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Homeschooling is rapidly becoming more and more popular in Israel, with hundreds of families throughout the country educating their children at home. There are homeschooling support groups in every part of Israel.

Homeschooling in Israel is legal, and in 2009 the Ministry of Education released guidelines for receiving permission to homeschool.

The Israel Home Education Association provides support for homeschoolers and unschoolers in Israel by maintaining this web site and an email mailing list.

You can request to join our mailing list by signing up here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/israelhomeschool?hl=en

Please include the following information:

  1. Are you currently homeschooling?
  2. Where do you live?
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Finding other homeschooling families

For direct one-to-one contact with homeschoolers in your area, you can join the homeschoolers’ “white list”.

Send your name, children’s birth years (to calculate their ages), telephone number, address, and email, to:

white@ootips.org

or to:

“The White List”
P.O. Box 1560,
Rosh Pina 12000
Israel

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How to get a homeschooling permit אישור לחינוך ביתי

Officially, for each child you need permission from the Ministry of Education.

The Ministry of Education claims that they approve 95% of all applications.

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Posted in Information, Ministry of Education

Israel Ministry of Education Official Homeschooling Procedures – April 2009

Translator’s note: 

Below is an unofficial translation of the official procedures for homeschooling, as published by the Israeli Ministry of Education. This is provided on a volunteer basis for the assistance of English-speaking homeschoolers. It has no legal force; only the Hebrew original should be considered authoritative. Read more ›

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Appendix A: Application for exemption from the Mandatory Education Law for the purpose of education through homeschooling

This is Appendix A to the Israel Ministry of Education Homeschooling Procedures

Appendix A

Application for exemption from the Mandatory Education Law for the purpose of education through homeschooling Read more ›

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Appendix B: Guidelines for the presentation of programs for approval of homeschooling

This is Appendix B to the Israel Ministry of Education Homeschooling Procedures

Appendix B

Guidelines for the presentation of programs for approval of homeschooling

1. General

Just as there are different approaches to education in the formal education system, so too with homeschooling. Read more ›

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Ramat Beit Shemesh רמת בית שמש

UPDATE: The Ramat Beit Shemesh group currently meets informally, but not on a particular schedule.

For information, contact Dahlia 058-409-2010.

Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, starting at 9:30 or 10:00 AM, and onward, near the playground in the middle section of the Ayalon Park, in Ramat Beit Shemesh Alef. Hopefully under some shady trees. Parking is available all along the side of the road adjacent to the park area.

Everyone should bring what they would normally bring for themselves and their children: water, food, enjoyable activities, books, etc. as well as encouraging words.

We look forward to seeing you!

Miri: 050-574-4199

Dahlia: 058-409-2010

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Submit your header photo

If you would like to see your Israel Homeschool related photograph appear as the header on israelhomeschool.org, email it to info@israelhomeschool.org.

If we like it, we will use it for an unspecified length of time.

You can crop it to 940 pixels wide by 198 pixels high or we will crop it for you.

 

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מדע מתקדם לילדי החינוך הביתי Advanced Science Classes

מדע מתקדם לילדי החינוך הביתיחשיבה מדעית יצירתית בהישג יד!מרכז נוער שוחר מדע של האוניברסיטה העברית פיתח עבורכם, ילדי משפחות החינוך הביתי תכנית העשרה אקדמית חדשה. אנו מזמינים אתכם להשתתף בפעילות מדעית ייחודית ברמה אקדמית,יצירתית ומפתיעה שנבנתה במיוחד עבורכם.

המפגשים מתקיימים במהלך שעות הבוקר אצלנו בקמפוס האוניברסיטה שבגבעת רם ומועברים ע”י סטודנטים לתארים מתקדמים וכוללים סדנאות ומעבדות במגוון תחומי דעת.

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Galilee אצבע הגליל

כל יום ה’, שעות גמישות, בקיבוץ שניר.
לפרטים מדוייקים אפשר לכתוב לי לדואל ‏
yonat at ootips.org
יונת שרון

Every Thursday, at Kibbutz Snir, there is a homeschool meeting. Hours flexible.
For details, contact Yonat Sharon at yonat@ootips.org, or Inna Bell at telephone 04-6953367.

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Ramat Gan רמת גן

Ramat Gan Homeschool meeting every Sunday at 10:00 AM at the Gan Leumi in Ramat Gan.

Ramat Gan Homeschool Forum at Beofen Tivi web site (Hebrew)

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