Excursions Epilogue – Class Trips 2020
“Life is either a daring adventure or Nothing at all” – Helen Keller
Kehillah students enjoyed a variety of adventures this March, as Seniors took a jaunt to New York, the Juniors trekked all the way to Israel, the Sophomores hopped to Portland and the Freshmen zipped to L.A.
*Students that stayed here enjoyed a modified schedule that teachers put all their creativity into, ensuring a memorable week was had by all. Check out their shenanigans in an upcoming post!
Though the destinations were varied, and the experiences, broad, the itineraries were not dissimilar. Every class had the distinct opportunity to be involved in a service learning day. A day dedicated to students learning and helping others in the community. An experience that was enriching, rewarding and often, FUN! We are so grateful to have tons of pictures to vicariously enjoy all of the activities our students engaged in and they are breathtaking.
We reached out to students to hear about their trips, here’s a bit of a recap on their first hand experience at each of the destinations:
From Alex Gornish ’20, “A small group of us seniors got to go backstage of a broadway production (Come From Away) and talk to the stage manager just after we saw the performance. We even got to go on stage!”
Juniors spoke about the incredible food to be had in Israel but SO much more! Camel rides, an exhausting but beautiful hike, time volunteering with little ones and did I mention the food?
Sophomores time in Portland was met with an epically majestic hike depicted in stunning waterfall photos. Then there was their time building along side each other and gaining some terrific new schools that they will carry with them for life!
Our Freshmen were down in L.A. having their own incredible adventures, Tobey Minor shared what made an impression on them:
“During our class trip seminar, before the trip started, my grade learned about what redlining was. Redlining is where a more impoverished area gets denied the rights to certain federal government agencies. During our LA trip, we went to skid row to volunteer, and our bus was waiting just outside of skid row. As we were walking I was able to clearly see the division/redline between skid row and the nicer parts of that just outside of skid row. This stuck with me for a while because it was crazy to see how one side of the street, sidewalks were filled with tents, and how just directly on the other side of the street there were nicer restaurants and no tents at all.”