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Katamonim – Jerusalem’s Up and Coming Neighbourhood

Those that spend their gap year with Aardvark Israel in Jerusalem will be living in the neighbourhood of Katamonim. The neighbourhood is located in the southwestern section of Jerusalem in between the centre of town and the area around the Malcha shopping centre. Following the war of independence the neighbourhood …

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Helping Others On Your Gap Year – The Nepal Cultural Exchange

While Aardvark Israel does everything to ensure that you have a fantastic time on your gap year, as an organization we also work towards helping others who are less fortunate and encourage participants in our programs to become as involved as possible in this mission. Recently we launched the Nepal …

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Student-of-the-week

Student of the week – Maya Weintraub

“Hi I’m Maya Weintraub from Los Angeles, California! I decided to take a gap year because I didn’t feel ready to go to college. I wanted time away from the pressure of school to explore myself, my interests, and Israel. Aardvark has allowed me everything I have wanted to accomplish …

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Weekly Updates – Jeruslem March 17, 2016

Dear ParentsThis week the students enjoyed a number of activities about the society we live in. Here are a few of the things we did. gap year programOn Monday the students attended a Masa BDS seminar at the Yehuda Hotel. They were joined by other Masa programs with students from …

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Weekly updates

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 17, 2016

Shalom Parents! A lot happened this week and there is so much that is going to happen next week so please make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed and I’ll give you all the highlights! apartment meetingsOn Sunday, as usual, the students had their apartment meetings. As always most …

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Weekly updates

Weekly Updates – Jeruslem March 11, 2016

Dear Parents, All week long the sun was out making us sweat (except for today). T-shirts and shorts came out of the closets and a whole new season has begun. Ice rankOn Monday our students went to the ice rink and skated for a while. Reina and Adam showed off …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 10, 2016

Shalom Parents! gap year programI hope you are all well and prepared to focus on my weekly update!I want to open with a great example of cooperation between a student and his Madrich. Zack Stockar was telling Shirli, his Madricha, that he misses playing hockey and feels that while spending …

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Student-of-the-week

Student of the week – Jake Wisotsky

“Suhh! My name is Jake Wisotsky and I’m from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. One of the primary reasons I came to do a gap year in Israel was to improve as an individual and become one with the culture of my people. Israel had much to offer in these fields. …

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Weekly updates

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 5, 2016

Dear Parents We have had a week full of adventures! Here is a summary of them: Weekly UpdatesOnce a month I meet with the students for some “date” time with me. I do this so that I can hear some of their views and requests for the coming month. I …

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Italy 2016

Italy 2016

Day 1 If I had to sum up this day in two words, they would be wonderful and exhausting! We started our day way before the sun came up, heading to the airport for a 6:00 am flight to Venice. We all slept on the plane (and on the floor …

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Alumni of the month - grace diamond

Alumni of the month – Grace Diamond

Hi my name is Grace Diamond. I am from a village called Titchfield in the south coast of England, where there is no Jewish community. I chose Aardvark as a programme because it was pluralistic, the idea of being around so many different types of people excited me. The programme …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 3, 2016

Shalom Parents! apartment meetingMarch has arrived together with spring. All week long the sun was out and making us sweat (except for today). T-shirts and shorts came out of the closets and a whole new season is beginning. On Sunday, instead of the regular apartment meeting, the madrichim gathered their …

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Weekly update

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Feb 28, 2016

This week on Aardvark Jerusalem: We have now been living in Jerusalem for over a month and it is starting to feel like home. Martha Stewart themed apartment meetingOn Sunday we decided to have a Martha Stewart themed apartment meeting. Hagai cooked pancakes with his students and Tally made brownies …

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Duck

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Feb 26, 2016

Shalom Parents! What a crazy week we’ve had! Complete with a serious rain storm, poppies – as promised, and some sunny days towards the end! So what happened in the hallways of Aardvark Tel Aviv? Back to Campus EventOn Sunday night both the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv groups attended a …

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Student of the week - ofir zeev

Student of the week – Ofir Zeev

Our student of the week comes to us from down under! Hi! I’m Ofir Zeevi from Sydney, Australia. Long before I graduated from my Jewish day school, Moriah College in November 2015, I knew I wanted to spend an extended period of time in Israel. Having spent a long time …

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Waze

Israel – The Start-up Nation

Over the last decade or so Israel has developed a worldwide reputation as a start-up nation. In other words, a country which has a huge number of newly established technological companies and is at the forefront of technological development and innovation. There are literally thousands of start-ups in Israel today …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 21, 2016

Shalom Parents! Last week I was talking to the students about maximizing their time in Israel and during the talk one of the students asked me, “Adi, are you maximizing your time? Do you have plans for the weekend?” At first I was surprised by the question but my answer …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Feb 21, 2016

Dear Parents, I am pleased to inform you that this week summer arrived. We are experiencing global warming first hand. Here are some of the activities we had over the week. gap year in israelOn Monday-We decided to redecorate our olam (hall) in order to make it cooler for our …

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Student of the week - josh pincus

Student of the week – Josh Pincus

Hey, my name is Josh Pincus. I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and I have always planned to take a gap year in Israel after finishing school. I have always felt a deep connection with Israel. My intention was to find a gap year program that allows you to absorb …

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Ethiopia 2016

Day 1 We all arrived safe and sound to Gondar which is an amazing looking city. We got a taste of Ethiopia a little earlier than expected. After our arrival to Addis Ababa the receptionist who was supposed to welcome us in immigration, and to stamp us in, was nowhere …

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