Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 14, 2018

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Dear Parents and Students, This week was absolutely incredible. Not only did we get together with the Tel Aviv group for a fantastic 2-day trip, but we also had the chance to meet some incredible Israelis of our own age. Here are the highlights from this week: On Sunday, we decided to begin the week […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 14, 2018

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Dear Parents, This last week was a very special week. The excitement that grows towards the end of the semester peeked with our two-day trip to the Galil. In addition to the trip, we had a week full of fun and thought provoking activities that I am happy to tell you all about. On Sunday evening, […]

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Williams

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My name is Danielle Williams, I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, and I went on the Aardvark Gap Year Program from 2015-2016. The overwhelming amount of personal growth and meaningful, eye-opening experiences that I had while on the program are extremely difficult to summarize, however there are three prominent aspects […]

Student of the week – Jared Suffet

Hello, my name is Jared Suffet. I am from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I was born in the city of Chicago and for three years of my life, I lived there just a block away from Wrigley Field, before moving to Northbrook. I attended Jewish after school programming until grade 8. I learned most […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 4, 2018

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Shalom Parents, The holidays have ended and here at Aardvark Tel-Aviv we have finally returned to our normal routine with a fantastic week full of activities. Today Eyal is attending a family wedding and we send best wishes from all of us, therefore, in his place I am happy to tell you some of the […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 26, 2018

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Shalom parents, I hope that this email finds you well. Here are some of the highlights from the past week. Sunday was a relaxing day. The Madrichim met with the students in their apartment meetings and they reflected on the Shabbaton by playing some games and making use of various other methods to help the […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 24, 2018

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Shalom Dear Parents, Here in Israel it has been a packed week including both Memorial Day and Independence Day. Marking these days, the students felt the unification of the country during this special time. Here are the highlights from this week (which was almost every day this week). Ready? Here we go: On Sunday evening […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 16, 2018

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Dear Parents, We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover holiday! This week in Jerusalem, it was great to hear from all the students about their adventures and celebrations during the time off. We had a very busy week, with so much going on! This time of year in Israel is always an exciting one with […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 16, 2018

Hello Parents, I hope this email finds you well. I’m pleased to tell you about some of the highlights from the past week in Tel Aviv: On Sunday, Mind and Body’s theme for the day was organic and healthy daily life. Part of the activity was to explore a vegan restaurant and to be exposed […]

Nepal 2018

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Day 1 Shalom to everyone! It already feels like we have been here for about 3 days but the first day of our Nepal Cultural Exchange has finally ended! We started yesterday at 6pm (Israel time), with a pretty easy check-in at Ben Gurion airport. The students had so much time to spare that they […]