gap year in israel

Falling in Love with Israel

A Journey Through the Land of Diversity  Israel, a land of remarkable diversity and rich history, captivates the hearts of those who visit. From its stunning landscapes to its vibrant cultures, Israel offers a unique blend of experiences that make it a destination like no other. This post takes you on a journey through the […]

Planning on coming to Israel for the summer?

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Here are some summer opportunities you can take part in! In partnership with Sachlav Israel on the house, we offer several summer opportunities. Geopolitics and Public Diplomacy Fellowship: Immerse yourself in the intricacies of Israel advocacy, geopolitics, and public diplomacy while living like a local in Tel Aviv. Our one-month course, led by experts, combines […]

Pride month 2024

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Every year, here in Israel, we have one of the biggest pride parades in the world. This year, in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community members who are still being held hostage in Gaza, those serving in reserve duty, and community members who lost their lives during these terrible times, Israel has decided not to have […]

Hot Summer in Israel

Hot summer in israel

When the mercury soars and the sun beats down relentlessly, Israelis know it’s summertime. With temperatures often reaching over 100°F (38°C), the summer months in this Middle Eastern country are nothing short of scorching. But Israelis have perfected the art of staying cool and embracing the heat. No summer day is complete without a trip […]

Passover in Israel

Passover in israel

Passover in Israel is a big deal, and let’s be real – it’s not just about the cleaning! Sure, getting the house spotless is part of the tradition, but let’s talk about the real star of the show – the food! During Passover in Israel, the Seder plate plays a significant role in the traditional […]

The Aardvark Monthly – March 2024

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Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, What a busy month we had, with celebrating Purim, a Shabbaton, and exploring Israel and abroad! Our students are truly living like locals in Israel, immersing themselves into Israeli society. It’s hard to believe that the semester is halfway through. Here are some March highlights! Italy International Add-On Trip […]

The Aardvark Monthly – February 2024

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Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, The second month of our spring semester is over! We had some very exciting programs and Tiyulim (Trips) in February, during which our students learned about diversity within Israeli culture, how to become strong leaders, connect with their Jewish identities, and, of course, they gained hands-on experience at their […]

Purim in Israel

Purim in israel

Purim in Israel is a vibrant and joyous celebration that holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. For those on a gap year in Israel, experiencing Purim can be an unforgettable highlight of their time spent volunteering in this beautiful country. One of the most beloved traditions of Purim is […]

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

Internship blogpost

So, you’ve kicked off your internship, but feeling like you’re not quite hitting your stride? Don’t sweat it! Anna and Zach have your back with some tips on how to thrive during your internship. Set Clear Goals! Take a moment to envision what you hope to gain from this experience. Whether it’s acquiring new skills, […]