Alternative Spring Break: Navajo Nation & New Orleans
Two trips took place in March that provided 20 students with opportunities for direct service and for studying key issues of social justice through a Jewish or interfaith lens.
One group explored Cultural Traditions in the Navajo Nation. Students travelled to the US Southwest to learn how this population seeks to find a successful balance between integrating into modern society while maintaining cultural traditions.
A second group of students travelled to New Orleans on a trip that focused on poverty and homelessness. This year, the CJL officially changed the model for these programs—shifting from primarily staff planned and implemented experiences to student-initiated trips sponsored by the CJL, Repair the World, and Hillel International.