Etgar 36

Summer 2015

Day 14- Zion National Park, Grand Canyon

Posted on July 12, 2015

– Josh Unger Today was Earle’s, our bus drivers, birthday, and to celebrate we went to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I don’t think that the word grand does the canyon justice. Instead it should be called the king canyon. There’s a line in the song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” where Simba Continue Reading »

Day 13- Salt Lake City, Zion National Park

Posted on July 11, 2015

– Rachel Pomeranz We woke up this morning in Salt Lake City and hopped on the bus to make our way to Zion National Park. During the ride, we watched “Food Inc.”, a movie that describes where our food comes from and reveals some of the harsh realities of the food industry. This movie gave Continue Reading »

Day 12- Salt Lake City

Posted on July 10, 2015

– Ben Maloney We woke up from the overnight trip and went into the JCC of Salt Lake City. At the JCC, we got breakfast, hung out, worked out and got refreshed from the overnight trip. The view of the mountains was incredible, and some of the kids even went climbing. From there we went Continue Reading »

Day 11- Denver, Boulder

Posted on July 9, 2015

– Molly Adelman Our day began with a beautiful scenic drive from Denver to Boulder. Billy started off our day with telling us that today was mainly focused on the “mind, body, and soul”, which proved to be true through our experiences with Anne Waldman and yoga/meditation.  Our first stop was to visit Anne Waldman, Continue Reading »

Day 10- Colorado Springs, Denver

Posted on July 8, 2015

– Brianna Elgart Today was another fantastic day on Etgar 36! We kicked off our day in Denver, Colorado by visiting the Food Bank of the Rockies. Here, we received a private tour of the facility and had an opportunity to ask questions about the nonprofit organization and the issue of hunger. We learned that Continue Reading »

Day 9- Denver

Posted on July 7, 2015

– Julia Silverman First, we drove 6 hours from Dodge City, KS, to Denver. We stopped by the Colorado border for lunch at Subway. Once we got to Denver we met with Tom Mauser, whose son was killed in Columbine. He advocated for gun control. He spoke about the laws formed in Colorado that helped to Continue Reading »

DAY 7- Dallas, Oklahoma City

Posted on July 5, 2015

-Sarah Brecher I hopped out of bed this morning with only one thing on my mind, the fourth of July, one of my personal favorite holidays. I dressed particularly patriotic with a blue and white shirt, denim overalls and a red hat. I came down from my room to find many friends dressed in red, Continue Reading »

Day 5- Memphis, Little Rock

Posted on July 3, 2015

-Emily Adelman  Starting off in Memphis, Tennessee, we began the day with a trip to the always entertaining & timeless Graceland, Elvis’s home in which he lived for 20 years until his untimely death in 1977. We learned how Elvis lived, both materially and spiritually. He not only had a huge house (Jungle Room, anyone?), Continue Reading »

Day 4- Birmingham, Memphis

Posted on July 2, 2015

-Rem Hellmann Today was the fourth day of traveling. It also happened to be my favorite day of Etgar so far. We started the day off at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama and drove four hours making our way towards Memphis, Tennessee. Billy and Eli decided that we would stop after two hours of driving Continue Reading »

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 »