Jerusalem Weekly December 24

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Shalom Aardvark Jerusalem Families, I feel very emotional writing this last email of the Fall semester. This was a very significant semester for us, which makes it that much more difficult to say goodbye, but at the same time we are taking a deep breath and look forward to the next semester. The students are […]

Weekly Letter TLV December24

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This week in Tel Aviv we started to really feel the end of the semester. Each group participated in a concluding activity with their Madrich or Madricha, students started to clean up the apartments, final classes and exams were held, and some goodbye dinners were eaten. One half of our community visited Sderot and the […]

Student of the Week – Eytan Fainman

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My name is Eytan Fainman and I am from Johannesburg South Africa! For most of my life, I have had a desire to one day reside and work in Israel. However, how and when I was going to achieve my longing desire was always unknown. Choosing to spend my spring semester in Tel Aviv was […]

Student of the Week – Shelly Alkaslasi

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Hi, my name is Shelly Alkaslasi and I am from Los Angeles! I am spending my gap semester in Florentin and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. When I return home, I plan to transfer to a UC campus, study Microbiology, and then get my Bachelors of Science in Nursing! When I was 12-years-old, […]

Student of the Week – Benji Abrahams

My name is Benji Abrahams, I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦 and I am spending the semester in Tel Aviv! Afterwards, I am planning to study Performance Arts at Wits University in Johannesburg. I heard about Aardvark Israel from close friends and people that have already been on the program and I jumped at the […]

Student of the Week – Elizabeth Doty

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Hi, my name is Elizabeth Doty, but everyone calls me “Shea”. I am from Dallas, Texas, and I am currently living in Tel Aviv, embarking on my second semester of Aardvark Israel. I never could have predicted how impactful these past five months were going to be on me when I initially signed up, last […]

Student of the Week – Eliana Franks

Hello, my name is Eliana Franks, I’m from London, England, and I am currently an Aardvark Israel student living in Jerusalem. After an exhausting final year at my all girls catholic school in the British countryside (it’s exactly like in the movies), I was left bored, disillusioned and uninspired by the cold climate around me […]

Student of the Week – Leah Matthys

Hi everyone! My name is Leah Matthys and I’m from Arroyo Grande, California, a small town on California’s beautiful central coast. I’m currently in my second semester of Aardvark and living in Tel Aviv. Next year I will be going to a small school named Minerva, where I will spend 4 years in 7 different […]

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 […]