Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, Here are some of our unforgettable moments from the past week On Sunday, the students continued with their volunteer work. Nikki Schultz works at Stand With Us and wrote the following about the work, “My internship is cool. I work with Stand With Us on Social Media. Basically I have been making graphics for different […]

Nepal 2017

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Day 1 Namaste ,We arrived to Kathmandu around midday and after airport bureaucracy, our adventure started. We met Gal in the airport, the Tevel b’Tzedek Director in Nepal and also Simon Kaye, my good friend who is a graduate of the Tevel program and also Rabbi Marc’s brother and is joining us to help out and […]

Student of the Week – Alex Maybloom

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Hi! My name is Alex Maybloom, I’m 19 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I decided to take a gap year with Aardvark in order to experience the fun side of life after an exhausting final year of school as well as to become a more independent person. After much consideration, I decided to live in […]

Jerusalem – The Centre of Israel’s Vivid Art Scene

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You may not be aware of it but Jerusalem is the centre of Israel’s vivid and unique art scene. Various cultural roots influence the city’s artistic life and they combine to create some fascinating artwork. The most obvious place to see art in Jerusalem is the Israel Museum, the country’s main cultural complex located near […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 26, 2017

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Dear Parents, Summer came to visit this week and here are a few of the things we did while enjoying the sun: On Sunday we went with the students to volunteer for an organization called “One Family” (Israel’s leading organization for helping victims of terror.) In honor of Purim we prepared mishloach manot for thousands of […]

Spain 2015

Spain 2015

Day 1 We got to our hotel which is located three minutes from la rambles, the center of the city. We stored our luggage, Jade changed her sweatpants to jeans, and we headed out to start our trip! First we went to casa batllo, an extraordinary building that was renovated by Spain’s most famous architect, […]

France 2015

France 2015

Day 1 Our first day in Paris was great! The flight went smoothly and when we arrived to Charles de Gaulle Airport, we were met by a driver who took us to our hotel which is located in the trendy, artsy Montmartre neighborhood. The hotel is named after a famous painter, Andre Gill, whose work […]

Holland 2015

Holland 2015

Day 1 Despite some rain today, the group had a great time on their first day in Holland. After an uneventful flight, they arrived at the apartment and everyone was impressed! It’s in a very nice neighborhood, very near to public transportation and cool sites, and it is really comfortable. The owner was there to […]

Ethiopia 2015

Ethiopia 2015

Day 1 Today was a day that will live in the memories of your kids for the rest of their lives. We landed in Gondar, a tiny airport in Northern Gondar, met our guide, driver and Dejene Hodes (graduate of the program and now running heritage tours to Ethiopia) and started our journey and the […]