Global : Alternative Break Trips


Applications due October 22nd.

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.


Now Hiring!

The 2016 Bridges: Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue alternative break trip is now looking to hire interns! The Bridges trip brings together thoughtful, passionate students from Jewish and Muslim faith backgrounds with the hope of building connections and engaging in meaningful interfaith dialogue all while making new friends through collaborative service to others. Students work with communities in the U.S. affected by natural disasters. Apply by May 1st to staff the 2016 trip as an alternative break intern!