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Yom Kippur Student Blog

I watched the sky turn from a light blue to a pale pink as I stood on the steps facing the Leonardo Plaza. The clock slowly ticking away the minutes until my friends and I could gorge on a break-fast meal. I took it all in with a few deep breaths— the captivating chants from […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 21, 2018

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Dear Parents, Gmar Chatima Tova Another special week has passed here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. As you know, we paused our week for Yom Kippur which was last Tuesday and Wednesday, and then returned for one day of our normal routine before the holiday of Sukkot begins. We use this special holiday season as an […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 21, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, We have enjoyed another jam-packed week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. Here are some highlights from the week: On Sunday afternoon, at our apartment meetings, we discussed how the organs in our body work together to help us function. We used this as a metaphor for our apartments and each one of us […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 14, 2018

Dear Parents & Students, This week may have been short but it was still full of significant events. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, we celebrated Rosh Hashanah and our students spent the holiday with friends and family. Solly Sperber said, “It was lovely to spend my first Rosh Hashanah with my family in Israel. The food was […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 14, 2018

Dear Parents, Shana Tova! As you probably already know, this week was very special here in Israel thanks to the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. All of the students went away for the long weekend and spent the holiday with family, friends, Jewish communities, and some even went to dinner at our staff’s homes. Everyone got […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 29, 2017

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Dear Parents, We have enjoyed another jam-packed week here at Aardvark Jerusalem: On Sunday, the Madrichim sat with the students to do an activity as part of the program “My Israeli Journey”, a special program that we run on Aardvark. The goal is for the students to learn how to process their experience from Israel […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 29, 2017

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Hi! We have just finished another amazing week here on Aardvark Tel Aviv and things are going great! Although Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Hebrew calendar, it can sometimes be a challenge for us to make it into something meaningful. At Aardvark, we dedicated this week to preparing for the special day […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 13, 2016

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Shalom Parents, This week was a very special week due to Yom Kippur, as some of you know there is a different atmosphere in Israel than anywhere else in the world during Yom Kippur. Conversations about what is the best way to get past the fast are heard everywhere. Kids bother their parents about fixing the […]