Students across the country are spending their spring break on service projects organized through Hillel.
Hillel has partnered with City Year to create weeklong service programs in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami in which students from over 25 campuses provide assistance to at-risk communities. You can read more about it on the Hillel-City Year blog
Jewish students are also doing service work down in New Orleans, helping the rebuilding process that has been on-going since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Read more about it at the Hillel New Orleans blog
But Jewish service projects are not restricted to cities. This year, Penn Hillel is sponsoring, along with the Jewish Farm School, an alternative break at the Terra Miguel Farm in Pauma Valley, CA in which students learn about sustainability, environmentalism, and their connection to Judaism. Read more about it here