Key Planning Tips

  1. Do not book your tickets before getting approval.
  2. Your flight must arrive before Noon on the first Sunday of your tour.
  3. For 1 week groups you must meet Sunday at 8:00 AM
  4. Meet the group in the Arrivals Hall (Terminal 3), ground floor, near the Sunglasses counter. As you walk into the Arrivals Hall from the outside, (exit #2)  turn to your left. As you go into the Arrivals Hall after you get your luggage, turn to the right.
  5. If you cannot find the group at the airport, call Miri Sharon: 054-7550137
  6. If you are in Israel before the starting date, you must call: Miri Sharon at 054-7550137 sharon@sar-el.org to find out your meeting time and place.
  7. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from meeting points.
  8. Everyone must purchase a “Rav Kav” card BEFORE going on a bus/train. The bus drivers will not take any money. Read More
  9. You may elect to stay for only the first 2 weeks of any 3 week group with advance notice.
  10. You may be able to stay free at Beit Oded hostel on weekends but be sure to learn their rules including a strict curfew. Also note, it’s not a hotel so don’t expect hotel services.
  11. Have funds for weekend accommodations or early release from your base in case Beit Oded is not available.
  12. Be at the after weekend meeting point before 9 AM or risk missing the bus.
  13. We STRONGLY ADVISE all volunteers not to travel to Jordan or Egypt before, during or after Sar-El as you may not be allowed back into Israel.
  14. Travel Light! Be sure you can manage your own luggage. You may need to carry it up stairs or walk with it for some distance.
  15. While groups are often free after lunch, plan your flight departure after 20:30 (8:30 PM) of the final Thursday of your tour.