gap year in israel

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 13, 2021

Hiked down mount arbel

The past week in Israel hasn’t been easy, but ensuring the safety and well-being of the students is our top priority.  We are in constant contact with Masa and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of all our students. Even with the complexities in Israel, we also had many wonderful highlights this week. On Sunday, we had our […]

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 6, 2021

Israeli politics class at the president’s house

This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, 45 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron. […]

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – April 29, 2021

Ein prat nature reserve

Shalom Parents and Students! There one more month left until the end of the semester and we still have a lot in store… Here are some of this week’s highlights. Last Friday, we took the students for some surfing and rest time on the beach in Tel Aviv. On Monday evening, we had a traditional Israeli Poyke […]

Jerusalem Weekly – April 8, 2021

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Shalom Parents & Students,We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover holiday!This week in Jerusalem, it was great to hear from all the students about their adventures and celebrations during the time off. We had a very busy week, with so much going on! This time of year in Israel is always an exciting one with […]

Jerusalem Weekly – Feb 25, 2021

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Dear Parents & Students, This week, we were getting in the Purim spirit! Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. Purim is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in […]

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Williams

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My name is Danielle Williams, I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, and I went on the Aardvark Gap Year Program from 2015-2016. The overwhelming amount of personal growth and meaningful, eye-opening experiences that I had while on the program are extremely difficult to summarize, however there are three prominent aspects […]