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Packing list for Uman Rosh Hashanah

This packing list has been making the rounds in different groups on Whatsapp and it is very helpful whether you are a first timer or a regular in Uman for Rosh Hashana. I don’t know who the original author is but we have also added on some small additions here and there:

Cell Phone/Charger

Ukraine uses same power outlets as Israel so Israeli chargers work there without any converters. For American chargers you will need a converter.

Make sure to order kosher meals for your flight(s) and bring extra food just in case especially if you have a long connection somewhere.

Flight Itinerary

Vaccination card/certificate if applicable

Recovery certificate if applicable

Negative PCR test if applicable

Ukrainian Insurance (everyone needs it)

Pen (very annoying not to have)
Tallis & Tefillin (in carry on. This sound elementary but I have seen people check it in)
Regular weekday/Shabbos Siddur and Rosh Hashana Machzor (Machzorim can be purchased in Uman)
Seforim (I mostly make copies of the pages I will need. This saves a lot of weight and space.)
Tea lights
Money – US dollars (different size bills so you will always have exact change, especially singles.)
Shabbos/Yom Tov clothes

Raincoat (check weather before to see if you need a warmer coat)
Boots are very good to have there.

Sweat shirt
Sweat Pants/PJ’s

A bag to keep stuff in when going to the mikva 

2 Towels

Nail clippers

Small Flashlight (invaluable for when everyone is sleeping and you need to find something and for travelling at night)


Tylenol Motrin or any meds you need
Imodium (just in case)

Pack some socks and underwear in your carry on. It takes up very little room. Very good to have if your luggage gets lost.

Many things on this list can be purchased in Uman but they are usually expensive. So try not to forget anything.


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