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Day 33 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2019

by Hayden Goldberg Today marked the beginning of our final stop: the first full day in Washington DC. The day’s content did not reflect that though, as we had a packed day of dense meetings at AIPAC, Greenpeace, and J-Street. In addition, we were joined by a New York Times reporter who is covering us as part Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia/Washington, DC

Posted on August 1, 2019

by Ryder Moses-Rosenthal Early this morning, we packed into the bus and headed for Philadelphia once more. We visited The Constitution Museum, and were given a great introduction to the museum by a speaker. The speech was mainly focused on the founding of our country, and I found it very powerful. Billy mentioned to us Continue Reading »

Day 31 – Philadelphia

Posted on July 31, 2019

by Isabel Intrater In the morning, we had our framing discussion on Israel, as we are meeting with J Street and AIPAC in a couple of days. We talked about the key dates and terms in Israel’s history, and it was interesting to hear varying view points, even just in regards to basic definitions. For Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Boston

Posted on July 30, 2019

by Noah Lenkin   Today we started off by going to Walden Pond, where Henry David Theorau spent two years, two months, and two days in complete solitude. We talked about some of the quotes that came from him, and what they meant to each of us personally. One quote that meant a lot to Continue Reading »

Day 29 – New York City/Boston

Posted on July 29, 2019

by Max Orston On Sunday morning we left our hotel, the Cambria, at 9:00am. The Cambria had been our home for the past three nights, and I personally loved the rooms and services they offered. Earl arrived with the bus, and we cleared out our rooms and loaded up. However, we didn’t start our day Continue Reading »

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 26 – New York City

Posted on July 26, 2019

by Jacob Hanai Today started off with a pretty long bus ride from middle of nowhere Pennsylvania to one of the largest cities in the United States, New York City. For lunch, we got to stop at a Wawa, which is something that is very fun for me because of the lack of Wawas down Continue Reading »

Day 25 – Cleveland

Posted on July 24, 2019

by Avi Glassman Our first stop today was Kent State University, where walking through the campus with survivor Alan Canfora was informative. Mr. Canfora was shot through the wrist almost immediately after the National Guard opened fire at students on May 4th, 1970. He informed us about the events that took place that day, as Continue Reading »

Day 24 – Chicago

Posted on July 24, 2019

by Hannah Foster We started our day by getting back on our original bus with our beloved bus driver Earle. I think I speak for everyone on the trip in saying that he was sorely missed in San Francisco and our first day in Chicago. With Earle back at the helm, we traveled to the Continue Reading »