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Monopoly Jerusalem

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by Zach Buller & Ussishkin 10 Twenty-one sites. Eight hours. One city. When my roommates and I played Jerusalem-themed Monopoly during quarantine, we hatched a plan. The board would be our roadmap, and with featured locations like the City of David and Mount of Olives instead of Boardwalk and Park Place, we would explore all […]

A First-Timer in The Old City during COVID

by Ava Rosen There’s one thing the Old City in Jerusalem has that most other communities across the globe do not – a deep history. And I felt it. Walking into the Old City for the first time felt like entering a different time period. It’s not that it looked different; the same Jerusalem stone […]

Aardvark Updates – March 19, 2019

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March 19, 2019 Aardvark Updates  Today, the Jerusalem students toured the Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock) and the Old City. The day started at the Christian quarter of the Old City, where the students arrived at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The church is where Jesus is supposedly buried and it was cool […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 31, 2019

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Shalom Parents & Students, Another busy week has come to an end here on Aardvark Jerusalem and our students are slowly settling into the program’s daily routine. Now it is my pleasure to tell you about some of the highlights from the past week.  On Sunday we began the week we the monthly community talk in […]

Things To Do For Free in Jerusalem

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During your gap year in Jerusalem there will be many exciting activities to enjoy organised by Aardvark, but you will also have plenty of free time. You will discover that there are many great things to do in Jerusalem, but you will also realise that Israel is a fairly expensive country. Luckily, plenty of enjoyable […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem October 19, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, This week was eventful and productive, and we have so much to tell you! On Sunday afternoon, after a morning of internships and volunteering, Orly Wahba came to speak to the students. Orly Wahba is an educator, entrepreneur, author and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to be the best […]

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 – Jerusalem March 16, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are this week’s highlights: On Monday night we went to the music festival in the Old City. We walked along the festival path starting at the Jaffa Gate, and then through the Armenian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter and finished with the Christian Quarter. In the Armenian Patriarchate, we enjoyed […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 25, 2017

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Shalom Parents, I cannot believe that there is less than a week left of the program. I feel like I met the students just yesterday. They were a little confused, very excited, and full of question: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my laundry?” “Why do I have to […]