Parents and 9th-12th Graders: Please come to an Informational Meeting with Rabbi Harris on Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 pm at Temple B’nai Israel


October 19-22, 2017



Evening            Arrive in ATL and Introduction to the journey

                           Leo Frank Story – Hear the story of Leo Frank, a New York Jew who moved to Atlanta, was falsely convicted
                           of murder and was lynched. This has impacted the identity of Jews in the South since it occurred in 1915

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express  7905 Senoia Road  Fairburn, GA 30213


                        Breakfast at hotel

8:30 am           Leave for Montgomery, AL

11:00 am         Rosa Park Museum – Stand where the Civil Rights movement began and learn about the Montgomery Bus

12:30 pm         Lunch

2:00 pm           Equal Justice Initiative – Discuss modern civil rights issues such as poverty, race, prison, death penalty.  See
                        how Civil Rights is still a struggle today

                        Go to hotel and change for Friday night services

5:15pm            Depart for Shabbat services

6:00pm            Friday Night Services

                        Pizza party & Swimming at indoor pool at hotel

Hotel:  Fairfield Inn 8970 Eastchase Pkwy  Montgomery, AL  36117


                        Breakfast at hotel

8:00 am           Leave for Selma

9:00 am           Creative Saturday Morning Services at Edmund Pettus Bridge – The site of the beatings of the Selma-
                        Montgomery march
10:00 am         Tour Selma & The Edmund Pettus Bridge – Meet with someone who was beaten on the march. Hear her story
                        Learn about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his involvement in the struggle.

11:30 am         Lunch and depart for Birmingham

2:30 pm           Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – Explore museum about the Civil Rights movement

4:45 pm            Walking tour of Freedom Park & 16th Street Baptist Church – Get a walking tour by a Reverend who was a
                         Civil Rights worker in Birmingham in the 50s & 60s and was arrested and had the dogs & hoses turned
                         on him. See the historic church where 4 girls died in a bombing.


                        Depart for Atlanta

Hotel:  :  Holiday Inn Express  7905 Senoia Road  Fairburn, GA 30213


                        Breakfast at hotel

8:30 am            Depart hotel

9:00 am            Names Project/AIDS Quilt – ee the AIDS Quilt and hear the story of the quilt and the politics of AIDS
                         in America. Understand the fight for rights of the gay community in the 1980s.
10:00 am          Arrive at The King Center and tour the Auburn Street neighborhood – See the historic neighborhood where
                         King was born, preached and is buried     

11:30 am           Sunday morning services at Ebenezer Baptist Chruch – Dr. King’s historic church

1:00 pm             Depart for airport and home

Parents and 9th-12th Graders: Please come to an Informational Meeting with Rabbi Harris on Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 pm at Temple B’nai Israel




The Civil Rights journey is one in which your students will become empowered and inspired to come back home and get involved by realizing they currently have power to make a difference. They will meet with Reverends who worked and strategized with Dr. King as well as people who participated in the march from Selma to Montgomery. These are primary sources. Every one of the speakers make sure your students understand that they can make a difference today. We will also discuss Jewish involvement in the Movement and how our Passover story correlates so strongly with the Civil Rights story. By visiting the Equal Justice Initative and the Names Project/AIDS Quilt we help your students understand that Civil Rights is not an issue that only impacted a specific people in the 1950s & 60s but is an ongoing issue today and being fought for by a variety of groups that have not felt they had a voice in the world.


25 – 51 people                        $ 690 per person includes 2 free staff

20 – 24 people                        $ 795 per person includes 2 free staff

15 – 19 people                        $ 935 per person includes 2 free staff

10 – 14 people                        $1,185 per person includes 2 free staff

The prices above include all meals (beginning on Friday breakfast and ending with Sunday lunch, all ground transportation, hotels, admission and programming costs.)

They do not include airfare. I am more than happy to arrange your airfare for the group.

Based on:

4 same sex students in a room and 2 same sex staff in a room

Any changes in the schedule may result in change in price

Meals on trip consist of entrée and drink only. Appetizers and desserts are extra. Snacks are not provided. 


Upon agreement on the trip, we will send you the deadline for deposit and one for final payment. After final payment deadline, there are no refunds for group and/or individual cancellation.

In the event of individual cancellations, the hotel rooms must be adjusted to maintain 4 students and 2 same sex staff in a room. There are no refunds for consolidation of rooms.

Our sincere thanks to The Oklahoma City Jewish Foundation for supporting the 2017 Civil Rights Journey with a grant of $400 per student for the first 10 students who make a reservation along with a $250 deposit.