Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 18, 2019

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Dear Parents, The second week of our semester has ended and after two busy weeks full of activities and traveling, it seems as if our students have come together and already formed close friendships with one another, which contributes to the amazing vibes we are feeling. As promised, each week I will send you an […]

Student of the Week – Ethan Harkavy

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Hey guys, my name is Ethan Harkavy and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I have just started my second semester on the program. I found Aardvark while looking online after I decided I wanted to do a gap year before going to college. I came on the program because of how much freedom they give […]

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 […]

Students of the Week – Alex & Jonathan Nulman

Jonathan Nulman:Hello everyone! I’m Jonathan Nulman from Morristown, New Jersey. I am also the twin with the better beard (that should be enough information to help you figure out which one I am in the picture). I have loved Israel for as long as I can remember; Aardvark makes it my third and longest time […]

Student of the Week – Elan Ganz

Hello, my name is Elan Ganz and my story began 18 years ago, on August 9, 2000, when I was born in the lobby of a hospital. I am from Newton, Massachusetts, which is in the greater Boston area, and I live there with my parents Michael and Rachel, and my three siblings, Noam, Mira […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 16, 2018

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Shalom Parents, We have reached the halfway point of our first semester and I must tell you about some of the amazing things that have happened. We had a great week full of fun, meaningful and educational activities. Here is the news from this week: Our week began on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday Night), when we had […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 15, 2018

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Dear Parents, The days are getting colder here, and we finally had some rain on Aardvark Tel Aviv. We had a great week full of activities and I would like to tell you about some of what we have been doing. On Sunday, the sea sport took part in a volleyball game on the beach with […]

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 – Tel Aviv November 2, 2018

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Dear Parents, What a great week we had here in Tel-Aviv, despite the clock changing to wintertime, we are still enjoying, and taking advantage of, the warm “summery” weather. Here are some of this week’s highlights: On Sunday – Our sea sport group went for another exciting paddle boarding session; it seems that they’re becoming real […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem October 25, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, What a week! Between a three-day seminar in the desert and rain finally falling in Jerusalem, it has been busy and exciting. Ready to hear all about it? Here we go! The highlight of the week was our 3-day Ketura Seminar. On Sunday morning, bright and early at 6:00 am, we departed to Kibbutz […]