Jerusalem Weekly – March 4, 2021

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Dear Parents & Students, Sunday was Purim in Jerusalem!!! The Hebrew date of Purim is the 14th of the month of Adar, starting the evening before. However, in Jerusalem and other “walled” cities, the holiday is celebrated one day later than everywhere else. Our students heard the Megillah (also known as the Book of Esther), […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 24, 2019

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Dear Parents, PURIM WAS HERE!!! Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. Purim is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Israel, it is embraced by the entire country, […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 24, 2019

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents & Students, PURIM WAS HERE!!! Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. Purim is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Israel, it is embraced by the […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 17, 2019

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Shalom Parents, I hope this email finds you well. We have had a great week here in Tel Aviv. During the week, we had another chance to deepen our understanding of Israeli culture with two main events, an Israeli elections panel and meeting with minorities, but before telling you more details, let’s start with the […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 7, 2019

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Dear Parents, Happy Adar II! The Jewish sages say that from the moment Adar begins we increase in our measure of happiness. Here at Aardvark, we are definitely lifting up our spirits as we prepare for the crazy and joyous holiday of Purim. On Monday, the students and staff were all back to their regular […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 21, 2019

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Dear Parents Shalom Parents! Happy Adar! The Jewish sages say that from the moment Adar begins we increase in our measure of happiness. Here at Aardvark, we’re definitely lifting up the spirits as we prepare for the crazy and joyous holiday of Purim. After a long weekend during which the Ethiopia trip students relaxed and […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 1, 2018

Dear Parents, Here are the highlights from this week. On Sunday we started the week with Purim vibes throughout the building! Everyone is getting ready for the festival working on their costumes and preparing for the fun week ahead. In our apartment meetings with our madrichim we continued to work on our Purim videos for […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv March 1, 2018

Shalom and Happy Purim! It has been an amazing, exciting and happy week here at Aardvark Tel Aviv, and while we are a bit busy celebrating, I would love to tell you about some of this week’s highlights. On Sunday the students filmed parts of the megillah for our Purim party video contest. It was […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem February 23, 2018

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Dear parents, Here are our weekly highlights from Jerusalem: On Sunday afternoon we held the first culture committee meeting. The culture committee consists of students with ideas and the desire to help their peers make the most of their time in Jerusalem. They help plan activities on weekends and throughout the semester. We are excited […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 23, 2018

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Shalom Parents! Happy Adar! The Jewish sages teach that from the first moment of Adar we increase our measure of happiness. Here at Aardvark, we are definitely lifting our spirits as we prepare for the crazy and joyous holiday of Purim.After a long weekend during which the Ethiopia trip students relaxed and got over the […]