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Expat Report Moving to Tel Aviv, Israel was published on April 19, 2014
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
My advice is to contact Rani or just type Momentum Israel and you will find their services of relocating to Israel. They can make your move very smooth and are extremely affordable and most of all helpful and caring. They'll also give you advice on the type of neighborhoods that suit best to your criteria and living preferences. (Continue)
anglolist replied to the thread Taking a car from the US to Israel on the Israel forum on April 13, 2014:
polysack initially posted:
Hi, I would like to bring a car with me to Israel during my summer vacation. Does anyone knows how to do it? Must i have an Israeli driver's license to do it? What about Insurance? How long can i leave it in Israel for? Whom is allowed to drive the car? Many thanks
anglolist replied on April 12, 2014 with:
Hi, If you are coming to Israel for the summer vacation only, leave your car behind and get a rental car instead. Happy holidays.
yana replied on April 11, 2014 with:
As a Tourist you can bring your car for half a year. You need carnett (green international insurance which covers Israel!). You and whoever is signed on this paper can drive the car. You can drive with your drivers licence. After half a year you will have to give a deposit for the taxes at port in the value of the car as Israel has 128 % import tax on cars ie your car is worth USD 30,000 - you will have to give a deposit of USD 30'000 to customs here. This deposit can be a bank guarantee from an Israeli bank. You will have to take out your car after the total year. http://www.aaci.org.il/articlenav.php?id=45
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sensualspirit replied to the thread Business expenses before moving on the Israel forum:
bine22 initially posted:
Hi all, we are planning to move to Israel in the summer. I'm going to be self employed. My question is if I will be able to deduct on my Israeli tax return business expenses that I incurred before registering in Israel as self-employed. I was thinking on buying things I need for my business in the US before moving. Doe you have any tips for a good website about taxes for self employed (Hebrew or English)? Thanks!!
sensualspirit replied most recently with:
Ditto on this question. Be careful what you buy stateside, I've gone thru all my electrical equipment & certain things won't work there so we have to buy there. Yes we can use a converter (that's okay), but the transformers heat up & waste extra electricity. Also I found out that the ISPs make you use THEIR router : ( so there's no point in buying a new one (my Linksys isn't working well.) Michal
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Treehouse International School in Herzliya Pitoach, Israel
Review-of-Treehouse International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
facilities are the bare minimum but the content and atmopshere are fantastic. We would have our children study with the Treehouse staff even if the classroom was a shoebox. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I'm not sure if your child is still at the school but one of my friends works at this school.... He disagrees with teachers being honest and open. They aren't technically allowed to speak to parents about anything naughty that the child does. Grades are switched by the Principal. No child is allowed to get below a C. Most the teachers aren't certified... Your child's teacher was probably one of the fabulous ones!
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of TreeHouse International School in Herzilya Petuach, Israel
Review-of-TreeHouse International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities at this school are just pathetic. My child was a Grade 6 student there for a few months, and there is no playground to speak of, just a small dirt/sand field with two very small soccer nets, a broken ping pong table and a pull-up bar. The building itself is not a proper school, but a house that was painted white on the inside and had a bunch of desks put in. The computer lab was 7-8 old computers, there were no overheads or smartboards, just whiteboards like I had as a child decades ago. For the amount the director was asking, it was no wonder we did not stay long. The only extra-curricular activities was a play put on by the students, and we had to pay around 100 shekels a ticket. There are no sports teams or after school clubs. The school actually closes at 4ish, all the staff are ushered out, there is no opportunity for after school programs. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
COMPLETELY AGREE with everything you mentioned above, This is a terrible school ran by terrible management. Most teachers are not certified. School accepts all children, including students that WAIS kicked out. Treehouse gets a lot of trouble makers and teachers aren't allowed to discipline. Their response from the principal is the student needs more love. I took my kids out immediately!
A reader replied recently with:
This comment sounds very negative. Did you speak to any other parents before enrolling your son? Were were the other students from at the school? Did you visit the school before you enrolled your child? These are basic steps I took when my family relocated within the US, I am surprised that you would not research before making a commitment.
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Book/memoir " Leaving Home Going Home Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel" with Kindle. An educational and informative look at life in Israel. Hi- I lived in Israel from 1984 to 2006. When I returned to the USA , I wrote a memoir in a novel style about what I have learned in living in Israel. What came out was a non fiction novel similar in fashion to the books Under The Tuscan Sun, for the acclimation to a Mediterranean country ( I consider Israel an Eastern Mediterranean country more than a Middle East country) Eat, Pray, Love for the insights, and the Hobbit for the pure adventure and learning to deal with new challenges . The book Leaving Home , Going Home , Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel received great reviews and is with Amazon.com , Kindle , and Create Space. I have a Blog and Facebook page with that name where i lend my commentary on Israel and the USA compared from time to time. My webpage for book trailers is www.jasonalster.com and for other publication I released both in Israel and the USA.
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Book/memoir " Leaving Home Going Home Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel" with Kindle. An educational and informative look at life in Israel. Hi- I lived in Israel from 1984 to 2006. When I returned to the USA , I wrote a memoir in a novel style about what I have learned in living in Israel. What came out was a non fiction novel similar in fashion to the books Under The Tuscan Sun, for the acclimation to a Mediterranean country ( I consider Israel an Eastern Mediterranean country more than a Middle East country) Eat, Pray, Love for the insights, and the Hobbit for the pure adventure and learning to deal with new challenges . The book Leaving Home , Going Home , Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel received great reviews and is with Amazon.com , Kindle , and Create Space. I have a Blog and Facebook page with that name where i lend my commentary on Israel and the USA compared from time to time. My webpage for book trailers is www.jasonalster.com and for other publication I released both in Israel and the USA.
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anglolist replied to the thread Moving with Bubbe on the Israel forum:
keliot initially posted:
Hi and thank you in advance for any help. My husbands job is bringing us to Tel Aviv from the US for six months. My grandmother loves with us now, and we are bringing her with us (along with our two preteen children). Here in the states we have many tools to help her, including an emergency button she wears in case she falls when I go out to run errands. She has bad balance and slight dementia. I am wondering if there are tools like that in Israel (and what they are called) or any agencies for me to get grandma sitters....any advice is appreciated.
anglolist replied most recently with:
Hi, You might find some of the information and resources in these articles of interest: http://www.anglo-list.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=347&Itemid=410. Take care.
anglolist replied most recently with:
Hi, You might find some of the information and resources in these articles of interest: http://www.anglo-list.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=347&Itemid=410. Take care.
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yana replied to the thread English Lessons on the Israel forum:
Layla7 initially posted:
Hi we just moved to Israel and our kids are going to Israeli schools. We are worried that the younger one will not learn proper English. A mother at our school recommended a certified American teached to do English lessons with our children, but for that we need to organize a small group. Is anyone here interested in joining in with us? We live in the center, and our youngest is 10 and the oldest is 14.
yana replied most recently with:
Dear Layla, if you speak at home English - your kids will speak English, the English that you are using. If you do not speak English at home, they have no means to learn it. So, if you want your kids to speak proper English, just talk to them. ONLY talk or reply if they speak English to you. My son speaks English, German and Hebrew - we never spoke English to him, but my husband and me speak English to each other. So, no special teacher necessary - they pick up what they hear.
anglolist replied most recently with:
Hi, Here are a couple of groups you might want to join: Anglo-list for English speakers in Israel https://www.facebook.com/groups/anglolist/ or in LinkedIn there is Anglo-list: Internationals in Israel. Good luck.
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