The Aardvark Monthly – April 2022 – Passover and first days of Spring!

Orr, joseph, omri, and ori from levontin on the rooftop

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, After a nice, long Spring Break, when our students traveled the country, got together with their families in Israel, or traveled back home, we are back with another exciting newsletter, in which we will tell you about some of our students’ adventures from the past month. Are you ready […]

Weekly Updates – May 12, 2022

Levontin community at mount arbel

Shalom Parents and Students! Do you recognize the man in the middle-right of the picture, the one with the tie? Yup, you are not mistaken, it is the president of Israel, Mr. Issac Herzog! Our Jerusalem community met the president in his house for an official visit. What have the rest of our communities done […]

Weekly Updates – May 4, 2022

The roof is on fire! Just kidding, it's our levontin community!

Shalom Parents and Students, and Happy Independence Day! Our beloved country is celebrating its 74th birthday (we wouldn’t give it a day over 73!) and our students celebrated in various ways, although not before they learned and heard the stories of fallen soldiers and victims of terror, as part of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, […]

Weekly Updates – April 28, 2022

Levontin students at the beach

Shalom Parents and Students! We are back from our Passover vacation! Did you miss us? Because we sure missed everyone 🙂 Our students have returned, and are back in their internship and volunteering routines. Want to see what our students have been up to since they got back? Scroll down >> Year Program students in […]

Amazing Accidental Archaeological Discoveries

Amazing accidental archaeological discoveries

A huge number of archaeological digs are going on in Israel at any given time and they often turn up amazing finds. However, sometimes, truly astonishing finds are made purely by accident, such as the Dead Sea scrolls that were found by Bedouin shepherds in the 1940s. Far more recently, a man enjoying some scuba […]

Israel’s Biblical Hikes

Safy from florentin community in nachal og

Perhaps one of the most amazing things about spending time in Israel is the ability to visit locations where significant events happened in the bible. While on your gap year you are sure to go on many hikes and many of which will have biblical roots and routes. For example, you may visit the Elah […]

Weekly Updates – April 14, 2022

Joel schapira and zeke having a special treat after a busy day!

Shalom Parents and Students! This has become a habit, so here is our Israeli weather report! This week was pretty cloudy in Israel. No rain, but cloudy weather indeed, with some sunshine here and there, and higher temperatures on some days. Scroll down to see what our students have been up to >> Levontin community […]

Weekly Updates – April 7, 2022

Selah students at king david hotel in jerusalem

Shalom Parents and Students! Ok, it’s officially here – Summer! This week has been extremely hot, not that we are bothered by it after all the rain we had just a few weeks ago! So every day with sunshine is welcome. How did our students spend the first days of Summer, you ask? Scroll down […]

Weekly Updates – March 31, 2022

Lulu, rony, claire, and alexa looking fierce!

Shalom Parents and Students! Spring (or more to say, summer, because here in Israel it just goes straight to hot) has finally arrived in Israel! How did our students spend the first days of Spring, you ask? Scroll down to read all about it. >> Jerusalem students in Gan Sacher Lulu, Rony, Claire, and Alexa […]

Weekly Updates – March 24, 2022

Kotel - western wall

Shalom Parents and Students! Wow, Purim was crazy! But it’s behind us now, and our students are back to their regular routine. This week, the rain and cold weather are back in Israel, which is very irregular (we would normally be at the beach by now!) but the cold weather didn’t seem to bother our […]