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Ariel University Opens Medical School

Opening of the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson School of Medicine at Ariel University! Inaugural class of 70 students begin semester.

Summer Fun in Ariel

The City of Ariel enjoyed lots of fun Friends of Ariel activities over the summer. From Mondays in the Park to Summer Movie Nights, there was always something going on!

Irena and Kuba’s Holocaust Legacy Initiative in Ariel

Help support Irena and Kuba Wodislavsky’s Holocaust Legacy Initiative in Ariel.

Ariel Continues to Grow

Standing strong, the city of Ariel celebrates the laying of the cornerstone of the new neighborhood in Ariel.

Remembering Ron Nachman

The annual memory ceremony was held at the completion of the sixth anniversary of the passing of Mayor Ron Nachman.

One Day, Two Historic Visits and a Baby

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Sister City Mayor Sandy Stimpson visited Ariel at two converging diplomatic events. The day was marked by yet another special occasion – the birth of Mayor Shaviro’s newest granddaughter.

A Day in the Life

Michael Adler – American Friends of Ariel’s General Counsel – made his first trip to Israel in honor of Ariel’s 40th anniversary event. He spent his first day in Ariel visiting landmarks, meeting people and becoming familiar with community life, and he shared his highlights.

Inviting New Friends to Join Our 40-Year Celebration

The Ariel story reaches its 40th year this year – and we’re looking to bring in new friends to complete the next chapter. Click here to find out more about how you can help us reach our goal this summer.

Ariel, Israel mayor Eli Shaviro and Friends of Ariel dedicate new medical center, with Dr. Bob Shillman of the Shillman Foundation.

Dianne M. Parrotte Medical Clinic Dedicated

While the Emergency Medical Clinic has become a cornerstone for medical care in Ariel and the surrounding region since its 2015 grand opening, the generous support of Dr. Bob Shillman and the Shillman Foundation provided the final funds for the renovation of the facility. The Shillmans named the Center for Dianne M. Parrotte, a medical doctor and dear friend.

College students receive scholarships in Ariel, Israel. Taken at the Ariel Young Adult Center with mayor Eli Shaviro.

Congrats to Our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

American Friends of Ariel presented 14 outstanding college students from Ariel with scholarships on June 10, as part of an ongoing initiative to spur academic excellence among the city’s youth. Congrats to all of our scholarship recipients!

Teachers receive awards at our Honoring Excellent Educators ceremony, 2018.

Honoring Excellent Educators 2018

This June, we honored the city’s best teachers and educators in our annual ceremony. Read more to find out who we said a special “see you later” to and why this year’s entertainment was spot-on!

Ariel University on its way to a medical school

Israel’s Knesset passed the “Ariel Law” that places Ariel University under the supervision of the Council for Higher Education which oversees all of Israel’s universities. Mayor Shaviro delivered his own personal remarks as well.