Hillel Alternative Breaks are service-based, 7-10 day trips where students participate in a variety of volunteer projects in areas of need. Adhering to the core Jewish value of Tzedek
, Hillel Alternative Breaks challenge students to examine the ways that they can personally serve the global community.
Since 2004, over 13,500 students
have participated in Hillel-organized, Jewish Alternative Breaks!
Hillel Alternative Breaks are happening all over the world, from helping to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to assisting the impoverished communities of South America.
Since 2000 Hillel and its partners have sent students on Alternative Breaks to some of the following areas:
Argentina El Salvador Israel Puerto Rico
Bahamas Georgia Kazakhstan Thailand
Baltics Guatemala Mexico Rwanda
Brazil Honduras Nicaragua United States
Cuba India Poland Uruguay
In 2009, 50 campuses sent students to the Gulf Coast on one of Hillel's Hurricane Katrina Alternative Breaks. Campuses That Participated in Hillel's New Orleans Alternative Break in 2009
Hillel Alternative Break programs are done in partnership with other service oriented organizations in order to assist us in creating the best possible Alternative Break. Over the years, these have included:
Getting involved in a Hillel Alternative Break is easy. Speak to your Hillel professional on campus to find out how to get involved with your campus' Alternative Break.
If your campus would like to run an Alternative Break, use the Alternative Break Resource Guide
to get started.
To return to the hompage for Alternative Breaks, click here