Information for World Kli
Everything you need to know about your stay in Israel
Everything you need to know about your stay in Israel
Please note that this year we have changed the process of receiving guests from the World Kli:
All guests from abroad should fill out a “guest registration form”.
All guests should follow the instructions below whether you are simply visiting the Petah Tikva center, staying at accommodations arranged for you by the organization, staying with a family or using any other form of accommodation during the week of conventions in February 2020.
Please follow these instructions:
If you have any questions regarding the conventions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about visiting the BB Center and accommodation, please contact: email@example.com
Your Stay at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah La'am Center
We are excited to welcome our guests at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah La'am Center in Petah Tikva from February 16th (10:00 AM) until March 2nd (10:00 AM).
For those who stay at the BB center: Accommodations, meals, transportation to and from the location of the convention – is FREE.
For those staying with families: Meals at the center, transportation from the center to and from the location of the convention- is FREE.
For those arranging their lodging independently: Meals at the center, transportation to and from the location of the convention- is FREE.
Upon arrival at the Bnei Baruch center in Petah Tikva please attend to the reception desk located to the right of the building entrance.
Once you have checked in please proceed go to the registration desk for guests from the World Kli.
Please pay attention to the information boards located near the living area in the center, please get acquainted with the information presented on the boards upon arrival and check them regularly for updates.
We are happy to let you know that we are welcoming friends to stay with host families from Feb 16th – March 2nd.
To register for a stay with a family please fill out the "form for guests from the World Kli", make sure to fill out one form per participant.
You will receive an email for a link to the above mentioned form once you complete your registration for the convention.
We will do our best to find a host family for all those who would like to do so, however we will give priority to friends with health problems, older fiends and friends coming with chilren.
We are happy to let you know that we are planning to meet all friends arriving from the World Kli between Feb 16th – March 2nd 2020 at the airport. We ask that everyone arriving in Israel during this time and needs a ride from the airport to the center in Petah Tikva, do the following:
During the three days of the convention transportation from the Kabbalah La’am center in Petah Tikva to the site of the convention in Tel Aviv and back will be arranged for all those who require it. The exact times of buses will be available closer to the convention.
All guests, regardless of where they are staying, are asked to register through the “guest registration form” which you will receive by email automatically once you register for the convention. Once you fill out the form you will automatically be registered for the buses.
Taxis in Petah Tikva:
Taxi across the Israel:
The two most popular taxi services in Israel:
Both taxi services work through an application on your phone. Please, follow one of the links, install the application on your phone and register. After that, you can order a taxi from anywhere in Israel. The nearest car arrives literally within 3-10 minutes at any time of day. You can also track the taxi, see driver’s data and rating, and make payments by credit card or cash.
You can rent a car at any car rental company located at the airport.
Travel by Bus:
When taking the minibuses it is possible to pay with cash only. The fares on a minibus are quite a bit more expensive.
Cards for public transport:
The card has a name Rav Kav Anonimi (Anonymous) and costs 5 ILS. You can buy it and load it with at least 30 ILS or a day pass at the box office at any train or bus station. In Petah Tikva you can purchase a Rav Kav at the bus station next to the mall on Jabotinsky St. Rav Kav can also be purchased at the train station at the airport. Note that you can pay for several people with the anonymous Rav Kav.
Rules of Conduct During Lessons
Rules of Conduct during Meals
Dress Code while staying in Bnei Baruch Israel
Bnei Baruch is an educational body dedicated to learning and disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah. Throughout the activities of the organization we maintain a modest dress-code as is accustomed in Israel. For your convenience, the following are basic clothing rules which are customary in the organization’s building and during activities conducted by the organization.
We ask you to avoid arriving in revealing or see-through clothing. No tank tops or shirts that show the shoulders or knees. Please wear skirts and pants that pass your knees and avoid tight fitting clothes (such as leggings and tights).
Please arrive wearing a buttoned or polo shirt and pants. No tank tops or short pants please.
While participating in Duties
While participating in Duties
T-shirt, buttoned shirt or polo shirt. Long pants or long skirt, closed shoes.
T-shirt, buttoned shirt or polo shirt. Long pants, closed shoes.
