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Idf army experience

Jerusalem Weekly – July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly Dear Parents and Students,   Sar-El week has finally arrived and the students left to have their IDF Army experience. During the week, the students volunteered in different areas and had an opportunity to learn more about Israeli society, speak to soldiers, and experience a …

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This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV Hello Parents and Students,   This last week was filled with experiences that will hopefuly last for a lifetime. Before this week started, we had a great weekend all together in Jerusalem. The wekeend started Friday at Yad VaShem, Israel’s …

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Masada and the dead sea

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV – July 4, 2021

July 4, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV Hello Parents and Students,  This week was filled with fun activities and experiences. In the begining of the week, we participated in a color war, organized by some of our students, in which the students were divided into groups, assigned a …

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Gan hashlosha, a well-known water park to the west of the bet she’an valley

Jerusalem Weekly – July 4, 2021

July 4, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly Hello Parents and Students,This week was filled with exciting new experiences.On Sunday, we heard from “Gift of Life,” an organization that deals with citizens of the United States, about bone marrow transplants. We discussed Pikuach Nefech (saving a life) and social responsibility. At the end of …

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Eilat

The Aardvark Monthly – June 2021

June 2021 The Aardvark Monthly 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 …

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Mada

Jerusalem Weekly – June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly 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 …

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Kibbutz nir am

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

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

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Jerusalem Weekly – June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly 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 …

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

June 17, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV 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. …

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Jerusalem Weekly – June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly 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) …

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Enjoying the views near eilat

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

June 10, 2021 This week in the Rothschild Community TLV 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. …

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Summer Trips

June 10, 2021 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 …

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

Jerusalem Weekly – June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021 Jerusalem Weekly 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 …

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Rock climbing

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

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

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LGBT Internships

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 …

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Israel to Send 44 Experiments to Space

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 …

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The wonders of israel’s iron dome

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 …

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Quiet

Finding Quiet in Israeli Cities

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 …

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Bird

Introducing Israel’s 220 Species of Birds ​

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 …

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Aardvark israel hosted a prom night

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

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

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