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Day 24 – Chicago

Posted on July 21, 2021

by Erica Kerman        Today we started the day by sadly saying goodbye to our friend, Sara, as she left to go back home. We then got back on our bus for the first time since Thursday and headed back to downtown Chicago. We passed the Sears Tower on the way there, one Continue Reading »

Day 23 – Chicago

Posted on July 20, 2021

by Sophia Brozost      Today we woke up in Chicago at 8:15, got ready, and went downstairs for breakfast before we had to leave at 9:15. We had a temporary bus with a temporary driver because Irvin is still driving to Chicago. The temporary bus was very nice, however we all missed Irvin a Continue Reading »

Day 22 – Flight to Chicago

Posted on July 19, 2021

by Jonah Ceresney Today was one of the least physically intensive, but mentally difficult days. We started our day early, at 6:30 a.m., to catch the 8 o’clock train to the airport. Sadly, this meant that all of our friends on the 22 day trip would be saying their goodbyes. It was so sad to Continue Reading »

Day 24 – Chicago

Posted on July 24, 2019

by Hannah Foster We started our day by getting back on our original bus with our beloved bus driver Earle. I think I speak for everyone on the trip in saying that he was sorely missed in San Francisco and our first day in Chicago. With Earle back at the helm, we traveled to the Continue Reading »

Day 23 – Chicago

Posted on July 23, 2019

by Robert Horn   We woke up in Chicago and headed downtown to meet with the Metropolitan Planning Council, an urban planning research and advocacy organization. They led us in activities with their staff and research material about a number of issues facing Chicago. It was all very interesting and thought provoking.   After that Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Four – Chicago

Posted on July 18, 2018

by Asher Pins: The morning began with a 7 a.m. wake up call caused by burnt toast. Such that, the patrons of our lovely Baymont Hotel traipsed down to the lobby due to the presence of a blaring fire alarm. After our departure, we made our way back to the city and met with Amber Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Three – Chicago

Posted on July 17, 2018

by Rachel Spetter: We started off the morning with breakfast in the hotel. Many of us were exhausted due to the almost 16 hours of traveling from the day before. Later, we set off into the city of Chicago to talk to the National Immigrant Justice Center. Many of us tried to sleep on the Continue Reading »

Day 24: Chicago

Posted on July 20, 2016

By Freddie Wilson:   Today we met with the John Howard association. They are an organization that advocates for prison reform. They are a small group, only six employees. They continued a conversation we have had with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery and Homeboy Industries when we were in Los Angeles. They monitor the prisons Continue Reading »

Day 23: Chicago

Posted on July 19, 2016

By Danielle Pasekoff: We started our first day in Chicago by boarding the bus, which we had dearly missed during our time in San Francisco. To begin our day, we met with Esme Grant, the Senior Director of Government Relations at the American Network of Community Options and Resources. After telling the group a personal Continue Reading »

Day 24- Chicago

Posted on July 22, 2015

– Rachel Silver Today was a laid back day. The first thing we did was meet for a few minutes with a representative of the High School in Israel program so we could hear about other Jewish programming options. After that, everyone was given about two hours to shop and eat lunch on Michigan Avenue. Continue Reading »