If you have any questions in this regard please don’t hesitate to turn to Alon Rozenfeld or Boris Belotserkovsky.
1. The room where you are provided with a bed should be used only for rest and dressing. Everything that can prevent the observance of silence should occur outside of it (the use of a hairdryer and other devices that create noise occurs in a dedicated area, not earlier than 2:30 and no later than 21:00)
2. The lights in the room work on a predetermined timer (to ensure wholesome rest):
On days when lessons are from 2:45 to 6:00, the lights in the room switch on at 2:10 and switch off at 21:00
On days when lessons are from 3:45 to 8:00, the lights in the room switch on at 3:10 and switch off at 21:00
3. Please do not use strong aromas in the common room such as: strong perfumes, shoes, clothes, etc.
4. For questions about laundry and ironing, contact Marina Sevastyanova (+972 523 298 856)
5. While working with computers and tablets please use headphones. Phone calls should also be made outside the common areas.
General Rules of Conduct
“Jerusalem built up a city knit together…” Psalms
Trip to Jerusalem
On Friday 28/2/19 we will embark on an exciting journey full of impressions from friends from the world kli, to the place where it all connects- Jerusalem. This time we will travel a unique path that we have yet to explore, entering the heart of the Old City, the places, landscapes and remains that were left for us from the era of the Temple.
We will open our tour, from the observation point on Mount of Olives, overlooking the Old City and Temple Mount. We will attempt to understand what is special about Jerusalem which has attracted people, kings, empires and religions from all over the world. What is the inner point in the heart of all of us which is called Jerusalem, and how will we discover it in the connection between us? From there we will continue on an easy hike along the kidron wadi , were remains and tombs from the times of the First Temple can still be seen. We will then enter the Old City of Jerusalem with its amazing views and impressive structures. We will visit the Davidson center which holds antiquities from the Southern Wall.
Here we will see impressive vestiges of the Temple at the time when it served. We will see the streets the alleys, the ritual baths and the remnants of the destruction from two thousand years ago. We will come together and understand the significance that the wisdom of Kabbalah attributes to this special place.
We will end with a delicious Kabbalistic meal and a festive Friends Gathering, which will our conclusion to the week of congresses, in a pastoral natural setting, in the hills of Jerusalem.
Date: Friday 28/2/20
Price: 200 NIS, each participant will receive a hat as a present
Age: 15 and up (for special requests please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org )
Important information and equipment for the trip
Useful tips for those who arrive for the Week of Conventions 2020:
1. What is the best way to search for apartments or hotel rooms?
2. Which areas should I consider for low cost accommodation which will also allow me easy access to morning lessons?
4. What’s the weather like in Israel?
The most accurate weather forecast (up to 10 days) can be found here: Israel forecast.
5. What clothes should I bring with me?
In the winter the mornings and evenings are cold. However daytime can get very hot. Therefore, please take warm home clothes, jackets and sweaters for mornings and evenings, and T-shirts for the day. It is highly recommended wearing closed-toe shoes as it tends to get col inside the Bnei Baruch center.
7. Do I need to have cash in local currency and how much?
You can make many of your purchases using credit card. You can also use your bank card to withdraw cash from ATMs. The closest ATM near the Bnei Baruch Center is located inside the “Super Bareket” supermarket (inside the supermarket, the one outside does not work), address: Ha-Zeitim St 96, Giv'at Shmuel, Israel
8. Do I need to register and pay for the Preparation for the World Kabbalah Convention?
No. Registration for the preparation event for guests from the World Kli is completed with your registration for the World Kabbalah convention.
9. How can I pay for the meals in Bnei Baruch center before and after the convention?
From February 16th until March 2nd, meals at the Bnei Baruch Center in Petah Tikva are free for the guests from the World Kli.
10. Currency Exchange.
Currency exchange points: We strongly recommend that you exchange the necessary amount of money in advance in your country of origin or at the airport. While in Israel you will have to have cash in shekels to pay for taxi and other expenses. Unfortunately, there is no currency exchange at the Bnei Baruch Center or the site of the convention or anywhere near.
Important note: you can only pay for the conventions by credit card.