Alternative Spring Break

tzdekah worldNorth 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.

This year UNC-Chapel Hill Hillel is going to participate in an Alternative Spring Break trip to New York with Repair the World.  It will be a unique hands-on experience focused on education justice, food justice and racial justice including volunteering at a Soup Kitchen and an after-school tutoring program.

This week-long intensive seminar provides participants a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in education justice, food justice and racial justice learning and service in New York City.  Through these trips, participants get hands-on service experience and learn how Judaism can offer a framework for repairing the world. The seminar has learning and service as core activities, with expert guest speakers, customized service opportunities, and learning through a Jewish lens.


Trip Basics:

  • Trip Staff: Rabbi Melissa (
  • Trip dates: March 11-18, 2018 (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Spring Break)
  • Cost per Participant: $200  (Includes housing, most meals, on-the-ground transportation and program costs).  Does not include transportation to/from New York City.
  • 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: 10-12 participants.  Space is limited.  Application acceptance is rolling so apply today!

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
  • 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).
You can apply by filling out the application below or open it on a separate page here:

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

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