Weekly Updates – January 20, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! We are already starting the second week of the semester, and our students are feeling more like locals and becoming more familiar with their neighborhoods and their weekly schedule. This week, our students experienced their first Tuesday Tiyul (exciting!) and participated in bonding activities to help them to get to know […]

Weekly Updates – January 13, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! Spring Semester has officially started! We welcomed more than 200 students from all over the world, and look at that – they are already touring their neighborhoods with their madrichim, going through important orientation sessions, and getting to know their new best friends. Want to see how their first week looked? […]

The Aardvark Monthly – December 2021

Jillian and lulu from florentin! Looking wonderful ladies

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, These were the last weeks of Fall semester, and we could not have had a better semester. Our students are now on their winter break and will get back to us next week already along with the new students joining in for Spring (Yay)! So what have we been […]

Weekly Updates – December 30, 2021

Hannah, gailen, alex, josh, zac, and jake from florentin and jerusalem

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was the last day of our Fall 2021 semester. Our students reflected on their experiences and got the chance to see all they have accomplished and how they’ve grown. Each group participated in closing activities together. The students took the time to write something special to one of his […]

Weekly Updates – December 23, 2021

A futursic visit at lightricks, a high-tech company in jerusalem

Shalom Parents and Students! This week our students had some closure moments, while they prepared for the semester to end, including spending their last days in their internships and volunteering. Jerusalem community students traveled to the Kotel tunnels and attended an end-of-semester party in the Moadon. They enjoyed a talent show and a trivia contest, […]

Weekly Updates – December 16, 2021

Levontin girls in beit she'an national park

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was a very emotional, though fun week for our students, as they got to go together to their last overnight tiyul for this semester! Our three communities (More than 150 students!) traveled to the north of Israel, to Beit She’an Valley. We started our trip early in the morning […]

Weekly Updates – December 9, 2021

Selah students by the ahava sculpture

Shalom Parents and Students! This week on Aardvark Israel was very versatile. As most of our students will be staying here with us for another semester (yay!) some will be going back home at the end of December. For those students who are returning home after this semester, our partners at MASA organized a special […]

Masa Year of Service

Liat, natalie and leah

Dear parents and participants, Masa Year of Service is off to a great start!We met new friends, traveled and explored Israel and started our volunteer work. We’re happy to share with you some of these great moments and invite you to be part of our shared experiences. Tiyul (trip – day!) During the past few […]

The Aardvark Monthly – November 2021

Malia, ruby, sarah, lauren and sarah from levontin in haifa

Shalom and Happy Holidays, Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, We are down to one month until Fall semester ends, and winter has finally arrived in Israel! Our students celebrated Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, and some of them even organized their own Thanksgiving meals all by themselves. For some of our students it was their first time […]

Weekly Updates – December 2, 2021

Gaya's group from levontin lighting it up in rabin square!

Shalom Parents and Students, and Happy Hanukkah! This week was extremely busy, with holiday celebrations and a wonderful Shabbaton in Peki’in, a Druze village in the north of Israel. But first – Hanukkah! Our students never miss a chance for a party, and what amazing Hanukkah parties we’ve had this week! Especially when they include […]