Student of the Week – Sam Leopold

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Boker Toes! Mashlomhow! My name is Sam Leopold and I’m in my second semester on Aardvark. I was introduced to Aardvark by my older brother, who went on the program several years ago. Before joining the program, I was faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to forgo college for a year. At […]

Student of the Week – Josh Cohen

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My name is Josh Cohen and I am from Columbia, Maryland. This is my second semester on Aardvark, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m having such a great time that I’m looking to study at Hebrew University in the coming years. Back home I grew up in a hyper-competitive environment. At many points in my […]

Student of the Week – Solly Sperber

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My name is Solly Sperber and I am a proud member of the British delegation on Aardvark this year. This is my second semester and it has already been incredible after only three and a half weeks. I came back to Israel for my second semester after having spent a week in London where I […]

Student of the Week – Shira Vilvovsky

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Hi everybody, my name is Shira Vilvovsky. I was born in Israel, however since the age of four, I have lived in the Greater Boston Area (Go PATS!!), which is why I chose to come back to Israel and spend a year here as an adult. Though I still have a semester to go in […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 18, 2019

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Dear Parents, The second week of our semester has ended and after two busy weeks full of activities and traveling, it seems as if our students have come together and already formed close friendships with one another, which contributes to the amazing vibes we are feeling. As promised, each week I will send you an […]

Daily Update – January 10, 2019

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January 10, 2019 Daily Update Our students began the day by choosing whether they wanted to do Masada or Ein Gedi. Both hikes included steep hills and amazing views and our guides pointed out the historical connections we have to these areas. After finishing both hikes, we drove to one of the many Dead Sea […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 6, 2018

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Dear Parents: This week was a special week because we celebrated Hanukkah which brought with it light and family values into our program. On Sunday evening- our Madrichim organized an activity including lighting the candles in our Moadon for everyone. In the activity, the Madrichim made a fun quiz “Kahoot” about Hanukkah and its traditions. The […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 2, 2018

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Shalom Parents and Students, Another great week on Aardvark is ending, and as always, I have numerous experiences, pictures, and stories for you. Find yourself a comfortable spot on the couch and we will be ready to start. On Sunday, we had the special treat of the Madricha Maia teaching the students extra Ulpan. She […]

Student of the Week – Hadassa Abrahams

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Hi, my name is Hadassa Abrahams. I was born and raised in an Ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Passaic, New Jersey. During high school, I slowly started drifting away from Judaism. As I had never been exposed to the “outside” culture, music, movies, etc., I was always curious to know what it was like to […]

The Theatres of Tel Aviv

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While on your gap year in Tel Aviv you may be looking for an interesting way to spend an evening or two and one way you can do this is by exploring Tel Aviv’s theatres. There are a number of theatres in Tel Aviv, putting on different kinds of shows, from Shakespeare to contemporary Israeli […]