This morning students started their day by a visit to Temple Emmanuel. From our tour guide, Hadassah, we learned that Temple Emanu-El of was the first Reform Jewish congregation in New York City, and because of its size and prominence, has served as a flagship congregation in the Reform branch of Judaism since its founding in 1845. Its landmark Romanesque Revival building on Fifth Avenue is widely admired as the largest, and one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world. On this trip, students were fortunate to learn about the impact of all 3 denominations of Judaism.
Following Temple Emmanu-El, we headed for lunch and a visit at Grand Central Station. The students learned about commuting to and from New York and navigating a very busy space.
We then headed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art where we spent the afternoon learning about amazing exhibits covering many periods of history. Students saw original pieces of art by Picasso, Renoir, Monnet, Van Gogh and many others.
The highlight of our day was the Rangers vs Flyers game at Madison Square Garden. The kids truly enjoyed the experience.