Etgar 36

Journal

Day 9: Denver

Posted on July 5, 2016

By Jacob Newman: Yesterday was July Fourth. We left Dodge City, Kansas, which was a fascinating place, and we had a long ride through Kansas to get to Colorado. I had never been to Kansas, and I have to say that it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever experienced. Coming from Continue Reading »

Day 8: Oklahoma City & Dodge City

Posted on July 4, 2016

By Freddie Wilson: Before we left Oklahoma City in the morning, the group had a discussion about climate change. We discussed the difference between global warming and climate change, arguments for and against if climate change is caused by humans, and the debate over what the government should do, if anything. We then left Oklahoma Continue Reading »

Day 7: Dallas & Oklahoma City

Posted on July 3, 2016

By Max Nelkens: We started off the day with a discussion on guns and gun control, in which I learned about different laws and court cases involving the evolution of gun laws to what we have today. For example, I learned about how it’s an easier process to purchase a firearm at a gun show Continue Reading »

Day 6: Little Rock & Dallas

Posted on July 2, 2016

By Emily Youngerman: Today was really the first day that we moved away from the historical civil rights portion of the trip and onto the more hot-topic issues in America right now. We spent this morning driving from Little Rock to Dallas and while the bus ride was long, I think most of us would Continue Reading »

Day 5: Memphis & Little Rock

Posted on July 1, 2016

By Ben Libov:   We kicked off today by visiting Graceland, Elvis’ home that he bought once he became famous. We took a tour of the mansion that took us through many rooms, including the famous jungle room and pool room, before taking us outside to see Elvis’ backyard, stable, and, eventually, where he lies today. Continue Reading »

Day 4: Tupelo & Memphis

Posted on June 30, 2016

By Aaron Mantell: The first section of today was composed of the bus ride from Birmingham to Memphis, which was a good chance to grow closer to the rest of the members of Etgar. It was nowhere near as bad as I expected.     We stopped at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo to see the house Continue Reading »

Day 3: Montgomery & Birmingham

Posted on June 29, 2016

By Sydney Kass: Today, 25 teenagers that hold the promise of triumphing in the fight for equality and civil rights hit the road and headed to Alabama. Some of us slept, some wrote, some conversed, and some listened to music. After about an hour of traveling, we finally crossed the border and had the pleasure of Continue Reading »

Day 2: Atlanta

Posted on June 28, 2016

By: David Whyman First thing in the morning (after a hearty breakfast) we went to the spot in Atlanta where Leo Frank’s pencil factory used to be and learned his story. Leo Frank, we learned, was a Jew from Brooklyn who married into a prominent Jewish family in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1913, when a girl Continue Reading »

Day 1: Atlanta

Posted on June 27, 2016

By 3 PM on Sunday, 30 people from all over America gathered in Atlanta and the 2016 Etgar 36 summer journey had officially begun! After the ice breakers we went to Mama Nikki’s for a pizza and salad dinner. We then came back to the synagogue where we showed a documentary called “The Journey” (thejourneyfilm.com). Continue Reading »

It’s Almost Time!

Posted on June 3, 2016

We can’t wait for our summer journey to begin! On June 26th it’s all happening. Follow along here to see what’s going on!