Alternative Spring Break


Participate with other Jewish Canes on a University of Miami Hillel service-learning trip to Rio de Janeiro!

Through UM Hillel’s extensive Alternative Break program, you have the opportunity to travel to an international location, immerse yourself in the community, learn about and actively combat social issues, and have fun. An Alternative Break experience will inspire you to understand your role in the world and ability to make change.

The deadline to apply is December 9th at 5 PM.

Exploring Jewish Brazil 

Dates: March 11-18, 2018

  • Cost: approx. $1,950 (includes flight, accommodations, most of the food, and visa for first 10 applicants)
  • Food: vegetarian food will be available

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Volunteering on as special Tzedek project

  • Tours of Ipanema Beach and downtown Rio de Janeiro

  • Visit to Hillel Rio and a chance to meet Jewish college students in Brazil

  • Night out in at Lapa, the nightlife hub of Rio

  • Visit to the Botanical Gardens and Arpoador

  • Caipirinha workshop



Why Do an Alternative Spring Break with UM Hillel?

Service is a fundamental value in Judaism. Through our extensive Alternative Break program, you have the opportunity to explore this principle by immersing yourself in a domestic or global community to learn about and actively combat social justice issues. While on an Alternative Break, you will work in a team and learn about a particular issue, engage in short-term service projects, interact with the local community, hear from experts, and enjoy fun team activities. Alternative Breaks will challenge you to think critically about the relationship between social justice and Judaism, your personal obligation to others and your ability to make change in the world. For questions, e-mail Carly Greenspan, UM Hillel Director of Jewish Life 


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