Community Service & Alternative Breaks
For more information, email the community service chair Elisheva Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Days Without Hate
“Days Without Hate” is a non-profit community service program, which is directed by Rutgers Hillel. The event began in 1997 in response to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister, Yizhak Rabin, and has grown from this original idea into an annual event that unites Rutgers faculty, staff, local businesses, and student organizations to make a statement that we care about our social environment. Our expectation is to draw from this experience and help to impact the future. A Day Without Hate took place on Thursday, October 30 this past year.
This event included a series of activities. This year we had Tables set up in all dining halls and student centers where people stopped to pledge. By signing the pledge, students, faculty, staff, and local residents are encouraged to spend an entire day where they consider their words, actions, and their effects. We also distributed flyers with encouragement for acts of kindness. A Blood Drive was held on campus. The day culminated with a motivating rally featuring an interfaith service and an a cappella concert.
Click here for a short video about the 2013 Days Without Hate!
Alternative Spring Breaks
Our Alternative Spring Breaks combine travel, hands-on volunteer work, and Jewish social justice. Past years’ trips have included El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Israel, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico.
We are excited to announce service opportunities for this academic year.
To Apply, Click Here.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Repair the World – Houston
Sunday, March 17 – Friday, March 22
Join us in Houston from Sunday, March 17 – Friday, March 22. You can help Houstonians who are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Help rebuild homes, learn about racial and economic disparities in Houston, connect with Houston Hillel and celebrate Purim! $450 covers airfare, hotel and meals. You can make real difference this year! Application deadline is Friday, Feb 1!
Jewish National Fund Trip to Israel
Eager to return to Israel? Join the JNF trip to Israel where we will engage in a week of service-learning in the Negev desert. Previous JNF Alternative Break projects have included working with economically disadvantaged Ethiopians, renovating low-income housing and community spaces, transforming a garbage dump into an urban green space, and supporting a groundbreaking program for adults with severe disabilities. Travel back to Israel with a delegation from around the state and learn about the connection between the environment, Israel, and Judaism!
To apply: JNF.org/asb
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