June 28, 2012

Group 8’s first full day in Europe was spent touring different areas of Prague! First off they went to the Jewish Quarter and saw many fascinating synagogues such as the Pinkas synagogue, which has the names of those who perished in the Holocaust from Prague all over the synagogue, the Old-new (Alteneu) shul and the Spanish Synagogue. They also got to hear the story about the golem at the Alteneu shul and saw where he lived. They had lunch in the Old Quarter followed by a walk to the old town with the castle and a tour of the cathedral. After dinner tonight, the group will participate in a “get to know your staff” program! Everyone is excited to get to know one another and for the summer ahead!

June 27, 2012

Bus E had a jam-packed first day on the road! They began with a long ride up to Boston that was well worth it because they ended it with a Duck Tour on the water to see all the sites of Boston…some of the Wheelniks even got to help drive! After this long day, the group shared a delicious dinner at their host synagogue in Sharon, MA that was followed by writing letters to themselves that they will receive at the end of the trip. For some fun to end the night, the group made facebook profiles for the pet rocks they made the day before and had a good laugh with each other before some much needed sleep. Bus E cannot wait to get back on the road tomorrow!

June 27, 2012

Mission Mitzvah had an incredibly fulfilling day that began with a tour and the making of pretzels at the Intercourse Pretzel Factory. Following this, the group headed to Washington D.C. to Project Playtime, a center for homeless children to play, where they “adopted” two of their play rooms and cleaned and decorated them. They ended their evening at their home hospitality synagogue with dinner and the ever-important mitzvah clown training; a skill that will come in quite handy for the rest of the summer!

June 27, 2012

Bus B started their day off with an amazing opportunity to traverse the Smithsonian museum of D.C., while some other Wheelniks played football on the National Mall! Following this, they spent the next few hours at the Holocaust museum, where, after just two days together, the group came together strongly and really helped one another out. They processed this visit with some meaningful reflection in a writing program. Afterward, they saw Washington D.C. from a different view; on the water on a riverboat. It was such a great opportunity to see D.C. from an angle most people do not get. It was awesome! They capped off their fun night with a visit to the amazing Pump It Up, which is a gym/sports center that has gigantic inflatables on which the Wheelniks released some energy. It was an an awesome activity with which to end the day…the Wheelniks loved it!

June 27, 2012

Bus A had a very “spooky” day in Salem, Massachusets. They visited the Witch Dungeon Museum, bonding together over the fun frights that were on display. From there, they went to the Pirate museum where they saw real pirate’s treasures! A long drive followed to Syracuse, New York for dinner, more ice-breaking, and a return to host homes where they all are getting a well earned night’s rest!

June 27, 2012

Bus C started of their day with a beautiful morning prayer and an even more beautiful lookout point in Pittsburgh at Mount Washington. From there, they traveled to Cleveland where, at the world’s largest stamp, they had va’ad meetings and ate a scrumptious lunch. Afterward, they learned about music history and broke some more ice at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They finished their day playing a rousing game of whirlyball and spent the night at their host homes!

June 27, 2012

Group 4 spent their first full day in Israel doing a variety of awesome activities. This morning, they did an archeological dig at Tel Maresha at which they got to find some ancient artifcats! Then, they went spelunking, which is the exploration of caves, in ancient tunnels, ate lunch and had an opportunity to go swimming at Beit Guvrin. Upon returning to the base, they got ready for a shiur with Rabbi Paul Freedman, followed by dinner and an exciting evening on Ben Yehuda Street!

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