Etgar 36

Washington, DC

Day 35-Washington D.C.-by Jonah Gordon

Posted on August 3, 2014

To begin our second day of sightseeing in D.C., we started at the national mall. When we were given options of visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum along with the American Art Museum, I took advantage of exploring both. Even though I am a D.C.-area native, I had not been to either of Continue Reading »

Day 34-Washington D.C.-by Brendon Samide

Posted on August 2, 2014

We began our day at 8:30 when we were woken up by a knock at our door. We got ready for the great day ahead of us and went downstairs for the hotel’s breakfast. By 9:30, the bus was rolling. Throughout the journey, we have all collected unopened toiletries from our hotel bathrooms to donate to the homeless. Continue Reading »

Day 33-Washington D.C.-by Jordan Sitomer

Posted on August 1, 2014

It is quite a feeling to wake up with a full day ahead of you in Washington D.C. Excited to hear the antipode of the liberal argument on income inequality, which we had heard at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, we made a bee-line off the bus and went straight for the big Continue Reading »

Day 32-Washington D.C.-by Ethan Stein

Posted on July 31, 2014

Washington D.C. is where this trip comes together. After traveling for 31 days learning about politics, activism, and history, there is no better place for our last new city than D.C. It is where issues we have talked about and debated are used to create laws for our beautiful country. That is why today was the best Continue Reading »

Day 31-Philadelphia and Washington D.C.-by Toby Spokes

Posted on July 30, 2014

Today was a normal Etgar day in Philadelphia, where wake-up was at 8:00AM to kick-start the day. We got on the bus and headed right into the heart of Philly. The first thing we did was go to the National Constitution Center, which celebrated both the document and the fact that it was composed down the street Continue Reading »

Day 34 – Washington D.C., Heading South – By Brandon Kaplan

Posted on July 29, 2013

We started off our last full day early, packed the bus, and headed off to our last meeting. We met with Steve Azerkoff from AIPAC, the Pro-Israeli lobbyist group. AIPAC’a main goal is to show American support to all Israeli decisions. Currently they are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a Continue Reading »

Day 33 – Washington D.C. – By Ellory Wolin

Posted on July 28, 2013

I really don’t know what Jewish life was like before the Holocaust. Perhaps a pious mother with eyes and hair of the same shade of brown waved her soft hands over the Shabbat candles, or maybe, a small boy enjoyed a meal of chicken and a glass of milk. For many years, unknowns persisted, and Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Washington D.C. – By Teddy Magram

Posted on July 27, 2013

After two days of sitting through meetings in upscale DC office buildings, we finally had time to explore DC from a tourist’s perspective. But before we could explore the city, we had to sit through one more meeting that was one of the more  powerful meetings we had. The meeting was with the National Coalition Continue Reading »

Day 31- Washington DC – By Josh Bernstein

Posted on July 26, 2013

Starting things of today we went to the Heritage Foundation; a think tank who’s focus is to uphold conservative views. We spoke to them on what America should do about distribution of wealth.  They had plenty of valid points, but did not seem to be concerned with how much the 1% had or have a Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Washington D.C. – By Julia Stern

Posted on July 25, 2013

For our first full day in Washington DC, we started with a meeting with Greenpeace an organization that works to protect the environment. We talked with Bill Richardson about peaceful protest and how the organization started years ago. With creative confrontation, Greenpeace has been able to make many companies turn to better developmental strategies and Continue Reading »