Weekly Updates – October 14, 2021

Liora and hannah at kasui sand dunes

October 14, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  Another exciting week has come to an end here in Israel, filled with new, meaningful adventures. Our seminars in Kibbutz Ketura started with the Jerusalem community traveling down South (and we mean really South, near Eilat!) for three days of kibbutz life in the desert. The seminar […]

Weekly Updates – October 7, 2021

One of our tel aviv groups at jaffa port

October 7, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students! This week was busy and full of adventures for our students. On our weekly Tuesday Tiyul, our communities visited the Old City of Jerusalem and Jaffa, learning about the complexities in these two cities and about coexistence, Jews living side-by-side with Arabs. They also learned about […]

The Aardvark Monthly – September 2021

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September 2021 The Aardvark Monthly Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff!  This month on Aardvark Israel was very exciting, with the arrival of more than 160 students from all around the world, starting their Fall programs. The students settled into their new apartments, started getting to know their new flatmates, toured around the neighborhoods, and started […]

Weekly Updates – October 1, 2021

Ben, daniel, hannah, cooper, ami, sarah and noa in their decorated sukkah

October 1, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students! The Chagim are officially over, and we are diving into our weekly routines. But first, we enjoyed our last holiday meal; our Jerusalem community students cooked together in their very own Sukkah! And what’s more Israeli than cooking shakshuka? Ben, Daniel, Hannah, Cooper, Ami, Sarah and Noa […]

Weekly Updates – September 24, 2021

Joshua reciting a blessing with the four species

September 24, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  It’s the middle of the Chagim season here in Israel and we can feel it in the air. Business is slowing down and the temperatures are dropping; our students celebrated Sukkot with the four species inside the Sukkot our students built in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.  This week, […]

Weekly Updates – September 17, 2021

Daniel, dror, sam, nechama, and joseph in their partly finished sukkah

September 17, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  This week, we officially started our outdoor activities, and what a wonderful time to be outside, when Fall is starting and the temperatures are dropping. We started the week with an optional Zoom Havdalah on Saturday night, and AMAZING food tours in Jeruslaem and Tel Aviv, where […]

Weekly Updates – September 9, 2021

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September 9, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents and Students!  The Holidays are officially here, and our students celebrated the end of quarantine  (finally!) by touring their neighborhoods, getting to know where all the essentials are, so they can start living independently. The Tel Aviv students experienced a special graffiti tour, which is one of the main […]

The Aardvark Monthly – August 2021

Some of the levontin community girls in their first group picture!

August 2021 The Aardvark Monthly Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff! This week, our Fall semester has officially begun, and we couldn’t be more excited! More than 160 students from Germany, France, Bolivia, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, the U.S., Hong Kong, the U.K., South Africa, Mexico, and Canada have joined us, and are about […]

Weekly Updates – September 2, 2021

Welcome maxwell, daniel, dylan and josh!

September 2, 2021 Weekly Updates Shalom Parents!   Fall Semester has officially begun! Our students from all around the world landed in Israel and were welcomed at Ben Gurion Airport. Then, they were split into their apartments in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, getting to know their new roommates. During quarantine, which will end this Monday, the […]

Welcome to Israel!!

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August 31, 2021 Welcome to Israel!! It was an exciting day as we welcomed over 160 students to Israel! Everyone flying today arrived safe and sound and are settling into their apartments for quarantine. As the students arrived to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, they were greeted by their madrich/a (counselor) who checked them in and […]