Etgar 36

Summer 2017

Day 35 – DC

Posted on August 1, 2022

By Casey    Today was the last full day of the 2022 Etgar 36 journey. We got on the bus at 9:30 AM to head to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The museum felt almost suffocating as I was walking through it. The atrocities kept getting worse with every panel I read, every photo Continue Reading »

Day 34 – DC

Posted on July 31, 2022

By Rafi Josselson    It was another fun day in Washington DC! We started by going to the African American museum where I explored the African History Sections. They were very cool and interactive. I started with the Transatlantic Slave Trade and made my way to the present day. Some of the best parts was Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Philadelphia

Posted on July 27, 2022

By Andrew    Today was a bit of a quieter day on the Etgar journey, advertised to us as a way to rest up before a very busy several days in  DC. But, that doesn’t mean we sat around doing nothing all day. On the contrary, this day was one of reflection, history, and of Continue Reading »

Day 26 – New York City

Posted on July 23, 2022

By Benjy    Today was another packed NYC day. We started off the day with a walking tour of Harlem with an old friend of the program, Derrick. He walked us through the old historic Barrio neighborhood and told us about the history of the communities who moved there and developed the iconic culture that Continue Reading »

Day 25 – New York City

Posted on July 22, 2022

By Shayna  Early this morning, we got up and had breakfast before departing on the bus for New York City. We stopped about halfway through the drive at a Wawa for lunch before continuing. Shortly after we arrived in NYC, we met with Ruth Messinger, an incredible woman who has worn many hats. She is Continue Reading »

Day 24 – Kent State and Cleveland

Posted on July 21, 2022

by Maya After a two hour drive into Ohio this morning, we arrived at Kent State University, where 9 students were injured and 4 were killed during a peaceful protest to the Vietnam War. We met with Chic Canfora, a student at Kent State during the 1970s whose brother, Alan, was shot through the wrist Continue Reading »

Day 23 – Chicago

Posted on July 20, 2022

By Eli After a late, sleepy breakfast, we left our hotel at 9:00 AM and drove to Highland Park. On our way to the Highland Park Public Library, we took time inside the bus to observe the ornate orange memorials put up in honor of those killed this past Fourth of July. For me, driving Continue Reading »

Day 20 – San Francisco

Posted on July 17, 2022

Today was my final day at Etgar, and I have mixed feelings about it because I want to continue, but I also have college stuff to do. Nonetheless, I am so grateful for the amazing 2022 Etgar family, and I’m so excited to see what everyone will do in their extremely bright futures. Today was Continue Reading »

Day 19 – San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2022

By Ellie Today was another amazing day of our journey on Etgar 36! We started the day by taking a quick walk to a light rail station and we rode the rail to Golden Gate Park. There, we visited the National AIDS Memorial. We heard from a guide at the memorial and he told his Continue Reading »

Day 13 – The Grand Canyon

Posted on July 10, 2022

by Natalia Stutman-Shaw & Penina Polsky   Today was a really fun day! We woke up in Utah and headed on the bus to the Grand Canyon! After a 2.5 hour drive, we ate a quick lunch at a deli and hung out outside. When entering the lodge at the North Rim, we were immediately Continue Reading »