___ 1 Suitcase/bag – 50 pound limit, maximum exterior dimension: 62in.
___ 1 Backpack (to carry on the plane, for daily use on bus, and for an overnight stay)
___ 1 Small bag for easy access on day trips if you want something smaller than a backpack
___ Labels for all luggage/bags
___ 1 Pair sturdy walking/hiking/gym shoes (lightweight recommended)
___ 1 Pair Tevas or other secure water sandals (Closed heel recommended)
___ 1 Pair casual and comfortable shoes for other occasions/Shabbat
___ 8-10 T-shirts or tank tops (one white shirt for Yom HaZikaron [Memorial Day])
___ 6 Pairs of shorts
___ 2 Pairs of long pants or jeans
___ 15 Pairs of underwear
___ 15 Pairs of socks
___ 1-2 Swimsuits
___ 1-2 Sweatshirts or lightweight jacket (provided MOTL sweatshirt recommended)
___ 1 Outfit for religious sites: dress or skirt/top that covers elbows and knees
___ 1-2 Outfit(s) for Shabbat/events: skirt/top or dress
___ 1 White shirt
___ 1 White shirt for religious sites
___ 1-2 Pair long-pants (dressier, i.e., khakis) for religious sites, Shabbat & events
___ 2 Short-sleeved Polo shirts (Shabbat and events)
___ 1 Kipah
___ Dop kit/ cosmetic bag
___ Extra contact lens solution (very expensive in Israel)
___ Soap and covered soap dish or liquid soap
___ Toothbrush and toothpaste
___ Shaving equipment
___ Feminine hygiene supplies
___ Toilet paper (sometimes not available at rest stops)
___ Mini packages of Kleenex, chapstick, and anti-bacterial soap or wipes
___ Camera and charger
___ Phone and charger
___ Water bottle
___ Insect repellent
___ 1-2 Beach towels
___ Extra pair of prescription glasses and/or contact lenses
___ Prescription medicine (enough for 3 weeks + a written prescription)
___ Adapter for Poland/Israel (220 converter)
___ Large plastic bag for clothing that gets wet
___ Journal, pens
___ Cincinnati MOTL gear (sweatshirt, hats, shirt, nametag, pins) and MOTL raincoat
Host/Hostess Hospitality Gifts:
Please bring one unbreakable, easy to pack gift for your host family in Netanya.
Popular gifts bear the name Cincinnati, such as t-shirts and other items that may have the logos of various Cincinnati sports teams, universities, etc.
Israelis also love special M&Ms, because they can only get plain M&Ms in Israel.
Your host family will also like pictures of you, your family, school friends, etc.
What we DO NOT recommend:
Linens and pillows
Expensive jewelry or other valuables such as laptops and expensive electronics
Each participant will be responsible for his or her own luggage at all times, which includes loading it on and off of buses and into hotel rooms. As such we recommend bringing one “manageable” piece of luggage (duffel bags and rolling suitcases work best) and one full-size carryon bag.
Be sure to pack at least one change of clothes, toiletries, and any prescription medicine you will need in your carry-on bag in the unlikely event that your checked luggage gets delayed. It is also a smart idea to attach some kind of easy identifier, such as a colored ribbon, to your checked luggage as well as a name label.
Weather goes from cold, rainy Poland to hot, sunny Israel, so be prepared with multiple layers REMEMBER TO LABEL EVERYTHING!
In Poland, the temperature in April can range from the 40’s to the 70’s, and it rains frequently. In Israel the weather will be warmer and may range from the 50’s to the 80’s. With this in mind, here are some practical packing tips to consider:
• Participants should have a hat, a shirt with sleeves/windbreaker/sweater, sunscreen, and water in their backpacks at all times.
• Bring comfortable walking shoes. No flip flops.
• Please pack modest clothing to be worn when visiting religious sites and concentration camps.
• Because we strive to create a special atmosphere on Shabbat, please bring dressy-casual clothing to be worn at this time.
NOTE: All participants will receive a March of the Living hooded rain-slick jacket and a hat.