Israel Tour Kit List

Please don’t over pack – you have to carry your own bag.


overlooking bedouin village in the desert

Essential Items

  • Small backpack for day trips
  • High protective sun cream (30+) and after-sun lotion
  • Long and short sleeved light cotton T-shirts (to keep the sun out)
    You will be not be allowed to wear vest tops on any outings to prevent sunburn
  • Dress/ skirt (long) or clothing suitable for areas which require modesty
  • At least 2 sunhats
  • Comfortable hiking boots– (these must hold the ankle securely and be suitable for hot weather)
  • 3 Litre water bottle
  • Kippa
  • Sun glasses

Suggested Items

  • 1 x Trainers
  • 1 x Strong sandals
  • 2 x Lightweight trousers
  • 4/5 x Shorts
  • 3 x Short-sleeved shirts
  • 2 x Long-sleeved shirt
  • 1 x Clothes you may want to wear on shabbat
  • 8/10 T-shirts including two to swim in
  • 1 x Jumper/sweat shirt
  • 3 x Swimming costumes/trunks
  • Big towel
  • Small towel
  • 2-3x Pyjamas
  • Pairs of lightweight cotton socks
  • Several changes of underwear (cotton)
  • (Optional) Kippot/Tefillin/Tzitzit/Talit/Siddur/Chumash

NB. A sleep-bag is not necessary.

Other Items

  • Money belt
  • Alarm clock
  • Torch
  • Something to read
  • Camera


  • Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo
  • Talcum powder/deodorant
  • Insect repellent cream/spray and sting cream
  • Lipsalve/vaseline
  • Tissues/”All Fresh” wipes
  • Tampax/sanitary towels
  • “Travel Wash”
  • Shaving equipment


  • About £40.00 English money for the airport and incidentals
  • About £40.00 worth of shekels as it may be a few days before they are able to get to the bank.
  • We suggest no more than £200 to be taken additionally for the rest of Tour (this will include buying the tour hoodie for about £30). We advise you get a pre-paid/currency card, however alternative forms can be taken i.e. Sterling Travellers’ cheques or other currencies will also be acceptable. For safety reasons all monies will be kept with the leaders and distributed at the appropriate times.


RSY-Netzer and The Movement for Reform Judaism cannot take responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any personal property taken to on our events.

If your child is taking anything of significant value to an event, please ensure that either the items are already covered by your existing household policies or that you have taken out adequate cover