Global : Alternative Break Trips
In an increasingly global and open society, we envision a Jewish community which is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and actively responsible for the Jewish people and the world. Through Alternative Break trips, a service-driven immersive experience, we intend for the members of our community to gain hands-on experience and emerge as leaders in advocating for social justice on campus and in the world.
The Bronfman Center pioneered the first American Jewish World Service Alternative Break trip in 2000. Since then, students have traveled to El Salvador, the Mississippi Delta, Mexico, California, New York City and many other destinations to help communities in need and develop relationships with each other outside of school.
We aim to provide the framework for student leaders to respond to communities in need all over the globe by directly serving in those communities while living and studying the connection between social justice, service, leadership and Judaism. Students return from trips with knowledge and energy and continue to advocate for social justice on campus. In addition to a service trip, alternative break participants will learn together as a cohort all year-long with four seminars devoted to different social justice issues.
We are now accepting applications for the Alternative Break Internship through September 12th.
Interested in applying to participate in an alternative break trip? Let us know.
Important dates for all AB participants:
September 29 - Alternative Break applications due
November 6 - Seminar I
December 4 - Seminar II
February 26 - Seminar III
April 30 - Seminar IV
January 18-25: Bridges: Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue trip to Little Rock, Arkansas with the Jewish Disaster Response Corps
January 23-25: Miami Half Marathon
May 26-June 2: International service learning in Jamaica with Amizade