Sample Schedule


Prospective participants must be able to attend all of the retreats, seven out of nine programs before the Summer Journey and two out of three programs after July. Most programs are from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Other non-mandatory, but meaningful, events will be added as the year progresses. 


December, Weeknight Welcome Reception for new class and their families
January, MLK, Jr. weekend Jewish and African-American History, Culture and Leadership Retreat
January, Sunday Program – Slavery and Reconstruction
February, Sunday Program – The Holocaust
February, Sunday Program – Community and Identity
March, Sunday Program – Religion and Spirituality
March/April, Fri. – Sun. Civil Rights in America Retreat
April Passover Seders in Jewish students’ homes
April Palm Sunday or Easter Services at African-American churches
April, Weekday Program – Blacks and Jews in Politics (on Capitol Hill)
April, Sunday Program – Cultural and Artistic Achievements
May, Sunday Program – Bus Tour of Black and Jewish DC
May, Sunday Program – Historical Context and Current Issues in Africa
June, Sunday Program – Historical Context and Current Issues in Israel
June, Weeknight OUDC Summer Journey Briefing for Parents and Students
July OUDC Summer Journey (approximately three weeks)
September, Fri. – Sun. Speech Making and Facilitation Retreat
October, Sunday  Program – Leadership and Activism
November, Sunday Program – Current Issues Forum
December, Sunday Program – Winter Holidays: Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa 
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