CJL Alternative Spring Break 2014
Travel to New Orleans or to the Navajo Nation
Applications are now open for alternative spring break 2014. The deadline is Sunday, February 9th, but interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.
Cultural Traditions in the Navajo Nation
How does one find a successful balance between integrating into modern society while maintaining cultural traditions? This question is applicable to people everywhere, but it is especially pressing for modern Native American communities. This alternative spring break trip will travel to the Navajo Nation in the US Southwest to learn about what it means to be both a Navajo and an American. The trip will serve as a cultural exchange to both volunteer and learn about the Navajo way of life. We will consider difficult questions such as: how can the Navajos live on top of the largest coal deposit, but maintain their ideals of environmental sustainability? How can they sustain their cultural traditions in the 21st century of globalization? Because learning is such a big component of this trip, we will create a follow-up project to share our experiences. Anyone who is open-minded and eager to be immersed in a different culture is encouraged to apply. No experience with Native Americans is required. This trip costs $400, and need-based financial aid is available. If you have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Gelb firstname.lastname@example.org.
This March, the CJL will be taking a few dedicated students to New Orleans over Spring Break for a service trip! The trip will focus on poverty and homelessness in New Orleans and will include building a house with habitat for humanity, volunteering at schools and family care facilities, and guest speakers. When we are not volunteering, we will spend time exploring the food and culture that make New Orleans the amazing city that it is. We will be flying out Friday March 14 th (arriving before Shabbat) and will be returning Friday March 21 st (before Shabbat). The cost of the trip will be $300, which includes transportation, lodging, and basic food. There is also need-based scholarship money available. If you are interested in spending your time in a productive and fun way this spring break with a group of motivated peers then we encourage you to apply! Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Elon Packin (epackin@) or Sam Berens (sberens@). This alternative break is supported in part by Repair the World, werepair.org.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
NEW: ASB is now student-led!
Taglit Birthright Israel
Want to see the sun rise after scaling Masada? Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean? Place a note in the Western Wall? Ride a camel? If you’re Jewish, age 18-26, Hillel offers the best ways for you to have the time of your life in Israel - FOR FREE!
- take a jeep ride through the Golan Heights
- visit the Western Wall & explore the tunnels underneath
- float in the Dead Sea
- see the sunrise from atop Masada
- join in an archeological dig
- hike in a beautiful nature reserve with refreshing waterfalls
- spend a night in a Bedouin tent & ride a camel
This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel).