Alternative Winter Break 2016 Post Many Doing the Work of the Few – Zander Winston

By Sharon Schoenfeld
Zander (l) takes a breather at Alexandria House

Today when we visited the Alexandria house we started our visit by speaking with the founder of Alexandria house which not only provides temporary housing for abused and homeless women and their children. The center, which is located  in the middle of a residential neighborhood consists of two houses. These two houses also serve  as a community center for the local neighborhood. The Alexandria house also provides care for local children after school and during holidays. We spent the majority of the day assisting them with whatever task needed to be completed, we put away Christmas decorations , organized donated goods to be sold, helped take care of the children being watched and so on. It was very insightful to watch 25+ young Judaeans spend hours on task that the much smaller staff of Alexandria have to do on a daily basis.

~ Zander is an 11th grader from Birmingham, Alabama and this is his second AWB. 

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