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Summer 2017

Day Twelve – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 6, 2018

by Sam Garber: After a long overnight drive, we arrived at the JCC in Salt Lake City. We spent several hours hanging out, playing basketball, working out, and some of us even went on a short hike. We were able to see the entire city from the top of the hike, and it was just Continue Reading »

Day Ten – Denver and Colorado Springs

Posted on July 4, 2018

by Adam Cohen: The day’s journey officially began at 9:30am, when the campers filed into our respective unassigned assigned seats to travel 45 minutes to meet with Jim Pfaff. Jim Pfaff is equipped with an expansive wealth of knowledge that he was prepared to inform us about his opposition to both same sex marriage and the science Continue Reading »

Day Eight – Dodge City and the prairie

Posted on July 2, 2018

by Hunter Hurowitz We began the day with a discussion about the environment. We talked about waste, coal, cars, and their effect on our environment. The environment is our home, so we should take care of it because our resources are limited. Then, we started driving in the country, and the bus “broke down” in Continue Reading »

Day Six – Dallas

Posted on June 30, 2018

We started our day, bright and early with a wake up call at 6:45.  We had to be down for breakfast by 7:15, and we loaded the bus to get on the road to Dallas, Texas.  This was the longest drive we’ve done yet, though we all found ways to pass the time.  Billy showed us a movie Continue Reading »

Day Four – Memphis

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Nolan Goldklang: We started our day off on a sweltering summer morning. From there we drove all the way from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, with a little stop at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo along the way. Once we arrived in Memphis, we met with Scott Shepard, a former KKK leader, and heard Continue Reading »

Day Two – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on June 26, 2018

By Jared Haime: We started our second day by waking up in Atlanta. We visited the AIDS Quilt, where we learned about the fight for justice, awareness, and acceptance which were the founding principles of the theme of the day: civil rights. For AIDS to be fully understood, communities of people from all walks of Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Five- Washington DC

Posted on July 31, 2017

by Benjamin Berner Washington, D.C. takes on the ever-important task of being the epicenter of political discourse in the United States. Everybody living in the capital has an opinion on every conflict, and this dichotomy spreads throughout the city and the nation through a medium of political bipartisanship. It seems as though the nation has Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Four – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2017

by Will Hess We began the day meeting with the National Coalition for the Homeless. There we talked to Chuma, Patty, and Steve. They told their stories about living in poverty, sometimes without a home. At multiple points, they reminded us that homelessness could happen to anyone when only one or two things don’t go Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Three- Washington DC

Posted on July 29, 2017

by Brenden Slomka This morning we began our day in typical fashion, eating breakfast and grabbing coffee before we headed to the Heritage Foundation to discuss the issue of income inequality. The Heritage Foundation was the opposite of United for a Fair Economy with whom we’d met two days prior in Boston. I found out Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Two- Washington DC 

Posted on July 28, 2017

by Adam Light We had a full day of meetings on our first day in Washington DC. First, we went to a meeting with William Daroff, theSenior VP of political affairs for the National Jewish Federations, a widespread Jewish organization that has almost 150 chapters across the country. He works with the local chapters to Continue Reading »