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We encourage you to take advantage of our relocation training programs which are essential in preparing employees and their families to live in Israel, and grant them an understanding and knowledge of Israeli culture.
In addition, the probability of an expat succeeding in achieving his mission abroad is greater by preventing dissonance for him and his family within their new environment.
Israel is a very diverse country with a rich culture, that said it's important to be aware of the cultural differences that can exist between Israel and your home country. This can include things like dress code, business etiquette, and social customs.
Relocation Training Objectives:
- Provide practical information on living and working in Israel.
- Create a framework for understanding the Israeli cultural characteristics.
- Learn how to bridge the gaps for successful assimilation into the Israeli culture.
Turn challenges into successes
Here are some cultural differences that you may encounter when relocating to Israel:
- Dress code: Israelis tend to dress casually, even in professional settings. However, there are some places, such as religious sites, where more modest dress is required. It is important to be respectful of the local customs and dress accordingly.
- Punctuality: Israelis tend to be more relaxed about time than people in some other cultures. It is not uncommon for people to arrive late for appointments or meetings. However, it is important to be on time for important events, such as job interviews or business meetings.
- Food: Israeli cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African influences. Some popular Israeli dishes include hummus, falafel, shawarma, and kabobs. It is important to be respectful of Jewish dietary laws, which prohibit the mixing of meat and dairy products.
- Religion: Israel is a Jewish-majority country, and religion plays an important role in society. It is important to be respectful of Jewish customs and traditions, even if you are not Jewish yourself.
- Personal space: Israelis tend to stand closer to each other when talking than people in some other cultures. This can be off-putting for some people, but it is important to remember that it is not meant to be rude.
OUR RELOCATION TRAINING PROGRAMS FOCUS ON SKILL SETS NEEDED TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN ISRAEL
Based on our personal and professional experiences in having relocated and lived in numerous countries, we understand the cultural complexity and the emotional turmoil when having to move to another country whose customs, language and culture are out of our comfort zone.
We provide a range of services to organizations to help employees and their families transition successfully from their home location to a new destination.