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Jerusalem – The Centre of Israel’s Vivid Art Scene

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You may not be aware of it but Jerusalem is the centre of Israel’s vivid and unique art scene. Various cultural roots influence the city’s artistic life and they combine to create some fascinating artwork. The most obvious place to see art in Jerusalem is the Israel Museum, the country’s main cultural complex located near […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 23, 2017

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Shalom Parents, Another great week has come to an end. I have a lot to share with you so grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfortable sit and relax. I’ll wait until you’re ready… Shall we begin? On Sunday, as usual, the students met in their clean apartments for the apartment meetings. Naama […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2017

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Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well. While Adi is off having fun leading the international trip in Ethiopia, I’m more than happy to share our news with you J It was a great week for us and here are some of the highlights: On Monday we participated in an activity about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict run by Windows, […]

Student of the Week – Jacob Adler

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Hi! My name is Jacob Adler and I’m from Atlanta,Georgia. I decided to spend my gap year in Israel because I have always had a special connection to the country. I also felt like I wanted more time to decide what direction I want to take my life. Taking a gap year has been the […]

Final Weekly Letter First Semester 29.12.16

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We just finished our final week of the semester here in Jersualem! Our week was full of cleaning, Hannukah celebration and saying goodbye to the Madrichim and students who were only staying for one semester. Sunday Morning, a few of our students, Celeste Williams, Keren Kaynan, Tess Bernstein went to volunteer at the Alin Children’s […]

Final Weekly update for Fall semester 2016

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Shalom Parents! I cannot believe the semester is over…I feel like I just met the students yesterday. They were a little confused and very excited, and full of questions: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my laundry?” “Why do I have to get up in the morning for volunteering?” […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 8, 2016

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As you probably understand from your children and the schedule, we are building a weekly routine after the intensive orientation we had here. The students are starting to understand the framework we created for them. When is the right time to go to the gym? How do I need to organize my time in order […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Sept 1, 2016

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Shalom Parents! The students are about to finish their first week on Aardvark!According to the students, every day felt like a whole week because of the busy schedule we had. We started the first day at 5:20 am at the airport to welcome the first arriving students. A day full of excitement, worries, introductions and […]