Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 30, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

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 […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 23, 2017

Marva , western wall, army , zionist ,kotel

Dear Parents, I hope this email finds you well and that you’ve had a fantastic week. Before telling you about this week’s highlights, I would like to tell you about last weekend. Last Shabbat we took 30 students away for a Shabbat experience on Kibbutz Hanaton. Selah, our Jewish identity program, goes for Shabbats away […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 23, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear parents The week is about to end but before it does I would like to tell you all about it! Last Shabbat we took 30 students away for a Shabbat experience on Kibbutz Hanaton. Selah, our Jewish identity track, goes away once a month for Shabbat but this time they opened their doors to […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 17, 2017

Segway tour

Shalom Dear Parents, We’ve had a week full of activities and lectures, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. At present the students are beginning to think about their plans for the future. We are starting to hear from the students that they want to study at universities in Israel. Students are […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 17, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents, I hope this email finds you well. Natali is on leave so in her place I’m honored to share the highlights from this week: At the weekly apartment meeting (on Sunday) the staff prepared a program where the students were given a taste of Ethiopian culture as they learned about the holiday of […]

Student of the Week – Abby

Student of the week - abby

Hi! My name is Abby Hockstein and I’m from Closter, NJ. After my gap year I will be attending Tulane University in New Orleans. Coming from a school where almost everyone goes straight to college, I never really considered taking a gap year. It was actually my parents (who both took gap years in Israel) […]

Czech Republic 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents, We just got back to the hotel after another incredible day! Charlie and I are enjoying spending time with your children and seeing the excitement on their faces at every turn. We can hardly believe how much we’ve been able to pack into the first two days! Yesterday, our trip began bright and […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 10, 2017

Outside of jerusalem to do a hike called sataf

Shalom Parents! Another great week on Aardvark is drawing to a close, and as always, I have numerous experiences, pictures and stories to share. Once you’ve found a comfortable spot (the couch is preferable) we’ll be ready to start. Last week, on Saturday the 4th, it was the 22nd Memorial Day for Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli […]

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 […]

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 […]