Etgar 36

Journal

Day 36 – 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 35 – 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 34 – DC

Posted on July 30, 2022

By Clarissa   Over the course of the past couple days, I’ve loved having the opportunity to learn more about the US’ relationship with Israel. While at JStreet, we learned that one of the main differences between AIPAC and JStreet is that AIPAC aims to strengthen the relationship between the US and Israel whereas JStreet Continue Reading »

Day 33 – DC

Posted on July 29, 2022

By Joshua   After a late night talking to Daryl Davis about his experience talking to people with different views, we left the hotel at 8:45 for a jam packed day. We made our way to Capitol Hill for our first meeting of the day with Sheila Katz who is the CEO of the National Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia and DC

Posted on July 28, 2022

by Rafi Josselson  The morning was like any other morning. I woke up 15 minutes before our wake up time due to Gadi’s advice, I got changed in the bathroom and filled up my water bottles (we have had a lot of hot and humid days). I went down the elevator with Joli, I found Continue Reading »

Day 31 – 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 30 – Boston

Posted on July 26, 2022

By Daniel  Today we spent our day in Boston, which is a town with rich history and culture from the past to present. Boston was central towards building  America’s foundation and intellectual development, and today is the shining example of a vibrant college town. We started off the day by visiting Walden Pond, where many Continue Reading »

Day 28 – New York City

Posted on July 24, 2022

By Evan Today is a sad day because it’s my last day on Etgar. We started off the day by taking the subway down to Battery Park. While at the park we talked about how immigrants came to the U.S. and through Ellis Island. We also discussed where our ancestors came from as well as Continue Reading »

Day 27 – 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 26 – 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 »