gap year in israel

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 20, 2017

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Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well and you all enjoyed the Pesach holiday. While Natali is having fun leading our international trip in Germany, I’m more than happy to share our weekly letter with you  This week our schedule was a bit different due to Chag Pesach. We began our weekly routine […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 26, 2017

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Dear parents, Here are some of the highlights from the past week. On Sunday, we had a talk from the right-wing representative Ishay Flecher who talked about right wing politics in Israel. In the talk he spoke about the delicate situation with the Palestinians and the Mitnachalim (settlers), as well as the Jewish population that […]

Tel Aviv Neighbourhoods


A Guide to Tel Aviv’s Top Five Neighbourhoods During your gap year in Tel Aviv you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city and discover the different styles of the many neighbourhoods. However, to help you get started here is a short guide to some of Tel Aviv’s top neighbourhoods. Levinsky Market This is […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 19, 2017

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Dear Parents and Students, Here are some of the best moments from the past week: It was Purim on Sunday! In the morning we made Hamentashens and went to the nursing home across the street to hand out them out along with some other snacks. We sang Purim songs and had a great time.In the […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 23, 2017

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Shalom Parents, Another great week has come to an end. I have a lot to share with you so grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfortable sit and relax. I’ll wait until you’re ready… Shall we begin? On Sunday, as usual, the students met in their clean apartments for the apartment meetings. Naama […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 16, 2017

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Shalom Parents, This week was very interesting for everyone. The students had the opportunity to travel to Sderot, a part of Israel that most had never been to before and some had not even heard of. In addition, some had the opportunity to talk to representatives from the MASA organization while the program’s committees showed […]

Ethiopia 2017


Day 1 Shalom parents, After 2 flights, few hours of waiting in security lines and one missing bag (that came back to us a few hours later – Don’t worry..) I can say that we all arrived safe and sound to Gondar which is an amazing looking city…. Today was a day that will live […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 22, 2017

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Dear Parents Shalom, Last week was a great week on the Aardvark Jerusalem Program. Starting Monday we had our first day of internships/volunteering. Every year our students choose from a wide variety of places, everything from award winning bakeries to a preschool for children with special needs and this year was no different. Every student […]

Holland 2013

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Day 1 The plane ride was fine and everyone slept as usual. They are staying in the Hans Brinker hostel named for the famous novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (full title: Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland) by American author Mary Mapes Dodge, first published in 1865. […]

Czech Republic 2013

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As they arrived at Ben Gurion Airport, before they even checked in their luggage, the group was interrogated by security (don’t be alarmed, Israel is known for tight security). The security officer in charge asked lots of questions about everyone and even left to speak to her supervisor. Admittedly, it was a little bit intense, […]