Key Planning Tips

Key Trip Planning Tips

  1. Your flight must arrive before 17:00 (5 PM) on the first Sunday of your tour.
  2. For 1 week groups you must meet Sunday at 8:00 AM
  3. Plan to depart after 20:30 (8:30 PM) of the final Thursday of your tour.
  4. Do not book your tickets before getting approval.
  5. If you are in Israel before the starting date, you must call Pamela (052-821-9945) to find out your meeting time and place.
  6. You are responsible for all your own ground transportation to and from meeting points including the airport and bases.
  7. You may get transportation from Sar-El but it is not guaranteed.
  8. You may elect to stay for the first 2 weeks of any 3 week group with advance notice.
  9. 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.
  10. Have funds for weekend accommodations in case Beit Oded is not available.
  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. Be sure you can manage your own luggage. You may need to carry it up stairs or walk with it for some distance.
  13. 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.
  14. If you cannot see or find the group at the airport, call:Pamela Lazarus 052-821-9945 pamela@sar-el.org