Journals

Our first day in Atlanta was amazing! Our first stop was at the site of Leo Frank’s pencil factory, where we discussed whether or not Jews were involved in the Civil Rights movement. By telling the story of the murder … Read more »

We started off the day with a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then we all jumped onto the bus and headed to our first speaker of the day. Our meeting was at Northwestern University with former Dean John Levine. … Read more »

Vegas Baby. Yesterday  we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the 16th day of the trip, but my true journey has just begun. Two days ago, before coming to Vegas, we watched a documentary called “I Am” showing the connectedness … Read more »

It’s so Dam Hot! The bus ride to the city of sin took a little over two hours. The soil outside shifted from reddish clay to dry beige sand. It was hard to believe that anything as spectacular as Las … Read more »

After a breakfast of omelets, pancakes, and French toast, Etgar 36 embarked on a two hour bus ride to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. As we entered the Grand Canyon listening to Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” we … Read more »

“In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in the streets or villages.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello everyone. My name is Jordy, and I’m 16 years old. I jumped at the opportunity to write today because … Read more »

After descending 1,204 ft in the span of 8 1/2 hours in total darkness with 80% of the bus in a semi sleep state, we finally arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Here Comes The Sun” quietly came on the … Read more »

Today, we started off the morning with a discussion about education reform led by Deborah. We talked about the overall pros and cons of teachers going on strike, earning tenures, and our opinions on what the qualities of a good … Read more »

A “late” wake up and self made waffles in the lobby of the Best Western in Denver kicked off our 10th day of Etgar 36. As Billy says, “this is a journey,” and today, we embarked on a leg of … Read more »

  We woke up at 7:00 to “get the hell out of Dodge” and head to Denver. The view out the windows of the bus was amazing. After about a five hour bus ride, we arrived. The first thing we … Read more »

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