Reflections on the first week out of quarantine

by Ben Rubinstein from Los Altos, California The first week out of quarantine has been very eventful: from hikes to workshops to finally meeting everyone face-to-face, there’s a lot to speak about. However, this week has made me recall a story I was told in Day School: When Jews would make Aliyah to Israel, I […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 28, 2018

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Dear Parents, We are approaching the end of yet another short but fun and eventful week. In a few days, when the holiday season is over, we will finally settle into our regular routine complete with new challenges and opportunities for our students. We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our new […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 20, 2017

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Shalom Parents! The students just came back from their Pesach holiday. Many of the students made use of platforms we offered and many of the opportunities that Israel has to offer in the spring! Alex Maybloom for example spent some time in the beautiful desert:“Over the Pesach holiday I went to stay in a place called […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 9, 2017

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Shalom Parents, We hope this email finds you well.This week Natali was on a vacation, so I am more than happy to share our weekly letter with you  It was a great week for us and the following events are just some highlights: On Sunday, during apartments meetings, besides cleaning and having an inspection, we […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 2, 2017

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Shalom Parents! On Monday morning we left Tel Aviv to head to the Negev desert! We started our day in the city of Be’er Sheva, “the capital of the Negev”. In Be’er Sheva we visited the Palmach monument. Our guide explained the importance of this city to Israel and the Negev in particular. As the day winded […]

Exploring the Treasures of Nachalat Binyamin

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If you spend any time in Tel Aviv you will most likely come across the street Nachalat Binyamin. While it is just a single street you will find loads to do there as the street is home to some of Tel Aviv’s greatest restaurants, bars and shops. For instance, every Tuesday and Friday local artists […]

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 12, 2016

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Dear Parents, Another month has passed here at Aardvark, but we’ve accomplished so much! Here are some of our highlights from our week: On Monday we enjoyed a class on How to Make Chanukah with clay. The instructor taught us cool design techniques, as well as how to build a kosher Chanukiah. David Aharoni said, […]

Germany 2016

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Day 1 The group arrived in Germany this morning safe and sound after an uneventful flight. After heading through passport control they made their way to the tourist Information desk where they picked up unlimited ride transportation tickets – exploring the city like a local will be a part of the experience The hostel we […]

Ethiopia 2016

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Day 1 We all arrived safe and sound to Gondar which is an amazing looking city. We got a taste of Ethiopia a little earlier than expected. After our arrival to Addis Ababa the receptionist who was supposed to welcome us in immigration, and to stamp us in, was nowhere to be found. After all […]