroit MI Five Towns / Long Island Lakewood NJ Los Angeles CA Miami FL Monsey NY Passiac, NJ Philadelphia PA NYC, NY CANADA Montreal Quebec Toronto, Ontario 1 410 718 845 773 216/440 972/214 303 248 516 732 310 305 845 973 215 212 1 514 416,905 AUSTRALIA Melbourne Sydney ISRAEL Jerusalem / Beit Shemesh / Beitar Bnei Brak Tel Aviv Haifa Teverya / Tzfat / Meron Ashdod Kiryat Sefer Rechovot / Kriat Sefer Netanya SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town Johannesburg U.K. Gateshead London Manchester 61 03 02 972 02 03 03 04 04 08 08 08 09 27 21 11 44 191 208 161

First dial the code for your long distane provider either 012 or 013 or 014 etc. then dial the country code (in bold) then the area code. And then the phone number To call your grandma in Brooklyn Long distance Provider Country code (U.S.A.) Area Code (Brooklyn) Grandma’s Number 013 1 718 793-5218

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AIRLINES HOTELS I BUSINESS LISTINGS

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(03) 975-5555 (03) 972-3344 (03) 607-2111 (03)755-505 (03)796-0700 (03)795-2122 (02)628-8654 (03)606-1555 1-809-49-100 (03)511-6700 (03)516-5115 (03)513-8000

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(03)971-6111 *2250 (02)677-0200 (03)975-4067 (03)795-5777 (03)975-4269 (03)611-2727 (03)975-4050 (03)975-4274 (03)795-1344 (03)714-8555 (03)517-2333 (03)754-8400 (03)547-9333

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HOTELS

Bikur Cholim haddasah ein kerem haddasah har hatzofim Misgav Ladach sha’arei tzedek terem emergency Room terem emergency Room

Strauss 5 Ein Kerem Har Hatzofim Chizkiyahu Hamelech 27 Bayit 12, Bayit Vegan Hammem Gimmel 7 Hagedud HaIvri 4

(02) 646-4111 (02) 677-7111 (02) 584-4111 (02) 567-8444 (02) 655-5111 (02) 652-1748 (02) 561-2139

Jerusalem Hotels
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Regency Jerusalem shalom Jerusalem

47 King George St. 18 King George St.

Tel:(02)629-8666 Tel:(02)530-0333 Tel:(02)548-2222

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HOTELS BUSINESS LISTINGS

7 Shatz St.

Tel:(02)622-1111 Tel:(02)568-9555

9 St. George St. 23 St. George St. 2 Vilnay St. 60 King George St. 2 Pines St. Ruppin Bridge at Herzl Blvd.
32 Lehi St. 24 Shacharai St.

Tel:(02) 532-0000 Tel:(02)541-0410 Tel:(02)623-1141 Tel:(02)658-2222 Tel:(02)620-1201 Tel:(02)531-1811 Tel:(02)560-7111 Tel:(02)659-9999 Tel:(02)670-2555
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