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RYNJ Builds Memories In Baltimore

RYNJ eighth grade boys enjoyed an action-packed trip to Baltimore. After the early, yet solid-as-always Shacharis, the boys were off to start their trip at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Fascinated by the memorabilia and history behind not only Babe Ruth, but the “Star Spangled Banner” and the development of baseball over the years, the boys made a lasting impression on the museum staff. Showered with praise, the boys left for the Top of the World Observatory where they learned more about September 11 and other tragic attacks. Taking in the views of the Inner Harbor and the entire city of Baltimore, it was the perfect setting for some grade bonding. At the Holocaust Memorial, students joined together to share a powerful message of gratitude for the countless blessing they enjoy which came on the heels of great sacrifice. After saying a perek of Tehillim together, the passing traffic watched and listened as they passionately sang a heartfelt “Ani Maamin.”

Next stop was Ner Yisrael to eat lunch and students enjoyed a brief walking tour of the largest yeshiva campus in the country, and then joined the New Yisrael high school for Mincha. Rav Simcha Kook, the high school menahel, shared the history of Baltimore Jewry with the boys and then greeted each of them personally. The day continued as they headed to the Autobahn Speedway Racetrack for some high speed fun, followed by thrilling bowling in Pikesville. With a deli sandwich in hand, the boys enjoyed each other’s company for the ride home along with a fulfilling Maariv.

The trip was a jam-packed day full of rich memories that the boys will treasure for years to come. It was a day replete with history, spirituality and fun; a day that will certainly be etched in the minds of these graduates as an experience of a lifetime. A special thank you to the rebbeim for devoting their afternoon and evening to ensure the boys enjoyed a memorable time.

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