Etgar 36

Journal

Day 18- Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Eli Meyers We started off the day at 9:45 as we continued our journey in Los Angeles.  We traveled to South Central and learned about the riots that occurred there as a result of Rodney King. We also learned that part of the city’s plan to better South central was to repaint the houses and rename Continue Reading »

Day 17- Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Casey Goldstein Today could be summed up with one single word; art. To begin an amazing day, we satisfied our stomachs with an authentic brunch at a 50’s style diner called Peggy Sue’s. Don’t believe me? Even the waiters wore 1950-based outfits to allow us to flash back to this unique time in history. Continue Reading »

Day 16- Las Vegas

Posted on July 14, 2015

– Hunter Brown Following a late night of explosive volcanoes and beautiful fountains on the Las Vegas Strip, it was nice to sleep in for a change as we didn’t board the bus until 9:15. Soon thereafter, we arrived at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, where we experienced the plight of those invisible to us: Continue Reading »

Day 14- Zion National Park, Grand Canyon

Posted on July 12, 2015

– Josh Unger Today was Earle’s, our bus drivers, birthday, and to celebrate we went to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I don’t think that the word grand does the canyon justice. Instead it should be called the king canyon. There’s a line in the song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” where Simba Continue Reading »

Day 13- Salt Lake City, Zion National Park

Posted on July 11, 2015

– Rachel Pomeranz We woke up this morning in Salt Lake City and hopped on the bus to make our way to Zion National Park. During the ride, we watched “Food Inc.”, a movie that describes where our food comes from and reveals some of the harsh realities of the food industry. This movie gave Continue Reading »

Day 12- Salt Lake City

Posted on July 10, 2015

– Ben Maloney We woke up from the overnight trip and went into the JCC of Salt Lake City. At the JCC, we got breakfast, hung out, worked out and got refreshed from the overnight trip. The view of the mountains was incredible, and some of the kids even went climbing. From there we went Continue Reading »

Day 11- Denver, Boulder

Posted on July 9, 2015

– Molly Adelman Our day began with a beautiful scenic drive from Denver to Boulder. Billy started off our day with telling us that today was mainly focused on the “mind, body, and soul”, which proved to be true through our experiences with Anne Waldman and yoga/meditation.  Our first stop was to visit Anne Waldman, Continue Reading »

Day 10- Colorado Springs, Denver

Posted on July 8, 2015

– Brianna Elgart Today was another fantastic day on Etgar 36! We kicked off our day in Denver, Colorado by visiting the Food Bank of the Rockies. Here, we received a private tour of the facility and had an opportunity to ask questions about the nonprofit organization and the issue of hunger. We learned that Continue Reading »

Day 9- Denver

Posted on July 7, 2015

– Julia Silverman First, we drove 6 hours from Dodge City, KS, to Denver. We stopped by the Colorado border for lunch at Subway. Once we got to Denver we met with Tom Mauser, whose son was killed in Columbine. He advocated for gun control. He spoke about the laws formed in Colorado that helped to Continue Reading »

Day 8- Oklahoma City, Dodge City

Posted on July 6, 2015

– Julia Horowitz Today we embarked on our journey to Dodge City, Kansas, otherwise known as the “Manhattan of the Midwest” according to Billy. To kick off the day prior to our departure from Oklahoma City, we discussed a hot topic: climate change. We talked about the causes of climate change, and whether or not Continue Reading »