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BJ Teens Civil Rights Journey (9th & 10th Grade)

  • May 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

We are thrilled to share that we will be taking BJ Teens in 9th and 10th grade on the Civil Rights Journey to the South with Etgar 36, May 12-15, 2022.

Participants will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s & 60s as well as discover how Jews were involved in the Civil Rights struggle. Participants will walk away understanding why Jews, as people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. The journey can include Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Visits include 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, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and learn about the current fight against voter suppression with Fair Fight 2020.

What are our Covid Protocols for this trip?

This plan has been formulated based on guidelines from the CDC, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and our peer programs, building upon BJ’s Re-entry Task Force August report and campus operations plan. These guidelines are based on the conditions on the ground today. As such, they are subject to change if conditions change.

  • All participants are required to submit proof they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after JJ shot or second Pfizer or Moderna shot) before participating in-person programming. No exceptions. 
  • All participants, whether vaccinated or not, must provide proof of negative PCR test results within 3 days of departure for the trip.
  • The staff and drivers with our partner organization are all vaccinated. Beyond that, we will follow all protocols put in place by the hotels and museums and will let you know what those are, if any, closer to your trip as things will change between now and then.
  • Students will be in shared hotel rooms for the trip as well as busses. When with their hotel pod, they are allowed to be unmasked, but as of now, all group travel will be masked.


B’nai Jeshurun
(212) 787-7600
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