After 5 days in “Boston”, the Israeli group have finally made it to… Boston! They started the day with a private tour of the Massachusetts State House led by State Representative Adrian Madaro, who taught the group how the American government system works, what his role is, as well as answered many intelligent questions coming from our teens.
Walking through the New England Holocaust Memorial on Union Street, the teens made their way for a a quick visit at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, for some noshing and shopping. From there, the group hopped the bus to Brookline, to visit Temple Sinai, one of this year’s HiBuR partnering synagogues. The teens met with Rabbi Andy Vogel, had an interesting conversation about the history of the temple, and were sent on a Jewish scavenger hunt around Brookline.
Their last stop for the day was the Boston famous Duck Tour. After almost missing the bus (or boat) with heavy traffic in the Boston area, they teamed up with several of the American teens, and the group was able to board the amphibian vehicle and embark on this memorable tour.
On Friday the teens will meet with Rabbi Josh Breindel of Congregation Beth El, visit with Hillel and the Museum of MIT, and celebrate Shabbat at Kerem Shalom in Concord.
Massachusetts State House was incredible!! Adrian was so nice and showed us around and this is definitely one of my favorite places we visited! Duck tour was really awesome and we got to see how beautiful Boston is! This day was awesome and I had so much fun!
– Noa K
Today was so fun. We have been to the state house and we got a really amazing treatment and we saw things that regularly people couldn’t go and see it. For example we got out to the balcony and it was so cool. Then we went to the synagogue called Sinai it was so beautiful. Actually original it was a church and then they renovated it to synagogue.
– Ester S
I enjoyed the State House today especially I liked that it was a one-time opportunity
– Maya A
The duck tour was really fun! I liked when the bus got into the water and became a ship. Thank you very much today was so fun!!
– Goni A
I really enjoyed today when we went to the duck tours it was unique and very nice. Boston is very beautiful…..
The visit in the Massachusetts State House was very interesting and I loved the design there.
– Danielle S
Today was and still is awesome, I enjoyed the tour at the Massachusetts State House and the duck boat tour. I’m going to have a nice tasty dinner with Drew and his parents and I’m looking forward to it.
– Yarin H
Today was really fun, we met Adrian at the Massachusetts State House and he was very friendly and interesting. Quincy market was nice but we didn’t have enough time to do anything there. I really liked the tour, Boston is beautiful
– Noam S
Had a great time at the State House… The treasure hunt was short and quincy market was very fun. Had a blast with Yarin today.
– Nadav C
In the Duck tour at first we drove in Boston and then we sailed on the boat. It was unusual!
– Mika G
Today was a great day. We went to the State House and to a duck tour which was really fun and we learned alot about the governments in USA and how they work.
– Guy S