Spotlight on Students

 

Student of the Week – Shai Abrahams

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Shai Abrahams Hi, My name is Shai Abrahams and I am from Johannesburg South Africa. I had never really thought about a gap-year program after school, although I knew that I wasn't just ready for university yet so when Simon...

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Student of the Week – Jaimee Alster

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Jaimee Alster Hi there! My name is Jaimee Alster. I am 19 years old and am from the amazing city of Sydney, Australia. My decision to take a gap year to Israel was a very easy and natural decision. I come from a strong...

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Student of the Week – Ricky Studencki

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Ricky Studencki G’day, my name is Ricky Studencki, I'm 19 years old and I come from Sydney, Australia. I decided to take a gap year because I wanted to travel and meet people from different countries instead of rushing into...

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Student of the Week – Aaron Sistare

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Aaron Sistare My name is Aaron Sistare. I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I decided to join the Aardvark Israel Gap Year Program so that I would be more mature, responsible, and independent for my near future in...

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Student of the Week – Alex Maybloom

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Alex Maybloom Hi! My name is Alex Maybloom, I’m 19 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I decided to take a gap year with Aardvark in order to experience the fun side of life after an exhausting final year of school as well...

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Student of the Week – Jan Van Brakel

Spotlight on Students student of the Week - Jan Van Brakel My name is Jan Van Brakel, I am 18 years old and live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After I finished high school , I decided to take a gap year, because I feel that I am too young to study (or work) immediately...

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Student of the Week – Jacob Adler

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Jacob Adler Hi! My name is Jacob Adler and I'm from Atlanta,Georgia. I decided to spend my gap year in Israel because I have always had a special connection to the country. I also felt like I wanted more time to decide what...

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Student of the Week – Sem Kotek

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the Week- Nicole Schutkin

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week- Nicole Schutkin Hello my name is Nicole Schutkin, I'm from Milwaukee Wisconsin. When I was in attending Hillel Academy in Milwaukee Wisconsin, I went on my 8th grade school trip to Israel. I fell in love with this country...

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Student of the Week – Alex Kaufman

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Alex Kaufman Hi, my name is Alex Kaufman.I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I decided to take a gap year because my parents and I felt that it would be a good opportunity for me to take some time and learn how to live independently...

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Student of the Week – Ashley Amaltov

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Ashley Amaltov Hi, my name is Ashley Amaltov. I grew up in Fort Lee, NJ and attended a Jewish high school in Manhattan, NY. I decided to take a gap year after finally visiting Israel for the first time this past May. I...

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Student of the week – Joshua Carr

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Joshua Carr My name is Joshua Carr, I am 18 years old, from Manchester, England. I decided to take a gap year as I feel this is a great opportunity to grow as a person, learn how to become independent as well as take a year...

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Student of the Week – Kim Baum

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Kim Baum My name is Kim Baum and I’m from Los Altos, California. In January, I’ll be heading to Boston University to start my freshmen year of college. Originally for my semester I had planned to live in San Francisco and...

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Student of the Week – Mati Davis

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Mati Davis Hi, my name is Mati Davis. I am18 years old and have come to Israel from Los Angeles, CA. I decided to take a gap year because I feel that I need time to think about my future and connect with my family living in...

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Student of the Week Ellis Lewkowicz

Spotlight on Students   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...

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Student of the Week – Molly Cooke

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Alumnus of the Week – Sara Lorant

Spotlight on Students   Alumnus of the Week - Sara Lorant Hi! My name is Sara Lorant and I am from a gorgeous coastal town in California called San Luis Obispo. I had an amazing time while I was on Aardvark. I was able to learn the language of my ancestors with the...

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Alumnus of the Week – Noah Glazier

Spotlight on Students   Alumnus of the Week - Noah Glazier Hi! My name is Noah Glazier and I am from Carmel, Indiana. Two and a half years ago, I decided that I wanted to finish high school a little bit early. I took some extra classes and made that a reality. My...

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Alumnus of the Week – Kerren Leibowitz

Spotlight on Students Alumnus of the Week - Kerren Leibowitz My name is Kerren Leibowitz. I am from Johannesburg South Africa. I participated Aardvark in January 2014- June 2014. Oy! My favourite memory... I have to say the one thing that I loved the most was Shavuot....

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Student of the week – Reina Salky

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Reina Salky Hi! My name is Reina Salky and I am from a beautiful town in Colorado called Steamboat Springs. I chose to embark on my journey to Israel after my cousin Eli, an Aardvark alumni, came back and shared all of his...

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Student of the Week – Jonah Dafilou

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Jonah Dafilou “My Year in Israel” To Live The other day I was walking down Florentine and I couldn't help but feel a gut pain. As I walked by the graffiti I've come to know every detail of and pass familiar shop owners, I...

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Student of the Week – Adam Acker

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week - Adam Acker My name is Adam Acker, and I come from a small town called Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Before going into detail, I want to acknowledge my parents for allowing me take part in an amazing program, and live thousands...

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Student of the week – Anna Kalik

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Anna Kalik Hi! I'm Anna Kalik and I'm from Charleston, South Carolina. Two summers ago I spent a month in Israel on a summer tour with my youth group. As expected, fell in love with the places I visited and the sense of...

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Student of the week – Temima Mayer

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Temima Mayer My name is Temima Mayer and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. A gap year has always been something I have wanted to do because I wanted to break out of my bubble at home and go out and experience the world...

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Student of the week – Shaine

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Shaine Hey all! I'm Shaine, and I'm from small town Loveland, Colorado. Going into senior year, I didn't realize that taking a gap year was actually an option for me. Like many, I felt so pressured to immediately figure my...

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Student of the week – Ezra Taylor

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Abby Seidel

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Pandora Yadgaroff

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Gal Nurick

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Maya Weintraub

Spotlight on Students 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,...

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Student of the week – Jake

Spotlight on Students Student of the week - Jake “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...

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Alumni of the month – Grace Diamond

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Ofir Zeev

Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the week – Josh Pincus

  Spotlight on Students 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...

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Student of the Week – Ruthy Amkraut

Spotlight on Students 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,...

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Student of the week – Miranda L

Spotlight on Students Student of the week – Miranda Levingston "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...

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Student of the Week – Staci P

Spotlight on Students Student of the Week – Staci Pinkoowitz “Hi! My name is Staci Pinkowitz, and I’m from the small town of Sharon, Massachusetts, right in-between Boston and Providence. After four years of high school and involvement with my local Jewish youth group...

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