School and Gan Registration
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School and Gan Registration
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Update January 2014

Most school registration for the gan and elementary school is done through the Education Departments of the individual municipalities.  The Education Department will let you know if you need to register your child at the school directly or with them.  Almost every municipality website under the subject heading "education" has a place to register online for gan and elementary schools. This is the preferred way of registration and is only available in Hebrew.  However, first-time registration (for Olim and new city residents) must be done in person at the Education Department.  Tourists coming for a Sabbatical year to Israel must register through the municipalities and pay a charge or fee that Israeli or Olim children do not pay.  Check with the individual municipality for the exact fee.
 
Districts:  The district office supervises the schools within its jurisdiction and ensures that the Ministry’s policy is implemented.  It oversees allocation of hours, management of teaching personnel, supervision and implementation of programs in schools and special regional pedagogical projects.  There are nine districts:  the Northern District, the Haifa District, the Central District, the Tel Aviv District, the Southern District, the Jerusalem District, the Education Administration, the Administration for Rural Education and the office for Recognized Non-Official Education.
 
Registration: In general, junior and high school registration takes place at the school and not through the municipality.
 
Most municipalities require some or all of the following documents for the registration process:
 
  •  "Teudat Zehut" of both parents or passport numbers (the child will need to be listed on the additional page “sefach” in the parents’ Teudot Zehut)
  •     birth certificate and birth date of child
  •     school records of child
  •     inoculation records of child
  •     rental or purchase contract of residence of family
  •     last report cards
  •     "Teudat Oleh" of family
  •     details of other children in the family, year of birth of parents, occupation etc.
  •     for ganim or first grade children, municipal form, mailed to the parents.
  •     any other document requested.
Check with the office before going in to register your child. 
 
Please note: it is possible to contact the local education departments to obtain listings of schools/ganim in each area.

Ministry Sites:
 
Ministry Sites
Telephone
Email
Main Offices
34, Shivtei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem 91911
972 2 560 2222
 
Jerusalem District
22, Kanfei Nesharim Street, Jerusalem 95464
972 2 560 2222
Northern District
Bet Hamemshala, Upper Nazareth 17105
972 4 650 1111
Haifa District
15A Pal Yam Ave., Haifa 33095
972 4 863 2666
Central District
2, Hashlosha Street, Tel Aviv 67060
972 3 689 6666
Tel Aviv District
2, Hashlosha Street, Tel Aviv 61092
972 3 689 6666
Southern District
15, Hanesi’im Street, Beersheva 84895
972 8 646 4111
 
Rural Education
2, Hashlosha Street, Tel Aviv 61092
972 3 689 8888
 
 
Jerusalem Municipality :
Further information is available from - website - www.Jerusalem.muni.il; Head of Education Department – Tel: 02 629 7690, Kikar Safra, Building 3, Jerusalem, email: psherut@jerusalem.muni.il  

Efrat Council – Further information is available from Tel: 02 993 9393, press 7, Department of Education, Moatza Micomit Efrat, POB 1022, Efrat 90435

Pisgat Ze’ev – Pisgat Zeev belongs to the Jerusalem Municipality. Please refer to the information above.

Givat Ze’ev Council – Further information is available from Tel: 02 536 0150, fax 02 536 2477, email: gamin@givatzeev.muni.il,  HaMaccabim 44, Givat Ze’ev 90917

Modi’in – Further information is available from the Citizens Service Centre, City Hall, Tiltan 1, Modi’in. Tel: 08 972 6010; Department of Education – 08 972 6075/ 6080 website – www.modiin.mun.il 

Beit Shemesh – Further information is available from the office of the Department of Education, Gefen 1, Beit Shemesh. Tel: 02 999 2121. Websites: www.shemesh.co.il  and www.shemeshdirectory.co.il .

Maale Adumim – Further information is available from telephone: 02 541 8850 and www.jr.co.il/ma.  

Tel Aviv – Jaffo Municipality – Further information is available from the Ministry of Education - Ibn Gvirol 69, TA-Jaffo Municipality Bldg, Kikar Rabin, Tel Aviv. Tel: 03 521 8050, Fax: 03 521 6431

Petach Tikvah Municipality – Further information is available from Svetlana – Tel: 03 905 2593; 054 7705 369. Office – Aronson 1, Petach Tikvah..

