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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 3, 2017

Shalom Parents! How are you? I hope you are well. We have had a wonderful week during which the students have learnt some new and interesting concepts regarding their journeys here in Israel. Last Sunday, during the Apartment Meetings, the madrichim were proud to launch the educational program called “My Israeli …

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Exploring the Treasures of Nachalat Binyamin

If you spend any time in Tel Aviv you will most likely come across the street Nachalat Binyamin. While it is just a single street you will find loads to do there as the street is home to some of Tel Aviv’s greatest restaurants, bars and shops. For instance, every …

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Living Like a Local In Tel Aviv

Those that spend their gap years in Tel Aviv are sure to come away with a good idea of what it is like to live as a local. However, to save you some hassle, there are a few tips that every Tel Avivian grows up knowing. For a start, it …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 30, 2017

Dear Parents First of all I want to apologize for the delay of the weekly e-mail Here are some of the best moments we had last week Last week was super busy in Jerusalem. Sunday started is students off with internships in the morning and free time to get prepared …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 26, 2017

Shalom Parents! After we dedicated an entire week to make sure everyone understands basic apartment maintenance, from cleaning to living together, we dedicated this week to something way more fun: Cooking! It is important to us that students have at least basic cooking skills by the time they finish our …

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Student of the Week – Sem Kotek

Student of the Week – Sem Kotek Hello, my name is Sem and I’m from Holland, Amsterdam. I decided to take a gap year because I did not want to start university immediately after high school. I was also unsure as to what I wanted to study in university. Before …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 22, 2017

Dear Parents Shalom, Last week was a great week on the Aardvark Jerusalem Program. Starting Monday we had our first day of internships/volunteering. Every year our students choose from a wide variety of places, everything from award winning bakeries to a preschool for children with special needs and this year …

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Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

While the Machane Yehuda Market for many years was the cheapest and most convenient place for locals to shop, in recent years it has maintained these qualities and grown to offer far more. Together with the stalls are a number of hidden gems that you should be sure to check …

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How Jerusalem Got Its Own Skate Park

There are probably many things that come to mind when you think of Israel and Jerusalem, such as the Old City, the market, hummus or just the general Middle East vibe. However, to the surprise of many Jerusalem is also home to a very active skater community, so active that …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 19, 2017

Shalom Parents! As you probably understand from your children and the schedule, we are building a weekly routine after the intensive orientation we had here. The students are starting to understand the framework we have created for them. For example, when is the right time to go to the gym? …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 15, 2017

Dear parents, It’s been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your kids. As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started meeting each other and meeting the staff. For lunch, we went across the road to the local falafel shop, later on that day …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 14, 2017

Tel Aviv January 14, 2017 Shalom Parents! The students are about to finish their first week on Aardvark. We have had such a busy schedule this week that the students said that each day felt like an entire week! The first day began at 7:00am when we welcomed the first …

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The First Day of Aardvark – Jerusalem

Dear Aardvark Families, We are having an exciting and interesting first day here at Aardvark Jerusalem!  The students have arrived safe and sound from the airport! Our building is a-buzz with students getting to know each other.  Throughout the day, the students had time to unpack and rest, and we treated them to falafel and shawarma for lunch. Tonight, the staff and …

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Safe and Sound – First Day at Aardvark Tel Aviv

Shalom Parents, We had a busy and interesting first day, here at Aardvark Tel Aviv! I just wanted to let you know that everyone has arrived safe and sound. (Except 3 students which we are still waiting for). After a good welcome dinner and a “get to know the group …

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Welcome to Jerusalem

Dear parents, My name is Natali Basel and I’m the city coordinator for the Jerusalem division of the Aardvark Israel. I can’t wait to meet you and your children, and I hope they are as excited as I am for the experience ahead. My talented staff is looking forward to …

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Israeli Start-Ups That Reflect the Culture of Israel

Israel is well known for its culture of start-ups and a number of hugely successful companies have emerged over the last decade or so. There are new start-ups appearing all of the time and some of them are excellent demonstrations of the vibrancy and culture that can be found across …

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Why Israel Really is The Start-Up Nation

Israel is now well known as the ‘Start-up Nation’ and if you are hoping to explore this aspect of the county during your gap year you will most likely be thinking of spending it in Tel Aviv. This is certainly a good idea and there are a huge number of …

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Shalom From Aardvark Tel Aviv

Shalom Parents, I would like to start by introducing myself: My name is Adi, and I’m the Aardvark Coordinator for Tel Aviv. The field of informal education has always been a significant part of my life. I was a “Madrich” (counselor) for many years in an Israeli youth movement, “Hanoar …

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Final Weekly Letter First Semester 29.12.16

We just finished our final week of the semester here in Jersualem! Our week was full of cleaning, Hannukah celebration and saying goodbye to the Madrichim and students who were only staying for one semester. Sunday Morning, a few of our students, Celeste Williams, Keren Kaynan, Tess Bernstein went to …

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Final Weekly update for Fall semester 2016

Shalom Parents! I cannot believe the semester is over…I feel like I just met the students yesterday. They were a little confused and very excited, and full of questions: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my laundry?” “Why do I have to get up …

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