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Packing List

This list is meant to be used as a guide to familiarize yourselves with the kinds of clothing, equipment, and other assorted items that will make your year in yeshiva more comfortable and enjoyable.
The list is certainly not exhaustive, and the quantities of the various items are merely suggestions. 
Remember that Israel, B'Chasdei HaShem, is a Modern State, and just about anything you forget to bring can be purchased here…including American imports in the local Makolet!

CLOTHING:

Talmidim are required to wear button down shirts with collars and long pants.  "Naot" style shoes (with socks) are allowed, but we strongly prefer no sandals in the Beis Medrash.
**The practice of the yeshiva is to tear 'kriya' the first time that we go to the Kotel. Therefore, plan to bring an old shirt on which to tear 'kriya' on the first day.

  • 2 suits (1 summer, 1 winter)
  • 3 white shirts
  • 2 ties
  • 5 pair of pants
  • 7 button-down collared 2 sweaters
  • 1 hooded sweatshirt
  • 1 pair of sweatpants
  • 2 pair of shorts
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 winter jacket
  • 9 sets of underwear
  • 16 pair of socks (dress and white)
  • 2 belts

BEDDING:

  • 2 sets of sheets & pillowcases
  • 1 good pillow
  • 2 blankets - one summer - one winter
  • 1 sleeping bag (please do not use this as winter blanket - it is NOT healthy)
  • 3 bath towels
  • 3 hand towels

SHOES:

  • 1 pair dress shoes
  • 1 pair of casual shoes
  • 1 pair of slippers / sandals
  • 1 pair athletic shoes (sneakers/hiking shoes)
  • 1 pair water shoes

TOILETRIES:

  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Soap / soap holder
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Q-tips
  • Contact lens items / glasses (spare pair)

MEDICINES

  • Prescribed medicine (if applicable and arrangements for refills)
  • For those with allergies - Benadryl
  • Tylenol / Advil

OTHER:

  • Passport & Ticket
  • 1 camera
  • 1 water bottle
  • 2 baseball caps / tiyul hats
  • Sports equipment (baseball glove, balls, frisbees, football, basketball, etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Notebooks
  • Pens

TASHMISHEI KEDUSHA/SEFARIM:

  • Tefillin
  • Talit (Kohanim should certainly bring one for Birkas Kohanim)
  • 3 pairs of Tzitzis
  • 3 Kippot
  • 1 Siddur (weekday/Shabbos)
  • 1 set of Machzorim for Yamim Noraim 
  •  Set of Mikraos Gedolos Chumashim
  • Set of Mishna Berura

All sefarim that will be used during the yeshiva sedarim will be available for purchase upon arrival (including Chumashim and Mishna Berura).