Adult Civil Rights Journey


March 28, 2024 - March 31, 2024    
All Day

Event Type

Join Rabbi Kramer on a once-in-a-lifetime Civil Rights Journey to Atlanta, Montgomery, and Birmingham. During these three days, we will meet with Reverends who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and experience church services in the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church. Among the many sites we will visit are the Rosa Parks Museum and the new Equal Justice Initiative’s new Legacy Museum & Lynching Memorial. We will speak with activists who marched from Selma to Montgomery and walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.*

Alongside these and other incredible first-hand experiences, we will engage with the contemporary realities of race and racism, the legacy of Civil Rights, and consider how each of us can make an impact. We will also enjoy building our own community as we travel, eat, and reflect together. This program is run through Etgar 36, a pluralistic, nonpartisan, and nonprofit Jewish educational venture that leads (primarily) Jewish groups to the South. These groups seek to better understand the history of the civil rights movement and, the connection between Jews and Blacks African Americans during that time, and to consider issues in the present moment connected with civil rights. During the trip, we will also reflect on Jewish-Black relations then and now.

Etgar 36 trips are designed to inspire and empower Jewish groups and individuals to find their voice, get involved in the Jewish tradition of social activism, and create change in your local community using the lessons you learn on the road.

*Please note this trip can accommodate those with more limited mobility. Please indicate this need during your registration.