Etgar 36 Summer 2018 is off to a great start! By late afternoon, everyone had made it into Atlanta. We began our programming by discussing the 1915 lynching of a local Atlanta Jew at the site where he was falsely accused of a murder. The teens contemplated how the threat of violence influenced the decision of Southerner Jews to participate the the Civil Rights Movement. As we travel through the South, we’ll continue to explore the Civil Rights movement through a Jewish lens.
We grabbed salad and wraps for dinner before spending a little time exploring Atlanta. In the Decatur square the teens were able to grab an ice cream or soda, or just hang out on the lawn. While everyone was tired from a day of travel, we’re all happy to finally be together and excited to hit the road!
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