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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 23, 2018

Hello Parents, It has been an amazingly sunny week here in Aardvark Tel Aviv. Here are some of this week’s highlights: On Sunday, we had a routine day with volunteering and internships. During the apartment meetings the madrichim ran all kind of different activities. Ilay’s group discussed the Break-Out March ...
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Student of the week – Julia Stenz

Howzit I’m Julia, from Johannesburg South Africa. I am so fortunate to be writing to you from vibrant Florentin, Tel Aviv. With Amsterdam Fries, Jacksons, Anitas and the beach (all Aardvark TLV favourites, and highly recommended) on our door step, it’s hard not be having an absolute “jol.” I came ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 16, 2018

Hello Parents, I hope this email finds you well. I’m pleased to tell you about some of the highlights from the past week in Tel Aviv: On Sunday, Mind and Body’s theme for the day was organic and healthy daily life. Part of the activity was to explore a vegan ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 16, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: On Monday night we went to the music festival in the Old City. We walked along the festival path starting at the Jaffa Gate, and then through the Armenian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter and finished with the Christian Quarter. In ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 9, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: During the week, the students began to think about their plans and goals for this month’s them breaking out of their comfort zones. In Sunday’s apartment meetings we asked the students to prepare an inspiration board of all the things they still want ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 9, 2018

Hello Parents, Spring is almost here and things are beginning to bloom. Here are last week’s highlights week: We started the week with an “uplifting workshop” for the Mind and Body Track in which the students had to create an optimistic environment and look for opportunities. In the evening, the ...
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Nepal 2018 -day 1

Nepal 2018

Day 1 Shalom to everyone! It already feels like we have been here for about 3 days but the first day of our Nepal Cultural Exchange has finally ended! We started yesterday at 6pm (Israel time), with a pretty easy check-in at Ben Gurion airport. The students had so much ...
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Student of the Week – Sophie Elfenbaum

Hello! Here is my student of the week piece! Hey there! My name is Sophie “The Rock” Elfenbaum, coming at ya from West Hartford, Connecticut. This is my second semester on aardvark and, let me tell you, I am THRIVING! Last semester I was in TLV. I interned at Latet,one ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 1, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are the highlights from this week. On Sunday we started the week with Purim vibes throughout the building! Everyone is getting ready for the festival working on their costumes and preparing for the fun week ahead. In our apartment meetings with our madrichim we continued to work ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 1, 2018

Shalom and Happy Purim! It has been an amazing, exciting and happy week here at Aardvark Tel Aviv, and while we are a bit busy celebrating, I would love to tell you about some of this week’s highlights. On Sunday the students filmed parts of the megillah for our Purim ...
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Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Unusual Weather in Israel

When you think about Israel’s weather you probably think of nice warm, or very hot, days in the sun. Those who have been in winter, particularly to Jerusalem, will know that the country is in fact often cold and snow is not unusual. However, sometimes the weather goes a bit ...
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Israel’s Endangered Species

Israel is home to an amazing array of wildlife, from the coral reef in Eilat to the plants and animals of the desert and the Galilee. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in the world, there are a number of species of plants and animals that are on the endangered list and ...
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Student of the year - heidi david

Student of the Year – Heidi David

Hi y’all! I’m Heidi David from Atlanta, Georgia. I loved last semester in Jerusalem and now I’m loving life in Tel Aviv! I went to public school all of my life, so going on a gap year in Israel was a surprise to most of my peers, but it has ...
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Student of the year - heidi david

Student of the Year – Heidi David

Hi y’all! I’m Heidi David from Atlanta, Georgia. I loved last semester in Jerusalem and now I’m loving life in Tel Aviv! I went to public school all of my life, so going on a gap year in Israel was a surprise to most of my peers, but it has ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 23, 2018

Dear parents, Here are our weekly highlights from Jerusalem: On Sunday afternoon we held the first culture committee meeting. The culture committee consists of students with ideas and the desire to help their peers make the most of their time in Jerusalem. They help plan activities on weekends and throughout ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 23, 2018

Shalom Parents! Happy Adar! The Jewish sages teach that from the first moment of Adar we increase our measure of happiness. Here at Aardvark, we are definitely lifting our spirits as we prepare for the crazy and joyous holiday of Purim.After a long weekend during which the Ethiopia trip students ...
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Student of the Week – Avi Cohen

Student of the Week – Avi Cohen Hello, my name is Avi and I’m currently having a blast in Aardvark Jerusalem. My road to Aardvark is a little different than most. In 2010, my family and I made Aliya from our home in Potomac, Maryland. This move was a big ...
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Avi cohen - student of the week

Student of the Week – Avi Cohen

Hello, my name is Avi and I’m currently having a blast in Aardvark Jerusalem. My road to Aardvark is a little different than most. In 2010, my family and I made Aliya from our home in Potomac, Maryland. This move was a big change for me, mentally and emotionally. As ...
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Ethiopia

Ethiopia 2018

Day 1 After two flights, a few hours of waiting at passport control and almost missing our flight, we all arrived at Gondar safe and sound. As soon as you arrive in the city, you are struck by what a beautiful place it is. Sunday was a day that will ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 16, 2018

Shalom Shalom! What a week it’s been! With what feels like half of our students in Ethiopia, Aardvark Tel Aviv has noticeably downsized. But what we lacked in numbers this week we made up for in spirit and activities. Sunday was a great day of the regular internship program. At ...
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