The Chagall Windows at Hadassah

The chagall windows at hadassah

Hopefully you will enjoy your gap year in Israel without having to visit a hospital. However, even if you are in perfect health, it is worth making the trip to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to see a series of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall. When Chagall created the windows, in 1961, […]

The People Behind Israel’s Street Names – Part 2

The people behind israel’s street names

We have previously written about some of the famous people with streets named after them in Israel. However, there are so many of them, that we thought it was worth returning to. That way, when you are exploring the city streets on your gap year, you will be able to impress your friends with your […]

Weekly Updates – January 27, 2022

Some of our lovely girls from levontin!

Shalom Parents and Students! It’s finally here – snow in Israel! Could you imagine? And trust us, this is everything Israelis (and our students) are talking about, especially our Jerusalem students, who actually got the chance to enjoy the snow, right by their apartments. Seems like they had a good time 😉 Scroll down to […]

Weekly Updates – January 20, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! We are already starting the second week of the semester, and our students are feeling more like locals and becoming more familiar with their neighborhoods and their weekly schedule. This week, our students experienced their first Tuesday Tiyul (exciting!) and participated in bonding activities to help them to get to know […]

Weekly Updates – January 13, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! Spring Semester has officially started! We welcomed more than 200 students from all over the world, and look at that – they are already touring their neighborhoods with their madrichim, going through important orientation sessions, and getting to know their new best friends. Want to see how their first week looked? […]

The Aardvark Monthly – December 2021

Jillian and lulu from florentin! Looking wonderful ladies

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, These were the last weeks of Fall semester, and we could not have had a better semester. Our students are now on their winter break and will get back to us next week already along with the new students joining in for Spring (Yay)! So what have we been […]

Weekly Updates – December 30, 2021

Hannah, gailen, alex, josh, zac, and jake from florentin and jerusalem

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was the last day of our Fall 2021 semester. Our students reflected on their experiences and got the chance to see all they have accomplished and how they’ve grown. Each group participated in closing activities together. The students took the time to write something special to one of his […]

Weekly Updates – December 23, 2021

A futursic visit at lightricks, a high-tech company in jerusalem

Shalom Parents and Students! This week our students had some closure moments, while they prepared for the semester to end, including spending their last days in their internships and volunteering. Jerusalem community students traveled to the Kotel tunnels and attended an end-of-semester party in the Moadon. They enjoyed a talent show and a trivia contest, […]

Weekly Updates – December 16, 2021

Levontin girls in beit she'an national park

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was a very emotional, though fun week for our students, as they got to go together to their last overnight tiyul for this semester! Our three communities (More than 150 students!) traveled to the north of Israel, to Beit She’an Valley. We started our trip early in the morning […]

Weekly Updates – December 9, 2021

Selah students by the ahava sculpture

Shalom Parents and Students! This week on Aardvark Israel was very versatile. As most of our students will be staying here with us for another semester (yay!) some will be going back home at the end of December. For those students who are returning home after this semester, our partners at MASA organized a special […]