Final Weekly Letter First Semester 29.12.16

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We just finished our final week of the semester here in Jersualem! Our week was full of cleaning, Hannukah celebration and saying goodbye to the Madrichim and students who were only staying for one semester. Sunday Morning, a few of our students, Celeste Williams, Keren Kaynan, Tess Bernstein went to volunteer at the Alin Children’s […]

Final Weekly update for Fall semester 2016

Weekly updates

Shalom Parents! I cannot believe the semester is over…I feel like I just met the students yesterday. They were a little confused and very excited, and full of questions: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my laundry?” “Why do I have to get up in the morning for volunteering?” […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 22, 2016

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Shalom Parents! According to the Jewish calendar, from this Saturday, we are starting to count the “darkest” days of the year. Each time we light another candle to have more light in a longer night. This year for each candle we’ll light, a feeling of sadness will join the celebration there for it gets us […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 18, 2016

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Dear Parents! Well, we had another full week at Aardvark! On Monday afternoon we went to the Marva Ceremony (Military Track) at the Western Wall. We saw Jake Walters and Jordie Wise receive their Diskit (Dog Tags). Everyone was really excited to see them in their IDF uniforms, standing in formation while the ceremony went […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 15, 2016

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Shalom Parents! This week we decided to do some changes. 6 students have been chosen to replace the madrichim for 2 days. Wren Gilbert was one of them. She wrote to you all a summary of this week schedule:(I added some blue notes for her slang to keep the text authentic) ” Shaloooom Parents!! Coming at ya […]

China 2016

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Day 1 Dear Parents, Nee Hao! 致以诚挚的问候土豚!(Greetings from Aardvark!) Thanks to the Great FireWall of China, the students and Adi do not have full internet access this week. So in order to share their adventures with you Adi will be sending me photos and updates via WhatsApp and I’ll share them with you by email. […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 4, 2016

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Dear Parents, We had another fun packed week here in Jerusalem starting with karaoke! On Monday-The girls program, decided to go together for an evening of karaoke, in the Jerusalem City Center, The students decided to leave all ther problems of exams and homework behind and let loose on stage. It was an incredible evening […]

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 […]

Prague 2014

Prague 2014 gap year program

Day 1 Hello from Prague, We arrived to Prague safe and sound! Even though we didn’t get much sleep at night as the flight left Ben Gurion Airport at 5:20 in the morning, we dropped our bags in our great new rooms and quickly left to explore the city. We started our day with a […]