On March 17, 2014, Ariel’s International Folk Dances took home top prizes in the national dance competition, Super Dance, held in Rishon L’Tziyon.
Step into the Ariel story by giving all of our community members the opportunity to celebrate Passover with dignity.
On a study mission to Israel,US Congressmen Bill Johnson (Ohio) and Congressman David McKinley (West Virginia) spent an afternoon in Ariel to deepen their understanding of Judea and Samaria as the work on Capitol Hill to secure Israeli, and by extension, American interests.
Participants of the “Israel By Choice,” a program for Australian students spending their gap year living and volunteering in Israel, enjoyed a city tour of Ariel
Aaron Goldberg, Director of the Israel Office of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, met with students participating in Ariel University’s special program to integrate autistic students in its academic programs.
On March 5, 2014, the Shvut Ariel Synagogue broke ground on the much-anticipated synagogue expansion in the presence of over 100 people of all ages, from Sephardic to Ashkenazi, from families with young children to seniors, from new immigrants to Israeli natives, from “traditional” to observant.
On the heels of the Academy Awards, a different kind of film history was made in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2014 when graduate films of Ariel University’s Film/TV track were given awards at a festive screening at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque. These rising stars are on the forefront of filmmaking that grapple with ever complex Israeli—and human—realities.
On January 26th a group of students from Westmont College in Santa Barbara came to visit the City of Ariel. The group came to Israel for several weeks to understand current events in the Middle East and to appreciate the geographic and historical points of reference of their faith.
A delegation from the experiential learning center JH Ranch in California, also the inspiration behind the Ariel National Center for Leadership Development, capped of their tour of Israel in Ariel with an “inside-out” weekend tour.
Friends of Ariel had the pleasure of welcoming a StandWithUs study group consisting of Birthright alumni from Australia and South Africa who are active in their communities and campuses in countering anti-Israel propaganda.
On December 10, Friends of Ariel was pleased to welcome a Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Leadership Mission to Ariel for an insiders’ tour of a region which figures into much of the discourse on American-Israel policy.
As part of a weeklong study tour of Israel, with a focus on Judea & Samaria (the “West Bank” as they referred to the region), two dozen Danish journalism interns spent the afternoon in Ariel to receive an Israeli perspective to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.