By Bailey Harris
Today has been jam packed with activities and it’s far from over! We had breakfast and then immediately hit the road. We were divided into two groups so that we could each tackle a separate activity. One group went to Pomegranate, a kosher grocery store, while the other group went to bake challah bread. I went to Pomegranate first and was amazed by the vast array of popular foods that are also kosher. I had no idea that most of my everyday diet already consists of kosher foods. We were assigned the task of choosing cookies, drinks, and candy for Shabbat. It was honestly so much fun wandering the store and having the freedom to select the foods we wanted.
When it was time, we switched with group two and went to bake challah. I’d made challah before but this time was different. We used our hands to mix together the ingredients which was messy, but really fun. The challahs smelled amazing but we have to wait until later to eat them! For lunch, we went to Jerusalem Two Pizza to try some New York pizza.
Now, we are heading back to the hotel to get ready for Shabbat! We’re only two days in, but I’m having a lot of fun!
Bailey Harris, left, is a 10th grader at Lane Technical High School.