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Summer 2015

Day 37- Washington, DC

Posted on August 4, 2015

– Jennifer Gray We left the hotel early this morning and headed to meet with AIPAC, whose main goal is to keep strong relations between Israel and the United States. We also learned about their views against the Iran deal. While some of their views could be considered controversial, it was interesting to hear people Continue Reading »

Day 36- Washington, DC

Posted on August 3, 2015

– Hannah O’ Koon Today was our final day in Washington DC, and it was a busy one. First, we were given a choice of visiting either the Air and Space or Art Smithsonian Museum. I went to the Air and Space museum and explored the history of airplanes and rockets. We learned about the Continue Reading »

Day 35- Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2015

– Julia Horowitz We began our third full day in Washington, D.C. by visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless, an organization fighting to end homelessness. We got to hear the incredible stories of John and Penny, two former homeless people. John told us about how he lived a normal life, and never would have Continue Reading »

Day 34- Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2015

– Jamie Miller On our second full day in D.C. we started our day speaking with the Heritage Foundation about an imperative Issue… The economy. Although they are non partisan think tank, they promote the conservative right approach to solving our societies issues.  A representative of the Heritage Foundation James Sherk rebutted the arguments made Continue Reading »

Day 33- Washington, DC

Posted on July 31, 2015

– Casey Goldstein Today was a fun-filled yet educational day. To start off, we drove 45 minutes from our Hyatt Hotel to our first destination. In other words, we all had a great nap! As we stretched our way off the bus, we arrived at a meeting with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Continue Reading »

Day 32- Philadelphia, Baltimore

Posted on July 30, 2015

– Hunter Brown After waking up in the fabulous City of Brotherly Love, we headed to the constitution museum and saw an inspiring and patriotic display of America’s greatness. It drove Billy to tears. It was an intriguing experience to learn more about the quintessential document which our great republic is based on. Next, we Continue Reading »

Day 29- New York, Boston

Posted on July 30, 2015

– Eli Shapiro I personally started off the day by waking up late and missing breakfast. After missing breakfast, the whole group went to Central Park to discuss our feelings about New York. In my discussion group, I argued with a New Yorker about if my hometown Chicago or New York City is better. After Continue Reading »

Day 30- Boston

Posted on July 28, 2015

– Ethan Weil We began our first (and only) full day in Boston with an early wake-up and a quick breakfast at the hotel. After a short drive, we arrived at our first stop, Walden Pond. The first thing that struck me as we walked past the pond was how calm and peaceful the surroundings Continue Reading »

Day 28- New York City

Posted on July 26, 2015

– Sam Jamison At 8:30 AM EST, under a dozen teenagers collected in the lobby of the Days Inn to enjoy breakfast as a group. Led by staff member Eli, they trooped across a cross walk to a breakfast. Eli spotted a breakfast place that looked delectable to him almost immediately and he redirected the group, Continue Reading »

Day 27- New York City

Posted on July 26, 2015

– Sharon Sayagh Our second day in New York City was an amazing one. In the morning, we hopped on the subway and made our way to Battery Park, which offered a view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  Given the fact that the theme of our visit to NYC is the American Continue Reading »