Spend this winter break making an impact. . . Join Jewish teens from across the country on Alternative Winter Break (AWB) and help restore a city in need, work with the homeless and learn how to make change. You’ll make a tangible difference in the lives of others and have tons of fun visiting one of the most interesting and unusual American cities.

AWB is a week-long service learning program emphasizing Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), social responsibility and volunteerism. While working to make a difference, you’ll gain Jewish context for the good work you are doing, a deeper understanding of the community in which you are working, important leadership skills and wonderful new friends who share your values!

The program is open to Jewish teens in grades 9-12 from all across the United States and Canada.

The 2017 program will take place from December 24th- 29th.  Our destination city will be “revealed” in the coming weeks.

For more information, please email winterbreak@youngjudaea.org or call 917-595-2100 x209

Alternative Winter Break 2017 was made possible by grants and donations by the following organizations and companies.





Alternative Winter Break

Warm your heart and make an impact with our unforgettable social action volunteer program. Click below to register - choose your trip and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Ages: High School Students
Locations: New Orleans and Los Angeles


One Week


Sharon Schoenfeld

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