Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 17, 2019

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Dear Parents, With some of our students currently in Nepal, we were a smaller group than usual, but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in spirit! On Sunday evening, the staff challenged the students to find their inner superhero. Each student needed to come up with a superhero name, a costume, a […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 4, 2019

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Shalom Parents! It has been a busy week with tiyulim, a light show, a Shabbaton and more! There is so much to tell you about, so let’s recap! On Sunday night, we decided to enjoy the amazing weather we were having, and Shalhevet and Ori’s apartments took part in a soccer tournament! On Monday night, […]

Israeli International Humanitarian Aid

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Israel can often be found on the front lines helping out in areas that are in urgent need of aid following a disaster. The country has a proud tradition of sending help, just ten years after it was founded Israel adopted an official humanitarian aid agenda as a principal element of the country’s international cooperation […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 21, 2019

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Dear Parents, Shalom Shalom! What a week it’s been! On Sunday the students met with their Madrichim in the apartment meetings, and in memory of Ori Ansbacher, they learned about Israel and the Shvil Israel. The Shvil is a trail that goes from the North of Israel to the South of Israel. The students learned […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 9, 2018

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Shalom Dear Parents, We are at the halfway point of our first semester and I feel like I must tell you about some of the amazing things that have happened. We had a great week full of fun, meaningful and educational activities. With great excitement, here is the news from this week: On Sunday – Our […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 4, 2018

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Shalom Parents, The holidays have ended and here at Aardvark Tel-Aviv we have finally returned to our normal routine with a fantastic week full of activities. Today Eyal is attending a family wedding and we send best wishes from all of us, therefore, in his place I am happy to tell you some of the […]

Student of the week – Julia Stenz

Howzit I’m Julia, from Johannesburg South Africa. I am so fortunate to be writing to you from vibrant Florentin, Tel Aviv. With Amsterdam Fries, Jacksons, Anitas and the beach (all Aardvark TLV favourites, and highly recommended) on our door step, it’s hard not be having an absolute “jol.” I came across Aardvark through a post-high […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 23, 2017

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Dear parents The week is about to end but before it does I would like to tell you all about it! Last Shabbat we took 30 students away for a Shabbat experience on Kibbutz Hanaton. Selah, our Jewish identity track, goes away once a month for Shabbat but this time they opened their doors to […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 17, 2017

Segway tour

Shalom Dear Parents, We’ve had a week full of activities and lectures, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. At present the students are beginning to think about their plans for the future. We are starting to hear from the students that they want to study at universities in Israel. Students are […]

Lone Soldiers in the IDF

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If you make Aliyah as a young person the chances are that you will have to serve in the IDF for at least six months. Due to this system, there are always a number of soldiers in the army without any immediate family in Israel, at present there are around 6,300 of them. These are […]