Alternative Break 4 results

Students choose to dedicate breaks to service through Maryland Hillel Alternative Break

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising     Spring break is upon us, and some students are either catching up on some well-deserved sleep, bingeing the newest show on Netflix, working on class assignments trying to get ahead, or going abroad to explore someplace new. Some students dedicate this break to service by particip...

Additional Alternative Break trip planned in response to student demand, Hillel says

By Lauraine Genota, for the Mitzpeh, @laurainegenota   A group of 13 to 16 students will head to South Dakota this spring break to learn more about and connect with the Lakota people on the Hillel Alternative Breaks program. “We mainly hope to learn more about the Native American community that we are visiting,” said ...

Returning volunteers partake in day of service

By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break (AB) program concluded its welcome back to school week by holding a day of service for AB students March 29. The Alternative Break program at this university offers students a chance to spend their winter and spring breaks doing community service ...

Global Justice Shabbat inspires students to make a local change

By Natalie Koltun, for the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun The third annual Global Justice Shabbat, held on March 27 at Maryland Hillel, featured Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, a Jewish organization that works to combat poverty and establish universal human rights in the developing world. “It’s cool to come here ...