gap year in israel

Weekly Updates – December 29, 2022

Anna and gali

Shalom Parents and Students! This is it, this is the last newsletter of the semester! And we are sure you are sad as we are, but at the same time, proud of our students for their great accomplishments, and excited for the new adventures to come. How did the last week of the semester look, […]

Hanukah in Israel

Nethaniel, david and elijah light the candles in jerusalem

Hanukah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Jewish calendar. The festival usually consists of lighting candles, eating fried foods and playing with a dreidel. In Israel, Hanukah is celebrated with lots of sufganiyot. Sufganiyot is a Hanukkah […]

Winter in Israel

Winter in israel

If you are considering coming to Israel for a gap year here is how you should prepare for the winter. Winter in Israel is a cold and rainy season. The average temperature is around 14 degrees Celsius. It rains quite often and the snow is rare, but it does happen sometimes. Israel is a small […]

Weekly Updates – December 22, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was our students’ last week of internships and volunteering, and next week they will be packing and getting everything ready for winter break. Some of our students are going back home, some are staying with us for another semester (yay!), but most of them are focused on creating last […]

Weekly Updates – December 15, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! These are the last couple of weeks of our Fall semester, and the students are busy with finals, the last days of internships, and add-on closing events. Our Marva students just finished their eight-week IDF Boot Camp training in Sde Boker! They had an emotional final ceremony with their commanders and […]

Weekly Updates – December 8, 2022

Hello dubai!

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was full of surprises and new adventures. As most of us continued traveling and exploring the country, some of our students were exploring the United Arab Emirates! Yes, you are not mistaken, our third international trip is now taking place in Dubai, where our students are learning about the […]

Weekly Updates – December 1, 2022

Gilboa mountain

Shalom Parents and Students! This week, our second overnight took place in the beautiful north, where more than 200 students traveled to Beit She’an Valley and Gilboa Mountain. We hiked and got to know each other a little better. Curious enough? We got you; scroll down to see what we have been up to Rothschild […]

Weekly Updates – November 24, 2022

Exploring the beautiful city of barcelona

Shalom Parents and Students! This was another week full of adventure; Celebrating the Sigd holiday, traveling the country, and going on our second international trip to Spain! Can’t wait to read about it? No problem, simply scroll down now Rothschild community in Beta Israel Faces of Israel with Fentanesh This week, the Sigd holiday, from […]

Weekly Updates – November 17th

Maya works in the kitchen at north abraxas

Shalom Parents and Students! Another exciting week for our students was full of new experiences. Along with participating in Master Chef competitions, fun activities, and a Krav Maga class, they also visited some exciting places this week (some of these places even Israelis don’t know about!). Let us tell you all about it Navi from […]

Selah Newsletter! – November 2022

Shalom from the holy city of jerusalem!

Shalom from the Holy City of Jerusalem! It has been an action-packed semester thus far. I’m sure you are very interested in hearing all about it, so let’s do a quick review! Our semester opened up with activities that promoted introspection and setting intentions for the semester ahead. We has a Jewish meditation workshop run […]