A Map of Sde Boker Campus

Travel to Sde Boker:

1.     The organizers will provide a bus from Beer Sheva to Sde Boker (Midreshet Ben-Gurion and Sde Boker BGU campus) 
on Sunday March 19, leaving from Beer Sheva North train station (university) at 12 noon.

2.     By car drive south from Beer Sheva (MAP) on route 40 (direction Mitzpe Ramon). 
See links to maps from TEL-AVIV, JERUSALEM, TLV-AIRPORT
Turn left to Midreshet Ben-Gurion to Hamburg house (see MAP, item 13 on page 2).

By bus from Beer Sheva take line 60 or 64 from the Beer Sheva Central bus station 
(located next to the Beer Sheva Central train station).

Lodging:  Participants will stay at the field school of Sde Boker, located at item 13 on page two of the MAP.


At the conference location there is no ATM, but the supermarket accepts foreign credit cards.

The New Israeli Shekel – abbreviated as NIS, is Israel’s currency. 1NIS = 100 agorot.
There are coins of 10 agorot, 50 agorot, and 1, 2, 5, 10 shekels.
There are banknotes of  20, 50, 100 and 200 shekels.

Money can be exchanged at any of the street exchange bureaus, ATMs or any of Israel’s major banks
(i.e. - Hapoalim, Leumi, Discount bank, and Hamizrahi).

Banks - When exchanging money at a bank, you will be charged a fixed exchange fee,
and if you choose to use an exchange place on the street, you will not be charged for the transaction,
but will receive a lower rate than one offered by banks. If you do choose to use a bank,
try not to exchange money on Sundays. The reason is that while the Israeli banks are open on Sundays,
there is no world currency trade on Sunday, and the banks charge a commission that is higher
than on any other day of the week.

Exchange rates: 1 Dollar, 1 Euro.

All major credit cards (Visa and Master Card/Eurocard, American Express and Diners Club)
are widely accepted throughout Israel.



The electrical current in Israel is 220 volt AC,  50 Hertz.
110V appliances can be used only with a step-down transformer or an appropriate adapter.
For multiple voltage appliances with US plug, cheap plug converters are available.



Dry, little rain (16mm average per the month of March) , average daytime high 20 C(68 F), but can go up to 30C (86 F). 
Average daytime low 7C (45 F).

Page last updated 10.6.2016