Alternative Winter Break

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.