gap year in israel

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 24, 2018

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Dear Parents, Here in Israel it has been a packed week including both Memorial Day and Independence Day. Marking these days, the students felt the unification of the country during this special time. Here are the highlights from this week (which was almost every day this week). Ready? Here we go: On Sunday evening […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 16, 2018


Dear Parents, I would like to share some of what we have been doing this past week. On Sunday the counselors met with their students for the weekly apartment meetings and an activity. They spoke about the coming weeks in Israel, which include Yom HaShoah to remember the Holocaust, Yom HaZikaron to remember Israel’s fallen […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 23, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear parents The week is about to end but before it does I would like to tell you all about it! Last Shabbat we took 30 students away for a Shabbat experience on Kibbutz Hanaton. Selah, our Jewish identity track, goes away once a month for Shabbat but this time they opened their doors to […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 28, 2017

Gap year program on boat

Shalom Parents, As I said in my last email, this period of the year is very special.     On Sunday, we drove all the way to Jerusalem in order to join the holocaust day ceremony in Yad Vashem. Our first stop was at mount Herzl. There the students took part in an activity about […]

Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

Israel’s natural hot springs

Israeli is known for many diverse things from hi-tech to falafel, but one thing many people are not aware of is that the country is home to numerous hot springs which are well worth a visit at least once during your gap year. A hot spring is a spring that is produced by geothermal heated […]