Making the Most of Your Pesach Break in Israel

Making the Most of Your Pesach Break in Israel

With lots of schools going on bein hazmanim (vacation) and some parents visiting their gap year students, Pesach is a great time to explore the country and enjoy the Chol Hamoed holiday atmosphere. Check out some of our suggestions for activities during your Pesach break...
April 15, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
Packing for Your Year In Israel - The Ultimate Guide

Packing for Your Year In Israel - The Ultimate Guide

This guide, filled with useful tips and tricks, is about the ‘how’ of packing and focuses on two questions: What types of things should I buy in Israel and what should I bring from home?

 

April 02, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
The Ultimate Packing List For Your GAP Year in Israel

The Ultimate Packing List For Your GAP Year in Israel

We're part of a great Facebook group of Israel GAP year parents. We've taken the feedback and comments from parents on that list and compiled the ultimate packing lists for seminary girls and Yeshiva boys.

April 01, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
A guide to using US products in Israel: Appliances, bedding & toiletries

A guide to using US products in Israel: Appliances, bedding & toiletries

Do I need a converter for my hairdryer in Israel? Will my American sheets fit my Israeli bed? Is it better to buy shampoo in Israel?  Check out this short guide to answer some of these questions...

March 31, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
How Much Spending Money Does My Child Need for their GAP Year in Israel?

How Much Spending Money Does My Child Need for their GAP Year in Israel?

To answer this question, we combed the “Israel GAP Year Parents” Facebook group and reviewed literally hundreds of comments by GAP year parents. In this article we’ll give you an overview of the main factors to consider when addressing this issue.

March 30, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
Navigating your Child's Mental Health during their GAP Year in Israel

Navigating your Child's Mental Health during their GAP Year in Israel

In this guest post, psychotherapist Joy Epstein, MSW, discusses potential mental health issues that can arise during the GAP year and provides guidelines and resources to ensure that you and your child are prepared and are able to get the support necessary should you need it.
March 29, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
The Israel Gap Year Programs Directory - Yeshivas, Seminaries & Coed Programs

The Israel Gap Year Programs Directory - Yeshivas, Seminaries & Coed Programs

Welcome to the Israel Gap Year Program database, the first comprehensive listing of every GAP year program in Israel, including Yeshivas, Seminaries and Coed programs. 
March 28, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
Video Series: Get to Know Your Gap Year Program in Israel

Video Series: Get to Know Your Gap Year Program in Israel

In an effort to make choosing a GAP year program a bit easier, the Pack for Israel team is going out into the field and interviewing different programs to help you get a feel for each place. As we do more interviews, we'll add them to this running blog. Best of luck with your decision!
January 31, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
Enriching Your Gap Year in Israel with Chessed

Enriching Your Gap Year in Israel with Chessed

As your gap year in Israel is unfolding, you might start feeling a desire to connect, to give back, and to become an active thread in the rich fabric of Israeli life. Here are just a few incredible chessed opportunities across Israel...

January 29, 2024 — Gaby Fachler
A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Your Yeshiva, Seminary or GAP Year Program in Israel

A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Your Yeshiva, Seminary or GAP Year Program in Israel

With so many yeshivas, seminaries and general Israel experience programs to choose from, we've put together a comprehensive guide that provides detailed questions, suggestions, and issues for students and their parents to consider when choosing a GAP year program. 

December 17, 2023 — Gaby Fachler
The Complete Israel GAP Year Preparation Checklist

The Complete Israel GAP Year Preparation Checklist

After sending her first kid on GAP year and then getting ready to send her second child, Tracy Schultz realized that that there are no easily accessible  'to-do' lists to prepare for the year. Tracy took action and gathered feedback from other GAP year parents and students to compile this comprehensive preparation checklist for new GAP year parents.

December 15, 2023 — Gaby Fachler
Preparing Easy Meals with a Pizza Maker ~ The One and Done Appliance for your Year in Israel

Preparing Easy Meals with a Pizza Maker ~ The One and Done Appliance for your Year in Israel

So why buy a pizza maker for one year? Let me explain. The Pizza Maker is the one and done appliance needed for your year in Israel. It’s that simple! With limited kitchen space on both your counter and in your cabinets, the fewer items you have, the better. With one pizza maker you can make almost anything.
December 15, 2023 — Gaby Fachler