Travel : Alternative Break Trips

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. Students provide direct service to communities in need - house building, pipe-laying, planting and more while living and studying the connection between social justice, service and Judaism. Students return from the trips with knowledge and energy and continue to advocate for social justice on campus.

Interested in applying for one of the awesome Alternative Break trips?

Click here to access the common application that ALL participants must fill out.


Upcoming Trips

Bronfman Center Leadership Retreat May 16

The Bronfman Center
All current and newly elected student leaders (that means you!) are coming together for an enriching, fulfilling, exciting and team-building professional development opportunity before we say goodbye for summer recess! This opportunity will be an exciting time to grow spiritually and professionally, and to meet the other people that help our community run. Please RSVP here. Friday, May...
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Alternative Break with the JDC to the Former Yugoslavia!

Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia
Join the Bronfman Center and the JDC on a ten day trip to Former Yugoslavia! After finals in May, a group of twenty students will explore the Jewish communities of Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia while participating in community service projects and cultural exchange programs. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until February 14. All Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible. Please contact Arielle Braude ( or Beckie Hamroff (...
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