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2017 Day Thirty Two- Washington DC 

Posted on July 28, 2017

by Adam Light We had a full day of meetings on our first day in Washington DC. First, we went to a meeting with William Daroff, theSenior VP of political affairs for the National Jewish Federations, a widespread Jewish organization that has almost 150 chapters across the country. He works with the local chapters to Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty One – Philadelphia and DC 

Posted on July 27, 2017

by Rachel Rosenthal Today wake up was at 7:30 and we had a small breakfast downstairs before heading off to downtown Philadelphia to see some of our nations most historic sites. First we got off the bus to see one of the first synagogues of the colonies. As we stood in front of the Jonathan Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty One – Boston and Philly

Posted on July 26, 2017

by Ariana Schwartzberg Today was a relaxing day for everyone on Etgar. We woke up and loaded the bus for Walden Pond. Walden Pond was home to two of America’s greatest writers and philosophers : Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. We learned about how they both challenged society and had their own views Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty – Boston

Posted on July 25, 2017

by Ben Glinsky Today is July 24. We woke up and had a breakfast bar made for us by the hotel. We then had a talk for an hour about the legalization of marijuana and our thoughts on it. This was to prepare us for our upcoming meeting with the National Organization for the Reform Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Nine – New York and Providence 

Posted on July 24, 2017

by Julia Goldenberg  My friend opened the door and yelled at us to wake up. We only had 15 minutes left and had to be down by 9:15. After putting our luggage on the bus, we headed to Harlem to discuss the intersectionality of Jewish activism and the racism that blacks experience as recently been Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Eight- New York

Posted on July 23, 2017

by Michael Shaich We woke up this morning at 8:30. Some of us decided to take advantage of New York’s renowned bagels and made the short walk to grab bagels and shmear before breakfast. At 9:30, we all gathered and took the train down towards Battery Park. At Battery Parkwe looked out and saw Ellis Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Seven – New York 

Posted on July 22, 2017

by Hannah Garfinkle After sleeping in as long as we possibly could, we stumbled down to the lobby and departed for our first stop of the day, Freedom to Marry. We met with Evan Wolfson, a lawyer and activist with a long and almost intimidating list of credentials. Our group is united behind marriage equality, Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Six – New York

Posted on July 21, 2017

by Haley Price  “Wake up!” said Becca at 6:30 am. The start of this morning was EARLY. We had to leave by 7:30 to make it to NYC on time. It was five and a half hours away and you never know what you’re gonna get when it comes down to New York traffic. We Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Five – Ohio

Posted on July 20, 2017

by Will Hess Today we traveled to Kent State University. There we met with Alan Canfora whowas injured during the Kent State shooting. He explained the events leading up to the shooting. It all started with Nixon’s announcement that the US would expand the Vietnam War into Cambodia. This made the radical hippies absolutely livid. Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Four – Chicago 

Posted on July 19, 2017

by Josh Prieto “Wake up boys!” Shouted my counselor Joe trying to get us up at 7:45. Obviously all of us ignored him and proceeded to sleep until a comfy 8:10. I then popped out of bed and proceeded to take a hot shower. I stood in the shower thinking of the way the days Continue Reading »