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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 »

2017 Day Five – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on June 30, 2017

  by Hannah Garfinkel Our first stop on this swelteringly hot Tennessee day was Graceland, Elvis’ mansion where he lived and died. Having seen the tiny shack that he was born and grew up in just yesterday, walking around Graceland was awe-inspiring. It’s no secret that his lifestyle was lavish and over the top, and Continue Reading »

2017 Day Four – Tupelo and Memphis

Posted on June 29, 2017

      by Adam Light Following a two hour bus ride from Birmingham, we arrived in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We drove up to Elvis’ small shot gun shack home he grew up in and then entered the gift shop behind it. They sold all kinds of Elvis branded products. Such as Continue Reading »

2017 Day Three – Montgomery and Birmingham

Posted on June 28, 2017

by Julia Goldenberg Waking up at 7:30, Etgar 36 was ready to head to Alabama. We stopped at the state line to look at our surroundings and view Alabama. Billy talked to the group and shared wisdom- we need to be open minded when coming into new situations and environments. That’s the only way we can Continue Reading »

2017 Day Two – Atlanta

Posted on June 27, 2017

by Haley Price   Day 2 started off great. I had a full night of sleep and a pretty good breakfast. All 23 of us were on the bus exactly at 9:30. When Libby got up and announced that the daily journals would start today, I immediately wanted to volunteer because Civil Rights is my favorite Continue Reading »

2017 Day One – Begin the Journey

Posted on June 26, 2017

The 2017 Etgar 36 Summer Journey has officially begun. Around 4 PM the teens who flew in met up with the teens who were dropped off locally and finally our entire group was unified.  An amazing thing happened when the staff had to step out of the room for a second…the participants immediately organized their Continue Reading »

Day 36: Washington DC

Posted on August 1, 2016

By Sydney Kass: Yesterday, the cast of Etgar 36 fabulously played the roles of tourists in Washington D.C. First, we explored the Newseum: a museum that pays tribute to the rights of the first amendment and those who feed the public information. It is by far my favorite museum. Exhibits such as the Pulitzer Prize Continue Reading »

Day 35: Washington DC

Posted on July 31, 2016

By Tyler Worobow: We started the day off strong by having a meeting with 2 speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Both the speakers, Karen and John used to be homeless. They shared their stories with us and gave us a deeper look into what it is like to be homeless. John was very Continue Reading »

Day 34: Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2016

Our second day in the nation’s capital was jam-packed from the minute we stepped off the bus. Our first stop was at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank which believes in traditional American values and principles, such as limited government and individual liberties. To counter our conversation with United for a Fair Economy in Continue Reading »