Ethiopia 2019

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On our way! Shalom from Ben Gurion airport!After all the airport arrangements, we are one step from boarding.We all are very excited to start our trip and explore the history and culture of Ethiopia. We will be in touch soon,Shay-El Day 1 Shalom Parents, Today was a day that your children are sure to remember […]

Daily Update – January 10, 2019

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January 10, 2019 Daily Update Our students began the day by choosing whether they wanted to do Masada or Ein Gedi. Both hikes included steep hills and amazing views and our guides pointed out the historical connections we have to these areas. After finishing both hikes, we drove to one of the many Dead Sea […]

China 2018

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Day 1 Dear Parents, The group had an amazing (and exhausting) first day in China. After long lines at Ben Gurion airport and quite a wait to get through security, the group was off and away. The flight was uneventful, making it a great flight of course. Upon arriving in China, everyone donned extra layers […]

Ethiopia 2018

Ethiopia

Day 1 After two flights, a few hours of waiting at passport control and almost missing our flight, we all arrived at Gondar safe and sound. As soon as you arrive in the city, you are struck by what a beautiful place it is. Sunday was a day that will live in your children’s memories […]

China 2017

China 2017 day 1

Day 1 Dear Parents, The group had an amazing (and exhausting) first day in China. After long queues at Ben Gurion airport and quite a wait to get through security, the group was off and away. The flight was uneventful, which of course means that it was a great flight. Upon arriving in China, everyone […]

Czech Republic 2017

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Dear Parents, We just got back to the hotel after another incredible day! Charlie and I are enjoying spending time with your children and seeing the excitement on their faces at every turn. We can hardly believe how much we’ve been able to pack into the first two days! Yesterday, our trip began bright and […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 10, 2017

Weekly trip “atachlit”

Hello Dear Parents, Another week has come to an end here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. Here are some of the week’s highlights. On Sunday the sea sports group went to the marina in Herzlia for a boat cruise. The students had an awesome time. They finished the cruise with ice cream and they all agreed […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 3, 2017

Temple mount

Dear Parents, Here are some of the highlights from our week. On Sunday we laced up our sneakers and headed to the Ulam to do some Zumba run by me (Natali). I lead us in an hour of Zumba that really made us work up a sweat and got our blood pumping. During the apartment meetings […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem October 27, 2017

Kasui sand dunes

Shalom Parents! We’ve had an exciting week! On Sunday evening we had an activity about Kibbutz life. The activity focused on kibbutz’s values and we asked the students where they could apply these values, such as mutual responsibility, in their daily lives in their apartments. On Monday we had a sushi workshop where we taught the students […]

Spain 2017

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Day 1 Shalom from the end of an exciting, smooth, enjoyable and exhausting first day of our trip to Spain.From the minute the students alighted the buses (all on time and to their credit, very early in the morning at 5am!) things ran smoothly and we began our journey. Everyone showed patience when the security […]