Join Rabbi Harold Kravitz and Cindy Reich on a Civil Rights journey to the American South.
Participants will learn about the African American struggle to gain equality in the 1950s and 60s and discover how Jews were involved in the Civil Rights movement. The journey includes Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Guided by the educational staff of Etgar 36 and local speakers, we will visit the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial to the victims of lynching, Freedom Park, the site where Leo Frank was lynched, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Martin Luther King Center/Auburn Ave. district, Ebenezer Baptist Church, walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and the 16th Street Baptist Church. See the full itinerary.
The trip is sponsored by Adath Jeshurun Congregation and the synagogue’s Antiracism Committee. Our goal is to inspire and empower our group to get involved in the Jewish tradition of social activism and create change in our own community using the lessons we learn on the road. Sharon Garber, co-chair of the Antiracism Committee, is serving as lay chair of the trip.
Cost is $1500 per person based on double occupancy ($245 single supplement). Air travel to and from Atlanta is not included and must be arranged by participants. Ground travel is by bus equipped with a restroom.
See the itinerary here.
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