gap year in israel

Jerusalem Weekly December 17

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on, red slanted roofs facing towards us in a uniform arrangement. As we entered Hebron, the largest Arab city in the West Bank, we began to learn about the religious history of the city, said to be the second most important city in Judaism. The city was home to the matriarchs and patriarchs of Judaism, […]

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 […]

Daily Update – January 15, 2019

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January 15, 2019 Daily Update  Today Selah began the new semester with an energetic tour of Tel Beer Sheva. Every month Selah visits and tours an archaeological site connected with a famous Bible story. We call these unique trips a Tanach Tiyul. Today’s tiyul was about the founder of Judaism, Abraham. We learnt about his […]

Student of the Week – Tova Brocco

My name is Tova Brocco, and I am your basic American Jewish girl. I grew up in a very religious Jewish community in Lakewood, New Jersey, but now I live in South Bend, Indiana with my mom and my siblings. My decision to come on Aardvark’s program was not a hard one. Seminary was my […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 9, 2018

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Dear Parents, Chanukah is a wonderful time to be in Israel and the students have had the chance to take full advantage of the true festival of lights. It has been a great week and we are looking forward to a few more nights of light… Here are the highlights: On Sunday night, we met for […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 2, 2018

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Shalom Parents and Students, Another great week on Aardvark is ending, and as always, I have numerous experiences, pictures, and stories for you. Find yourself a comfortable spot on the couch and we will be ready to start. On Sunday, we had the special treat of the Madricha Maia teaching the students extra Ulpan. She […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 21, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, We have enjoyed another jam-packed week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. Here are some highlights from the week: On Sunday afternoon, at our apartment meetings, we discussed how the organs in our body work together to help us function. We used this as a metaphor for our apartments and each one of us […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 6, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, This was our second week of the program, and it was AMAZING!!! We began on Sunday with a session about academic lessons and the different classes we have to offer here on Aardvark. We also had a session about the importance of Internships and Volunteering. The students then had free time to clean […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 6, 2018

Dear parents, It has been an amazing week. We have had a great time traveling and running fun activities with your children and now I’m excited to tell you about the week’s highlights. Here we go: On Sunday, the students had interesting lectures and workshops on internships, volunteering, and Israeli culture, later in the day […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 3, 2018

Dear parents, It has been another full week packed with activities here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. Here are some of the highlights: On Sunday the Madrichim ran activities with their apartments. In the activity, the students were asked to start thinking about a little project that they would like to do for the closing ceremony of […]