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Summer 2017

Day 28 – New York City

Posted on July 28, 2019

by Jamie Schneider Today started off with a walk to the subway and a ride to South Ferry in Battery Park. There, we viewed the Statue of Liberty from across the Hudson River and discussed the American Dream and if whether or not we  our ancestors wildest dreams come true. Next, we headed to Wall Street and were Continue Reading »

Day 27 – New York City

Posted on July 27, 2019

by Isabel Intrater Our first stop of the day was at the JCC on the Upper West Side to meet with Ruth Messinger. She is truly a rockstar activist, and was able to share so much insight, as she worked in so many branches of politics and therefore has so much experience. I really liked Continue Reading »

Day 21 – San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2019

by Zoe Grunwald   We returned today to the San Francisco Public Library for a discussion about the future of media, generational significance, and specifically about our Generation Z. The discussion with former Dean of Medill Journalism School at Northwestern University, John Levine, brought up points about our generation that I never knew or expected Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Memphis

Posted on July 4, 2019

By Matthew Levine   Our day started off with a four hour ride to Memphis. To break up the long ride, we stopped off at Elvis Presley’s birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi for lunch. After many of us purchased stuff at the gift shop, we ate Subway outside enjoying the wonderful humidity of the South!  Continue Reading »

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 »