gap year in israel

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 […]

Aardvark Updates – March 26, 2019

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March 26, 2019 Aardvark Updates  Tuesday morning, the Jerusalem students hiked to a monastery in the middle of the desert, called St. George Monastery. This amazing cliff-hanging monastery, one of the world’s oldest and definitely one of the most inspiring churches in the Holy Land. St. George’s Monastery was originally started in the fourth century […]

Student of the week – Rachel Hasson

Hi, my name is Rachel Hasson and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I first came across Aardvark was when Simon (Aardvark) Cohen came to promote the program at my school, King David Victory Park. At first, I was pretty confused as to why they would name a gap year program in Israel after an […]

The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

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If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to shape the year into one that not only provides a huge amount of fun, regardless of religious […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem October 30, 2016

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Dear Parents, I hope your week was as eventful and as much fun as ours! The biggest highlight of our week was our annual 3-day Ketura Seminar. On Tuesday morning, bright and early at 6:00 am, we departed for Kibbutz Ketura which is located in southern Israel in the Arava desert, about 30 min north […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 28, 2016

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Shalom Parents! It is great to be back again I hope your holidays were relaxing and meaningful. Here are some of are highlights for the week – things were over the top here and there is plenty I want to share so make sure you are sitting comfortable. Simhat Torah is one of the most happiest holidays […]