Packing List


___ 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)

For Girls:

___ 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

For Boys:

___ 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)

___ Shampoo/conditioner

___ Brush/comb

___ Soap and covered soap dish or liquid soap

___ Toothbrush and toothpaste

___ Sunscreen

___ Shaving equipment

___ Feminine hygiene supplies

___ Toilet paper (sometimes not available at rest stops)

___ Mini packages of Kleenex, chapstick, and anti-bacterial soap or wipes


___ Hat

___ Camera and charger

___ Phone and charger

___ Sunglasses

___ Sunscreen

___ 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

___ Snacks

___ Cincinnati MOTL gear (sweatshirt, hats, shirt, nametag, pins) and MOTL raincoat

___ $250 Spending Money

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

Luggage Tips

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.

Packing Tips

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.