Join the growing community of over 3,100 Hillel students that have helped rebuild Mississippi and Louisiana since 2005. These one-week trips focus on hands-on service, community interaction and the exploration of social justice and Judaism.
Participants spend their days doing volunteer work which may include, but is not limited to, installing siding on houses, drywalling, painting, roofing, cleaning, etc. in the areas affected by the hurricane. After working, students engage in small group discussion and programming that delve into the underlying issues that were brought about by the storm. Following a communal dinner, there are a myriad of activities including meeting with communal leaders and members of New Orleans' Jewish community. The experience also includes a tour of the areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and a restful and joyous Shabbat.
See a schedule for a typical day
Registration closes on January 31, 2010.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Dates: These trips are campus-based and therefore each campus has a specific week it is eligible for.
Participating Campuses for March 2010
Cost: $200 + travel to and from the Gulf Coast.
Registration has closed for March 2010 trips.
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Hillel's New Orleans Alternative Break has been generously supported by United Jewish Communities, Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, and Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.