We often hear people groan under the weight of heavy luggage, “I wish I had packed lighter!” Pack all items in a bag you are able to lift by yourself. Suitcases should ideally have wheels but there are a lot of stairs in Tzfat. Tip: It will only get heavier as you collect souvenirs from your trip.
Clothes can be washed or worn again and we have laundry facilities on campus. Israel’s arid climate makes for warm days and chilly nights, so dress in layers when possible. Bring mostly informal clothing, with at least one change of clothes that can get very dirty for painting or excavation work. A nice outfit is needed for Shabbat or going out. Israel isn’t such a fancy place, so emphasize comfort over style with everything you bring. There is no dress code on campus, but when we go out into town or to volunteering activities please wear pants or long shorts and keep your shoulders covered (applies to men and women). Sheets and bedding are provided.