Summer Packing List

The following is a suggested packing list. A good hint: If you can’t lift it yourself, then you’ve got too much stuff in your bag. Remember, it will only get heavier once you buy gifts and souvenirs! Try to use luggage with wheels.

There will be opportunities for laundry in Israel, so there’s no need to bring clothing for more than 11 days. (Note: You will need to pay for the laundry service.) Fewer CLOTHES IS BETTER!

  • Short sleeve shirts and pants/shorts for eleven days
  • 1 Sweatpants
  • 1 Sweatshirt – it can get chilly at night
  • 2 Long-sleeve shirts
  • 2 Long skirts for Shabbat for girls
  • 3 Nice blouses/tops for Shabbat for girls
  • 3 Button-down shirts for Shabbat for guys
  • 2 Pairs of nice khakis/slacks for Shabbat for guys
  • 1 Pair of nice shoes for Shabbat
  • 1 Towel
  • 12 Pairs of underwear
  • 12 Pairs of socks
  • Sleepwear
  • Comfortable sneakers or walking shoes without heels or sandals
  • Hiking boots (or sturdy sneakers)
  • Water shoes
  • Baseball caps/hats (this is a necessity; hats are important to prevent sunstroke.)

While there is no dress code for the trip, we do recommend bringing some modest clothing (shirts covering shoulders, for women skirts covering to the knees, etc.) to wear on Shabbat and when visiting religious areas and sites (jacket and tie is unnecessary).


The following is a list of items you should bring:

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Feminine Products
  • Sunscreen (very important!)
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Imodium, etc.
  • Eyeglasses and/or contact lenses
  • Any prescription medication
  • Note: Most American products are available in Israel, albeit usually at a premium.

A few more suggestions that will make your trip to Israel more comfortable:

  • Backpack for day trips
  • Journal
  • Tissue Packs
  • Sunglasses
  • Photocopy of your passport and drivers license
  • Gum/candy
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Camera
  • Power adapters/converters
  • It is essential to leave a photocopy of your passport at home
And if you forget anything, don’t worry. You should be able to purchase it in Israel!