Etgar 36



Posted on July 1, 2023

– Zach Shapiro The day started out with a long 5 hour bus ride to Dallas. Our firsts top was the Sixth Floor Museum. The museum experience was very powerful for me because it is one thing to just read about the assassination and see the Zapruder film, but is entirely different to see where Continue Reading »

Memphis & Little Rock

Posted on June 30, 2023

– Sela Sokol Despite the early morning that we started our day off on, the heat of Memphis was unbearable. Thankfully, our first stop was Sun Studios, which was indoors. We traveled back through time and learned the history of the studio and the music surrounding it. I’ve always had a love for music, so Continue Reading »

Montgomery & Memphis

Posted on June 29, 2023

– Joshua Horwich This morning, we woke up and immediately started our day with the Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial and museum. The memorial made me think about just how many lynchings occurred in our country. In US history class, we skim over the lynchings, only talking about emancipation and Dr. King at length. However, seeing Continue Reading »

Selma & Montgomery

Posted on June 28, 2023

– Simon Fisher We started our day by hopping on the bus and going from Birmingham to Selma. Billy had told us about the poverty in Selma, but nothing could prepare me for what it was like. As soon as we entered the main city, I whispered to Simon Gaines, who was sitting next to Continue Reading »


Posted on June 27, 2023

– Jonah Reznick We kicked off our journey on Etgar 36 with a visit to the King Center. The rich history and culture immediately struck me on our stroll down Auburn avenue. I could feel the powerful legacy of the great civil rights activists that walked before me on that very sidewalk. After we went Continue Reading »


Posted on June 26, 2023

The first day went as smoothly as could be hoped for. Twenty teens flew into Atlanta, and 15 more drove in, and we all gathered in the afternoon to begin the 2023 Etgar 36 Summer journey.  We got to know each other through some icebreakers planned and run by the staffers and went over our Continue Reading »


Posted on June 20, 2023

This coming Sunday, 35 teens will gather in Atlanta, and we will begin the 20th Etgar 36 Summer Journey! Please follow our journey by looking at our online journal posted every day by a teen: ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2023 TOUR SCHEDULE June 25 Atlanta June 26 Atlanta & Birmingham June 27 Selma & Montgomery Continue Reading »

Day 33 – DC

Posted on July 30, 2022

By Clarissa   Over the course of the past couple days, I’ve loved having the opportunity to learn more about the US’ relationship with Israel. While at JStreet, we learned that one of the main differences between AIPAC and JStreet is that AIPAC aims to strengthen the relationship between the US and Israel whereas JStreet Continue Reading »

Day 32 – DC

Posted on July 29, 2022

By Joshua   After a late night talking to Daryl Davis about his experience talking to people with different views, we left the hotel at 8:45 for a jam packed day. We made our way to Capitol Hill for our first meeting of the day with Sheila Katz who is the CEO of the National Continue Reading »

Day 31 – Philadelphia and DC

Posted on July 28, 2022

by Rafi Josselson  The morning was like any other morning. I woke up 15 minutes before our wake up time due to Gadi’s advice, I got changed in the bathroom and filled up my water bottles (we have had a lot of hot and humid days). I went down the elevator with Joli, I found Continue Reading »