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Ellis lewkowicz

Student of the Week Ellis Lewkowicz

Hi! My name is Ellis Lewkowicz. I am 19 years old and from Cleveland, Ohio. I have decided to take the Aardvark Israel Gap Year program for maturity, learning to be independent, learn more about the culture of Israel and also just to go to Israel! Currently, I am living …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 15, 2016

Dear Parents, We have enjoyed another great week with beautiful hot weather. Here is a bit more about some of the experiences that we have had this past week. Every Sunday evening, the students have an apartment meeting with their madrich/a. This week, Shahar made refrigerator magnets with her apartments. …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 15, 2016

Shalom Parents! This is a unique time now in Israel. The summer is about to end (although it is still hot outside..). The fall is just around the corner. The energies around are changing. People here starting to plan the holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot), preparing their houses …

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Student of the Week – Molly Cooke

My name is Molly Cooke and I am from Dallas,Texas. I decided to take a gap year with Aardvark because I felt like I needed time for personal growth before I head off to college. I want to use this year to find myself and hopefully figure out what I …

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Welcome to Selah 2016

I cannot believe that in a few days you’ll all be in Israel on Aardvark. I wanted to wish you a happy last few days with your friends and family before you fly off for an incredible experience. I also wanted to introduce myself if we have not yet met …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 8, 2016

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 created for them. When is the right time to go to the gym? How do I …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 8, 2016

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 created for them. When is the right time to go to the gym? How do I need to …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Sept 1, 2016

Dear Parents and Students, Our first week in Jerusalem was a busy, eventful and exciting one. Here are some highlights:The week started out on Monday as the students all arrived and began to settle in to their new apartments. They have been enjoying getting to know each other and acclimating …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Sept 1, 2016

Shalom Parents! The students are about to finish their first week on Aardvark!According to the students, every day felt like a whole week because of the busy schedule we had. We started the first day at 5:20 am at the airport to welcome the first arriving students. A day full …

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Tel Aviv – first day Fall 2016

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 of 2 students which we are still waiting for). After a good welcome dinner and a “get to know the group …

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Tel Aviv pre- arrival 2016

Dear Future Aardvarkian, Congratulations! By deciding to spend this year in Israel, you have made a wonderful decision that has the potential to be a life changing experience. It will be an adventure you will never forget. My name is Adi and I am the city coordinator for Tel Aviv …

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Jerusalem pre-arrival 2016

Dear Parents and Future Aardvarkians, Congratulations! By deciding to spend this year in Israel, you have made a wonderful decision that has the potential to be a life changing experience. It will be an adventure you will never forget. My name is Natali Basel and I’m the Coordinator for the …

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The Levinsky Spice Market

While the most famous market in Israel is in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv still has its fair share of markets and they are certainly worth a visit. One of these is the Levinsky Market, which some have described as a Pandora’s box of immigrant stories dating back to the end of …

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The Unique Street Art of Machane Yehuda

While during the week the streets of the Machane Yehuda market are packed with shoppers and sellers by day and restaurants and bars by night, on Saturdays the place is empty and silent with the shutters on all the shops pulled down and locked. It is this that gave Solomon …

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Machne Yehuda Market – By Night

Once evening falls and the sellers have packed up for the day Machne Yehuda market transforms into one of the most vibrant night scenes that Jerusalem has to offer. The market is home to a number of bars, cafes and restaurants and most evenings they are full to the brim …

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Machne Yehuda Market – By Day

Machne Yehuda is Jerusalem’s main market, situated between Jaffa Street and Agripas Street just on the edge of the neighbourhood of Nachlaot. The market is comprised of two main streets, an open air street and a covered street which are packed with stalls and shops. Between the streets is a …

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Aardvark Plus Participant of the Week- Temima Mayer!

Hi! I am Temima Mayer from Johannesburg,South Africa. (the girl on the left with red hair) After having spent an incredible 4.5 months living in Tel Aviv I have traveled across the ocean to continue my gap year experience with Aardvark by working at an American Jewish Summer Camp. I …

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The Best Museums to Visit in Israel

In a county with as much history and culture as Israel it is no surprise that there are a great many excellent museums to visit in the country. In fact there are more museums per capital in Israel than anywhere else in the world. You will visit some of these …

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Lag b'omer on mount meron

Lag B’omer on Mount Meron

Lag B’Omer is the thirty-third day of the Omer, the seven week period which marks the 50 days between the Jews leaving Egypt and the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. During the Omer religious Jews mark the passing of each day in their evening prayers and during the …

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Water Hikes in Israel

One of the small downsides to Israel is that for many it can feel oppressively hot for much of the year. However, it is a great shame to miss seeing what the country has to offer just because of the heat and an excellent way around this is to go …

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