Adelson's visit to Ariel's University

Adelsons to donate $25M to Ariel University

U.S. business magnate Sheldon Adelson and wife Miriam, have pledged $25 million to Ariel University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences as part of their deep and unwavering commitment to the City of Ariel and the State of Israel.


Homefront Hospitality

As Hamas terrorists fired vast numbers of missiles at Israeli communities, the leadership of Ariel, that has remained relatively untouched during this operation, sought ways to help weaker communities. There is no doubt that Israel’s southern cities and towns are getting the worst of it and so, Mayor Eli Shaviro and the city council decided to open Ariel to the children of the south.


A Salute to Education in Ariel

On June 11, a special evening honoring Ariel’s educators was held at the Ariel Regional Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was filled with educators and staff from all of Ariel’s educational institutions.


Mayor Eli Shaviro’s Inaugural Trip to the USA

On his first USA tour as Mayor of Ariel, Eliyahu (Eli) Shaviro had several goals. For starters, he set out to meet the many friends of Ariel who have lent their support to the city throughout the years and to thank them for always being there to help meet the needs of the residents of Ariel. Second, he sought to share his vision for Ariel and the future of the city with friends, both new and old.

Our Community

Everyone can find their place in Ariel. Here’s a glance at community initiatives and projects spanning all age groups, media, and fields of interest.

Our Landmarks

From supporting educational facilities to world-class cultural performances, our friends across the globe have always been part and parcel of the Ariel story.

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San Diego Teens Hosted in Ariel

A Teen Mission from Maranatha Chapel in San Diego spent two days in Ariel at the end of June.


Florida Friends Return to Ariel

After meeting Ariel Mayor Eli Shaviro during his recent visit to South Florida, Jack Heintz, Pastor Dino Pedrone and members of New Testament Baptist Church were particularly keen on visiting Ariel.


Tennis Anyone?

Dear friend of Ariel, Dr. Billye Brim and her daughter Brenda brought very special guests to Ariel: two-time Wimbledon winner Rev. Dr. Margaret Court and her husband Barry. As part of their tour of the city, our guests visited the Ariel’s National Center for Leadership Development where they stopped to pay their respects at the grave of Ron Nachman, of blessed memory.

Temple Israel

Trading Places with Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Florida

Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, a Reform temple in Florida, paid a visit to Ariel on May 12, 2014 during their tour of Israel.

Ariel & Me

No matter where you live, you can step into the pages of Ariel’s story. Through hosting and attending events in your area, you can become part of the Ariel story.

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Getting to Know Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro

On May 11, 2014, Ariel’s mayor, Eliyahu Shaviro, is launching his first tour of the United States to meet with friends of Ariel, to outline his vision for the city, and to tell the story of Ariel to new audiences. He will be accompanied by Executive Director Avi Zimmerman. Mayor Shaviro was elected in October … Continue Reading »


Ariel University Showcased at 2014 AIPAC Conference

Ariel University Showcased at 2014 AIPAC Conference Display Attracted Significant Interest in Ariel University’s Cutting Edge Water Research Delegates at last week’s 2014 AIPAC conference in Washington, DC flocked to Ariel University’s display at the Innovation Showcase Exhibit in the heart of the AIPAC Village to view a sample of AU’s research. For the first … Continue Reading »


Ariel and the Search For King David’s Lost Wines

Join Avi Zimmerman, Executive Director of American Friends of Ariel, on the East Coast from March 2 – 12 for the revolutionary Israel narrative you’ve been waiting for. In the Samarian hills, thousands of years ago, grape farmers turned organic produce into wine served to Israelite kings, the priests of the Holy Temple, and the people … Continue Reading »

To Touch or Not To Touch

Ariel Breakfast Club in Connecticut

THE ARIEL BREAKFAST CLUB, a series of student films from Ariel University exploring unlikely student encounters, was shown at the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County, CT, at the Stamford JCC, on March 6, 2014. Themed after the John Hughes classic “The Breakfast Club” about high school students from different socio-economic backgrounds who reconcile stereotypes of … Continue Reading »