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Ben Oken
Posted May 21st, 2018
Hi! My name is Ben Oken and I am from Westlake Village California. I am currently living in Jerusalem in a neighborhood called katamon. Katamon is a quiet place with mostly families but i wouldn’t want to call any other place home. I first heard about Aardvark from my parents who found it, and at the time I didn’t want to come to Israel because I had never been here before so I just brushed them off. Eventually we looked into the...
Emily Berkowitz
Posted May 17th, 2018
Q: What is your full name, where you are from, University in the states and University/program here? My name is Emily Berkowitz and I'm from California. However, I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and went to UNLV where I majored in Secondary Education and British Literature. I am currently getting a Master’s in teaching English to speaker of other languages at Tel Aviv University.     Q: Why Israel? Two years ago, I finally went...
Courtney Anne Roy
Posted May 6th, 2018
Courtney Anne Roy, a Canadian transplant to Palm Bay, FL, is living and teaching in Be’er Sheva, Israel this year with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows and Tlalim. She earned a Honor’s BS in Exceptional Education and Psychology (University of Central Florida; 2014), and a Master’s of Philosophy in Research in Second Language Acquisition (University of Cambridge; 2016).    Q: Why Israel? When first visiting Israel in 2004...
Erica Weiner, MITF (Beit She'an)
Posted May 6th, 2018
School is very busy as I am preparing for English Day! English Day is a day that all of us fellows coordinate. Gilboa’s english day is May 15 and Noam’s english day is May 23rd. So I am very busy! Four of the five schools decided to work together to make the planning a bit easier. The theme is “around the world”. There are five of us girls and we each have a country that we will plan activities/vocabulary lists for. I am...