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Daniel, dror, sam, nechama, and joseph in their partly finished sukkah

Weekly Updates – September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  This week, we officially started our outdoor activities, and what a wonderful time to be outside, when Fall is starting and the temperatures are dropping. We started the week with an optional Zoom Havdalah on Saturday night, and AMAZING food tours in …

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Weekly Updates – September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  The Holidays are officially here, and our students celebrated the end of quarantine  (finally!) by touring their neighborhoods, getting to know where all the essentials are, so they can start living independently. The Tel Aviv students experienced a special graffiti tour, which …

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The Abraham Accords at 1 Year Old

The Abraham Accords at 1 Year Old September 2021 marks a year since the formalizing of the Abraham Accords, a historic peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Since then, the countries have rapidly established ties and started working together in a huge number of areas.  Once the …

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Mosaics

Israel’s Amazing Modern Mosaics

Israel’s Amazing Modern Mosaics Every so often, the news features a story of Israeli archaeologists unearthing an ancient mosaic and there are many fantastic examples to see around the country. However, there are also some stunning examples of modern mosaics that is worth taking the time to go and see …

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Some of the levontin community girls in their first group picture!

The Aardvark Monthly – August 2021

August 2021 The Aardvark Monthly Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff! This week, our Fall semester has officially begun, and we couldn’t be more excited! More than 160 students from Germany, France, Bolivia, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, the U.S., Hong Kong, the U.K., South Africa, Mexico, and Canada have …

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Welcome maxwell, daniel, dylan and josh!

Weekly Updates – September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents!   Fall Semester has officially begun! Our students from all around the world landed in Israel and were welcomed at Ben Gurion Airport. Then, they were split into their apartments in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, getting to know their new roommates. During quarantine, which …

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Pivot! Management Insights Highlighted by Covid

read on THE TIME OF ISRAEL August 31, 2021 Pivot! Management Insights Highlighted by Covid Remember that hilarious scene from Friends when Ross, Rachel and Chandler try to schlep a couch up the stairs and Ross vigorously commands his friends to “PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT!”  (Whether you remember or not, it’s …

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Welcome to Israel!!

August 31, 2021 Welcome to Israel!! It was an exciting day as we welcomed over 160 students to Israel! Everyone flying today arrived safe and sound and are settling into their apartments for quarantine. As the students arrived to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, they were greeted by their madrich/a (counselor) …

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Alumni of the Month – Danielle Hodes

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Hodes My name is Danielle Hodes, I am from Livingston, New Jersey and I’m about to move into a dorm at the University of Maryland. I am about to take off and study Journalism in college. When it comes to my gap year experience, …

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Hiking on several trails

British Month – August 16th

August 16, 2021 Welcome to British Month! Shalom Parents! British Month is well underway, and after six days of quarantine, the Brits finally were allowed out of their apartments to explore the city. We began our activities with a tour in Levinsky Market, in the Florentin neighborhood where the students …

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Tourist attractions

Israel’s Latest Tourist Attractions

Israel’s Latest Tourist Attractions Like most of the world, Israel has been closed to tourists for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that doesn’t meant that the country hasn’t been busy preparing for a return to normality. There are a number of new and exciting tourist …

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Olympic

Israel at the Tokyo Olympics

Israel at the Tokyo Olympics The world is busy watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Israel has sent its largest ever delegation in the hope of bringing home a few more medals. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, the country won two bronze medals, both in Judo, and three at the …

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Nahal kziv, akko, and yehiam trail

The Aardvark Monthly – July 2021

July 2021 The Aardvark Monthly It’s the end of the semester here at Aardvark Israel, and the past month was full of fun, inspiring activities. At the beginning of the month, our students all attended Shabbatonim in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. During these two weekends, the students explored their Jewish …

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The People Behind Israel’s Street Names

The People Behind Israel’s Street Names As soon as you have spent a short amount of time in Israel you will realise that wherever you go there are numerous reoccurring street names. Whether you are in a big city, a small moshav or anything in between, some names crop up …

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Israel’s unusual accommodation options

Israel’s Unusual Accommodation Options

Israel’s Unusual Accommodation Options You will of course spend the majority of your Israel gap year staying in your apartment with your flatmates. However, there will be some times when you are free to travel for nights away. These are fantastic opportunities to explore the country independently. While on these …

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Tel aviv’s most photogenic spots

Tel Aviv’s Most Photogenic Spots

Tel Aviv’s Most Photogenic Spots If you haven’t spent much time in Tel Aviv, you may be surprised by how many beauty spots the city has beyond the beaches. You are bound to spend some time on your gap year posting photos to social media, so be sure that you …

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Gan hashlosha

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV Hello Parents and Students,   This week was the last full week of the semester. It was filled with final activities and opportunities to enjoy each other as a community. On Sunday, we discussed Tisha B’Av. The groups had an …

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Activity with the madrichim

Jerusalem Weekly – July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly Dear Parents and Students, This week we spent some time summarizing and procesing our experience from the semester, but also enjoyed fun trips and fun activities. On Monday, we gathered for an activity with the Madrichim. The counsellors prepared a room for the students full of candles and …

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Trip to the northern galilee

Jerusalem Weekly – July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly Dear Parents and Students,   The program is coming to an end soon, but we’ve had an amazing week. We’re taking advantage of every moment! Last weekend, we had a great Shabbaton all together in Tel Aviv. Friday night, the students went to a variety …

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This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV Hello Parents and Students, We’re getting close to the end of the semester yet this week we had more amazing experiences. On Sunday, the students had an activity with their Madrichim in which they spoke about different aspects and experiences …

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