Ambassadors to Argentina – Update #5

Greetings from the airport in Buenos Aires!
Please enjoy this final update from two teens on our trip!
“On Friday, after enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we departed to Olivos port for a private boat ride which took us to the river delta located at Tigre in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. We had an awesome homemade lunch and an afternoon packed with outdoor activities and water sports. After returning to the hotel, we dressed up for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat service at the historic Libertad Synagogue and enjoyed traditional sephardic Jewish food for dinner.
After sleeping in on Saturday morning, we returned to Libertad Synagouge to experience a Shacharit service, including the first ever Hebrew baby naming ceremony (Simchat Bat) at this synagogue of a girl adopted by a homosexual couple married in Colombia. After that we enjoyed a gourmet lunch at a downtown restaurant before visiting a local craft market in the Recoleta neighborhood near our hotel. In the evening we had an awesome Havdallah all together and felt more united than ever. Later, we had an great middle eastern dinner and enjoyed a fun percussion show called Choque Urbano. It was an amazing final Shabbat together!”
– NICOLAS KEINIGER, Buenos Aires (ARG)
“Sunday was the final day of our amazing trip to Argentina. In the morning we went to the Boca Juniors soccer stadium where we were able to purchase official team apparel, take pictures, and view the arena. After that, we went to San Telmo Market where we shopped around for a wide variety of items such as local jewelry, handbags, food and other souvenirs. From there we had lunch at a place called Bajo Llave, where we enjoyed a final traditional Argentinian meal with an appetizer of empanadas, a main course of steak, and a dulce de leche crepe for dessert. After lunch, we all gathered one final time to reflect on this rewarding experience. We discussed our thoughts about the trip and promised that no matter how far apart we are that we are all forever bonded.
Personally, I can say this has been the best two weeks of my entire summer. I have made lifetime friendships with people from all over the world and that is something I will cherish forever. Saying goodbye to everyone was by far the hardest part of the trip. Tears were brought to my eyes as I had to say goodbye to the people who have been my family for the past two weeks. Ambassadors to Argentina will never be forgotten because of the great adventures, deep laughter, and constant support from our A2A family!”
– ABBY GUREVITCH, Naples (FL)
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