All About Town!
Posted on 07/26/2012 @ 12:00 AM
All About Town!
What a day we all had! From our travels to Millennium Park to an evening full of Fireworks, we certainly had a very busy day.
We started at Hillel for a fun activity that demonstrated class system throughout the world. We were given various supplies that we used to compete in a tallest building contest. Each group had a different amount of supplies available based on the class that they were assigned. It was eye-opening, and lead to great and heated discussions about social classes in our society.
After we all walked to the Metra (the Chicago train station), and were on our way to Millennium Park. We saw all the sights, from the Gigantic Bean, called “Cloud Gate,” to the beautiful Lurie Gardens, to the interactive fountain. Although it was super hot, we had a great time exploring.
We then went on a nice walk to the Chicago Jewish Federation (JUF) for a Philanthropy Boot Camp that discussed how donors go through the allocation process. We learned about Foundations, grant giving, and Tzedakah. It was incredibly informative, and helpful to understand how Philanthropists work. We ended the program creating our own mock Foundations and worked together to allocate our funds.
Fireworks and Farris Wheel time! We trekked off to Navy Pier for an evening of amazing food, friends and fun. We got to walk the boardwalk, take in a great view of the skyline, and even have a blast in the fun house.
We have arrived back home sleepy and ready for another great day!