Children's Education

When it comes to the early stages of education in Israel, the two basic options are gans/babysitters in private homes and Iriyah Gan. Regarding in-house babysitters and gan, click here for a list of morning and afternoon options with all details. For Iriyah gan, continue reading below.

We have provided all the basic information you need to register your child in the Israeli school system (Iriyah). Including registration for the English and Yiddish preschools. The times and dates for registration vary from year to year so be sure to keep an eye out for those times during the month of January and February.

How to Register:

  • Online through Jerusalem municipality website-click here for the website

  • At the main office at 6 Bliliyus St. Monday 1 Shvat – Wednesday 10 Shvat (Jan 14th-Feb 3rd, 2021) 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Call 02-636-8708 or 02-626-8807

  • Due to the current situation,  even foreginers (passport holders or those without a Teudat Zehut) will be able to register online.

What to Bring:

  • An updated Teudat Zehut of both parents + stub with children’s names. If you are a foreign resident, please bring photocopies of both the parents’ and child’s passports.

  • If interested in the afternoon program (“tzaharon”), make sure to indicate during registration. This information is for planning purposes only. Tzaharon registration will take place at a later date to be announced separately.  

For human response and registration support, call the municipal hotline at 106. This service will be available during the registration period, Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

For more information, check the municipality’s website here

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