Masa Israel, a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, has officially incorporated Ariel’s Checklist in its official bylaws.
“While forming the schedule and trip routes the organizer must consider, among other things, adjusting the route to suit the participants’ capabilities and the timing of the trip. The date of the participants’ arrival in Israel and the time required for them to acclimate in terms of sleep, weather, etc. are to be considered. The scientific premise is that the time required for acclimation is 14 days and sometimes even longer.
“See Appendix D for a list of actions to be taken in order to avoid heat stroke. This list was made in loving memory of Masa participant Ariel Newman z”l.”