Etgar 36


2017 Day One – The Journey Begins!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Etgar 36 Summer 2018 is off to a great start!  By late afternoon, everyone had made it into Atlanta.  We began our programming by discussing the 1915 lynching of a local Atlanta Jew at the site where he was falsely accused of a murder.  The teens contemplated how the threat of violence influenced the decision Continue Reading »

Summer 2018

Posted on June 14, 2018

We’re all excited to get out on the road the summer!  Look here for daily journal entries written by participants. ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE June 24 Atlanta June 25 Montgomery June 26 Birmingham June 27 Memphis June 28 Memphis & Little Rock June 29 Dallas June 30 Oklahoma City July 1 Dodge City July 2 & 3 Denver July 4 Boulder July 5 Salt Continue Reading »

Etgar 36 Featured in Tablet Magazine

Posted on June 5, 2014

“A Different Kind of Summer Vacation: Jewish Teens Take a Bus Across America” Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans.

Etgar 36’s Philosophy on Social Action Trips

Posted on September 10, 2012

Read an article by Etgar 36 founder Billy Planer about how we think of social action and social learning trips.

Hear Etgar 36 Director Billy Planer Interviewed on Sirius /XM Radio

Posted on August 28, 2012

Billy Planer was the guest host on “E Street Nation”, a talk show hosted by noted rock music author and authority Dave Marsh. Listen to the excerpts where Billy speaks, and tells stories, about Etgar 36.

Etgar 36 Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits

Posted on September 15, 2008

Etgar 36, an Atlanta based Jewish educational venture created by Billy Planer, has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot, a resource guide to Jewish innovation.

Etgar 36 Meets Brad Pitt at Reunion in New Orleans

Posted on December 5, 2007

Our first-ever reunion was a smashing success! We chose New Orleans because it is one of the major cities that we are not able to visit during the summer. It also, unfortunately due to Hurricane Katrina, has many valuable lessons for us to learn about the state of our country.


Posted on June 29, 2007

By Gabrielle Boloker Today marked the first day we would encounter a speaker that would challenge us and that most of us would disagree with. We began the day by having a group discussion on the topic of abortion in which we got to share our views, opinions and thoughts. After a four hour bus Continue Reading »