It’s hard to believe we hit the road Monday. An early morning flight to Atlanta, then we hit the ground running. This year we’ve got some amazing home hospitality and will be staying with a friend of Prozdor, enjoying his home and some kosher fried chicken :). After we leave Atlanta for Alabama we’ll be spending our time touring, in our van, and in hotel rooms.
I can’t believe it’s been two years since I last led this trip. I am so excited to do it again with more knowledge, a better grounding in the history, and with a fresh group of teens. This is one of my favorite parts of my job–getting to experience Civil Rights and Jewish Heritage hands on.
This year the trip takes on a special tone, as we visit Selma and Montgomery on the 50th Anniversary of the march for Voting Rights. Having seen the film “Selma” twice, I anticipate my emotions will be running high as we visit the Edmund Pettis Bridge and Brown AME Church. The Civil Rights Movement is alive today, so we’ll be not only touching history, but connecting to the contemporary moment.
Here’s to a restful Shabbat before a busy week!