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The International Office at the Weizmann Institute of Science will be your one-stop shop for all of your non-academic requirements during your visit here.  Whether it’s housing, visas, health insurance, buying a train ticket or locating a dentist or butcher – our team will be glad to assist!

Before you arrive

Here you will find all of the information you need to get organised prior to your arrival in Israel including visas, health insurance, housing and registering your children for childcare or school.

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After you arrive

Welcome to the Weizmann Institute! The information here will assist you with day-to day life in Israel, such as extending or changing your visa, using your health insurance, renting off campus, family life and more.

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News & Events

Updates on events on campus, trips and events throughout Israel and news updates.
 

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Activities & Classes

There are many different clubs and lessons operating on campus - available for all internationals and their families, as well as for Israeli students and postdoctoral fellows.

Running

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences

Italian Group Lessons

Contact Rachele about hours

Every Sunday

Location: Zoom

Rehovot Rugby

Every Sunday and Wednesday

Location: Kibbutz Na'an or Rishon LeZion For those without a car, transportation can be organized.

Sound of Science Choir

Every Sunday

Location: On campus

Weizmann Ornithology

3rd Tue. of the month

Every Tuesday at Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Location: Room 591c, 5th floor

Football (soccer)

Every Tuesday

Location: Football pitch opposite the Recreation Center

Knitting group

Day & time may change, stay tuned via WhatsApp group

Every Tuesday at Charles Clore International House

Location: Lobby

Davkapella – Singing Group

Every Tuesday

Location: On campus, in Neve Metz

She-Codes Female Software Developers

Every Wednesday

Location: Virtually or on campus (Bring laptop and earphones)

"Shuk" Fresh Market Products

Every Thursday at Meyer W. and Shirley Weisgal Recreation Center

Location: Parking lot opposite (best to arrive early)

Weizmann Board Game Nights

Facebook Group

Every Thursday at Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger Life Sciences Library

Location: Last Thu. of the month

Christian Prayer Meetings

Every Thursday

Location: On campus

Piano

Hebrew, English, German, French

Every Friday at Charles Clore International House

Location: Music room in the basement level

Frisbee

Every Friday and Saturday

Location: Opposite the Solar Tower

Cricket

Every Friday and Saturday

Location: In front of Hanadiv building

Weizmann Badminton Club

Every Friday

Location: 1st Floor Sun deck in Clore House

Volleyball

Summer 15:00-18:00
Winter 14:00-17:00

 

Every Friday

Location: Opposite the Solar Tower

Weizmann Institute Theater Ensemble (Hebrew)

Every Tuesday

Location: On campus

Acroyoga

Every Wednesday

Location: Lunenfeld International Club

Hebrew lessons - Level 3

Private Hebrew lessons in small groups

Location: On Zoom

Hebrew Lessons - Level 4

Private Hebrew lessons in small groups

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Location: On Zoom

Hebrew Lessons - Level 5

Private Hebrew lessons in small groups

Every Tuesday

Location: On Zoom

Hebrew Lessons - Level 1 & 2

Hebrew lessons on campus, subsidized by FGS

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Location: On campus. Twice a week in the evenings.

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Stories from our visitors

Everyone’s experience at the Weizmann Institute is different - here you can read what some of our guests have said about their stay.

Dr. Carlos De la Cruz Mengual

Postdoctoral
Colombia

My quarantine at Samy Cohn ended on Monday, and I just wanted to send you just a few words of gratitude. You do an excellent job of making the lives of internationals at the Institute much easier. Thank you very much!

Dr. Sharada Govinda

Postdoctoral
Family
India

We reached home safely. I want to thank you for all your help, starting from before joining WIS, all the way until we left Israel. We have enjoyed all the activities organised by you and had a good time at WIS. Thank you!

Lohit and Ankita Khera

Postdoctoral
Couple
India

Despite your overloaded schedule, your timely action saved Ankita a highly uncertain trip to India in these challenging times. Thank you and IO team from the bottom of our hearts for all the efforts you put for making our lives comfortable.

More power to you!!

Dr. Charlotte Vogt

Visiting Scientist
Netherlands

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all of your efforts which go far beyond what anyone can expect from any normal scientific institute to their (visiting) scientists, to get me back into Israel. I'm happy to write this email to you safely and very happily from (bidud in) my apartment in Tel Aviv.

Dr. Quanfu He

Postdoctoral
Family
China

As the coronavirus swept in my hometown, Hubei, life there has been changed dramatically. This horrible situation will last longer, and no one knows when is the end. I cannot imagine to let my mother going back to China under such conditions, not even for a second.

Harish Charan

Postdoctoral
India

I would like to express my thank you to the entire International Office (IO) team for their efforts and hard work that goes into the periodic arrangements of such events. It really let us take a break from our hectic and busy study schedule and relax a bit. Parallelly, it also offers us a chance to learn more and more about Jewish culture and traditions.

Dr Ana Martin-Lasanta

Postdoctoral
Spain

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful experience with the bikes. We borrowed the bikes from Weizmann last weekend and we had a great healthy and pleasant experience biking in Rehovot. We think that the Bike Share Program is a useful and attractive initiative from which a lot of students will benefit.

Jaeyoung Chun

Student
Family
Republic of Korea

I truly appreciate all your help from the beginning till the end. As I mentioned this to Rachel the other day, I’ve been to a couple of international offices in my life, but yours is the world best! You and your team treated my issues like they are actually yours, not like your task.  Once again, thank you so much for everything and I really hope to visit again!

I wish you and your family all the best.

Prof. Ravit Golan Duncan

Visiting Scientist
Family
USA

Hope you guys recovered from the pool party, just wanted to say it rocked! The drumming thing was really a brilliant idea, kids loved it. This year the party was bitter-sweet for us because it marks the end of our stay. But next year it will mark the beginning of a fun summer at Weizmann. Thanks for organizing!

Prof. Paul Brumer

Visiting Scientist
Roel Buck Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Toronto, Canada

I am completing a two month stay as Visiting Professor here at the Weizmann Institute.  During this time, the Visiting Scientists Office under Ms. Dana Dvash has been enormously helpful with numerous issues that have arisen.  

I have been a frequent visitor to the Institute over the past 40 years, and, from my perspective, the Visiting Scientists office does an outstanding job of making our stay pleasant and productive.

Prof. Miriam Greenberg

Visiting Scientist
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University, USA

Here is a big problem with yesterday’s trip:  YOU KEEP RAISING THE BAR!!!  I don’t know how you manage to keep organizing such wonderful excursions.  Yesterday was fascinating.  I had no idea that 60% of Negev agriculture is irrigated by Shafdan water. And filtration through the sand - what a terrific idea!  Great trip!

I can’t wait for Avshalom Cave. (I’ve never been to a cave)!

Dr. Manish Vasoya

Postdoctoral
India

Thanks a lot for everything you have assisted. We had a very great time over here, enjoyed a lot with great events - thanks a lot for that (especially Aileen), with science - I found the Weizmann one of the great scientific campus. I am hoping that I will get more chances to come again and again to this place.

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Our Team

The International Office team extends warm greetings to you from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot!

Dvash Dana

Head of International Office & Housing Branch

Send email to Dvash Dana dana.dvash@weizmann.ac.il

Haim Ronen

Head of Housing and Logistics Section

Send email to Haim Ronen ronen.haim@weizmann.ac.il

Halbershtat Aileen

Head of International Office Domain

Send email to Halbershtat Aileen aileen.halbershtat@weizmann.ac.il
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Life by Weizmann

A little glimpse of life at the Weizmann Institute.