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Netherlands 2017

Netherlands day 1

Day 1 Dear Parents, We have all safely arrived in the wonderful city of Amsterdam!We reached our hotel, which is very well located close to public transportation and cool sites, and it is extremely comfortable. Once everyone was ready, we headed out to begin exploring. We went to the Rijksmuseum. The museumfirst opened its doors […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 6, 2017

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Shalom Parents! Our week is just about to end and Pesach is already here! Yesterday we came back from the north of Israel, The Golan Heights. The tiyul started with an overview of the south of the Golan Heights. Our tour guide, Tuvia Scott, gave us a talk on the work that was carried out […]

Israel National Library

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The Rejuvenation of Israel’s National Library During your gap year in Jerusalem, you should take the time to visit Jerusalem’s National Library. Not only does it present a fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of the state, but it is also set in some beautiful scenery. Recently a highly ambition plan was revealed for […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 19, 2017

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Dear Parents and Students, Here are some of the best moments from the past week: It was Purim on Sunday! In the morning we made Hamentashens and went to the nursing home across the street to hand out them out along with some other snacks. We sang Purim songs and had a great time.In the […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 19, 2017

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Dear Parents, On Sunday the students continued with their volunteer work. One of the places that they can volunteer is the Gan HaShikumi for children with disabilities. Three of the students volunteer there, Ellis Lewkowicz, Tammy Davidoff and Molly Cooke. Ellis wrote the following about the work: “I like going every day, seeing the kids […]

Student of the Week – Jan Van Brakel

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My name is Jan Van Brakel, I am 18 years old and live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After I finished high school , I decided to take a gap year, because I feel that I am too young to study (or work) immediately after school. I followed the example of my friends in Israel who will […]

Holland 2014

Holland 2014

Day 1 Unbelievably we left Israel in rain (in May!) to arrive to Holland in rain. The plane ride and landing was a bit bumpy. Somehow Sivan survived. We were met at the airport by a very tall blond woman who was our driver to the hostel. After storing our luggage we did what every […]

Holland 2013

Met the israeli ambassador, haim divon

Day 1 The plane ride was fine and everyone slept as usual. They are staying in the Hans Brinker hostel named for the famous novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (full title: Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland) by American author Mary Mapes Dodge, first published in 1865. […]