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Teen Domestic Trip: Immigration in America

  • January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020

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Image from the February, 2011 BJ Teen Service Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic. Photo: Emily Walsh

For 8th and 9th Graders in the BJ Community

It’s all over the news today: refugees and immigration. There are people struggling, and we are all eager to help—but how can we? Is there anything we can do?

In the past, on the years we haven’t gone on a Civil Rights Journey, we have taken 8th and 9th graders to New Orleans to talk about natural disasters and learn about food deserts, but this January, we will be digging deeper into the topics of immigration and refugees by traveling to Arizona and exploring Phoenix, Tucson, and visiting Nogales.

What are we hoping to achieve from this trip?
We hope that our 8th and 9th graders will gain an appreciation for Jewish Phoenix and Southwestern Judaism. We hope that they will understand the involvement of non-profit organizations in supporting immigrants and refugees in the United States. We hope they will understand that immigration is extremely political today, and always has been, and the people who ultimately suffer are the people trying to come to the United States for legitimate reasons. They will have the opportunity to learn from individuals who are affected by immigration laws in our country, and meet the people who are enforcing current bans and laws.


Details: MLK Weekend 2020
Thursday, January 16
Travel to Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson, Nogales)
Depart BJ at 4:00PM

Monday, January 20
Travel to NYC
Return to BJ at 8:30PM


Cost: $1550, includes transportation to the airport, all food, housing, and transportation while in Arizona.

Registration and first deposit due November 15, 2019

All final payments due: December 12, 2019

If you are planning on paying in installments, all credit card payments must be scheduled immediately, or, if you are planning on paying by check, all checks must be mailed in by December 12, 2019.

We do not want cost to stop your 8th or 9th grader from joining us on this trip. For more information on scholarships, please email Laura Schultze. Scholarship Deadline: October 23, 2019

This trip only open to BJ members.

There is limited space for this experience. In order to receive the registration form, please fill in this form with your request to register for this trip. Laura will send you your personalized registration link within two business days.

Registration is now closed


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