Monday, day 2 of the Machon Trip, started off with a bang: cinnamon rolls for breakfast! After breakfast, we headed down to the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee to learn a little bit about the history of the Jewish community in Wisconsin. The museum featured a beautiful Marc Chagall original woven tapestry all along one wall.
We ate lunch in a park nearby and then headed over to “Food For Today,” a simulation run by the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force. The simulation was incredible. Each camper was given the identity of a person or a family, and had to find enough food to support him/herself over the course of three simulated days. Our facilitator, Kevin, was fantastic, and we all got really into it. Then, we headed over to Pick ‘n Save supermarket to put our new knowledge into action. We were given new simulated identities, and had to go around in groups and buy enough food to support different families given a certain amount of cash for a day. We then donated all of the items we bought to the Hunger Task Force!
Finally, we arrived at beautiful Beth Israel in Glendale, where we did kikar dances before we cooked chili, ate cornbread, drank hot chocolate, and had a sing-a-long song session outside. We went to bed looking forward to what Tuesday has in store for us!