Etgar 36

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Day 36 – Closing Our Journey at the Capital

Posted on August 2, 2021

by Samuel Mitchneck      Our last day was one of the most interesting days, in my opinion. It began breakfast (a hotel-quality blueberry muffin). We then went into a conference room and discussed our meetings in DC and our meeting in Baltimore. This was followed by a drive into DC, specifically to the Holocaust Continue Reading »

Day 35 – DC

Posted on August 1, 2021

by Asher Rosenberg   Today was our 3rd day in Washington D.C. We first went to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American history. We learned about the slave trade and the treatment of enslaved people in North America, all the way up to present day, including the civil war, reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation, civil Continue Reading »

Day 34 – DC

Posted on July 31, 2021

by Nate Stitt Good morning friends! Today is a bit too warm for my taste, but it’s a D.C. day- one full of debates, laughter, and back-to-back meetings — a true manifestation of this trip. The morning began a bit later than usual, which was greatly appreciated. I ran downstairs and grabbed a bagel. The Continue Reading »

Day 33 – DC

Posted on July 30, 2021

by Emily Neuwirth        Today was our first Etgar day in our Nation’s Capital, so consequently we were all dressed to the nines (which essentially meant khakis, polos, and skirts- but baby steps everyone). As we all ran towards the bus, excited for the day ahead, conversations began brewing, because today was a Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia and Baltimore

Posted on July 29, 2021

by Henry Williams        Today was an interesting day. We first went to the National Constitution Center. This was kind of a bunch of lies in my opinion, but our second meeting really spoke to me because I never thought about the media the way that we have to.      First, we Continue Reading »

Day 31 – Jersey Shore and Philly

Posted on July 28, 2021

by Noah Ginsberg  Yesterday, we woke up at 7:30 and went down for breakfast. After breakfast, we started our drive towards Philadelphia. About halfway through the drive, we stopped at a boardwalk, Asbury Park, in New Jersey to have lunch, walk around, and see the sights. Then, we found a quiet spot to have our Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Boston

Posted on July 27, 2021

by Camilla Martin       We started the day with a decent breakfast, and then set out to explore Boston. Our first stop was Walden Pond, the former home of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. While there, we heroically fought off a swarm of mosquitoes in order to take a short stroll Continue Reading »

Day 29 – Woodstock

Posted on July 26, 2021

by Phoenix Moses-Rosenthal        Today started with our last bagel breakfast in New York. After eating, we headed to the beautiful location where the Woodstock festival took place ( Bethel, New York). It was around a two hour ride and had very nice scenery of the city. Once we arrived, we explored the Continue Reading »

Day 28 – NYC

Posted on July 25, 2021

by Allie Sigl       For those brave enough to get up early, the day began by heading to Esse-a-Bagels. Debatably the best bagels on the east coast, Esse features only the boldest cream cheese flavors and is often famous for giving more cream cheese than bagel.     We then went back to Continue Reading »

Day 27 – NYC

Posted on July 24, 2021

by Jordan Cascade    Like all great NYC adventures, we started the day with bagels. Compared with the taste of stale, unflufffy bagels from Holiday Inns and La Quintas, today’s everything with egg and cheese was a treat. We took the subway to the Marlene Meyerson JCC to meet with Ruth Messinger and Joy Levitt. Continue Reading »