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Anna felicia hirsch

Student of the Week – Anna Felicia Hirsch

My name is Anna Felicia Hirsch (חנה) I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. I went to school at RASG Hebrew Academy for 12 years of my life. I chose to go on a gap year specifically at Aardvark Israel because they provided everything I have always wanted; …

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Parshat beshalach

Parshat Beshalach

In this week’s Torah reading, Pharaoh finally lets the Jewish people leave Egypt following the final plague.. Almost immediately, he regrets his decision and pursues them with a large army. At this point, the wondrous separation of the Reed Sea occurs. The Jewish people make it across before the walls …

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Student of the Week – Katherine Alexandra Ruf

My name is Katherine Alexandra Ruf, but I go by Alex. I am from Quito, Ecuador, where I was born and raised until I was 17. I went to an American International school, called Academia Cotopaxi. At 17, I moved to Maryland, USA on my own, to finish High School. …

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Parshat Bo

In this week’s Torah portion, we read of the final three plagues to afflict Egypt prior to the Jewish exodus. Regarding the plague of darkness the Torah states: “So Moses stretched forth his hand toward the heavens, and there was thick darkness over the entire land of Egypt for three …

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Student of the Week – Dalia Kornmehl

My name is Dalia, I am Dutch and American, as I was born in New York City where I lived until I was four. When my family moved back to Amsterdam I went to school there, most recently at Maimonides high school. I heard of Aardvark from some close friends …

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The Aardvark Monthly – December 2022 – What a wonderful way to end the Fall semester!

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, December was the last month of the fall semester and trust us, a lot happened in just one month. We said goodbye to some of our students and ‘See you soon’ to most of our students, who went on their winter break and will …

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Gap year in Israel coming from Canada

A gap year in Israel is a great opportunity to explore a new culture and expand your horizons. For Canadians, it is an amazing way to get out of their comfort zone and experience something completely different. Whether you are looking for adventure, physical fitness, or spiritual growth, Israel has …

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Fitness in Israel

Israel is a country that is always on the go. Israelis are always looking for new ways to stay active, and they take the utmost care of their bodies. Israelis are not only committed to staying healthy but also to staying fit and strong. There are many fitness centers in …

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Anna and gali

Weekly Updates – December 29, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This is it, this is the last newsletter of the semester! And we are sure you are sad as we are, but at the same time, proud of our students for their great accomplishments, and excited for the new adventures to come. How did the last …

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Nethaniel, david and elijah light the candles in jerusalem

Hanukah in Israel

Hanukah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Jewish calendar. The festival usually consists of lighting candles, eating fried foods and playing with a dreidel. In Israel, Hanukah is celebrated with lots …

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Winter in israel

Winter in Israel

If you are considering coming to Israel for a gap year here is how you should prepare for the winter. Winter in Israel is a cold and rainy season. The average temperature is around 14 degrees Celsius. It rains quite often and the snow is rare, but it does happen …

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Student of the Week – Adam Halstuch

My name is Adam Halstuch, I’m from Bogotá, Colombia and I studied at Colegio Colombo Hebreo. I decided to come to Aardvark Israel because I wanted to have an internship in Israel and at the same time be able to travel around and meet people from all over the world. …

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Weekly Updates – December 22, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was our students’ last week of internships and volunteering, and next week they will be packing and getting everything ready for winter break. Some of our students are going back home, some are staying with us for another semester (yay!), but most of them …

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Weekly Updates – December 15, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! These are the last couple of weeks of our Fall semester, and the students are busy with finals, the last days of internships, and add-on closing events. Our Marva students just finished their eight-week IDF Boot Camp training in Sde Boker! They had an emotional final …

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Julia shadmon

Student of the Week – Julia Shadmon

My name is Julia Shadmon, I’m from South Pasadena, California and I went to South Pasadena High School. My dad had found out about Aardvark through a friend who had done the program, and mentioned it to me as an alternative pathway. I liked the idea of taking a year …

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Esther michaela nahmany

Student of the Week – Esther Michaela Nahmany

My name is Esther Michaela Nahmany. I am French and English but I was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. I went to school at Ecole Moser. I decided to go on a gap year because I didn’t want to go to university at 17 years old, having finished school …

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Weekly Updates – December 8, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was full of surprises and new adventures. As most of us continued traveling and exploring the country, some of our students were exploring the United Arab Emirates! Yes, you are not mistaken, our third international trip is now taking place in Dubai, where our …

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Finding my independence - nicky helfgott

Finding my independence – Nicky Helfgott

My name is Nicky Helfgott, I am from London and I went to University College London. I have been doing Aardvark Tech Track for the last three months. I decided to do the programme in order to meet new people, broaden my horizons and develop my coding skills in the …

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Eve babai

Student of the Week – Eve Babai

“My name is Eve Babai, I’m from London and I went to Highgate School. I chose to go on a gap year as I wasn’t ready to go to straight into work yet. I heard of Aardvark Israel from some friends that did it a previous semester, they said they …

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Gilboa mountain

Weekly Updates – December 1, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This week, our second overnight took place in the beautiful north, where more than 200 students traveled to Beit She’an Valley and Gilboa Mountain. We hiked and got to know each other a little better. Curious enough? We got you; scroll down to see what we …

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