Alumni of the Month – Dani Starr

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My name is Dani Starr, and I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I now live in Israel on Kibbutz Tlalim which is about half an hour west of Be’er Sheva. I came on Aardvark Israel in 2020-2021.The initial reason I decided to take a gap year was because of Corona. I was […]

Alumni of the Month – Jacob Leon Cherny

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My name is Jacob Cherny and I am from Perth, Australia I chose to go on a gap year in Israel as it has been a dream of mine for a long time. I’ve grown up in quite an isolated community with role models who have all taken a year of their life to experience […]

Alumni of the Month – Emily Willrich

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My name is Emily Willrich, and I am originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts. I came on Aardvark in Spring 2021. Originally, I never planned to go on a gap year. Then COVID hit, and I wanted to make sure I would get a full in-person college experience. After a lot of thought, I decided to take […]

Alumni of the Month – Benjamin Eden Busse

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My name is Benjamin Eden Busse and I’m from London, England and I went to Hasmonean Boys School.As the great Greek philosopher Diogones once said “A reasonable life is one lived in accordance with nature and with one’s natural inclinations”. I chose to follow this ideology which led me to go on a gap year […]

Alumni of the Month – Lauren Cayle

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My name is Lauren Cayle and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I now to go school in Washington, DC. I did my gap year with Aardvark Israel last school year, 2020-2021. I chose Aardvark because I didn’t want to do online classes in college and I wanted a year to explore and grow without the […]

Alumni of the Month – Sophie Harris

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My name is Sophie Harris and I am from San Diego, California. I was on Aardvark Israel last year, of Fall 2020/spring 2021. After having the absolute BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE, I completely fell in love with Israel and decided to move here! I am now currently living in Tel Aviv with my best […]

Alumni of the Month – Hannah Fagut

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My name is Hannah Fagut, I’m originally from Syracuse, NY and now I live in Washington D.C. I did Aardvark Israel in 2011-2012. I started thinking about a gap year program in 9th grade after attending a seminar on gap years hosted by NFTY. It wasn’t something that was promoted or talked about at my […]

Alumni of the Month – Ashleigh Harris

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People often ask me how I would describe my gap year. Well, in order to answer that question, I need to venture back to about a year ago on one of our weekly Tiyul Tuesday trips. The three-hour bus ride from Tel Aviv took us to the Golan Heights where our tour guide, Daniel, recounted […]

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Hodes

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My name is Danielle Hodes, I am from Livingston, New Jersey and I’m about to move into a dorm at the University of Maryland. I am about to take off and study Journalism in college. When it comes to my gap year experience, Aardvark Israel helped me immensely in solidifying my passion for Journalism and […]

Jerusalem Weekly – Feb 11, 2021

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Dear Parents & Students, This week, we all braced for the snow that was coming! As soon as it began to snow on Wednesday, we all ran outside; some students went to Gan Sacher and had a legendary snowball fight. For some of us, it was our first time seeing snow! After a long time […]