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Jerusalem Weekly – March 11, 2021

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Dear Parents & Students, Spring is almost here, things are beginning to bloom, and we are looking forward to the end of winter so that we can enjoy spring in Jerusalem and Israel. That included getting out and exploring the Gush Ezion this week on our Tiyul Tuesday. Internship In The Spotlight: Yael Vloch Glassblowing […]

Jerusalem Weekly – March 4, 2021

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Dear Parents & Students, Sunday was Purim in Jerusalem!!! The Hebrew date of Purim is the 14th of the month of Adar, starting the evening before. However, in Jerusalem and other “walled” cities, the holiday is celebrated one day later than everywhere else. Our students heard the Megillah (also known as the Book of Esther), […]

A Quick Guide to Israel’s 2019 Elections

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This month sees elections taking place in Israel. Israeli politics are incredibly hard to follow; the fact that there are 41 parties standing in the elections tells you all that you need to know. People vote for the parties and the more votes a party gets, the more seats it has in Israel’s 120-seat parliament. […]

Aardvark Update – April 2, 2019

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April 2, 2019 Aardvark Update  Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively […]

Aardvark Update – April 1, 2019

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April 1, 2019 Aardvark Update Taking advantage of your free time is an important aspect to your experience in Israel. You are encouraged to use your time wisely by participating in the variety of optional evening activities the program provides which focus on social and cultural events in each city, as well as by visiting […]

Jewish Growth & Self Discovery

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Jewish Growth & Self Discovery We provide an open and warm environment and a framework of activities and experiences that are supportive of participants’ religious growth no matter what their background is. We are open-minded yet deeply committed to Jewish tradition. Our special combination of workshops, classes, outings and activities allow our students to learn […]

What Is Selah?

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What is Selah? The Selah Track is geared to give high school graduates an added Jewish dimension to their Aardvark Israel Gap Year experience. Some people want to explore their Jewish values and practices or wish to grow spiritually and to increase their Jewish knowledge, but they cannot find the proper environment to do that. […]

Selah: Aardvark’s Jewish Identity Track For Post-High School Graduates

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Selah: Aardvark’s Jewish Identity Track For Post-High School Graduates Have you ever stopped to ask what Judaism actually means to you? Are you looking to become more committed to your Jewish self? Do you want to find meaning in your Judaism? Do you want to do all this but at your own pace and in […]

Student of the week – Reina Salky

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Student of the week – Reina Salky Hi! My name is Reina Salky and I am from a beautiful town in Colorado called Steamboat Springs. I chose to embark on my journey to Israel after my cousin Eli, an Aardvark alumni, came back and shared all of his incredible experiences with me. Before I came […]

Student of the Week – Jonah Dafilou

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“My Year in Israel” To LiveThe other day I was walking down Florentine and I couldn’t help but feel a gut pain. As I walked by the graffiti I’ve come to know every detail of and pass familiar shop owners, I saw the last 5 months flash before my eyes as I suppressed the nagging […]