gap year in israel

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 19, 2017

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This week on Aardvark was as busy as ever with lots of activities taking place. The week was a unique combination of Jewish tradition and a last big effort before our final week. On Sunday the schedule was relatively normal and the students went to their internships in the morning. After the internships, they had their […]

Student of the Week – Shai Abrahams

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Hi, My name is Shai Abrahams and I am from Johannesburg South Africa. I had never really thought about a gap-year program after school, although I knew that I wasn’t just ready for university yet so when Simon came to speak at my school, my interest peaked immediately. At first my family and I were […]

The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year


If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to shape the year into one that not only provides a huge amount of fun, regardless of religious […]

Studying Abroad in Israel

First day, here at aardvark tel aviv

The great thing about a gap year in Israel is that it presents so many varied opportunities. Of course, there are the core elements of fun, exploring the country, living independently with friends, and generally trying new things. However, to make the year truly worthwhile it can be good to combine it with an element […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 6, 2017

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Shalom Parents! Our week is just about to end and Pesach is already here! Yesterday we came back from the north of Israel, The Golan Heights. The tiyul started with an overview of the south of the Golan Heights. Our tour guide, Tuvia Scott, gave us a talk on the work that was carried out […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 6, 2017

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Dear Parents, As I write to you the students are cleaning their apartments for Passover. Then we will all sit down for the Passover Seder to have our lunch like a big happy family. We are going to read the Hagadah in Hebrew and then we will sing some Pesach songs and eat Chaya’s famous […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, Here are some of our unforgettable moments from the past week On Sunday, the students continued with their volunteer work. Nikki Schultz works at Stand With Us and wrote the following about the work, “My internship is cool. I work with Stand With Us on Social Media. Basically I have been making graphics for different […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 26, 2017

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Dear parents, Here are some of the highlights from the past week. On Sunday, we had a talk from the right-wing representative Ishay Flecher who talked about right wing politics in Israel. In the talk he spoke about the delicate situation with the Palestinians and the Mitnachalim (settlers), as well as the Jewish population that […]

Israel National Library

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The Rejuvenation of Israel’s National Library During your gap year in Jerusalem, you should take the time to visit Jerusalem’s National Library. Not only does it present a fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of the state, but it is also set in some beautiful scenery. Recently a highly ambition plan was revealed for […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 16, 2017

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Shalom Parents, Last weekend was a very special one. Leading up to and throughout Purim Israel comes to life and is full of people celebrating the most colorful holiday of the year. Customs from all over the world come together to bring Purim to life. Music is everywhere and everyone has fun together! It doesn’t […]