Lowell Milken and Family Visit Ariel

American Friends of Ariel was honored to host our most dedicated supporter, Lowell Milken, and family in Ariel this month, for a fun and meaningful day of activities around the city.

Ariel University Lays Cornerstone for New Medical School

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Health Minister Yaakov Litzmann, Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson, Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro, and other top-ranking officials laid the ground for Ariel University’s new Medical School on Wednesday, in attendance of the national and international press.

Ten Ariel Residents Receive AFA College Scholarships

Every year, AFA gives college scholarships to Ariel residents who help tutor and guide struggling students throughout the academic year. As we reach a total of over 500 students helped over the years, we reflect on this year’s special group of outstanding young adults.

Honoring Excellent Educators Awards 2017

American Friends of Ariel and the City of Ariel hosted an extra-special Honoring Excellent Educators Award Ceremony this year, celebrating over 25 years of our initiative to honor and support Ariel’s best teachers.

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.

Spring 2017 Visitors

It’s only May – and we’ve had more visitors in Ariel in 5 months than in all of 2016! See the highlights from our most recent visits.

Summer 2016 Visitors

Visitors flooded Ariel this summer to see the sights and get to know the city. Here are some highlights from some of our many visiting groups.

Summer 2015 Visitors to Ariel

Look who came to Ariel this summer.

Israel Firefighters at the Leadership Center

A letter from the station commander to the director of the Ariel National Center for Leadership Development perfectly expresses what the Center is about.

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.

A Sneak Peek At Ariel’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

We’re making Ariel’s 40th a year to remember – and we’re bringing a series of mega-events to the US to invite all our dedicated friends and supporters to celebrate with us!

Take the 2017 Passover Pledge!

From sponsoring Passover food packages to a seat at the Ariel Seder, you can step into the Ariel story by allowing the city’s less fortunate to relive the experience of redemption.

Ariel’s 2017 Delegation to USA

Mayor Eli Shaviro and American Friends of Ariel’s Executive Director, Avi Zimmerman, embarked on an intensive trip to the US this month to meet with Ariel’s dedicated friends and supporters – and to plan for the City of Ariel’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

AFA Kicks Off 25-Year Celebrations

We began our 25-year celebrations in a big way this month – with two launch events in Dallas, TX.