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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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Masada and the dead sea

Jerusalem Weekly – 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 the relevant agencies to ensure the safety of all our students following the recent developments in Israel. Even with the complexity of these …

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Bowling

Florentin Tel Aviv Weekly – May 13, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students, We are entering the weekend after a challenging week here in Israel. Though there were some stressful moments this week, there were many positive highlights as well. Below are a few paragraphs from students, talking about the past week. Dani Starr wrote about Tuesday’s tiyul: “For our …

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Matching hats at the armon hanatziv promenade

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – May 13, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,   This past week was both fun and exciting but also stressful and with many new situations we all had to learn how to deal with. On Sunday, the students learned about cults with their Madrichim. They had intellectual conversations about the habits of cults and …

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Florentin Tel Aviv Weekly – May 6, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students,  This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, 45 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering …

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Niv taking a break during the hike

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – May 6, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students!  This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering to …

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Israeli politics class at the president’s house

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 6, 2021

This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, 45 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag …

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Extreme track at ben shimon forest

Jerusalem Weekly – May 6, 2021

This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, 45 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag …

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73 things we love about israel

The Aardvark Monthly – April 2021

Here in Israel, it has been a packed month that included both Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day.Our students have the privilege to live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, travel with new friends from Israel and around the world, walk the city streets, hike the desert hills, speak Hebrew, and …

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Old city, we played laser tag

Jerusalem Weekly – April 29, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students!Another great week on Aardvark Jerusalem is ending, and as always, I have numerous experiences, pictures, and stories for you.“Time is flying by and I can’t believe we have already been here for three weeks! Can’t wait for what the next few weeks bring!”  – Shoshana Scott Talia …

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Ein prat nature reserve

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – April 29, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students! There one more month left until the end of the semester and we still have a lot in store… Here are some of this week’s highlights. Last Friday, we took the students for some surfing and rest time on the beach in Tel Aviv. On Monday evening, we …

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Florentin Tel Aviv Weekly – April 29, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students! Entering the last month of the semster, we had a very busy week, and there is still a lot more to come!  This week included paintball, a climb up Masada, floating in the Dead Sea, and we just finished a two-day overrnight trip up North together with the …

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Enjoying the tel aviv sunset

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – April 29, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students!We had an exciting week here in out Rothschild Community. On Sunday, the students in each apartment were challenged to ask each other questions that don’t usually come up in conversation. They went to a park by the beach, ate some snacks, and got to know their …

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Hannah rome eating her first bowl of israeli cereal

Jerusalem Weekly – April 22, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students! On Sunday, Israel officially announced that we don’t have to wear masks outside anymore! Inside we still need to, but everyone is very happy to be able to walk around and see smiling faces and breathe the fresh Jerusalem air. On Monday for Faces of israel, …

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Enjoying the view of haifa

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

Shalom Parents and Students!   With quarantine behind us, we had an exciting week here in our Rothschild Community. Sunday was our first official day as a community out of quarantine. We started the day by going on a bike trip along the shore; the students biked south and enjoyed …

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Iclimb tlv

Florentin Weekly Letter TLV – April 22, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students! This Sunday, Israel officially announced that we don’t have to wear masks outside anymore! Inside we still need to, but everyone is very happy to be able to walk around and see smiling faces in sunny Tel Aviv. On Wednesday, for Faces of Israel, we hosted Joe Perlov, …

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Rebecca pearl & caleb stutman-shaw enjoying the sunshine

Jerusalem Weekly – April 22, 2021

Shalom Parents and Students! I want to start this week’s letter with the AMAZING news that almost every student in Jerusalem has received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine! Sunday started with a conversation with the whole community, then we moved apartments and got to know each other better. …

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Happy independence day

Weekly Letter TLV – April 14, 2021

Shalom Parents!   Here in Israel it has been a packed week including both Memorial Day and Independence Day. Marking these days, the students felt the unification of the country during this special time. Here are the highlights from this week: On Sunday, our Big Idea group went to a …

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Jerusalem Weekly – April 15, 2021

Shalom Parents!   Here in Israel it has been a packed week including both Memorial Day and Independence Day. Marking these days, the students felt the unification of the country during this special time. Here are some highlights from this week: On Sunday evening at our apartment meetings, the Madrichim …

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