Congratulations Class of 2016: Preparing for a Gap Year in Israel.

Congratulations Class of 2016: Preparing for a Gap Year in Israel.

My Facebook feed is full of proud parents smiling with their new high school graduates.  Gorgeous photos of 17 & 18 year olds in their caps and gowns all ready to start new chapters in their lives.

While your high school grad may still be basking in the glow of ending his/her high school career, you moms and dads are surely already thinking ahead a few months to when they will be leaving home for the first time.  Stores and catalogs are full of suggested college dorm accessories to provide the incoming students with some of the comforts of home.

Here is a suggested college packing list.

But what do you do when you child is leaving for a year to study abroad, specifically in Israel?  Travelers are now severely limited by luggage allowances, as well as the usual electrical requirements, and cultural and language barriers (and if you think these last two aren’t issues, you’ve clearly never dealt with customer service departments here in the Holy Land).  How can you possibly fit everything your child will need for the year in one or even two suitcases?  Will your child be able to acquire what he or she needs to fill any gaps?

If you think you and your child may need help, Tamarim Concierge is here for you.


For the past three years, we’ve been delivering just what students need, right to their dorm rooms, before the school year begins.  Far more than just blankets, pillows and linens, we deliver, small appliances, ironing boards, egg crate mattress toppers, yoga mats, fans, Shabbat lamps, storage units, power cords, adapters  – even small refrigerators!Student Dorm Supplies 2

Take a look at our online store for a one-stop shop that will cover all bases for your students when settling in to their new home away from home.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know. If it is available in Israel, we can get it for you. Orders are delivered directly to the schools before the student arrive.

Tamarim Concierge is here for you, as well.  We know how difficult it is having your kids so far away.  We make sending smiles and hugs from home easy with our custom made gifts.  Surprise your child with a birthday balloon bouquet combined with an ice cream party to share with friends, favorite flavor birthday cake delivered with a handwritten note from home, or fresh cut fruit and vegetable platters (to make sure they are eating more than schnitzel and falafel).  We always create gifts according to your specifications and hand deliver them to your child.

Student Gift Collage

Tamarim Concierge, here for you when you are not.