Israel’s Ancient Ports

Israel’s ancient ports

Today in Israel there are a number of major shipping ports where goods are received and sent across the world. However, Israel’s ports are not just essential to modern Israel, in ancient times the country’s ports were vital. Today it is possible to visit a number of these ancient ports and they provide a real […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 26, 2017

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Dear parents, Here are some of the highlights from the past week. On Sunday, we had a talk from the right-wing representative Ishay Flecher who talked about right wing politics in Israel. In the talk he spoke about the delicate situation with the Palestinians and the Mitnachalim (settlers), as well as the Jewish population that […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 2, 2017

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Dear Parents Well, we’ve had another full week at Aardvark! On Monday morning we left Jerusalem and headed to the Negev desert.Our 2-day excursion to explore the dream of modern Jewish pioneers in the southern region of Israel began with an overview of Be’er Sheva, the largest city in the Negev. Looking out over the desert […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2017

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Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well. While Adi is off having fun leading the international trip in Ethiopia, I’m more than happy to share our news with you J It was a great week for us and here are some of the highlights: On Monday we participated in an activity about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict run by Windows, […]

Ethiopia 2017


Day 1 Shalom parents, After 2 flights, few hours of waiting in security lines and one missing bag (that came back to us a few hours later – Don’t worry..) I can say that we all arrived safe and sound to Gondar which is an amazing looking city…. Today was a day that will live […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 5, 2017

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Dear Parents, Here are some of our memories from the past week. On Sunday afternoon our coordinator Natali taught us how to Zumba, a type of Spanish dance that helps to release pent up energy. Abi Brenner said it was nice to finally work out a bit and in a fun way as well. Our lovely madrichim bought […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 15, 2017

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Dear parents, It’s been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your kids. As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started meeting each other and meeting the staff. For lunch, we went across the road to the local falafel shop, later on that day we had an activity, each […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 14, 2017

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Tel Aviv January 14, 2017 Shalom Parents! The students are about to finish their first week on Aardvark. We have had such a busy schedule this week that the students said that each day felt like an entire week! The first day began at 7:00am when we welcomed the first students to arrive at the […]

Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

Israel’s natural hot springs

Israeli is known for many diverse things from hi-tech to falafel, but one thing many people are not aware of is that the country is home to numerous hot springs which are well worth a visit at least once during your gap year. A hot spring is a spring that is produced by geothermal heated […]