Changing Lives on Alternative Winter Break

“I’m on AWB to make a change in a person’s life, make a difference in the community, and inspire others to do the same.”  Emily Hecht, 9th grader from Westfield, NJ. “By living and working in communities where the effects of their efforts can be felt, these teens learned firsthand about the issues affecting those who live in recovering and …


Volunteering at Rosh HaAyin, New Orleans’ Sister City

Andrea LeVine is the Senior Programmer/Community Organizer for Tulane Hillel. She wrote about a day on the Tulane Hillel’s Young Judaea Taglit-Birthright trip. We spent our volunteer day at Rosh HaAyin. It was an amazing experience to work with New Orleans’ sister city! We were greeted with an amazing performance by the Begin High School Gospel Choir, and then spent …


How AWB Inspires Me

I’m really excited for this experience, it’s something that you don’t really get to do everyday, and kids this age don’t really do this stuff. Not only do I get to participate in this amazing experience, but I get to go through it with some of my best friends.  – Ethan Gertzman (11th Grade, Hunterdon Central Regional High, Ringoes, NJ) …


AWB, Miss Debra, and Lessons for Life

From Alternative Winter Break Participant Jacob Rogatinsky from Hollywood, FL I am glad to say that day one of AWB New Orleans 2013 was a great success. For those who may be a little unfamiliar with how the program works, the volunteers are split into three groups so that we can help out in several city locales at once. Today, …





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