An Amazing Day
Written By Emily Davidson
So, this update is going to be a little short. It’s been a day packed with so many fun things. So many things that it’s almost 11pm, and I’m just getting back to the hotel. Not much time left for writing!
We started the day by breaking into two groups. One group went to make and serve meals at a synagogue while the other group delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. I was part of the group that went to deliver meals. I was nervous at first, but it turned out to be great! We saw so many smiles, and the people seemed so happy to see us and get their meals. I never thought about how hard it is for older people who don’t have family or friends to help them get food. I was glad to get to help them for today. It also made me feel braver, and after we were done, I gave out my first care package to a man on the street who needed help. Wow, that felt good, and he seemed happy to get it.
After serving, we went on a tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage where we learned about some of the horrible ways Jewish people were treated before and during WWII. The museum helps remind people of what happened. They hope this makes people work harder to keep it from happening again.
After that, we had some free time. My mom and I went to the 9/11 Museum. It was a beautiful museum, and I learned a lot about that day.
Now, I’m off to sleep. Another busy day is planned for tomorrow!