gap year in israel

Student of the week – Jess Dworcan

Hey everyone, my name is Jess Dworcan from Johannesburg, South Africa. Coming on this program was not a very well organised, structured or thought out decision. The day the program started I was on the phone with Simon explaining that I may not come at all but decided last minute that I would be missing […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 23, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: On Sunday night we went to an Israeli basketball game. Hapoel Jerusalem versus the Galil Gilboa. For many of us it was the first basketball game we had been to in Israel and it was quite an experience. What made it even better was that HaPoel won!!!! Donna […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 23, 2018

Hello Parents, It has been an amazingly sunny week here in Aardvark Tel Aviv. Here are some of this week’s highlights: On Sunday, we had a routine day with volunteering and internships. During the apartment meetings the madrichim ran all kind of different activities. Ilay’s group discussed the Break-Out March program: each student wrote their […]

Student of the Week – Avi Cohen

Avi cohen - student of the week

Hello, my name is Avi and I’m currently having a blast in Aardvark Jerusalem. My road to Aardvark is a little different than most. In 2010, my family and I made Aliya from our home in Potomac, Maryland. This move was a big change for me, mentally and emotionally. As I began blending into Israeli […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2018

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Shalom parents! Here are some highlights from the past week: On Sunday the Mind and Body elective kicked off the week with a workshop on cupping glasses used for massages. Later in the day, all the students met with their counselors for their weekly apartment meeting where counselors worked on dynamics, life-problem-solving, and other ideas […]

Student of the Week – Emma Segal

Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well! My name is Emma Segal and I am from San Diego, California. I stumbled upon Aardvark when college didn’t work out in my favor and I had to choose between staying at home doing community college or going to Israel. So, Masa’s handy dandy filters gave me […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 19, 2018

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Dear parents, As you have probably gathered from your children and the schedule, we are transitioning to a weekly routine following an intensive orientation period. The students are starting to understand the framework we created for them, when to fit in activities like the gym, how to organize themselves so as to arrive at class […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 19, 2018

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Shalom parents! We’re at the end of our second week of the spring semester and I’d like to share some of the highlights. As a whole, the group is off to a great start. David, our internship coordinator, has been arrangin interviews and internships for each student and working really hard to make sure that […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 28, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear parents and students, The last week in Jerusalem has been very exciting. Here are some of the highlights:On Sunday night we had a closing activity with the madrichim and all of the students. The idea was to look back at different moments from the semester and we used a number of statements to facilitate […]

Student of the week – Nelly Bromberg

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

My name is Nelly Bromberg, I am 18 years old and I am from Mexico City. I just graduated High School and I plan to start Medical School this coming January in Mexico. All my life I studied in a Jewish school, so I have always have a special bond with Israel. This is why […]