Jewish National Fund

Trip Logistics

Trip Dates

Winter Break
December 24, 2017 Southern Israel, JFK departure
December 30, 2017 Southern Israel, JFK departure

Alternative Winter Break

AWB 1 December 24, 2017 January 1, 2018 JFK
Dec 24 Air Berlin 7249 JFK/TXL 6:15pm-7:45am,
Air Berlin 8382 TXL/TLV 11:30am-4:30pm
Jan 1 Air Berlin 8381 TLV/TXL 5:30am-8:45am,
Air Berlin 7248 TXL/JFK 1:20pm-4:15pm

AWB 2 December 24, 2017 January 1, 2018 JFK
Dec 24 Air Berlin 7249 JFK/TXL 6:15pm-7:45am,
Air Berlin 8382 TXL/TLV 11:30am-4:30pm
Jan 1 Air Berlin 8381 TLV/TXL 5:30am-8:45am,
Air Berlin 7248 TXL/JFK 1:20pm-4:15pm

AWB 3 - December 30, 2017 - January 7, 2018 - JFK
Dec 30 Alitalia 611 JFK/FCO 10:25pm-12:40pm,
Alitalia 812 FCO/TLV 2:25pm-6:45pm
Jan 7 Alitalia 809 TLV/FCO 5:15am-8:05am,
Alitalia 608 FCO/JFK 10:35am-2:25pm

AWB 4 - December 30, 2017 - January 7, 2018 - JFK
Dec 30 Alitalia 611 JFK/FCO 10:25pm-12:40pm,
Alitalia 812 FCO/TLV 2:25pm-6:45pm
Jan 7 Alitalia 809 TLV/FCO 5:15am-8:05am,
Alitalia 608 FCO/JFK 10:35am-2:25pm

Trip Itinerary (subject to change)

Packing List

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bath towel
  • Insect repellant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap or bodywash
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Antihistamine
  • Medicine for 7 days
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer

Miscellaneous Items

  • Passport (and a copy of the inside front page of your passport-stored separately)
  • $45 for tips (will be collected at airport)
  • Money for personal spending
  • Camera and accessories
  • Day bag (for day trips/hikes)
  • Cellphone and accessories
  • Hat
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Extra batteries
  • Israel travel adapters for electronics

Do I need a cell phone? Where can I order one?

A cell phone is not necessary for the week but many participants like to have one. One option is to bring your own and make arrangements ahead of time with your local carrier to be able to use it in Israel. Wi-fi access will be limited so service can be very expensive if you are using 3G or 4G service. If you need a sim card or to rent a cell phone we suggest making arrangements with Israelphones before you leave. A representative from Talk n Save will meet our group at Ben Gurion airport to deliver all sim cards and cell phone rentals that have been pre-ordered.