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Where can I find new and used books on or near the campus?
A selection of books and magazines in various languages can be loaned from the Office of Visiting Scientists' library, near the Housing office in the Lunenfeld-Kunin residences (45). Additional book donations are always welcome.
Books in English are available for borrowing at the Goldschleger Life Sciences Library (18). Books in French are available for borrowing at the Hermann Mayer French House (25), (which is also the campus guesthouse).
There is a bookstore at the Jubilee Plaza (31), which also sells office supplies and gifts, and a secondhand bookstore, Paperback Gallery, at 4 Beit Hapoalim Street.
Beit Michal is a lovely children's library, which also offers courses, lectures, and exhibitions. It is located on 10 Hagra Street, two blocks away from the Lunenfeld-Kunin Residences. Call 946-7998 for further information.
Are there any food stores on the campus?
In Hebrew, a "makolet" is the corner mini-market, where everyone shops informally. The Insitute's "machonkolet" is located near the (northern) entrance at the Bloch Gate. Its hours are Sunday - Thursday, from 07:00 - 19:00, and Fridays, from 07:00 - 14:00.
There is a small farmers' market, offering a variety of flowers and foodstuffs, every Thursday morning, near the Bloch Gate, from 07:30 - 09:00.
What is the Clore Garden of Science?
The Clore Garden of Science (39) is an award-winning hands-on science museum, which offers outdoor exhibits for the whole family. For hours, fees and other information, visit the web site or call ext. 4401.
Where can I find information about the Cost of Living index relative to the city where I live?
Where is the Cultural Hall in Rehovot?
The Cultural Hall (also known as "Yad L'Banim") at 13 Habanim Street offers art exhibits, and various courses. It is located adjacent to the Rehovot Municipal Library.
Where are the main campus gates and what are their hours?
Main Gate 24/day, 365 days/year Bloch Gate Sunday - Thursday
06:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:00
Southern Gate Sunday - Thursday
06:30 - 09:00
12:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
Where is the campus gift shop located?
The Institute Gift Shop is open Sundays through Thursdays, 08:30-16:00, in the lobby of the Morris & Barbara Levinson Visitors Center (3). You will find a wide variety of lovely gifts there, to send or take home.
What is kashrut and what should I know about Jewish dietary laws?
Kashrut (the Jewish dietary laws) restrictions forbid eating meat and dairy products together. Therefore, as a rule, Kosher restaurants are classified as either meat or dairy. Fish, eggs, and vegetable foods are "neutral" (parve), and usually available at both. Pork and shellfish are strictly forbidden by Jewish law. Chicken and turkey are the staple meats, although beef is almost always on the menu in meat restaurants. Kosher restaurants are closed on Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath, which runs from sundown on Friday night until after sundown on Saturday), and on Jewish holidays. Restaurant listings are available in the weekend supplements of The Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz.
What are the major English newspapers in Israel?
What are the office hours of the Institute?
Official administrative office hours at the Weizmann Institute are
Sun. - Thurs., 08:00 - 16:30.
What are the components of an Institute paycheck?
A Weizmann Institute paycheck is made up of the following components:
What are the major radio stations, and when are there news broadcasts in English?
*There is also a TV news broadcast in English, Sunday through Thursday, on Channel 11, at 16:50.
What do I need to know about stores in Rehovot and the area?
Rehovot stores are usually open Sun.- Thurs., from 08:00- 13:00 and from 16:00 - 19:00; Tues. and Fri., from 08:00- 13:00. During the month of August, some stores are closed on Tuesdays for the entire day.
Beauty parlors and barber shops are often closed on Monday afternoons, but this varies from shop to shop.
Most supermarkets are open Sun. - Thurs., from 07:00- 20:00; Fri. 07:00 - 14:00. Some of the larger stores stay open longer hours and also open on Saturday nights, from nightfall to 22:00.
The Rehovot Kaniyon (shopping mall) is located next to the Central Bus Station. It houses a variety of popular stores of all types. The offices of the municipal administration (ha-iriya) are adjacent to the mall.
At the southern entrance to Rehovot, at Tzomet Bilu (Bilu Junction, at the southern end of Herzl Street), there is a large shopping center, featuring ACE Hardware, furniture and clothing stores, and many others.
Just north of Rehovot, on Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard in Nes Tziyona, there is a shopping center which, among other things, offers a branch of Superson Deal (the local equivalent of Price Club in the US or Makro in Europe), Office Depot (office equipment, furniture, and supplies), Ace Hardware Kneh u'Bneh (Buy and Build), and others.
Near the new Rishon l'Tziyon central bus station there is a huge shopping complex in the new industrial center, with factory outlets and other large stores of just about any persuasion.
The Israel Economic Center is a good source of second-hand clothing and surplus merchandise. Located at Ahad Ha'am 20, the hourse are Sun., Mon., Wed., and Thurs. from 09:30 - 13:00 and from 16:00 - 19:00.
What are the safety precautions in effect at the Institute?
Upon arrival, all scientists working in laboratories must receive instructions on general safety and the handling of radioactive materials. You will be contacted directly by the Safety and Environment Unit.
What is SPNI?
SPNI stands for The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, or "Ha'hevrah Le'haganat Ha'teva" in Hebrew. SPNI offers excellent trips, multi-day xcursions,one-day walking tours, cliff climbing, overnight tours of the Galilee and the Golan, the Negev, Eilat and Sinai. Some half-day tours are free, and there are discounts for members. A number of tours are led in English, especially during the summer. Programs of the scheduled tours are available in English and Hebrew at the Society's Jerusalem office.
In Rehovot, special year-round and summer activities are available for nature and science-loving youth. For details, contact the Sorek Field School Science Park at 940-9022, or 940-5114.
As members of SPNI, you are entitled to discounts or free access to many of the national parks. Visit the site of the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority at http://www.parks.org.il/ParksENG/.
What are the major television stations, and when are there news broadcasts in English?
The non-cable television stations are Channel 1 (11) and Channel 2 (22). Channel 1 is the official government station, and Channel 2 is a commercial station. There is a daily news broadcast in English on Channel 1, at 6:15 PM. Daily television listings are included in the weekend supplements of The Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz.
Used televisions sets for sale are advertised on the various Institute bulletin boards, and in the monthly Institute Hebrew newsletter.
A satellite TV connection is available via YES, 1-800-20-8000. View a description of their services (in Hebrew).
HOT is a popular cable network company. View their site at a description of their services (in Hebrew).
You may connect to Cable TV via Arutzei Zahav (in Hebrew), (08) 629-3111.
How can I find out about Ulpan Hebrew language classes?
Call us for more information, at ext. 3955 or 4543.
Is there a Visitors Center at the Institute?
The Barbara and Morris Levinson Visitors Center offers guided tours of the Institute, including a visit to the famous Weizmann House, and a multimedia presentation. There is a charming dairy cafe in the lobby, as well as the Institute Gift Shop. For reservations, opening hours and fees, call ext. 4500.