This Week in Givat Shmuel – 10 June 2018

The GSC Team

The school year is nearing a close, and summer is on the horizon!

Here’s what’s going on in Givat Shmuel:

  • Registration for summer camp at the Matnas is now open, and the price is subsidized for residents to the tune of 400NIS. It’s first come, first-served, so sign up ASAP.
  • The Literacy Street Fair is this Wednesday-Thursday! Click here for everything that will be happening.
  • Student Union elections are this week. Voting booths will be open on Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 June 2018, and you’ll need to bring  valid photo ID.  Election booths will be open If you want to know what the parties stand for and missed last week’s debate, you can watch it here.
  • Two new dormitory buildings are opening their doors on BIU Campus, including the much request option for private rooms for men. We’ve also received a verbal guarantee that Elektra will give Olim renters a free toaster oven so they can actually cook food. Prices are the same as this year (anywhere between 1050 -1655 NIS, depending on the type of room, not including bills), and the deadline to sign up is June 30th.
  • Taglit is looking for BIU students for their Mifgashim program. The program brings together Israelis and Olim for a week of Birthright, in order to introduce participants to people who actually live here. The opportunity is only for Agudah members.
  • There’s a unique grant for students at universities across the country to receive up to 160,000 NIS (!) over the course of their studies. Click here for more info and to apply.
  • The Israeli government is setting its sights on reforming both the Banking and Electricity sectors. It might take a while until better services and cheaper prices trickle down to the consumer, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.