At 7 am on March 16, 61 Shulamith seventh graders set out for a day of learning and fun in Philadelphia, beginning with the Live Liquid Air Show at the Franklin Institute. The girls viewed interactive exhibits about the human heart, brain, principles of gravity, and more. They also enjoyed socializing during lunch in the cafeteria.
In addition to the Franklin Institute, the girls visited the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The tour guide, Sheila Schwebel, of Tourrific Travel, arranged a visit to Mikveh Israel, the oldest continually used synagogue in the United States.
The girls were privileged to be addressed by the rav of the shul, Rabbi Gabbai, who shared both historic details and divrei Torah with us.
The tour ended with a delicious dinner of pizza and French fries, and a chance to visit the gift shops in the Bourse.