The Aliyah Files #36 Money and end of year school expenses

The school year is coming to a close. As the final weeks are being counted down, another thing I’m counting the amount of money flying out of my wallet and wishing the money tree would sprout more bills. Here are some unexpected expenses to expect: field trips (tiyulim)- some are included in the annual fee,Continue reading “The Aliyah Files #36 Money and end of year school expenses”

The Aliyah Files #9: The First Week of School and What to Expect

Some schools start Rosh Chodesh Elul while others will start anytime up until September 1. A few minor differences to get used to when you go to school in Israel compared to the USA: Teachers are called by their first names.  I was always called Mrs. Furman in the Old Country.  In Israel, I amContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #9: The First Week of School and What to Expect”

The Aliyah Files #8: The Illustrated Guide to School Supplies

It’s time to shop for school supplies.  This will be a brand new experience unlike any other back to school shopping outing you’ve had in the past.  1. the list will be in Hebrew.  2. you’ve now left the familiarity of Crayola products and paper folders.  Whether you’re a new Oleh or have been hereContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #8: The Illustrated Guide to School Supplies”