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Day Two – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on June 26, 2018

By Jared Haime: We started our second day by waking up in Atlanta. We visited the AIDS Quilt, where we learned about the fight for justice, awareness, and acceptance which were the founding principles of the theme of the day: civil rights. For AIDS to be fully understood, communities of people from all walks of Continue Reading »

2017 Day One – The Journey Begins!

Posted on June 25, 2018

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 Continue Reading »

Summer 2018

Posted on June 14, 2018

We’re all excited to get out on the road the summer!  Look here for daily journal entries written by participants. ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE June 24 Atlanta June 25 Montgomery June 26 Birmingham June 27 Memphis June 28 Memphis & Little Rock June 29 Dallas June 30 Oklahoma City July 1 Dodge City July 2 & 3 Denver July 4 Boulder July 5 Salt Continue Reading »

Day 2: Atlanta

Posted on June 28, 2016

By: David Whyman First thing in the morning (after a hearty breakfast) we went to the spot in Atlanta where Leo Frank’s pencil factory used to be and learned his story. Leo Frank, we learned, was a Jew from Brooklyn who married into a prominent Jewish family in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1913, when a girl Continue Reading »

Day 1: Atlanta

Posted on June 27, 2016

By 3 PM on Sunday, 30 people from all over America gathered in Atlanta and the 2016 Etgar 36 summer journey had officially begun! After the ice breakers we went to Mama Nikki’s for a pizza and salad dinner. We then came back to the synagogue where we showed a documentary called “The Journey” (thejourneyfilm.com). Continue Reading »

It’s Almost Time!

Posted on June 3, 2016

We can’t wait for our summer journey to begin! On June 26th it’s all happening. Follow along here to see what’s going on!

Day 3- Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham

Posted on July 1, 2015

– Jamie Miller Today, we left Atlanta and crossed into Alabama. At the rest stop between state line, we saw a sign that stated “Dare to Defend Our Rights.”This is an example of emphasizing states rights over federal law which stems from the Civil War.  Many southern states believe the jurisdiction of the states is Continue Reading »

Day 2- Atlanta

Posted on June 30, 2015

– Hannah O’Koon We started off our journey visiting the Leo Frank tree at the Pencil Factory, where we learned about the murder of a young girl and the involvement of African Americans and Jews. At the time of Mary Phagan’s murder, a black man was first accused and later Leo Frank was accused and Continue Reading »

Day 1- Atlanta

Posted on June 29, 2015

The 2015 journey has begun! 29 teens flew in to Atlanta and joined 3 local teens as we started our 36 day journey. We spent a few minutes going over some of the expectations we had for the summer as far as behavior and then had some ice breaker games. Once we got to know Continue Reading »

Day 1-Atlanta-by Jane Lurie

Posted on June 30, 2014

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 of Mary Phagan and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, we understood why many Continue Reading »