Maryland Hillel is proud to continue for its fourth year, the Repair the World Alternative Break Fellowship. This fellowship will serve to provide a group of students the opportunity to explore Judaism and Social Justice, community organizing and how to lead for social change while also executing an Alternative Break trip.
This fellowship has become the destination for innovative and creative Jewish student leaders seeking to transform the Jewish community on campus. The fellowship brings Social Justice to the forefront and charges students with inspiring others to make service a defining part of their Jewish identities.
THIS IS A LARGE COMMITMENT.
This fellowship lasts an entire year and is highly demanding. This should be your main commitment and activity outside of classes. The time commitment is similar to a part time job.
Hillel will select students to enter into a semester long leadership and social justice course that will meet once a week for 2 hours. The course will include such topics as Judaism and Social Justice, leadership development, social inequality, being an informal educator and more! We will bring in experts in the field and will provide students with all of the necessary tools to plan a successful Alternative Break trip. In addition to the two hour classes, you can expect to work anywhere from 5-7 hours a week on this project every week.
The fellows will be paired to plan and travel to in teams to different cities both domestically and internationally. At each site, the students will engage in active service, have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on social issues and use their new leadership skills to successfully run and lead an Alternative Break trip.
Fellows will be an integral part of the pre-trip process by overseeing the itinerary, recruiting participants, running orientations and more! One on the ground, the fellows will help to ensure group dynamics and be a liaison between students and staff.
Click Here to meet the fellows for the 2012-13 year.
For more information, please contact:
Repair the World Director of Alternative Breaks