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Summer 2017

2017 Day Fifteen – Las Vegas 

Posted on July 10, 2017

by Jenna Pick It’s Sunday morning and we’re on our way to famous Las Vegas. It’s amazing to see the buildings and the people here since it’s my first time. We’re having lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, a buffet style place, and everyone seems to really enjoy themselves. The Orleans is the hotel we’re staying at Continue Reading »

2017 Day Fourteen – Grand Canyon

Posted on July 9, 2017

by Noah Schulman Today is July 8, about two weeks into our trip. Today we are going to the Grand Canyon, which is astonishing considering how far we’ve come in only two weeks. The day started with an eight am wake up call. After a quick breakfast, we headed out on the bus towards the Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirteen – Zion National Park

Posted on July 8, 2017

by Glenn Baevsky With only 9 days left in Etgar for me, I intended to make the most out of the time I have left. After getting up at 7 am and eating a quick breakfast, we left Salt Lake City, Utah for our 5 hour drive to Zion National Park. Since we didn’t want Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twelve – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 7, 2017

by Anna Winikow We spent the night on the bus as we made our way to Salt Lake City in a swift eight hours. We stopped in Wyoming around 3:30 am (some say for a rest stop, but we all know it was to add another sticker to the map on the bus). We got Continue Reading »

2017 Day Eleven – Denver and Boulder

Posted on July 6, 2017

by Ariana Schwartzberg When a person devotes their life to helping those in need, there is nothing more admirable than that. Today we went to Food Bank of the Rockies, a nonprofit organization that serves nearly seven thousand meals a day to those in the area. They send nearly one hundred million pounds of food Continue Reading »

2017 Day Ten – Columbine and Colorado Springs

Posted on July 5, 2017

by Sophia Grande  The debate over the environment has always seemed silly to me because I assumed that the health of the Earth wasn’t up for debate at all. Being from an area that promotes leaving a green footprint and puts an emphasis on sustainability has undoubtedly made me aware of the harm man has Continue Reading »

2017 Day Nine – Dodge City and Denver

Posted on July 4, 2017

by Rachel Rosenthal Today we got on the bus at 8 a.m. to drive from Dodge City, Kansas to Denver, Colorado. The duration of the trip was approximately 5 hours including bathroom breaks and lunch. As we got closer to our destination the view outside became even more beautiful with the mountainous scenery compared to Continue Reading »

2017 Day Eight – Oklahoma and Kansas

Posted on July 3, 2017

by Perri Schwartz Today, we spent most of our day headed to Dodge City, Kansas so it was more of a relaxation day and a stopover before Colorado. First, in the morning, we had a environmental discussion and talked about climate change and other global issues. We talked about all different opinions.  Later, in the Continue Reading »

2017 Day Seven – Oklahoma City

Posted on July 2, 2017

by Rachel Mintz True stability in life is an abstract concept. What can make an event life altering is that you do not have control over the situation. Both of the topics discussed today dealt with events out of control of those affected. No refugee wants to leave their nation, no person wanted their place Continue Reading »

2017 Day Six – Dallas

Posted on July 1, 2017

by Marina Fishman Today was a pretty awesome day. We started out waking up at 7 AM. Then we got breakfast and started our journey to Dallas. I, personally, took a nap while others played games, stayed up, or did whatever else. When we got to Dallas, we headed over to a Methodist church to Continue Reading »