Alternative Spring Break

Repair the World: Change your World
Alternative Spring Break Miami
Spend Spring Break in Miami with UNC Hillel learning about education, food and racial injustice while experiencing the beauty of South Florida! 

Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip will give participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in volunteer work in a variety of locations around Miami including a soup kitchen and after-school tutoring program while learning about the impacts national and global politics are having on the local level.

This week-long program will enable participants to gain hands-on service experience while learning about what Judaism has to say about repairing the world.

To apply, fill out the form below or open it on a separate pageusing this link.


Trip Basics:

  • Trip dates: March 8-15, 2020 (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Spring Break)
  • Cost per Participant: $499  (Includes flight from RDU to/from Miami, housing, most meals, on-the-ground transportation and program costs).  Does not include transportation to/from RDU.
  • Lodging: All participants will stay in an AirBnB near the volunteer site.
  • Meals: most meals are included in the cost of the program (dietary restrictions can be accommodated for).
  • Group: 8-10 participants.  Space is limited.  Application acceptance is rolling so apply today!
  • Trip Staff: Rabbi Melissa (

Participant Requirements:

  • All participants are required to attend pre-trip orientations and attend a post-trip debrief and celebration
  • Must be willing to do group fundraising ($300 per person)
  • Provide a non-refundable $200 deposit for trip upon acceptance (for those with financial difficulty, please contact Rabbi Melissa to discuss possible scholarships and payment plans).  Final $299 due 30 days before the trip departs.

North Carolina Hillel is dedicated to the Jewish values of Tzedek and Tikkun Olam (Justice and Repairing the World). Hillel’s Alternative Break trips involve travel, service learning, education, and cultural exploration, both domestically and internationally. Our ABs provide a unique opportunity for students to participate in immersive experiences, modeling a philosophy of global engagement and the Jewish value of tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.” The Alternative Break experience is not limited to our time away - our participants engage with one another before and after their trip, creating a unique micro-community on campus.
"It is not uncommon for students, when they return from a service trip or a similar experience, to feel that the trip was transformative. For me, however, UNC Hillel's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) with Repair The World was less a transformation and more of a cementing. My Judaism inspires my justice, and my quest for justice is inextricably tied to my relationship with Judaism. I graduate soon, and so much of the semester I have felt the weight of an uncertain future. During ASB, I saw a clear path forward."  Jill Levinson '18

North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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