Accommodations and Shnat Packing List
- The participants will be living in a communal environment where they will share living quarters and eat in communal dining facilities.
- During the Communa and Kibbutz Educational Centre laundry services will be provided every 10 days.
- During the Machon portion of the program laundry will be provided according to their structure (please see information provided by Machon directly).
Remember that most things can be bought in (or sent to) Israel, so don’t worry if you forget something. Also, this is only a guideline, the participants will generally know what things they need and want to have with them. They will be living away from home for an extended period of time. They will move around from time to time, but should bring anything that will make the time significantly more comfortable.
Washing is done every 10 days during most periods of Shnat, so bring about 2 weeks worth
Long sleeve shirts
Nice set of “Shabbat clothes”
Hashomer t-shirts and sweatshirts for trading
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc.
Shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer
Towels (camping towels are lightweight and quick drying)
A small first aid kit, including: band aids, disinfectant cream, tweezers, pain killers, any other medication taken regularly.
Note: if you take a certain type of medication regularly, make sure you have enough supply for the entire year (or that the medicine can be purchased in Israel).
Day pack (backpack/knapsack/rucksack)
Shnat participants will be provided with pillows and bedding throughout the program.
Make at least 2 extra copies per document, and store them separately.
Bank/ credit/ debit cards
License (for extra identification)
Medical insurance papers
The following are not required but many participants like to have them
Pens, pencils, etc.
Security pouch/money belt
Music playing device
Cards/ travel board game
Swiss army knife (make sure to pack in suitcase and not in carry-on bag!)
Camera, memory card, charger
Sunglasses/ normal glasses (a copy of one's glasses prescription in case of emergency)
*Bringing non-required items (laptop, i-pod, etc.) is at the sole discretion of the participant – Hashomer Hatzair will not be liable for broken or stolen items, if you can’t take care of it – don’t bring it!