Journals

by Benjamin Berner Washington, D.C. takes on the ever-important task of being the epicenter of political discourse in the United States. Everybody living in the capital has an opinion on every conflict, and this dichotomy spreads throughout the city and … Read more »

by Will Hess We began the day meeting with the National Coalition for the Homeless. There we talked to Chuma, Patty, and Steve. They told their stories about living in poverty, sometimes without a home. At multiple points, they reminded … Read more »

by Brenden Slomka This morning we began our day in typical fashion, eating breakfast and grabbing coffee before we headed to the Heritage Foundation to discuss the issue of income inequality. The Heritage Foundation was the opposite of United for … Read more »

by Adam Light We had a full day of meetings on our first day in Washington DC. First, we went to a meeting with William Daroff, theSenior VP of political affairs for the National Jewish Federations, a widespread Jewish organization … Read more »

by Rachel Rosenthal Today wake up was at 7:30 and we had a small breakfast downstairs before heading off to downtown Philadelphia to see some of our nations most historic sites. First we got off the bus to see one … Read more »

by Ariana Schwartzberg Today was a relaxing day for everyone on Etgar. We woke up and loaded the bus for Walden Pond. Walden Pond was home to two of America’s greatest writers and philosophers : Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry … Read more »

by Ben Glinsky Today is July 24. We woke up and had a breakfast bar made for us by the hotel. We then had a talk for an hour about the legalization of marijuana and our thoughts on it. This … Read more »

by Julia Goldenberg  My friend opened the door and yelled at us to wake up. We only had 15 minutes left and had to be down by 9:15. After putting our luggage on the bus, we headed to Harlem to … Read more »

by Michael Shaich We woke up this morning at 8:30. Some of us decided to take advantage of New York’s renowned bagels and made the short walk to grab bagels and shmear before breakfast. At 9:30, we all gathered and … Read more »

by Hannah Garfinkle After sleeping in as long as we possibly could, we stumbled down to the lobby and departed for our first stop of the day, Freedom to Marry. We met with Evan Wolfson, a lawyer and activist with … Read more »

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