Student of the Week – Sam Leopold

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Boker Toes! Mashlomhow! My name is Sam Leopold and I’m in my second semester on Aardvark. I was introduced to Aardvark by my older brother, who went on the program several years ago. Before joining the program, I was faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to forgo college for a year. At […]

Student of the Week – Becca Carin

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My name is Becca Carin and I’m from Boyds, Maryland. After spending almost six months in Israel with Aardvark, I can say for a fact that this program has helped me grow. I grew up with strong Jewish connections, from living at my temple every week to becoming president of my youth group and temple […]

Student of the Week – Josh Cohen

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My name is Josh Cohen and I am from Columbia, Maryland. This is my second semester on Aardvark, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m having such a great time that I’m looking to study at Hebrew University in the coming years. Back home I grew up in a hyper-competitive environment. At many points in my […]

Student of the Week – Annabelle Farris

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My name is Annabelle Farris and I’m from Colorado Springs, CO. This is my first semester on Aardvark, and it has been a blast so far! I chose to have a gap year because I wanted to take some time before school to really focus on my passions and experience living in a different culture.Through […]

Cats in Israel

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When you first arrive in Israel for your gap year you are sure to marvel at a huge variety of sites, feel the difference in culture to your home country and generally discover lots of new and exciting things. However, one thing that you probably aren’t prepared for is the huge number of cats roaming […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 7, 2017

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Dear Parents, The week was really fun and I have lots to tell you, so let’s get started. As usual, on Sunday, there were activities for both the Entrepreneurship and the Sea Sport groups. The Entrepreneurship group had another session with Robert Frohlinger. The session was titled, “How can you help Israel continue to succeed […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, This week was crazy fun, and I have so much to tell you! So let’s get started!! On Sunday we had elections! To round off our Politics Month the students spent the day preparing for the elections and in the evening they had a debate between each apartments’ assigned Knesset party. The students […]