gap year in israel

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 13, 2021

Hiked down mount arbel

The past week in Israel hasn’t been easy, but ensuring the safety and well-being of the students is our top priority.  We are in constant contact with Masa and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of all our students. Even with the complexities in Israel, we also had many wonderful highlights this week. On Sunday, we had our […]

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – May 6, 2021

Israeli politics class at the president’s house

This week was both emotional and challenging, but also filled with exciting and meaningful moments. As I’m sure you know, last weekend, 45 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron. […]

Jerusalem Weekly #2 – April 29, 2021

Ein prat nature reserve

Shalom Parents and Students! There one more month left until the end of the semester and we still have a lot in store… Here are some of this week’s highlights. Last Friday, we took the students for some surfing and rest time on the beach in Tel Aviv. On Monday evening, we had a traditional Israeli Poyke […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 14, 2018

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Dear Parents and Students, This week was absolutely incredible. Not only did we get together with the Tel Aviv group for a fantastic 2-day trip, but we also had the chance to meet some incredible Israelis of our own age. Here are the highlights from this week: On Sunday, we decided to begin the week […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 14, 2018

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Dear Parents, This last week was a very special week. The excitement that grows towards the end of the semester peeked with our two-day trip to the Galil. In addition to the trip, we had a week full of fun and thought provoking activities that I am happy to tell you all about. On Sunday evening, […]


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If you have never spent any significant amount of time in Israel, you probably won’t be aware just how contentious an issue hummus is. However, when you arrive for your gap year program in Israel you will soon realise that Israelis can discuss this supposedly simple food for hours on end. It is even fair […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 16, 2018

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Dear Parents, We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover holiday! This week in Jerusalem, it was great to hear from all the students about their adventures and celebrations during the time off. We had a very busy week, with so much going on! This time of year in Israel is always an exciting one with […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 16, 2018

Hello Parents, I hope this email finds you well. I’m pleased to tell you about some of the highlights from the past week in Tel Aviv: On Sunday, Mind and Body’s theme for the day was organic and healthy daily life. Part of the activity was to explore a vegan restaurant and to be exposed […]

Unusual Weather in Israel

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When you think about Israel’s weather you probably think of nice warm, or very hot, days in the sun. Those who have been in winter, particularly to Jerusalem, will know that the country is in fact often cold and snow is not unusual. However, sometimes the weather goes a bit extreme and you get some […]