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Eilat

The Aardvark Monthly – June 2021

Summer has officially began here in Israel, and we have been pretty busy. Earlier this month, our students attended the annual Masa conference, designed to help them think about their next steps after the program. This included workshops, panels and motivational speakers. The seminar was predominantly focused on life on …

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Mada

Jerusalem Weekly – June 24, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,This week included some enlightening and some just-for-fun activities. On Sunday, the students went to Sacher Garden with their Madrichim for some outdoor activities, and also enjoyed the weather and cold coffee.  This week for FOI (Faces of Israel), the students heard the fascinating story about the …

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Kibbutz nir am

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – June 24, 2021

Hello Parents and Students, This week was filled with insightful and enjoyable experiences. On Sunday evening, the groups spent some quality time with the Madrichim in their apartments. They enjoyed hanging out together and they even baked some amazing cookies and cakes. On Monday, Oz and Yoav’s groups had a …

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Jerusalem Weekly – June 17, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,This week was fun and exciting, filled with great discussions and events. On Sunday, we celebrated with Israel, the formation of a new unity government in Israel, after 4 rounds of elections!!! This week, we also started new Chugim, one of which was “Get in the Driver’s Seat of Life” with …

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This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – June 17, 2021

Hello Parents and Students, This week was fun and exciting, filled with great discussions and events. On Sunday, the students had an opportunity to get to know other Aardvarkians better by playing fun games that required them to work together. The community was divided into two groups – Yoav and …

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Jerusalem Weekly – June 10, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,This past week was filled with exciting activities. On Sunday, we were divided into two groups: the Eilat group, and the Extreme group. On Monday, students on the Extreme Track went paragliding along the Mediterrranean coast near Kibbutz Shefayim. (Photo credit below: Shoshana Scott) This Monday we went paragliding, …

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Enjoying the views near eilat

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – June 10, 2021

Hello Parents and Students, This past week was filled with new and exciting activities. On Sunday, the students who signed up for the Eilat trip and those who signed up for Yam Le’Yam (Sea to Sea) left for their adventures. After a long drive south, the students on the Eilat …

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Summer Trips

This week our students got the chance to travel through Israel, up north, and in Eilat, the Southeast city in Israel. The students who chose to travel up north experienced some of the beauty Israel has to offer, hiking through rivers and the Sea of Gallilee in a well-known trip …

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Extreme track went for rappelling on the walls of the old city of jerusalem

Jerusalem Weekly – June 3, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,This week was very exciting with new apartments and new experiences! On Sunday, the big move arrived, and after a long day of finishing up packing, cleaning, and arranging, we moved to the new apartments. Finally our entire community lives in one building now, at Ussishkin 59, Jerusalem. …

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Rock climbing

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – June 3, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,   This week was very exciting with new apartments and new experiences! We started the week with a community discussion. We talked about how we are forming a community, about what we have built since the semester began, the things we’re looking forward to building together …

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LGBT Internships

Gila Cherny Hi everyone, my name is Gila Cherny, I’m an Aardvark alumni from Perth, Western Australia and I did the program in 2019! I lived in Tel-Aviv during my time on aardvark and I did my internship at Beit Dror! Beit Dror is an LGBTQ+ shelter for teenagers under …

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Israel to Send 44 Experiments to Space

Next year, Eytan Stibbe is set to become the second Israeli to go into space when he travels to the International Space Station as part of Axiom Space’s AX1 mission. Stibbe, who is a former air force fighter pilot, will be bringing forty-four experiments put together by Israeli scientists to …

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The wonders of israel’s iron dome

The Wonders of Israel’s Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome system regularly makes headlines around the world. It has become a key part of the country’s defence systems since it was first used in 2011 and it has saved countless lives. If you want to know more about this amazing piece of technology, then keep reading. Surprisingly, …

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Quiet

Finding Quiet in Israeli Cities

If you have spent any time in Israeli cities, then you probably do not think of them as very quiet. Israelis are known to be loud and as such, the cities are too. However, no matter what part of the country you are in, there are always spots where you …

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Bird

Introducing Israel’s 220 Species of Birds ​

You can find a few articles on this blog about the birds of Israel. That is because the country is home to an incredible 220 species. Some of these are very rare while others are extremely common. Here we shall introduce you to a few more of both, so that …

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Aardvark israel hosted a prom night

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – May 27, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,This week, following the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, things were less stressful and we were able to get some rest after last week’s great Golan Heignts trip. On Sunday night, Aardvark Israel hosted a Prom Night! The students had an opportunity to mingle and say goodbye to …

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Aardvark israel hosted a prom night

Jerusalem Weekly – May 27, 2021

Hello Parents and Students, This week, following the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, things were less stressful and we were able to get some rest after last week’s amazing Golan Heights trip. On Sunday night, Aardvark Israel hosted a Prom Night! The students had an opportunity to mingle and say goodbye to …

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Josie broomberg

Student of the Week – Josie Broomberg

My name is Josie Broomberg and I’m from London, although my Hebrew skills thanks to Ulpan definitely qualify me as a local now. As my time on Aardvark Israel draws to a close I, like most of the year students, cannot believe that it’s been a full 9 months since …

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Ice skating

This Week on Aardvark Israel

Shalom Parents and Students,   Since the week started with two days of Shavuot holiday, it was a short one but still amazing! On Monday night, we were informed by Masa that we were lucky to receive an extra night for our trip up north with all three communities from Rothschild, Florentin, and …

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Hiked down mount arbel

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 13, 2021

The past week in Israel hasn’t been easy, but ensuring the safety and well-being of the students is our top priority.  We are in constant contact with Masa and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of all our students. Even with the complexities in Israel, we also had many wonderful highlights …

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