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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.

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.

Celebrating 25 Years of Friendship with Ariel

Celebrate with us as we review the highlights of American Friends of Ariel’s work since 1991.

Ariel’s Young Adult Center: Ariel’s Hidden Gem

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.

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.