gap year in israel

Student of the week – Noah Hirsch

Noah hirsch

Hey Aardvark, it’s Noah Hirsch for the student of the week. I was born in the greatest city in America, Indianapolis, Indiana. I am the youngest of seven children, five boys and two girls, and my siblings are my best friends. Ever since I visited in seventh grade and saw how beautiful Israel was for […]

NYC 2018

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Day 1 Dear Parents, We landed this morning and headed to our hotel in Manhattan. After checking in and settling, we went for a very American lunch at Shake Shack. Our first site for the day was The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met, as it is better known, is the largest art museum in the […]

Student of the Week – Vera

Vera - student of the week

Greetings. My name is Vera and I’m currently a student on Aardvark. I’m an Orthodox Jewish girl, who was adopted from Russia by American parents. I graduated from Scheck Hillel in Miami, Florida. Before graduation, my parents and I knew that it was an obligation for me to come back to Israel prior to starting […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 28, 2017

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Dear parents, The final week has come to an end! While we are excited that the students will be continuing on their individual paths, it is still hard to say goodbye. We had an amazing final week filled with reflective activities and last-times. Some of the students are in the process of moving to Jerusalem […]

Washington DC 2017

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Dear Parents and Students, Did you know that in Washington DC there is a street named for every letter of the alphabet with the exception of “J Street”? (There’s a joke in there for those who are familiar with American Jewish lobbying organizations, but I won’t go there…) In any case, the urban legend is […]

Where To Find Live Music in Tel Aviv

Live music in tel aviv

If you’re worried about finding live music venues in Tel Aviv then don’t, there are plenty out there. Each week you will be able to find a variety of genres to listen to in a number of different places. Whether you are looking for a taste of America or a more local experience you are […]

Finding the Latest Fashion in Tel Aviv

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Being a somewhat out the way country in the Middle East many will assume that Israel is behind the latest fashions of Europe and America. However, while the fashions in Israel may not always entirely match up with other parts of the world, there is certainly a vibrant scene for those interested in the world […]