Etgar 36

Journal

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 »

Day 33-Washington D.C.-by Jordan Sitomer

Posted on August 1, 2014

It is quite a feeling to wake up with a full day ahead of you in Washington D.C. Excited to hear the antipode of the liberal argument on income inequality, which we had heard at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, we made a bee-line off the bus and went straight for the big Continue Reading »

Day 32-Washington D.C.-by Ethan Stein

Posted on July 31, 2014

Washington D.C. is where this trip comes together. After traveling for 31 days learning about politics, activism, and history, there is no better place for our last new city than D.C. It is where issues we have talked about and debated are used to create laws for our beautiful country. That is why today was the best Continue Reading »

Day 31-Philadelphia and Washington D.C.-by Toby Spokes

Posted on July 30, 2014

Today was a normal Etgar day in Philadelphia, where wake-up was at 8:00AM to kick-start the day. We got on the bus and headed right into the heart of Philly. The first thing we did was go to the National Constitution Center, which celebrated both the document and the fact that it was composed down the street Continue Reading »