Immersive, Transformative, Enriching
Alternative Breaks take groups of students out of
their everyday surroundings and places them in new environments to engage in community service and experiential learning. As part of short-term service projects, participants are challenged to see and understand difficult social issues such as poverty, literacy, and natural disasters and to explore questions of Judaism and social responsibility.The following organizations are partners with Hillel and Repair the World in organizing short-term (7 – 10 days) service learning experiences.
In addition, many Hillels create their own Campus Organized Alternative Breaks, partnering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.FACTS on Alternative Breaks
Multimedia Feature: On Spring Break, Students Committed to 'Acts of Citizenship'Testimonial:
Repair the World Foundation captures importance of the unique partnership between Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and City Year Care Force:Two is Stronger than One: Hillel and City Year
Alternative Breaks are made possible by the generosity of multiple funders including:
Repair the World, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, The Renee B. Fischer Foundation, United Jewish Communities, UJA-Federation of New York, The Blooming Prairie Foundation, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.Return to the Tzedek main page