Mail in Israel
Sending mail in Israel is in many respects similar to how it is done in your home country, but with a few tweaks. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that your mail arrives safely and that you avoid unneccesary charges.
Sending mail from Israel
When sending mail from Israel:
- Be sure to include your full name and return address on all items you send, and include “USA” in the recipient’s address if you are mailing to the States.
- Write or stamp AIR MAIL on everything that you send.
- While JUC staff is able to mail your outgoing letters and post cards, you will have to take any packages that you wish to send to the post office yourself. Make sure that you take your passport with you when you want to mail a package.
- You can leave outgoing mail on the bottom shelf of the campus mailboxes or at the reception desk in the administrative offices. Staff members usually pick up and deliver mail at the main post office on Jaffa Road three two each week, but you are free to take your own personal outgoing mail to the post office any time.
- Stamps are available for purchase at any post office or in the Administrative Office.
- The main post office in Jerusalem is located at 23 Jaffa Road, a 15-minute walk from campus. It is typically open Sunday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and on Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon except for holidays. All post offices, except those in East Jerusalem, are closed on Saturday (Shabbat).