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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.

Ariel Celebrates Israeli Independence – All Week Long

From flag ceremonies to concerts from Israeli superstars, Ariel celebrated Israel’s 69th birthday in style.

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!

Ariel Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day with Special Delegation

Regional Ministry of Education officials tour Ariel on Holocaust Memorial Day in light of city’s unique Holocaust education program.

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.

Milken Elementary School Students Stage ‘Maccabiah’

Throughout the week, the students participated in friendly sports competitions, both between grades within Bernard Milken Elementary and between students of other elementary schools in Ariel.

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.

New Women’s Learning Program Opens in Ariel

Women in Ariel have new opportunities to connect to their Jewish roots this year, thanks to a brand-new program from the Netzer Ariel community.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits Ariel, Renames Main Road in Honor of Ron Nachman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited Ariel this month to rename the main road in founding mayor Ron Nachman’s honor. During his memorial speech, he vowed that Ariel would be allowed to thrive and be normalized as part of internationally recognized Israel.

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