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A Day in the Western Negev

Written by on June 11, 2017 in
A Day in the Western Negev

By Naama Zigdon, NBN-Go South Employment & Post Aliyah Advisor: Since the establishment of Go South in 2013, we have done our small part in helping to get Be’er Sheva “on the map.” But, there are still plenty of places in the south that are not as known to both Olim and natives alike. On a […]

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Mental Health Services in Be’er Sheva

Written by on September 12, 2016 in ,
Mental Health Services in Be’er Sheva

by Megan Turner Trying to figure out how to access mental health services in the Be’er Sheva area? Preferably in English? It may not be easy, but it is not impossible…here is some information to help you navigate the system: Clalit Option 1: This option is for mental health treatment that is covered by one’s […]

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The “Quirks” of My Job Search in the South

Written by on September 6, 2016 in ,
The “Quirks” of My Job Search in the South

by Rakefet Samueli, Be’er Sheva, NBN 2012 “Would you like something hot to drink?” is probably the first thing every Israeli has ever said to me ever. And the first day of work in an Israeli office did not disappoint! The thing is, I was offered a hot drink at least five times before lunch […]

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“Beit Sefer Yesodi” – Elementary School

Written by on August 19, 2016 in
“Beit Sefer Yesodi” – Elementary School

In Israel, elementary school (beit sefer yesodi), is typically first grade (kitah aleph) through sixth grade (kitah vav). Days, Hours, Vacation: In most schools, the formal school day is from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Sunday – Thursday. On Fridays, most schools get out at 11:45 am. Most schools also offer an afternoon program (tzaharon) until […]

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The Central Arava

Written by on May 29, 2016 in
The Central Arava

After three years working for Go South, we have done our small part in helping to get Be’er Sheva “on the map.” But, there are still plenty of places in the South that are completely unknown to both Olim and natives alike. On a recent day trip – 1 ½ hours southeast of Be’er Sheva […]

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PASSOVER 2016

Written by on April 18, 2016 in
PASSOVER 2016

We all know that the North of Israel is absolutely beautiful this time of year but it is also CROWDED. If you are looking to enjoy some Chol Hamoed activities and outings, there is plenty happening in the South during Passover that will not be quite as packed. Below are just a few ideas – […]

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Torah Study – Down South

Written by on April 14, 2016 in
Torah Study – Down South

For many Olim, Torah study is an important part of their life in Israel. In the Jerusalem area, opportunities for Torah study of all types are endless. In the “periphery,” it can be harder to discover the options for organized Torah study, but they certainly do exist! Of course, the options for Torah study that […]

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WeWork Be’er Sheva

Written by on March 21, 2016 in ,
WeWork Be’er Sheva

by Emily Shapiro I am not a hi-tech person at all but every time I go to the Gav-Yam Advanced Technologies Park in Be’er Sheva, I am truly inspired. Just from the parking lot I get views of the lovely residential neighborhood of Ramot, the impressive Negev Brigade Memorial, and the recently completed bridge connecting […]

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NEGEV FORESTS

Written by on January 12, 2016 in
NEGEV FORESTS

  In honor of Tu Bshvat, we wanted to highlight three amazing forests in the Northern Negev. These forests are each worth visiting and exploring and are proof that the desert can truly bloom! YATIR FOREST The Yatir forest, located south of the Hebron Hills on the edge of the Northern Negev, contains more than […]

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New to Be’er Sheva

Written by on November 29, 2015 in
New to Be’er Sheva

We’re a young family of three, and we came to Be’er Sheva from Calgary, Canada about 4 months ago. Even now that the honeymoon period is nearly over (hello, the realization that the bureaucracy is, in fact, endless!), we still feel that moving to Israel, and to Be’er Sheva in particular, was one of the […]

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