Key Planning Tips

  1. Do not book your tickets before getting approval.
  2. NEW MEETING PLACE: From now on the meeting place at Ben Gurion Airport will be near the Erroca Sunglasses counter, Arrivals Hall, terminal 3, ground floor. As you enter the Arrivals Hall from the outside, turn to the left. As you enter the Arrivals Hall after getting your luggage, turn to the right. If you do not see the group, please call Johanna.Johanna
    Mobile:  054-2586688
    E-mail: johanna@sar-el.org
  3. If you cannot find the group please, call Johanna 054-2586688
  4. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from meeting points.
  5. Everyone must purchase a “Rav Kav” card BEFORE going on a bus/train. The bus drivers will not take any money. Read More
  6. You may elect to stay for only the first 2 weeks of any 3 week group with advance notice.
  7. Note: Beit Oded hostel is permanently closed
  8. Have funds for weekend accommodations or early release from your base.
  9. Take careful note of Jewish holidays on the program dates page. Bases may close with little or no warning during these holidays or due to Covid and you may need to find alternate accommodations.
  10. Be at the after weekend meeting point before 9 AM or risk missing the bus. Your Madrichot will tell you where it will be.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Programs normally end after work on Thursday.  Remember to leave ample time  when booking your return flight for travel time and any Covid testing that may become necessary.
  14. Be sure to fill in your emergency contact information in your passport.