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April 05, 2012 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-04-05

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Heritage Trip

Beth El confirmation class bonds
on adventure in Washington, D.C.

Chris Beider, Austin Glass,
Carly Taub and Margot Alpert

Special to Teen2Teen



Shelby Township

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Birmingham, MI 48009
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n March, the Temple Beth El
confirmation class went on an
adventure in Washington, D.C., to
learn more about our Jewish and our
American heritages. The sightseeing
was very enlightening and fun, but we
also had many good learning experi-
ences along the way.
We spent time at the National
Archives, the Smithsonian Museums,
the Capitol and lots of different neigh-
borhoods. Our trip was not only a time
of joy and learning, but also a time of
service and remembrance.
The U. S. Holocaust Museum
exhibits were extremely touching and
impactful. The war memorials were
excellent reminders to our generation
of the sacrifices of our brave soldiers.
And we took special pride in laying a
wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

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Our Judaism traveled with us as we
visited Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and
he briefed us about national issues,
but also answered our questions and
concerns about Israel's security. And
our Judaism was a part of us as we
celebrated Shabbat and observed
Havdalah on the steps of the Jefferson
Throughout the trip, our group
became much closer through shared
experiences. Whether it was trying to
find the Jamba Juice that didn't exist,
learning to use the Metro or taking
pictures at the White House, we all
connected on a much deeper level. We
look forward to our confirmation in
May and having more great experi-
ences in the future. ❑

Authors are Temple Beth El students

Chris Beider of West Bloomfield, Austin

Glass of Huntington Woods, Carly Taub

of Birmingham and Margot Alpert of

Grosse Pointe Farms.




Rheanna Henney,
West Bloomfield;
Margo Alpert,

Grosse Pointe
Farms; Carly
Taub and Rachel

Fenberg, both
of Birmingham,
pose with the

Fala statue
at the FDR

Todd Weiss of

Bloomfield Hills;

Josh Geer of West
Bloomfield; Adam
Israel and Austin
Glass, both of

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Bloomfield at the
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