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Arriving in Israel

Welcome to Israel!

Update: As of April 1st, 2014, the clinic is open 4 days a week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The clinic is closed on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Working hours are 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and on Thursdays until 12:45pm.

Airport Nesher Shuttle – Nesher offers 24 hour shared taxi service to and from Ben Gurion Airport. If you wish to use Nesher from the airport to your apartment upon arrival, simply walk out to the taxi area, Nesher Super Shuttles are always waiting there to collect passengers. (60-65 NIS per passenger). (Also, they will pick you up from your apartment or hotel and take you to the airport.  Pick-up must be booked 24 hours in advance at 02-625-7227) Please keep in mind that this is a shared taxi with up to 10 other people, so you may be in for a long ride. Also, make sure to confirm the price with the driver BEFORE boarding the van.

We’ve collected information for you that previous dentists have found useful:

A Week in the Life of a Volunteer DVI Dentist


About the DVI Apartments

General Information About Israel

Local Restaurants and Supermarkets

Shabbat – the Jewish Sabbath (If you are not Sabbath-observant, you really should read this!)

Touring Israel

Israel Decoded – From TimeOut Magazine

Common Hebrew Phrases

Professional Dental Terminology in Hebrew

DVI’s International Representatives

Useful Phone Numbers

Suggested Packing List

Volunteer Dentist Discounts

To download the information in these links as one PDF, click here.

Upon your arrival in Jerusalem you will find an envelope with information in the apartment.

On your first day of work at the clinic you will be picked up at approximately 7:45 a.m. and taken to the clinic by a DVI staff member or volunteer – details will be in an envelope at your apartment. Please wait in front of the apartment building.

We’re looking forward to having you volunteer with us!

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