While our 9th graders are in New York City this weekend, we’ve asked them to record some of their thoughts to share with the congregation back home. This is the first entry, from Abby Reiss and Sierra Simpson.

Be sure to check back over the weekend for more blog entries from the Big Apple.


We are Abby Reiss and Sierra Simpson, and we are both in 9th grade at Millard North and Central High schools, respectively. We are writing you from 30,000 feet in the air somewhere over Michigan, on our way to New York with our Temple Israel class. We are very excited for this trip for the following top 5 reasons:

    1. To see a Broadway show (Spider-Man).
    2. Visiting Ellis Island with all of our Jewish friends.
    3. Going ice skating in Rockefeller Center.
    4. Doing lots of shopping!
    5. Being able to go to New York with good friends.

Tune into the Tempel Israel blog to follow us throughout our trip!