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Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2018

Shalom parents! Here are some highlights from the past week: On Sunday the Mind and Body elective kicked off the week with a workshop on cupping glasses used for massages. Later in the day, all the students met with their counselors for their weekly apartment meeting where counselors worked on ...
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Student of the Week – Vera

Greetings. My name is Vera and I’m currently a student on Aardvark. I’m an Orthodox Jewish girl, who was adopted from Russia by American parents. I graduated from Scheck Hillel in Miami, Florida. Before graduation, my parents and I knew that it was an obligation for me to come back ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 9, 2018

Dear Parents Here are the highlights from our week, In Sunday’s apartment meeting, our madrichim brought us different scenarios and questions to answer. They helped us address different world dilemmas and more local apartment issues. We really enjoy our Sunday apartment meetings because it is time we get to spend ...
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Student of the Week – Emma Segal

Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well! My name is Emma Segal and I am from San Diego, California. I stumbled upon Aardvark when college didn’t work out in my favor and I had to choose between staying at home doing community college or going to Israel. So, Masa’s ...
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Weekly Update – Tel Aviv February 2, 2018

Shalom Parents, I hope this email finds you well. My name is Shay-El and I’m the Assistant Director of Aardvark Israel. Since Eyal is on leave, in him place I’m honored to share the highlights from the past week: Last Shabbat, the Selah group had its first Shabbaton of the ...
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Tu b’shvat - planted trees

Weekly Update – Jerusalem February 2, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are the highlights from our week: Our Sunday, at the apartment meeting with our madrichim we got into the Tu B’Shvat spirit (the trees’ birthday) by growing our own grass heads. Our counselors brought each one of us a head and on the head we wrote the ...
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How Tel Aviv Became the White City

One of the great things about Israeli society is that it has developed with influences from all over the world. Israel is largely a country of immigrants and each group of immigrants brought their own influence. If you are spending your gap year in Tel Aviv then you will learn ...
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Israeli flag

Israel’s Flag – A Brief History

Whether you have been to Israel before or not, you are sure to be familiar Israel’s flag, a blue Star of David in between two horizontal blue stripes. It has been the country’s flag since October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the state but the flag was ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 Jerusalem  Weekly Updates  Dear parents, Here are this week’s highlights: On Sunday night our madrichim prepared mason jars filled with questions. Each student had to pick a question out of the jar and answer it. There were questions such as, ‘What skill would you like to master?’, ‘What ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 25, 2018

Shalom again from a rainy Tel Aviv! This week, after a long season of droughts in Israel, Tel Aviv received over 50 mm of rain (enough to flood all of the streets and hopefully, help all of Israel’s farmers)! We have been working hard here in our Tel Aviv headquarters. ...
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Student of the week - ben lefkowitz

Student of the week – Ben Lefkowitz

Hey! My name is Ben Lefkowitz and I’m from Boston, MA. I heard about Aardvark when I was on Alexander Muss High School in Israel at a gap year fair they held. Instantly I fell in love with the freedom of the program to truly live in both Jerusalem and ...
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Bowling with aardvark jerusalem

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 19, 2018

Dear parents, As you have probably gathered from your children and the schedule, we are transitioning to a weekly routine following an intensive orientation period. The students are starting to understand the framework we created for them, when to fit in activities like the gym, how to organize themselves so ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 19, 2018

Shalom parents! We’re at the end of our second week of the spring semester and I’d like to share some of the highlights. As a whole, the group is off to a great start. David, our internship coordinator, has been arrangin interviews and internships for each student and working really ...
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Student of the week – maya fox

Student of the week – Maya Fox

 Student of the week – Maya Fox Hi guys! My name is Maya Fox, and I’m from Buffalo, New York. After studying at Jewish Day school for most of my schooling career, I knew that Israel was the home of the Jewish people, and that I wanted to experience every ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 13, 2018

Dear Parents, Shalom from Tel Aviv! It has been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your children and I’m excited to tell you the highlights of the week. Here we go: As you know, the students arrived on Monday and started to get to know each ...
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Judean desert

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear parents, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started getting to know each other and meeting ...
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Cats in Israel

When you first arrive in Israel for your gap year you are sure to marvel at a huge variety of sites, feel the difference in culture to your home country and generally discover lots of new and exciting things. However, one thing that you probably aren’t prepared for is the ...
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Student of the week – Tamir Cohen

My name is Tamir Cohen. I am from Hillside, New Jersey. I am one of the few Aardvark students who has been through some college already. My decision to come to Israel has been one of the best decisions of my life. Coming from an orthodox background, I have always ...
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Tamir- student of the week

Student of the week – Tamir Cohen

My name is Tamir Cohen. I am from Hillside, New Jersey. I am one of the few Aardvark students who has been through some college already. My decision to come to Israel has been one of the best decisions of my life. Coming from an orthodox background, I have always ...
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Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 28, 2017

Dear parents, The final week has come to an end! While we are excited that the students will be continuing on their individual paths, it is still hard to say goodbye. We had an amazing final week filled with reflective activities and last-times. Some of the students are in the ...
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