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Exploring Jerusalem’s Rehavia Neighbourhood

If you have chosen to spend your gap year in Jerusalem it won’t be long before you come across the neighbourhood of Rehavia. Located just by the centre of town, this is one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful neighbourhoods and amongst other things is home to the Prime Minister’s and President’s …

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The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to shape the year into one that not only provides a huge amount …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 28, 2017

Shalom Parents, As I said in my last email, this period of the year is very special.     On Sunday, we drove all the way to Jerusalem in order to join the holocaust day ceremony in Yad Vashem. Our first stop was at mount Herzl. There the students took …

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The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to shape the year into one that not only provides a huge amount …

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Studying Abroad in Israel

The great thing about a gap year in Israel is that it presents so many varied opportunities. Of course, there are the core elements of fun, exploring the country, living independently with friends, and generally trying new things. However, to make the year truly worthwhile it can be good to …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 27, 2017

Dear Parents, Here are some of this week’s highlights: On Sunday, the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv students were honored to attend a Masa event to mark Yom Hashoah. The first part of the day took place at the education center on Har Herzl. Yad V’shem ran workshops for us and …

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Student of the Week – Jaimee Alster

Hi there! My name is Jaimee Alster. I am 19 years old and am from the amazing city of Sydney, Australia. My decision to take a gap year to Israel was a very easy and natural decision. I come from a strong Jewish community in which gap years to Israel …

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Student of the Week – Ricky Studencki

G’day, my name is Ricky Studencki, I’m 19 years old and I come from Sydney, Australia. I decided to take a gap year because I wanted to travel and meet people from different countries instead of rushing into university. Aardvark Israel was more appealing than other programs because it offers …

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Germany 2017

Day 1 On are first day in Germany, we began our visit with a surprise, snow, a very pleasant surprise indeed. While we did not expect it, the students were happy to have a first-hand experience of the European winter. After lunch, the group headed out to begin a tour …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 20, 2017

Shalom Parents! The students just came back from their Pesach holiday. Many of the students made use of platforms we offered and many of the opportunities that Israel has to offer in the spring! Alex Maybloom for example spent some time in the beautiful desert:“Over the Pesach holiday I went to …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 20, 2017

Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well and you all enjoyed the Pesach holiday. While Natali is having fun leading our international trip in Germany, I’m more than happy to share our weekly letter with you  This week our schedule was a bit different due to Chag Pesach. …

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Student of the Week – Aaron Sistare

My name is Aaron Sistare. I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I decided to join the Aardvark Israel Gap Year Program so that I would be more mature, responsible, and independent for my near future in university and later in life. Even though I am not very religious, I love …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 6, 2017

Shalom Parents! Our week is just about to end and Pesach is already here! Yesterday we came back from the north of Israel, The Golan Heights. The tiyul started with an overview of the south of the Golan Heights. Our tour guide, Tuvia Scott, gave us a talk on the …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 6, 2017

Dear Parents, As I write to you the students are cleaning their apartments for Passover. Then we will all sit down for the Passover Seder to have our lunch like a big happy family. We are going to read the Hagadah in Hebrew and then we will sing some Pesach …

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Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv

There will almost certainly be a day or two on your gap year where you wake up a little late and feel like pampering yourself with a truly luxurious breakfast. Luckily, Tel Aviv is packed full of delicious places to eat breakfast or brunch and you can find something to …

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Where To Find Live Music in Tel Aviv

If you’re worried about finding live music venues in Tel Aviv then don’t, there are plenty out there. Each week you will be able to find a variety of genres to listen to in a number of different places. Whether you are looking for a taste of America or a …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 30, 2017

Dear Parents, Here are some of our unforgettable moments from the past week On Sunday, the students continued with their volunteer work. Nikki Schultz works at Stand With Us and wrote the following about the work, “My internship is cool. I work with Stand With Us on Social Media. Basically I have …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 30, 2017

Shalom Parents, March is almost over, Pesach (Passover) is just around the corner and the group and staff are all extremely busy! Last Sunday, the Madrichim had the feeling that the students needed a little bit of a push for their breakout activities. They met the students in the apartments, …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 26, 2017

Dear parents, Here are some of the highlights from the past week. On Sunday, we had a talk from the right-wing representative Ishay Flecher who talked about right wing politics in Israel. In the talk he spoke about the delicate situation with the Palestinians and the Mitnachalim (settlers), as well …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 23, 2017

Shalom Parents, This week we decided to make some changes. Six students were chosen to replace the madrichim for the entire week. Tali Webber was one of them and she has written a summary of this week’s schedule: “This week started with ‘Changing Hats’ where Noam (Ganz), Uri (Zerejeman), Tess (Bernstein), Noah (Kessler), Sem (Kotek) and …

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