Ethiopian National Project

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My name is Noa Isaacson, and I’m interning for Ethiopian National Project, a non-profit that works to integrate Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society and create equal opportunities for them in the workplace. As part of my internship, I’m working on ENPeople, a photojournalism project in which I photograph and document stories of different participants in […]

Green Course Internship

Green course internship

My name is Haley and I’m a global movement building intern at Green Course. Green Course is the largest environmental activist non-profit organization in all of Israel. I’m so happy to be working with such an impactful group. As an intern at green course, my main project is to create a webinar. This process includes […]

MADA Volunteering

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Last week our MADA (Israeli Emergency Services) students finished their training, and are now going to start their actual volunteering! Ella Shapiro wrote: “I am so happy to start my MADA volunteering! We finished our long but very exciting 60-hour course! Even though days were challenging we had a lot of fun. We learned very […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 21, 2019

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Dear Parents Shalom Parents! Happy Adar! The Jewish sages say that from the moment Adar begins we increase in our measure of happiness. Here at Aardvark, we’re definitely lifting up the spirits as we prepare for the crazy and joyous holiday of Purim. After a long weekend during which the Ethiopia trip students relaxed and […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 18, 2019

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Dear Parents, The second week of our semester has ended and after two busy weeks full of activities and traveling, it seems as if our students have come together and already formed close friendships with one another, which contributes to the amazing vibes we are feeling. As promised, each week I will send you an […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 23, 2018

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Dear Parents, I can’t believe that the Jerusalem experience will soon be over, but we still had plenty to do this week. Here are some of the highlights: On Sunday afternoon, the students met with me in the Ulam for our final community talk of the semester. Afterwards, we had an informative session with Charlee on how to […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 2, 2018

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Dear Students & Parents, Time is flying and this week we reached our three month mark! Three months and the students have learned and experienced so much, and we are so proud of them! Continue reading to read all about their adventures this week! As you probably know, this week is Chanukah and we are […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 16, 2018

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Shalom Parents, We have reached the halfway point of our first semester and 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. Here is the news from this week: Our week began on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday Night), when we had […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 15, 2018

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Dear Parents, The days are getting colder here, and we finally had some rain on Aardvark Tel Aviv. We had a great week full of activities and I would like to tell you about some of what we have been doing. On Sunday, the sea sport took part in a volleyball game on the beach with […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 11, 2018

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Shalom Shalom! What a week it’s been! The students who were in the Czech Republic have returned, the new Culture Committee has been busy planning extracurricular activities, and winter has arrived! Sunday was a great day with the students at their internships. At this point, all of the students are settled into their routines and are […]