Spending the semester or year in Israel? Interested in exploring Israeli society and interacting with complex communities?
Service: Meaningful direct service that addresses unmet social needs in Israel, enables community interaction and motivates participants to become active citizens.
Learning: Unpeeling the layers of Israeli society: its challenges and celebrations in social justice.
Connection: Inspiring stronger connections between people, societies, social justice, Judaism and Israel.
This year, 80 students studying in Israel for the year/semester will have the opportunity to participate in Hillel's Alternative Break in Israel. Students must be prepared to fully participate in intense days of hands-on service, be open to experiential learning as a means to increase knowledge about socio-economic and social justice issues in Israel, be receptive to returning to campus as active citizens, engaging in the local Jewish and non-Jewish community, and exploring social justice as a Jewish value. Alternative Break in Israel 2010 is generously funded by Repair the World.
Mesila - Children of Foreign Workers: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the foreign worker population in Israel. They will study texts, discuss legal issues, and talk to members of the community while volunteering in an ad-hoc kindergarten for children of foreign workers.
Kfar Kassem Arab Village: Students will be volunteering in one of two schools in the village. They will be teaching English, and working with the students in the school on beautification projects. There will be an emphasis on environmental responsibility, as well as relationships between Arab citizens of Israel and Jewish citizens.
For more information about either track, email ABIsrael@hillel.org.
Trips will take place:
May 30- June 6
June 6- June 13
The student participation fee is $200, which includes food, lodging, materials, and transportation throughout the week. Participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements to the opening site of Alternative Break Israel (location and details to be announced).
Eligibility for participating in Alternative Break in Israel:
Applicants should be spending a semester or a full academic year studying in Israel.
Applicants should be North American undergraduate students (ages 18 – 24).
All applicants should schedule a pre-acceptance conversation with Charley Smith at Hillel in Israel. Please email ABIsrael@hillel.org to schedule a time for your conversation.
For more questions, contact: email@example.com
Read about Alternative Break in Israel 2007-2008