This page is under construction! Feel free to check out some of our previous trips.
In March 2014, 12 students traveled to New Orleans for an Spring Break Service trip with Elon Hillel & the Jewish Farm School
Fake Break Service Trip, January 2013
In January, 2013, Elon Hillel took a "fake break" service tip, during the break between Winter and Spring terms. Ten Elon students traveled to West Palm Beach Florida for a week of working with Habitat for Humanity. The trip included time for work, play, and reflection. This alternative break was supported in part by Repair the Worldand Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus life.
We are honored to announce the establishment of the Sydnie Krause Hillel Alternative Spring Break Fund, established by Sydnie Krause '11 to support student participation in Hillel's alternative spring break trips. Read about the fund and Sydnie's decision to support Elon Hillel's ASB trips.
Check out Ilana Israel's YouTube video of our Nicaragua trip.
Also, read about Elon Hillel's 2012 Spring Break Service trip to Nicaragua: "Elon Hillel gives back to Nicaraguan community" and "Community and Service After College."
Working in the wood shop in Nicaragua, March 2012
Harvesting lettuce in Central Valley, California, ASB 2011
2009: Montevideo, Uruguay
2010: Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011: Los Angeles with Jewish Funds for Justice. You could follow us on Twitter with daily tweets from our Alternative Spring Break in Los Angeles
2012: Nicaragua with American Jewish World Service
2013: "Fake Break" trip in January/February will be to West Palm Beach, Florida, to work with Habitat for Humanity
2014: New Orleans with the Jewish Farm School
"The ASB trip was an eye opening experience that helped me connect with other Elon students and explore the meaning of being Jewish and how it connects to social justice."
Mat Goldberg, '14, participant in 2010 Alternative Spring Break trip
Painting a struggling synagogue in Buenos Aires, 2010
"Seeing and experiencing [the Jewish community in Argentina] allowed me to realize the uttermost importance of a community. In order to ensure our survival as a people, we must depend on each other. Just as the community in Argentina depends on each other to preserve their lifestyles, we must be ready to do the same if presented with a similar situation. If we are unable to survive our community for any reasons, I have learned from the Alternative Spring Break program that there is a world of Jewish brothers and sisters who are there to support us in any struggle.
Ron Yardenay, '11, participant in both 2009 and 2010 Alternative Spring Breaks
The Sklut Hillel Center is located at 401 E. College Avenue, at the corner of E. College & Antioch, across from the tennis courts
2960 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244