Etgar 36

Journal

DAY 7- Dallas, Oklahoma City

Posted on July 5, 2015

-Sarah Brecher I hopped out of bed this morning with only one thing on my mind, the fourth of July, one of my personal favorite holidays. I dressed particularly patriotic with a blue and white shirt, denim overalls and a red hat. I came down from my room to find many friends dressed in red, Continue Reading »

Day 6- Little Rock, Dallas

Posted on July 4, 2015

– Michale Schueler Today was the first day off of the civil rights and rock ‘n’ roll track we’ve been on this week, and we couldn’t have been more excited. Last night, we had a framing discussion on abortion, as we met with Pro-life Dallas today. But first, we had to make the long drive Continue Reading »

Day 5- Memphis, Little Rock

Posted on July 3, 2015

-Emily Adelman  Starting off in Memphis, Tennessee, we began the day with a trip to the always entertaining & timeless Graceland, Elvis’s home in which he lived for 20 years until his untimely death in 1977. We learned how Elvis lived, both materially and spiritually. He not only had a huge house (Jungle Room, anyone?), Continue Reading »

Day 4- Birmingham, Memphis

Posted on July 2, 2015

-Rem Hellmann Today was the fourth day of traveling. It also happened to be my favorite day of Etgar so far. We started the day off at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama and drove four hours making our way towards Memphis, Tennessee. Billy and Eli decided that we would stop after two hours of driving Continue Reading »

Day 3- Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham

Posted on July 1, 2015

– Jamie Miller Today, we left Atlanta and crossed into Alabama. At the rest stop between state line, we saw a sign that stated “Dare to Defend Our Rights.”This is an example of emphasizing states rights over federal law which stems from the Civil War.  Many southern states believe the jurisdiction of the states is Continue Reading »

Day 2- Atlanta

Posted on June 30, 2015

– Hannah O’Koon We started off our journey visiting the Leo Frank tree at the Pencil Factory, where we learned about the murder of a young girl and the involvement of African Americans and Jews. At the time of Mary Phagan’s murder, a black man was first accused and later Leo Frank was accused and Continue Reading »

Day 1- Atlanta

Posted on June 29, 2015

The 2015 journey has begun! 29 teens flew in to Atlanta and joined 3 local teens as we started our 36 day journey. We spent a few minutes going over some of the expectations we had for the summer as far as behavior and then had some ice breaker games. Once we got to know Continue Reading »

Day 36-Washington D.C. to Gastonia, North Carolina-by Jordan Kaplan

Posted on August 4, 2014

The last day of our journey was a memorable one.                 We began by meeting with AIPAC, at their building in downtown Washington D.C.  AIPAC, which stands for American Israel Public Affairs Committee, advocates for a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. Their main focus is Continue Reading »

Day 35-Washington D.C.-by Jonah Gordon

Posted on August 3, 2014

To begin our second day of sightseeing in D.C., we started at the national mall. When we were given options of visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum along with the American Art Museum, I took advantage of exploring both. Even though I am a D.C.-area native, I had not been to either of Continue Reading »

Day 34-Washington D.C.-by Brendon Samide

Posted on August 2, 2014

We began our day at 8:30 when we were woken up by a knock at our door. We got ready for the great day ahead of us and went downstairs for the hotel’s breakfast. By 9:30, the bus was rolling. Throughout the journey, we have all collected unopened toiletries from our hotel bathrooms to donate to the homeless. Continue Reading »