We are having an exciting first day here on Aardvark Jerusalem! Except for one last flight scheduled to arrive later tonight, all the students have arrived safe and sound. Our building is abuzz with students getting to know one other. Throughout the day, the students had time to unpack and rest, and we treated them to falafel and shawarma for lunch.
Tonight, after our opening dinner, the staff and I met with the students to discuss the upcoming days in a bit more detail. We will also get to know each other through a number of activities planned by the counselors (madrichim) and play team building games. Our orientation is packed with sessions that will help the students become better acquainted with our program and neighborhood. The highlight this week will surely be our overnight trip to the north where we will be meeting up with the Tel Aviv students. Shabbat in Jerusalem will undoubtedly be a high point as well!
The Jerusalem Madrichim’s phone numbers are:
Our address is in Jerusalem is: 34 Yossi Ben Yoezer, Entrance Gimel (‘ג), Jerusalem, 9330154
Each week I will be sending out the schedule for the following week. I will also give you fun updates and highlights from the past week and weeks to come throughout the semester. We are all looking forward to a wonderful year with your children and to sharing it with you virtually as well!