How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?
It's nice to know how to say hello, please and thank you but you don't need any Hebrew to get around. I have not had any problems without Hebrew. Sometimes you use lots of hand gestures, sometimes you use your phone app, sometimes another customer helps... it always works out. - Aug 2013
You can always find someone who speaks English, but everything in stores is written in Hebrew. - Apr 2006