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Summer 2015

Day 26- New York City

Posted on July 24, 2015

– Dani Luntz We started our day bright and early at 7:30 AM and headed towards (in my opinion) the greatest American city, Manhattan. Even though we woke up early, we got to sleep on our really long drive from our last hotel in Clarion, PA. Not only did we get to go to an Continue Reading »

Day 25- Akron, Cleveland

Posted on July 24, 2015

– Sadie Kaplan We left home — I mean the Holiday Inn Express early morning and for the next couple of hours, we made our way to Akron, en route to Kent State University. During this time, some teens watched small red barns, slightly larger off-white barns, and industrial-sized barns pass them by, while the 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 »

Day 23- Chicago

Posted on July 21, 2015

– Jordan Russoff Today was bittersweet because although it was our first full day in Chicago, it was also our first full day away from the people who stayed twenty-two days. We started our day speaking with people who work at the John Howard Association, which focuses on prison reform in America. I never knew Continue Reading »

Day 21- San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2015

– Bradley Fleishman My last day of the trip was a very interesting one. Everyone including myself loved San Francisco. We started the day at the San Francisco Library with a discussion with John Lavine, the former Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He talked about the future of technology and how Continue Reading »

Day 20- San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Ross Rosen We started off our first full day in San Francisco meeting at a public library with Leon Veal, a man who did not learn how to read or write until he was 44. It was amazing seeing how much something most of us take for granted can actually change someone’s life. Before Continue Reading »

Day 19- Los Angeles, San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Logan Pins Today we left L.A. heading to San Francisco. We spent the majority of the day on the road. We stopped for lunch in Santa Barbara and later watched the movie Milk, about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay government official. We drove past rolling yellow mountains, a beautiful coast, fading out into the horizon, Continue Reading »

Day 18- Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Eli Meyers We started off the day at 9:45 as we continued our journey in Los Angeles.  We traveled to South Central and learned about the riots that occurred there as a result of Rodney King. We also learned that part of the city’s plan to better South central was to repaint the houses and rename Continue Reading »

Day 17- Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Casey Goldstein Today could be summed up with one single word; art. To begin an amazing day, we satisfied our stomachs with an authentic brunch at a 50’s style diner called Peggy Sue’s. Don’t believe me? Even the waiters wore 1950-based outfits to allow us to flash back to this unique time in history. Continue Reading »

Day 16- Las Vegas

Posted on July 14, 2015

– Hunter Brown Following a late night of explosive volcanoes and beautiful fountains on the Las Vegas Strip, it was nice to sleep in for a change as we didn’t board the bus until 9:15. Soon thereafter, we arrived at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, where we experienced the plight of those invisible to us: Continue Reading »