WHO TEACHES AT JEWEL?
The Jewel teaching staff includes top male and female lecturers from around the world.
DOES JEWEL HAVE A DRESS CODE?
NO! However, we do ask that you dress for classes in a respectful manner (that means no short short or tank tops, please). You will receive a packing list after acceptance helping you to decide which clothes to bring e.g. something more dressy for Shabbat.
WILL I HAVE FREE TIME?
While the schedule is packed with a very exciting itinerary, we are careful to leave free time for personal exploring and R & R.
ARE THE ANY FREE WEEKENDS?
YES. There is one free weekend during every program. Take advantage of your free weekend to see relatives and friends, or visit parts of the land you have not yet seen. For those who are interested, JEWEL offers Shabbat placement during this free weekend.
During our shorter Winter sessions and the JYP programs there will be NO free weekend. If you have family to visit please plan your stay accordingly to arrive earlier than our program starts or to extend your stay.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?
Our dorm during the summer sessions are based in the Old City of Jerusalem, complete with classrooms, dining room, kitchen and dorm style housing
IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE
At Jewel we have never experienced any security issues in the neighborhood. In any security situation we take directive from the Israel Home Office.
I have special dietary needs – what should I do?
Jewel provides a vegetarian option for meals. For other dietary needs, we will do our best to provide you with meals. You will be able to purchase additional food at local supermarkets/health food stores nearby. We regret that there are no cooking facilities at Jewel.
is jewel located in a convenient area?
Jewel is approximately:
– a 10 minute walk from the pharmacy
– very near restaurants, ATM machines and grocery shops
– a hop, skip and a jump from the western wall
Is there WIFI at JEWEL?
Are there trips?
Yes, during the program there are weekly trips and tours as well as other extra-curricular activities.
Is there a Group Flight and if not will I be picked up from the airport?
There is no group flight for Jewel, this gives you the ability to book the itinerary that suits you, so you can arrive before the program or extend afterwards if you wish.
We do not pick you up from the airport. You will receive the address of Jewel and instructions of how to get to us approximately a week before the start date of your session.
Do I need a cell phone while in Israel?
YES! For security reasons we must be able to contact you by phone. You can rent a SIM card easily online before your arrival so please make sure your phone is unlocked