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.
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 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.
Celebrate with us as we review the highlights of American Friends of Ariel’s work since 1991.
Ariel’s Young Adult Center opened early in 2016 to a grand ceremony and media coverage. Nine months later, we sat down this week with the Center’s Director, Shir Avikassis-Arbiv, to see how the institution has evolved.
We began our 25-year celebrations in a big way this month – with two launch events in Dallas, TX.
The International Football (soccer) Association aims to ban Israel from the international league because of protests over Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria. Despite attempts to divide Israelis, Ariel’s winning team has used the sport as a bridge instead of a wall.
The first marathon wasn’t completed in Greece, but in Israel – through the heart of Samaria. Now, you too can step into the story.
Next year marks 50 years of Israel in Judea and Samaria. Come along with us as we bring its people, its stories, and its future to the Ariel Center for the Performing Arts — and to the world.
On October 6, we completed an important project to collect signatures of Ariel’s supporters against the BDS movement. Over 2,400 people from around the world signed our petition – and we presented Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro with a book showing their support for the city of Ariel.
This month, we launched a series of exciting programs which center around 2017: 50 years since the Six-Day War and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration.
Several schools received critical upgrades this year, thanks to cooperation between American Friends of Ariel and the Department of Education.