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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 17, 2016

Shalom Parents! Another week of Aardvark is over. If I was asked to summarize the week in just a few words I would say: Sunny, Rainy, Exciting, and Hummus! If you want to hear a little more about it then keep on reading: Hummus WorkshopOn Monday evening the students went …

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Student of the week – Ezra Taylor

1) What is your name and where are you from?I’m Ezra Taylor, from Salford, England. 2) Why did you decide to take a gap year?Throughout my life I watched many people,including members of my family, take a gap year in Israel and other parts of the world. Eventually it was …

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Top 5 Israeli Expressions

During your gap year with Aardvark you are guaranteed to learn a lot of Hebrew and vastly improve your language skills. While you will learn Hebrew in a formal manner in Ulpan, there are some phrases and expressions that they may not teach you but you are sure to hear …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 10, 2016

Shalom Parents! Here in Tel Aviv we can already feel the spring. It is warm outside, but not too warm. A lot of people are heading outdoors and there are a number of events taking place, we can almost feel the Passover/spring break atmosphere in the air. Throughout the first …

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Student of the week – Abby Seidel

Hi y’all, I am Abby Seidel from Atlanta, Georgia. I have gone to Israel before, I knew that returning to Israel was something that I wanted, if not needed, to do after I graduated high school. I had no idea what to expect with Aardvark but I am so beyond …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 3, 2016

Shalom Parents! Today is the final day of the month of March, one of the program’s more intense months. Why? Because it was “Breakout” month on Aardvark. At the beginning of the month, now that the students have been here for a while and have a better understanding of what …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 3, 2016

Dear parents, This week I have decided to give one of our students the opportunity to tell you about the past few days. Here are some words from Adam Acker: caves near Beit Shemesh“This past Tuesday we had an incredible tiyul. Our group toured the stalactite and stalagmite caves near …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 27, 2016

Dear Parents,hikeBy now you will have heard about the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium.We heard the news during the second day of our tiyul, a few minutes before starting our last hike and just before we lost internet connectivity (there is no internet reception in the desert). During the hike …

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Student of the week

Student of the week – Pandora Yadgaroff

My name is Pandora Yadgaroff and I’m from London, England. I decided to take a gap year as I knew that this was the only time in my life. I felt that I will be fully free from the pressures of adulthood and could take a year to enjoy such …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 25, 2016

Shalom Parents! hike By now you will have heard about the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium.We heard the news during the second day of our tiyul, a few minutes before starting our last hike and just before we lost internet connectivity (there is no internet reception in the desert). During …

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Student of the week – Gal Nurick

Hi, I’m Gal Nurick from Vancouver, BC! For three generations, members of my family have taken a gap year in Israel. So, for me, coming to Israel was a right of passage. While it was always obvious to me that I would be coming to Israel for a year after …

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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