Start: Thursday, Apr 04
End: Sunday, Apr 07
About the trip: The Edlavitch DCJCC is partnering with Etgar 36 to offer a 3.5 day journey through the Southeast to learn about America’s history of racism, the civil rights movement, […]
About the trip: The Edlavitch DCJCC is partnering with Etgar 36 to offer a 3.5 day journey through the Southeast to learn about America’s history of racism, the civil rights movement, and how issues of race continue to permeate life for people of color today. This trip is being curated specifically for Jews of Color and their families.
The journey will take participants from Atlanta to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, with highlights including a service at Dr. King’s church, the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace & Justice and Legacy Museum; the Rosa Parks Museum, walking in the footsteps of Civil Rights giants across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and much more.
Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect and process throughout the experience, including during pre- and post-trip meetings. The trip will be co-facilitated by staff at Etgar 36, which has over 18 years of experience leading this educational trip, and Yolanda Savage-Narva, a DC-based Jew of Color who is a leader in our community. Yolanda is currently the assistant vice president of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) for the Union for Reform Judaism.
Please note that kosher dietary laws are not observed during this trip but vegetarian options will be available. This trip will include traveling on Shabbat and does not accommodate full Shabbat observance.
Learn more at edcjcc.org/joctrip.
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