Exploring our shared past
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Last autumn, October 28, the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) Bukharian Teen Lounge participants and the Young Leaders of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) came together for a one of a kind adventure. The group enjoyed exploring together the rich immigrant history of the Lower East Side. Zhanna Beyl, Coordinator of Bukharian Teen Services and Adi Beinhert, HIAS Young Leaders Coordinator have been partners since the beginning of the year. Both organizations share a deep commitment to help Jewish emigres.

The first stop on the itinerary was the Lower East Side Tenement Museum where participants from both groups shared their family histories and traveled in time to 1916 to visit the Sephardic–Jewish Confino Family's Apartment. They were welcomed by the fourteen– year–old Victoria Confino from Kastoria who taught the group how to adapt to life in America.

The teens were especially fascinated by how well Victoria stayed in character no matter what kinds of questions were asked of her. For example, in response to the question whether she likes techno music, Victoria told the group about her favorite American dance Foxtrot, played it on a victrola and even showed the eager audience some dance moves.

After the museum tour, the group split into three mixed teams of teens and young adults. What followed was an original scavenger hunt through the historic Lower East Side sites. This uniquely planned and researched game brought together volunteers and teens from different immigration backgrounds to creatively learn about the immigrant experience and history in the city. The game was created by two dedicated HIAS volunteers, Lisa Vortsman and Olga Minevich, who researched the most interesting attractions of the neighborhood and came up with witty clues. On their journey, teens visited such famous places as Katz's Deli, Guss' Pickles, the Matzo Factory, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol, and many more. JCCA\'s teens learned about the stories behind these famous attractions.

The winning team received free movies tickets. Yet, of course no one walked out empty handed. The HIAS Young Leaders brought music CD's and other souvenirs for all the participants.

After much running and learning, the group enjoyed a falafel lunch in the neighborhood.

JCCA's Bukharian Teen Lounge participants were extremely grateful for all the time and effort that HIAS Young Leaders put into organizing this event.

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