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.

June 21, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
5 Reasons to Buy It In Israel

5 Reasons to Buy It In Israel

"Why can't I bring everything with me from the US?" "What's the reason to order some things from Israel?" "Maybe, I'll just pay for an extra bag". While there are some things (like most of your clothing) that are definitely worth bringing from home, there are a lot of reasons to order a lot of other things from Israel. Here are 5 of them...

June 21, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
The Medical Health Handbook for Your Gap Year in Israel

The Medical Health Handbook for Your Gap Year in Israel

In this guest post, experienced nurse,  Adina Berkowitz RN BSN, provides a comprehensive guide about navigating the medical health system in Israel during your GAP year. She also discusses how to prepare yourself beforehand. Adina lives in Israel and provides health care to GAP year students in yeshivas and seminaries throughout the country.
June 16, 2022 — 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.
May 25, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
Maximizing Living Space in Your Israel Dorm - The Ultimate Guide

Maximizing Living Space in Your Israel Dorm - The Ultimate Guide

Where do you keep all your stuff if you only have one small shelf and how do you keep everything organized?  This blog looks at different types of storage products and how to get the most out of them.

March 17, 2022 — 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?

 

March 16, 2022 — 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 15, 2022 — 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 14, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
30 Tips that GAP year parents wished they knew at the start of the year

30 Tips that GAP year parents wished they knew at the start of the year

We asked experienced GAP year parents: "What are 3 tips you would give to new GAP year parents that you wish someone would have told you before..." Here are some of their fabulous tips...
March 14, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
The "GAP Year in Israel" Student Handbook: <p><em>Wear Slippers, Talk to Strangers, Take Notes</em></p>

The "GAP Year in Israel" Student Handbook:

Wear Slippers, Talk to Strangers, Take Notes

Written by a returning GAP year seminary student this handbook is filled with amazing practical tips and tricks about everything, from navigating  the Israeli transport system to surviving your moldy dorm bathrooms.

March 13, 2022 — Gabriel Fachler
A Basic Guide to Cooking and Nutrition on Your GAP Year in Israel

A Basic Guide to Cooking and Nutrition on Your GAP Year in Israel

In this guest post, Justine Friedman RDN, a clinical dietician, shares some ideas with Israel GAP year students for preparing delicious and nutritious meals, without spending hours in the kitchen (and there are also tips for navigating ingredients in Israel)

March 03, 2022 — Gaby Fachler
Are Gap Year Students with Mental Health Challenges getting the Help they Need?

Are Gap Year Students with Mental Health Challenges getting the Help they Need?

"While the year in Israel or gap-year programs did not create these problems, the programs receive thousands of participants each year who often need more professional help than the staff are able to offer." Read more in our guest post by Robbie Sassoon, an MSW and executive director of Crossroads Center which offers therapeutic services for gap-year students and English-speaking teens and young adults in Israel.
March 02, 2022 — Gaby Fachler