Commerce Bank is not only fee free when taking out shekalim (or dollars!)
but, I was just told that if you use their debit card to buy something, they
absorb the 1% charge.
(I found this out as I, by mistake, used my blue commerce card instead of my
They also have great hours in the US.
You will have to go to a branch in the US to open an account. However, they
are VERY good and not only provide all banking services on line but answer
their phones promptly 24 hours/day.