Student of the Week – Adam Grossman

Adam grossman

I chose to do a gap year because I was excited to spend a year living in Israel- not just as a tourist but living like a local. Aardvark Israel offered an excellent mix of fun activities, trips, and learning from internships & classes, as well as enough free time to explore Israel with new […]

Weekly Updates – November 25, 2021

Hanukkah decorations

Shalom Parents and Students! We are a few weeks away from the end of the semester (oh no!) and our weekly routine forms a solid basis for our students, interning, traveling, studying, and volunteering. This week, our students traveled to a few very different cities in Israel – each one representing a different segment in […]

Weekly Updates – November 18, 2021

Gabi, daniel, and benjamin from jerusalem having their own version of b'nei mitzva

Shalom Parents and Students! Our students are keeping busy, and this weekend, we might even get our first rain here in Israel (finally!). On this week’s Tuesday tiyul, our Florentin community traveled to Beit Shemesh (a city where most of the people are Orthodox Jews). Zac Lovat told us about the experience:“In an attempt to […]

Student of the Week – Sam Lynn

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I found out about Aardvark Israel from my grandpa, his friend’s granddaughter did Aardvark and loved it! I did some research of my own and totally saw why someone would love this program! I really wanted to come to Israel after my last program (a semester abroad) was cut short due to COVID, but I […]

Daniel Matthys – Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Masada!

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I came to Israel to grow closer to my culture and heritage. The opportunity to have a Bar Mitzvah on top of Masada was another part of this journey, and one I am glad that I took. It was awesome being able to have this experience with my friends Benjamin and Gabi. There was something […]

Hannah Nahmias – Masada in the sunrise

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Visiting Masada was challenging yet rewarding. We left early in the morning in order to watch the sunrise on the mountain. We took the Roman ramp up and the snake path down. We also had a great tour guide who explained to us the history of Masada. We visited an ancient Mikva, church, and synagogue. […]

Zac Lovat – Beit Shemesh – The glance to the religious sectors in Israel

Zac lovat

In an attempt to discover more about the religious areas of Israel, the Florentin community was taken to the city of Bet Shemesh. To start, we questioned individuals who lived there to see their opinions on the city, of which many were mixed both favour and against the city.Afterwards, we attended a talk given by […]

Student of the Week – Nomi Benus

Nomi benus

I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted to experience life in a different country and get a sense of Israeli culture before I start college. when I was searching for a program it was important for me to find a place where I can be independent while feeling like I’m part […]