Marva Marva

What Should I Bring?

Mandatory items

  • Running shoes
  • Sports clothes (T-Shirts cannot show stomach or shoulders, pants must be below the knees. No white shirts for workouts)
  • High socks + underclothes
  • Undershirt must be either white or olive green. Undershirts cannot have any kind of collar or hood (In the winter it is recommended that you bring long-sleeve undershirts and long underwear as well)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Watch with stopwatch feature
  • Shaving kit – males who chose not to be with a beard
  • Sheets, pillow, and blanket are not provided. Participants who chose to sleep with the provided mattress and sleeping bag only are welcome to.

** Cell phone with Israeli phone number is required

Highly recommended items:

  • Flashlight
  • Small bag of laundry detergent
  • Products to sooth dry lips/skin (chap-stick, vaseline, body lotion)
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sandals or flip flops for shower
  • Notepad + pen (pocket size)
  • Sewing kit
  • Small lock for your back-pack
  • For winter: Black gloves, hat and/or scarf


  • Don’t bring valuable items, jewelry or large amounts of cash. Passport (or photocopy) must be available at all times
  • Participants tend to appreciate having snacks late at night and during Shabbat (free time). ** Non-perishable items are recommended, but not necessary. three meals a day are provided**
  • Use a large back-pack or duffel bag, preferably not a suitcase
  • Try to bring as little as possible – Civilian clothing is needed only for sleeping and if desired, to “hang out” on Shabbat.
  • All male participants must arrive on the opening day with a short haircut, otherwise they cannot start the program
  • All participants must remove all visible piercings before arriving on the first day and are not permitted to wear them during the course. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, are also forbidden.