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Israel National Library

The Rejuvenation of Israel’s National Library During your gap year in Jerusalem, you should take the time to visit Jerusalem’s National Library. Not only does it present a fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of the state, but it is also set in some beautiful scenery. Recently a highly …

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Tel Aviv Neighbourhoods

A Guide to Tel Aviv’s Top Five Neighbourhoods During your gap year in Tel Aviv you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city and discover the different styles of the many neighbourhoods. However, to help you get started here is a short guide to some of Tel Aviv’s top …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 19, 2017

Dear Parents and Students, Here are some of the best moments from the past week: It was Purim on Sunday! In the morning we made Hamentashens and went to the nursing home across the street to hand out them out along with some other snacks. We sang Purim songs and …

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Nepal 2017

Day 1 Namaste ,We arrived to Kathmandu around midday and after airport bureaucracy, our adventure started. We met Gal in the airport, the Tevel b’Tzedek Director in Nepal and also Simon Kaye, my good friend who is a graduate of the Tevel program and also Rabbi Marc’s brother and is joining …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 16, 2017

Shalom Parents, Last weekend was a very special one. Leading up to and throughout Purim Israel comes to life and is full of people celebrating the most colorful holiday of the year. Customs from all over the world come together to bring Purim to life. Music is everywhere and everyone …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 9, 2017

Shalom Parents, We hope this email finds you well.This week Natali was on a vacation, so I am more than happy to share our weekly letter with you  It was a great week for us and the following events are just some highlights: On Sunday, during apartments meetings, besides cleaning …

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Weekly Update – Tel Aviv March 9, 2017

Shalom Parents, March has arrived together with spring. I am telling you this because at Aardvark we celebrate the arrival of the spring with “Break Out March” You may ask “what exactly is that?” It is a platform we created for the students to help them to take a step forward, leave …

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Student of the Week – Alex Maybloom

Hi! My name is Alex Maybloom, I’m 19 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I decided to take a gap year with Aardvark in order to experience the fun side of life after an exhausting final year of school as well as to become a more independent person. After much consideration, …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 2, 2017

Dear Parents Well, we’ve had another full week at Aardvark! On Monday morning we left Jerusalem and headed to the Negev desert.Our 2-day excursion to explore the dream of modern Jewish pioneers in the southern region of Israel began with an overview of Be’er Sheva, the largest city in the Negev. …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 2, 2017

Shalom Parents! On Monday morning we left Tel Aviv to head to the Negev desert! We started our day in the city of Be’er Sheva, “the capital of the Negev”. In Be’er Sheva we visited the Palmach monument. Our guide explained the importance of this city to Israel and the Negev in …

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Jerusalem – The Centre of Israel’s Vivid Art Scene

You may not be aware of it but Jerusalem is the centre of Israel’s vivid and unique art scene. Various cultural roots influence the city’s artistic life and they combine to create some fascinating artwork. The most obvious place to see art in Jerusalem is the Israel Museum, the country’s …

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Israel’s Lesser Known Heritage Sites

During your gap year you will visit a number of well-known sites in Israel as well as some lesser known ones. In addition to the famous sites, such as the Old City in Jerusalem, there are a number of heritage sites that tell some fantastic stories about both ancient and …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 26, 2017

Dear Parents, Summer came to visit this week and here are a few of the things we did while enjoying the sun: On Sunday we went with the students to volunteer for an organization called “One Family” (Israel’s leading organization for helping victims of terror.) In honor of Purim we prepared …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 23, 2017

Shalom Parents, Another great week has come to an end. I have a lot to share with you so grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfortable sit and relax. I’ll wait until you’re ready… Shall we begin? On Sunday, as usual, the students met in their clean …

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Surfing in israel

The Best Spots for Surfing in Israel

If you enjoy surfing then you’ll be pleased to hear that Israel has had an active surfing community since the 1950s and while on your gap year there will be plenty of opportunities for you to take to the waves. Here are some of the best surfing spots in Israel. …

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How cofix revolutionised the israeli coffee scene

How Cofix Revolutionised The Israeli Coffee Scene

For many people coffee is an essential part of everyday life. We buy it on the way out in the mornings, as a pick-me-up in the afternoon and often socialise over it with friends. However, until a few years ago the cost of going out for coffee in Israel was …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 19, 2017

Dear Parents, On Sunday the students continued with their volunteer work. One of the places that they can volunteer is the Gan HaShikumi for children with disabilities. Three of the students volunteer there, Ellis Lewkowicz, Tammy Davidoff and Molly Cooke. Ellis wrote the following about the work: “I like going …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 16, 2017

Shalom Parents, This week was very interesting for everyone. The students had the opportunity to travel to Sderot, a part of Israel that most had never been to before and some had not even heard of. In addition, some had the opportunity to talk to representatives from the MASA organization …

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Student of the Week – Jan Van Brakel

My name is Jan Van Brakel, I am 18 years old and live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After I finished high school , I decided to take a gap year, because I feel that I am too young to study (or work) immediately after school. I followed the example of my …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 12, 2017

Hello parents, This week in Jerusalem we enjoyed some phenomenal activities… The week began on Sunday with the Sports Club and early on Monday morning some of us stayed up to watch the Super Bowl between the Falcons and the Patriots. Alex Kaufman was very disappointed by the Falcons’ collapse while Julia Heineman was excited because …

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