gap year in israel

Jerusalem Weekly Letter and Lehitraot

Shalom Parents! The Aardvark Spring Semester has officially come to an end. It is bittersweet for all of us. It has been a wonderful year, but it is sad to see the students leave. Luckily, we still have a few more weeks with our Plus Program students before they head off to work as counselors […]

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 […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 16, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: On Monday night we went to the music festival in the Old City. We walked along the festival path starting at the Jaffa Gate, and then through the Armenian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter and finished with the Christian Quarter. In the Armenian Patriarchate, we enjoyed […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 9, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: During the week, the students began to think about their plans and goals for this month’s them breaking out of their comfort zones. In Sunday’s apartment meetings we asked the students to prepare an inspiration board of all the things they still want to accomplish during the rest […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 13, 2018

Judean desert

January 13, 2018 Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear parents, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started getting to know each other and meeting the staff. We had lunch […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 15, 2017

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Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear Parents, Chanukah is a wonderful time to be in Israel and the students have had the chance to take full advantage of the true festival of lights. It has been a great week and we are looking forward to a few more nights of light… Here are the highlights: On Monday, as […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, This week was crazy fun, and I have so much to tell you! So let’s get started!! On Sunday we had elections! To round off our Politics Month the students spent the day preparing for the elections and in the evening they had a debate between each apartments’ assigned Knesset party. The students […]

The Reforestation of Israel

The reforestation of israel

Of Israel’s many accomplishments, one of the most impressive may be the reforestation of the land. From the turn of the twentieth century a huge amount of work has gone into planting trees and turning the land green. Since 1900 roughly 250,000,000 trees have been planted across Israel and it is the only county in […]

Czech Republic 2017

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Dear Parents, We just got back to the hotel after another incredible day! Charlie and I are enjoying spending time with your children and seeing the excitement on their faces at every turn. We can hardly believe how much we’ve been able to pack into the first two days! Yesterday, our trip began bright and […]

Israel’s Ancient Ports

Israel’s ancient ports

Today in Israel there are a number of major shipping ports where goods are received and sent across the world. However, Israel’s ports are not just essential to modern Israel, in ancient times the country’s ports were vital. Today it is possible to visit a number of these ancient ports and they provide a real […]