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A Permanent Home for Gaza “Refugees”

After nine and a half years of living in a trailer camp, the displaced residents of Gush Katif, Gaza, who found refuge and community in Ariel, are finally moving into their permanent homes.

Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro, the Nachman family, Ariel residents and Israeli leaders paid homage to Ron Nachman’s legacy by laying the cornerstone to what will be the Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum.

Cornerstone: Remembering Ron Nachman

On January 27, 2015, the City of Ariel and the Nachman Family and the Friends of Ariel will remember Mayor Ron Nachman and celebrate his life as we will lay the cornerstone for the Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum. Join us.


On Thanksgiving we thank. On Black Friday we shop. On Giving Tuesday we give!!! At the American Friends of Ariel, we are blessed to have the world’s best supporters, and we are proud to count you among them! Please join our #GIVINGTUESDAY-ARIEL campaign and make Giving Tuesday a day to celebrate in the City of Ariel.

Ariel Pupils Learn to Apply Their Arabic Language Skills

Ariel’s Arab language class went on a three day youth training course, commonly known as Gadna, conducted by the IDF Intelligence Corps. During the Gadna experience, the teenagers learned about the army in general and the Intelligence Corps in particular.

The “Shabbat Project” in Ariel

As part of the global “Shabbat Project” initiative, a ritual tithing of the traditional Shabbat challah bread took place at Ariel’s community center.

Ariel University makes International Headlines

Over the past few days, Ariel Universities noteworthy research has been the topic of international news. Enjoy!



Ceadîr-Lunga and Ariel sign Twin-City agreement

On Monday afternoon, September 29, 2014, the City of Ariel signed a twin city relationship with Ceadîr-Lunga, Moldova.

Adelsons to donate $25M to Ariel University

U.S. business magnate Sheldon Adelson and wife Miriam, have pledged $25 million to Ariel University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences as part of their deep and unwavering commitment to the City of Ariel and the State of Israel.

Homefront Hospitality

As Hamas terrorists fired vast numbers of missiles at Israeli communities, the leadership of Ariel, that has remained relatively untouched during this operation, sought ways to help weaker communities. There is no doubt that Israel’s southern cities and towns are getting the worst of it and so, Mayor Eli Shaviro and the city council decided to open Ariel to the children of the south.

San Diego Teens Hosted in Ariel

A Teen Mission from Maranatha Chapel in San Diego spent two days in Ariel at the end of June.

Tennis Anyone?

Dear friend of Ariel, Dr. Billye Brim and her daughter Brenda brought very special guests to Ariel: two-time Wimbledon winner Rev. Dr. Margaret Court and her husband Barry. As part of their tour of the city, our guests visited the Ariel’s National Center for Leadership Development where they stopped to pay their respects at the grave of Ron Nachman, of blessed memory.