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Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Living in Tel Aviv’s Florentin Neighbourhood

If you choose to spend your gap year with Aardvark Israel in Tel Aviv you will be living in the Florentin neighbourhood. Located in the south of Tel Aviv, over the past couple of decades Florentin has become known as one of the coolest and most lively places to live …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Feb 12, 2016

Shalom Parents!I hope you are well. Another week has come to an end and it looks as if most of the students have found their path. They look, or at least think that they are busy all the time which hopefully means that they are doing more than they are …

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5 Places to Travel on Your Free Weekend in Israel

While on your gap year with Aardvark Israel you will see a huge amount of the country and get to go on many exciting trips. However, we won’t fill up all of your time so that there will be some weekends where you can continue to explore the country with …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Feb 12, 2016

Shalom Parents! The rainy week has ended and at last the sun has come out. It is a beautiful time to be outside so we are encouraging the students to go out and explore more of the city. On Sunday the culture committee organized a fun night, American in style, …

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Klal Yisrael – Nice Concept, Now See it in Action!

First of all, for those not familiar with the phrase Klal Yisrael, it is a Yiddish expression which has been in use for centuries. Initially it was used as a way of referring to all the religious Jews in the world; however, after the re-emergence of the Zionist movement its …

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Why Does China Look Up to Israel?

Israel may not be known for having the best foreign relations and reputation around the world. However, there are certainly many countries that genuinely look up to Israel and appreciate the huge amount that the country has contributed to the world. If you choose to take part in the Aardvark …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Feb 7, 2016

Shalom Parents! The rain of last week has been replaced with bright and sunny weather! As it began to warm up the bravest souls among us started to take off some layers.It is a beautiful time to be outside so we are encouraging the students to go out and explore …

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5 Classic Israeli Dishes to Make in Your Apartment

While spending your gap year in Israel there is no doubt that you will frequently enjoy the massive amount of delicious street food that can be found right across the country: falafel, shawarma, sabich, burekas and more western food such as pizza and burgers. However, on occasion you will certainly …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Feb 7, 2016

Dear Parents Tu BiShvatOn Sunday we had a Tu Bishvat Seder.Tu BiShvat (ט״ו בשבט‎) is a Jewish holiday which falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shvat. It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות‎), literally “New Year of the Trees.” In contemporary Israel the …

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How to Dress for Your Internship

As part of your time with Aardvark Israel you will have the chance to choose from a huge range of volunteer programs and internships. These are a great way of gaining some experience in a field that you are interested in and may be considering a career in. It’s also …

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Meetings The Last Jews of Ethiopia

Meetings The Last Jews of Ethiopia If you choose to spend your gap year with Aardvark Israel there are a number of programs to choose from. One of which is the International Program. The program will take you to eight different countries and give you the chance to enjoy some …

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Living with Jews from Across the World

Most of you will have grown up with some connection to your local Jewish community, whether it’s through school, synagogue, youth groups or anything else. While this can lead to some great experiences in one area it is very limited. The vast majority of the people that you meet will …

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Student of the Week – Ruthy Amkraut

“Hi, my name is Ruthy Amkraut and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. After years of attending Jewish Day School and summers at Camp Yavneh I have grown to have a deep passion for Israel. I love the people, the food, the culture and the countless debates that surround this small …

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Entrepreneurship track

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Jan 31, 2016

Shalom Parents! There is a lot to share with you so it may be best for you to quickly make a cup of coffee and take a seat on the couch. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…. Ready? Good! dried fruitOn Sunday the Madrichim met the students in their apartments for the …

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Student of the week – Miranda L

“My name is Miranda Levingston and I’m from Philadelphia! I decided to join Aardvark Israel as I wanted a gap year program that gave me the room to be independent while still having classes and fun group activities with friends. It has taught me countless things such as cooking, Hebrew, …

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Off the beaten track in Israel

Many of you will have been to Israel in the past and visited a number of tourist sites such as the Old City in Jerusalem, the Knesset, the beaches along the coast, the standard museums such as the Israel Museum and so on. One of the great advantages of spending …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Jan 24, 2016

Dear Parents, Who would have thought that it was only two weeks ago that we arrived in Jerusalem!? Time flies when you’re having fun! Here are some of the highlights from this week:Sunday – the first day of volunteering – Most of the students had an interview with their volunteering/internship …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Jan 24, 2016

We have had an amazing week! The students began their first volunteer work and internships, they began managing their apartment budgets, participated in some of our activities and started the Ulpan Hebrew course. Here are some of the highlights… Every Sunday evening the Madrichim visit the students’ apartments. This is …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Jan 17, 2016

Shalom Parents! The students have just finished their first week with Aardvark Jerusalem! According to the students every day felt like a whole week due to our busy schedule and now they are looking forward to a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat together. We started this week on Monday. Some of …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Jan 17, 2016

Shalom Parents! The students have just finished their first week with Aardvark Jerusalem! According to the students every day felt like a whole week due to our busy schedule and now they are looking forward to a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat together. We started this week on Monday. Some of …

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