Student of the Week – Avi Shapiro

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Hi everyone! My name is Avi Shapiro and I’m from Sacramento, California. I love living in Israel. At the end of Aardvark Israel, I will have spent close to two years of my life in Israel, and I’m only eighteen. I chose Aardvark Israel after weeks of deliberation because I felt like it could give […]

Student of the Week – Ben Gottesfeld

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My name is Ben Gottesfeld and I am from Denver, Colorado. I currently live in Jerusalem and have been here for the past month. I lived in Tel Aviv for four and a half months before arriving in the Holy City. Like many of my peers, my decision to join Aardvark Israel was a reflection […]

Student of the Week – Danya Dubrow-Compaine

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Shalom everyone! My name’s Danya, and I’m from Weston, Massachusetts (for those who know Jews in the Boston area, I live right next to Newton or “Jewton” as it’s affectionately called). Last semester, I had the amazing opportunity to live in Jerusalem right next to Shuk Machne Yehuda. A week ago, though, I moved into […]

Student of the Week – Ash Swidler

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Greetings, readers of the world. My name is Ash Swidler and, like many people on the programme, I live in New York. Shocker! However, all sarcasm aside, having spent my entire life until recently in the UK, my reasons for participating in Aardvark Israel are far from simple… My brother, Nathan, spent his 2019 fall […]

Student of the Week – Howie Scharlin

Hello, my name is Howie Scharlin and I’m from Miami, Florida. Next year I am starting at Tufts University in the fall. I am in the Aardvark Israel Big Idea program, and since the beginning of September, I’ve been living in Jerusalem. I am so excited that I will be in Israel for another 6 […]