packing list for sem
Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:24 AM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:52 PM
also, floss is a really good thing to have. my cousin has hysterical pictures of her roommates hanging their laundry on floss in their room and making signs with it. basically it is good for anything!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:36 PM
Every one of them said to bring an outlet adapter. And to buy it here. Especially if your planning on taking a hair iron. or it'll blow the first time you plug it in.
Get shampoo, soap, detergent there. The water is different here then there so our stuff wont work right anyways.
Bring mouthwash (especially for when you go away for shabbos)
Bring deodorant (most Americans don't like the Israeli brands).
If your a cereal person, bring a lot of cereal. again, American and Israeli brands are different. You can get American brands there, but its expensive.
Get stockings and tights here. And good walking shoes.
Everyone also said to bring no more then 2 warm shabbos outfits and 2 cool ones. You will be out so often for shabbos its not like anyone will see you in the same one so often. Bringing more uses weight and space.
Bring clothing with you- don't buy it there. No more then 8 shirts.
It gets cold- bring slippers, a good coat, sweatshirt, boots (rain boots too) but don't over do it.
Bring 2 sets of linen. No more. This way, you have one on even when there is one in the wash. Bring 3-4 towels.
Bring hand sanitizer/ hand towels for when you go away. In Israel their not always as sanitary as we are, so not everyone has soap/towels in their bathrooms.
You might also want to bring hand cream.
Don't bring any sefarim with you. Buy them second had from past students then sell them to next years students. It cost a lot to bring. The only exception are machsorim. Yom Tov is right after you get there, and you will want your own machsarim and it will be hard to buy them on such short notice when your there.
Bring Debit card. There are ATM's everywhere. You don't need to carry cash around.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your packing!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:53 PM
You can wear an outfit more then once. It might sound really bad, but everyone will do it. One person I spoke to said that it depends on the person. Some people do laundry every 3 weeks, some people every week.
how is the laundry there? like if im not bringing so much clothes that means more laundry right?
Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:36 AM
so about the 2 warm and cool shabbos tops youll want more i have more and wouldnt manage with 2
bring scissors and tape you could buy it there but their not heavy and very usefull
k this is funny but 3 of my roomates are running low on eyeliner so bring an extra 1
dryer sheets israli ones dont smell good i never used dryer sheets at home but their a neccesity here
umbrellas and rainboots the drainage system isnt as good as the states
bring more than 1 adapter they get lost
ive gotten good pens
bring skirts that are big some girls in my sem gained over 20 pounds and walking up hill gives you issues around 40% of my sem is having issues with their skirts fitting
youll need a lot of shoes you walk alot and kill your shoes
if i think of more ill post it later
Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:11 AM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:39 AM
does anyone know what pninim dorms are like? i am planning on bringing those hangers that let u put more clothes on them so its like one hanger? like how big are the closets? and also the bed situation, did anyone order from blankets express or wtvr its called? should i buy from there to save space or is it not such good quality? i was also planning on getting my own duvet cover and pillow cases and then buying the comforter, pillows and linens from the blankets place.
I don't know about Pninim's dorms, but when I was in seminary, I ordered from Blanket Express and the quality was fine. I used Blanket Express linens and towels for two years and they lasted and stayed comfortable. I would suggest buying or bringing an extra pillow (if you like to have a lot of head/neck support), since my pillow "deflated" after about a year and a half.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:06 PM
Seminary Packing/Shopping List:
Hair accesories : clips, ponytails etc.
Face wash/acne cream
Slipper socks, knee socks, short
Tank tops, shells, onesies
Rosh Chodesh Clothing
Shirt for Kriah
Bath and hand towels
Jewelry, belts, etc.
Hangers, multiple hangers
Storage containers? Tupperware
Pictures to hang up
Camera, case and a few disposables
Checks, credit card, etc.
Pencils, Pens, highlighters, white-out, perm. markers
Pad of paper
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:18 AM
shampoo, conditioner, and soap/bodywash-take up a lot of weight, and you'll want to use the israeli brands with the water... if you find that you don't like them after a while, you can find american (but make sure to get it on sale!)
detergent-buy there, but tide to go/oxi clean sticks, though not necessary, do come in handy. personally, laundry was a bit expensive so i bought a basin and hand washing detergent and did a lot by hand. it's hot,so things dry fast, and during the winter, just find a space to hang stuff up to dry (added bonus-serves as a GREAT stress reliever!)
school supplies-you should prob buy binder and paper there b/c it takes up weight, adn the paper there is different-2 holes. so unless you bring A LOT of notebooks, which take up A TON of weight (my notes at the end of the year + handouts weight about 10 lbs...), you may as well just buy there. binders are very much recommended-good for handouts, and if you have a once a week class, you don't use a whole notebook for it. also, the paper is a different size, so it might not fit in an american folder.
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em, that's about it for now... maskim with rockdontfly for the rest...
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:07 PM