Ramat Gan Municipality - www.ramat-gan.muni.il  

Kiryat Ono Municipality – Further information is available from Wingate 22, Kirtyat Ono, Tel: 03 531 1171/70.

Rehovot Municipality – Further information is available from Bilu 2, Rehovot (POB 1111, Rehovot 76442) – Tel: 08 939 2416 or visit website www.rehovot.muni.il  

Herzliya Municipality

Kfar Saba Municipality – Further information is available from Hemisadim 31, Kfar Saba – Tel: 09 764 9364/284/197; Fax: 09 764 9157; email: hinuh@ksaba.co.il  or visit website www.kfar-saba.muni.il  

Ra’anana Municipality – Further information is available from Ahuza 103, Ra’anana – Tel: 09 761 0350 or 09 761 0351; Fax: 09 761 0355; email: michalh@raanana.muni.il; or visit website www.raanana.muni.il  

Netanya Municipality – Further information is available from Hatsoren 6, Sapir Business and Technology Park, Netanya 42504 – Tel: 09 860 3262; Fax: 09 887 0084; email: orna.p@netanya.muni.il or visit website: www.netanya.muni.il  

Hadera Municipality – Further information is available from Education Department, Bialik 33, Hadera – Tel: 04 612 9607/8/9. www.hadera.muni.il  

Binyamina Municipality – Further information is available from Tel: 04 638 8511, ext 112

Zichron Yaakov Municipality – Further information is available from Department of Education, P.O.B. 10, Zichron Yaakov 30900 – Tel: 04 629 7112 or visit website: www.zy1882.co.il  

Pardess Chana Municipality

Casesaria, Or Akiva Region

 
Public Information Centers
 
 
Telephone   
Fax
Email
Public Information
02 560 2206/7
1 800 250 025
02 560 2390
 
Pupil Hotline
1 800 222 003
02 560 3754 
 
Information on School Trips
02 622 2211
02 633 6545
 
Owl – Ministry Website

 
District Public Information Centers
 
District
Name
Telephone
Fax
Email
Northern
David Gorly
972 4 650 0387
04 650 0199
 
Haifa
Nurit Kahana
972 4 863 2446
04 8632449
Central
Avi Harel
972 3 689 6652/3
03 689 6724
 
Tel Aviv
Avi Katzover
972 3 689 6370
03 689 6724
Southern
Dalit Weitz
972 8 646 4084
08 646 4083
 
 
Department for the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees and Diplomas
 
Jerusalem Head Office
 
District
 Address
Haifa District
"Yad Eliyahu" Building,
2 Haslosha St. Tel Aviv
Tel:  03 689 6726 
Reception Hours: Sundays – Wednesdays, 08:30 - 14:00
Tel Aviv and
Central District
"Yad Eliyahu" Building,
2 Haslosha St. Tel Aviv
Tel:  03 6896726 
Reception Hours: Sundays – Wednesdays, 08:30 - 14:00
Southern District
"Kiryat Hamemshala" Building,
4 Tikva St. Beer Sheva
Tel:  08 626 3255
Reception Hours: Sundays –Wednesdays, 08:00 - 11:30
Jerusalem
"Lev Ram" Building,
2 Dvora HaNeviaa St. Jerusalem
Tel:  02 560 2863
Reception Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 - 13:00
 

Approval of High School Education :
Telephone Enquiries: 02 560 1371
Offices: 22, Kanfei Nesharim Street, Jerusalem
Reception Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 09.00 - 12.30

Examinations Department
Head Office – 29, Shivtei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem
Tel: 02 560 2489/585
Fax: 02 560 2579
Email: bechinot@education.gov.il  

External candidates can also contact: ilanaal@education.gov.il  
The only service available from the Head Office Examination Department is:
“Approved copy of original” - stamp and authorization of copies of matriculation certificates.

Public Reception Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 08.30 - 12.30 (Closed on eve of festivals and long holidays).
 
 
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