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Summer 2013

Day 34 – Washington D.C., Heading South – By Brandon Kaplan

Posted on July 29, 2013

We started off our last full day early, packed the bus, and headed off to our last meeting. We met with Steve Azerkoff from AIPAC, the Pro-Israeli lobbyist group. AIPAC’a main goal is to show American support to all Israeli decisions. Currently they are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a Continue Reading »

Day 33 – Washington D.C. – By Ellory Wolin

Posted on July 28, 2013

I really don’t know what Jewish life was like before the Holocaust. Perhaps a pious mother with eyes and hair of the same shade of brown waved her soft hands over the Shabbat candles, or maybe, a small boy enjoyed a meal of chicken and a glass of milk. For many years, unknowns persisted, and Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Washington D.C. – By Teddy Magram

Posted on July 27, 2013

After two days of sitting through meetings in upscale DC office buildings, we finally had time to explore DC from a tourist’s perspective. But before we could explore the city, we had to sit through one more meeting that was one of the more  powerful meetings we had. The meeting was with the National Coalition Continue Reading »

Day 31- Washington DC – By Josh Bernstein

Posted on July 26, 2013

Starting things of today we went to the Heritage Foundation; a think tank who’s focus is to uphold conservative views. We spoke to them on what America should do about distribution of wealth.  They had plenty of valid points, but did not seem to be concerned with how much the 1% had or have a Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Washington D.C. – By Julia Stern

Posted on July 25, 2013

For our first full day in Washington DC, we started with a meeting with Greenpeace an organization that works to protect the environment. We talked with Bill Richardson about peaceful protest and how the organization started years ago. With creative confrontation, Greenpeace has been able to make many companies turn to better developmental strategies and Continue Reading »

Day 29 – Philadalphia & Washington D.C. – By Amanda Rosner

Posted on July 24, 2013

This morning we started our day in Philadelphia with a trip to the National Constitution Center. I absolutely love learning about US history and US government, and as a constitution obsessed citizen, this trip felt like a pilgrimage to me. The museum went in depth about all 7 articles of the constitution, and about the Continue Reading »

Day 28 – Providence & Philadelphia – By Abby Blum

Posted on July 23, 2013

Today was a day of rest as we made our way from Boston to Philadelphia. With all of the nonstop touring we’ve been doing over the weeks, taking a day to relax on the bus was much needed. Of course we did make some awesome stops, starting with Providence, RI. I loved taking free time Continue Reading »

Day 27 – Boston – By Josh Bernstein

Posted on July 22, 2013

Coming into Boston from New York, I was expecting to receive the same hot and humid weather we had experienced in NYC. But when we started our journey in Boston on Monday morning, I was pleasantly surprised by the cool breeze and a break from the humidity. We began our time in Boston by going Continue Reading »

Day 26 – New York City – By Scott Horowitz

Posted on July 21, 2013

In conclusion of our stay in New York City, we spoke with Scott Fried who educated us about the dangers of HIV and other STIs. As a man living with HIV, he also had many life lessons to share with the group. It was a powerful morning in which we learned about taking care of Continue Reading »

Day 25 – New York City – By Allana Peerce

Posted on July 20, 2013

Today started off a bit cooler then Friday, though it was still hot, we were able to cope. The first thing we did was meet up with Derrick in Harlem to get a tour. Although Derrick is from Brooklyn, he still knew everything about Harlem! While in Harlem we went to a local shopping market Continue Reading »