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Packing & Preparing for a Winter Trip to Jerusalem, Israel


Having spent a significant amount of time in Israel on and off for the past 14 years, I always relished my time spent in Jerusalem. One thing I did not love was the insane temperature swings that came with winter days in the city.

The trick to packing yourself for heading to multiple climates all at once.

I spent ~5 days in Jerusalem 2 weeks ago. The weather was so nice that I only needed a sweater and a light jacket at night, and sometimes without a jacket at all during the day. No rain whatsoever, and quite pleasant.

Now, 2 weeks later, it is snowing (and the streets are flooding in Tel Aviv, whereas last week we had a week straight of sunshine and 70°+ weather).

The trick here is to pack layers of clothes, for multiple climates. You may experience Summer, Spring/Autumn, and Winter within a span of 12 hours.

Make sure to pack:

  • a light jacket / windbreaker
  • scarf & gloves
  • poncho / strong umbrella
  • winter coat
  • waterproof shoes / boots

What are your must-bring items when dealing with such variable climates? Comment below.

Image from ישראל ארצנו Facebook page

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein is the founder of YeahThatsKosher, is passionate about global travel, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, digital marketing, and spending time with his friends & family.

Dani has an MBA in Marketing and works in the Social Media Marketing field for a large media agency.

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