Get on the road…
and change the world!

Etgar 36 is dedicated to developing the future Jewish political voice by taking Jewish teens on journeys throughout America, developing their identities, and empowering them to get involved politically and socially to change the world. Learn more about us »

Etgar 36 Featured in Huffington Post! Click here to read about the impact of an Etgar 36 journey.

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Take a Summer Journey

Learn about history, politics and activism while exploring America with other Jewish teens

Discover your political voice and power to create change by seeing the sights, meeting the people, understanding and debating the issues that make up America for 36-days this summer. For all Jewish teens; also with a 22-day option. Learn more »

Plan a Group Trip

Unique educational journeys for Schools, Synagogues, Youth Groups, and more

Expand your students’ minds and world by taking them on a journey during the school year! Help connect them to the world, teach them a deeper level of social action, and create an unforgettable experience that will bring your group together as never before. Learn more »

2015 Summer Journey Dates

Registration is open now… only 35 spaces available and filled on first come first served basis.

  • Etgar 36 (36 days) – June 28 to August 4 2015
    Etgar 36 West (22 days) – June 28 to July 19 2015
  • Learn about our prices

What's New

Etgar 36 Featured in Tablet Magazine

“A Different Kind of Summer Vacation: Jewish Teens Take a Bus Across America” Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans. Read more »

Etgar 36’s Philosophy on Social Action Trips

Read an article by Etgar 36 founder Billy Planer about how we think of social action and social learning trips.

Hear Etgar 36 Director Billy Planer Interviewed on Sirius /XM Radio

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Billy Planer was the guest host on “E Street Nation”, a talk show hosted by noted rock music author and authority Dave Marsh. Listen to the excerpts where Billy speaks, and tells stories, about Etgar 36. Read more »

Etgar 36 Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits

Etgar 36, an Atlanta based Jewish educational venture created by Billy Planer, has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot, a resource guide to Jewish innovation. Read more »

Etgar 36 Meets Brad Pitt at Reunion in New Orleans

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Our first-ever reunion was a smashing success! We chose New Orleans because it is one of the major cities that we are not able to visit during the summer. It also, unfortunately due to Hurricane Katrina, has many valuable lessons for us to learn about the state of our country. Read more »

Experience what a journey
with Etgar 36 is like

Video of Temple Shaaray Tefila's youth group trip to Memphis with Etgar 36.

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