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#1 superjew94

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

i was wondering if anyone had any good packing advice. like what to buy here and what to buy there what im going to need to pack and stuff like that
it would be great for people to reply and help me out!

#2 surviver2

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

someone in my sem has a anyi wrinkle spray its great
shout has these on the go wipes

#3 danceInTheRain

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:24 AM

do yourself a favor and DONT bring loosleafs, paper, and pens. it takes up tons of weight and space and anyways you can get great quality stuff in israel. the only diffrence is that your loosleaf will have two holes instead of three. (in some places you can get the american kind with three holes too).

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

my friend is in seminary now and she said the pens there are horrible and you should buy those here, but paper for sure buy there because if you have American paper and you run out you're stuck with getting all new binders and paper!
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!

#5 njjew

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Ive asked a bunch of people who are in sem now, the same question, and these were the answers I got.



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!

#6 shifpifer1

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

how is the laundry there? like if im not bringing so much clothes that means more laundry right?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

how is the laundry there? like if im not bringing so much clothes that means more laundry right?

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.

#8 danceInTheRain

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:59 AM

bring toothpaste.
the israeli brands are very diffrent

#9 surviver2

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:36 AM

im in seminary now
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

#10 shifpifer1

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

what does that mean walking up a hill gives you issues? wouldnt they not gain as much weight if there IS a hill?
if you walk a lot why do they gain weight?
do you have any suggestions of how NOT to gain weight????

#11 surviver2

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

walking uphill couses you to get bigger in back i personaly didnt gain wait and eat much less healthy than my roomate who gained 15 pounds
alot has to do with the little sleep so maybe going to bed early could help

#12 shifpifer1

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:11 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.

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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.
Hatzlacha!


#14 rocksdontfly

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:06 PM


Seminary Packing/Shopping List:




Toiletries/Hair


Shampoo


Conditioner


Body Wash


Toothpaste


Toothbrush


Floss


Mousse


Brush


Hair accesories : clips, ponytails etc.


Mouthwash


Face wash/acne cream


Deodorant


Hand cream


Tweezers


Bleach


Pads


Tampons


Chapstick


Sunscreen


Razors


Shaving Cream


Band-Aids


Q-tips


Makeup


Makeup remover


Hand sanitizer


Nail clipper


Hand mirror


Shower bag


Cosmetic bag


Glasses


Contacts


Solution


Contact Case


Glasses case


Toiletry bag


Soap


Detergent


Lufa


face pads


tissues


bug spray


cup




Clothing/Shoes/Outerwear


Pajamas


sweatshirts


Underwear


Bras


Slips


Black tights


Nude Tights


Slipper socks, knee socks, short


Tank tops, shells, onesies


Leggings


Shabbos clothing


T-Shirts


Weekday Skirts


Rosh Chodesh Clothing


Raincoat


Winter coat


Boots


Scarf/gloves/hat


Water shoes


Flip flops


Shabbos Shoes


Weekday Shoes


Gym shoes


Slippers


Bathing suit


Shorts


Bathrobe


Shabbos robe


Junk Clothes


Shirt for Kriah




Accessories/Miscellaneous:


Bath and hand towels


Sleeping bag


Blanket


Pillow


Pillow case


Sheet


Overnight Bag


Backpack


Purse


Sunglasses


Watch


Jewelry, belts, etc.


Hangers, multiple hangers


Storage containers? Tupperware


Alarm clock


Adaptor


batteries


Dryer sheets


Laundry bag


Flashlight


umbrella


Pictures to hang up


Journal


Advil/Tylenol


Yearbook


Music


MP3/Ipod


Safety pins


Camera, case and a few disposables


Ziplock bags


Checks, credit card, etc.


Caps


Fan


Games/cards


Pocket Knife


Food/Water bottles




School Supplies:


Notebooks


Expandable folders


Pencils, Pens, highlighters, white-out, perm. markers


Sticky notes


Pad of paper


Jump drive


Supplies bag


Planner


Machzorim


Siddurim


Scotch tape


Scissors


Envelopes


Stamps


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#15 badjew

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:18 AM

k, not to be contradictory, but being that you only get to pack in one suitcase, i'd like to suggest that certain things you buy in E"Y and not bring with you

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.

BRING A JUMP DRIVE!!!!

em, that's about it for now... maskim with rockdontfly for the rest...
any questions, feel free to ask!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:07 PM

Oh, and it really helps to remember that you're not going to be in uniform/tiyul/shabbos clothes all day, so remember to bring a few shirts for non-school days/days you wanna change, etc. Unless of course you don't mind wearing a button down, in which case, go right ahead!

#17 shifpifer1

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

bad jew- where did u go 2 sem?

#18 badjew

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

that i'd really rather not answer... tho just saying it's the best place! :D

#19 shifpifer1

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

badjew have you ever seen pninim's closets? are they very small or enough room?

#20 badjew

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

I did see pninim's closets, once. they did seem to have enough room, at least so it appeared to me. But i didn't hear any complaints about it from my friends who went there :) one of my friends is going this coming year-enjoy her! :P b'hatzlacha!