By Ben Libov: We kicked off today by visiting Graceland, Elvis’ home that he bought once he became famous. We took a tour of the mansion that took us through many rooms, including the famous jungle room and pool room, before taking us outside to see Elvis’ backyard, stable, and, eventually, where he lies today. Continue Reading »
By Aaron Mantell: The first section of today was composed of the bus ride from Birmingham to Memphis, which was a good chance to grow closer to the rest of the members of Etgar. It was nowhere near as bad as I expected. We stopped at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo to see the house Continue Reading »
By Sydney Kass: Today, 25 teenagers that hold the promise of triumphing in the fight for equality and civil rights hit the road and headed to Alabama. Some of us slept, some wrote, some conversed, and some listened to music. After about an hour of traveling, we finally crossed the border and had the pleasure of Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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!