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Please fill out a separate deposit form for each traveler.


Civil Rights Journey Information

The Civil Rights Journey is one in which your participants 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. Each of our speakers ensures your participants 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 Initiative and Fair Fight 2020 we help your participants 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.

WHAT: Civil Rights Journey

WHERE: Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham.

WHEN: Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 6, 2022

WHY: Rekindle the faith that we can make a difference and change the world!

WHO: Temple B’nai Israel members, high school students through adults of all ages

HOW: Register by Monday, November 30, 2021 with a $250 deposit

The total trip cost is $1090 per adult* / double occupancy plus airfare (for single occupancy add $100)

Price includes:

  • all meals from breakfast Friday through breakfast Sunday (entrée & non-alcoholic drink)
  • entrance to all museums and sites
  • ground transportation
  • double occupancy hotel
  • programming costs

*Thanks to generous funding from the Phil Brown Youth Leadership Fund and The Packman Fund, high school students in quad rooms are $695 plus airfare.


  • Pick up at airport
  • Go over theme of 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: Fairfield Inn - Fairburn, GA 30213


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30 AM Leave for Montgomery, AL
  • 11:00 AM (CST) Rosa Parks Museum
  • Stand where the Civil Rights movement began and learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • 12:45 PM Lunch 2:00 PM Memorial for Peace and Justice - Lynching Memorial
  • Reflect on an often-overlooked tragedy at the first national memorial for victims of lynching
  • 3:30 PM Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum
  •  Explore the evolution of racial oppression from slavery to mass incarceration
  • 5:15 PM Meet at EJI coffee shop to depart for Shabbat services
  •  6:00 PM Friday Night Services

Hotel: Fairfield Inn - Montgomery


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00 AM Leave for Selma
  • 9:00 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 PM Depart for Birmingham and Lunch
  • 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.
  •  Dinner
  • Depart for Atlanta

Hotel: Fairfield Inn - Fairburn, GA


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:15 AM Depart hotel
  • 9:00 AM Meeting with Fair Fight 2020
  • Discuss the issues of, and find out the work going on about, voting rights and voter suppression in Georgia and across the nation.
  • 10:15 AM Arrive at The King Center and tour the Auburn Street neighborhood
  • See the historic neighborhood where King was born, preached and is buried
  • 11:00 AM Sunday morning services at Ebenezer Baptist Church Dr. King’s historic church
  • 12:45 PM Depart for airport and home
  • 3:30 PM Earliest that return flights should depart

Temple B'nai Israel Youth

Temple B'nai Israel is proud to be affiliated with NFTY - the National Federation of Temple Youth.

Our high school youth group is Oklahoma Association of Temple Youth - fondly known as OKATY. OKATY is led by a dedicated teen board, with their advisor Sammi Donchin. All Oklahoma City area Jewish teens are invited to join OKATY and participate in the many programs offered throughout the year! Contact Sammi Donchin for more information.

Our middle school youth group is Jr. OKATY for grades 6-8. Interactive programs build relationships between our youth and encourage them to deepen their Jewish connections.

OKATY Registration and Parent Forms

 OKATY Registration and Parent Forms

Click the link to REGISTER for OKATY and for MEDICAL EMERGENCY FORMS! 

Please send the completed forms to Sammi Donchin at or bring/mail them to Temple B'nai Israel!

OKATY Election Packet

OKATY Election Packet 2021-2022

All applications due to Sammi Donchin at by AUGUST 13th!

NFTY Format Program Example

NFTY Program Bank - Find Program Examples Here!

If you are applying for OKATY board, you will be required to write two sample programs. Here is a link to the NFTY program bank with lots of examples on how to write a program! If you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Sammi! 

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Shevat 5782