The Future of the Dead Sea

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In recent years, more and more attention is being given to preserving the Dead Sea. It is a unique body of water that is at the lowest point on earth, 420 metres below sea level. However, while it is one of Israel’s major tourist attractions, it has been shrinking extremely quickly and has lost more […]

The First Weekly Letter – Jerusalem

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Dear Parents & Students, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout the day on Monday and they started getting to know one other and the staff. We had lunch across the road […]

Israeli Cosmetics

Israeli cosmetics

Israel is known for producing many things, from technological innovations, to fruit and vegetables. Another area where the country excels is cosmetics. There are numerous Israeli brands that are popular across the world and it’s more than likely that you have seen them on sale near you. The most famous brand is Ahava Dead Sea […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 3, 2018

Dear Parents, Well, we have had another full week on Aardvark! At Sunday evening’s apartment meetings, we spoke about the tragedy last week in Israel. Ten Israeli youths, nine girls and a boy from a pre-military academy, were killed after they were carried off by a surge in the Tzafit stream west of the southern part […]

Student of the Week – Sophie Elfenbaum

Hello! Here is my student of the week piece! Hey there! My name is Sophie “The Rock” Elfenbaum, coming at ya from West Hartford, Connecticut. This is my second semester on aardvark and, let me tell you, I am THRIVING! Last semester I was in TLV. I interned at Latet,one of the biggest NGO’s in […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 13, 2018

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Dear Parents, Shalom from Tel Aviv! It has been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your children and I’m excited to tell you the highlights of the week. Here we go: As you know, the students arrived on Monday and started to get to know each other and the staff. It […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 13, 2018

Judean desert

January 13, 2018 Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear parents, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started getting to know each other and meeting the staff. We had lunch […]

Israel’s Desert Animals

Israel’s desert animals

When you hear the word ‘desert’ you probably think of endless sand and rocks rather than animals. However, Israel’s deserts are home to a wide range of wildlife that has adapted to survive in the often-harsh conditions. Here are just a few of the many animals you may spot in Israel’s deserts. In the 1970s […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 3, 2017

National park of caesarea

Dear Parents. We have had a very special and exciting week full of great activities that were enjoyed by all the students. On Sunday the Sea Sports group had a work out session on the beach. The group decided to focus on the “Sports” part of Sea Sports. The Entrepreneurship group had a workshop with an […]

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 […]