Jewish National Fund-USA's Alternative Break

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Jewish National Fund-USA's
Alternative Break


May 26 - June 2, 2024


Applications are now closed.

JNF-USA has been running Alternative Break trips to Israel for over 18 years! We have brought 3,000 college students and young adults ages 18-24 to get their hands dirty while making a difference for the land and people of Israel!

Overview of the Trip:

Each day of the trip is comprised of volunteering, touring, education, and independent time in the evenings and on Shabbat.
Included with acceptance on the trip: round-trip flight to Israel, accommodations, most meals, and medical insurance.

Volunteering Highlights:

  • Spend time with evacuees and the people who are providing lifesaving efforts to support them.
  • Take part in community service helping with anything needed, from cooking to assistance in the daycares, laundry, or cleaning up.
  • Work together with HaShomer HaChadash in farms, picking vegetables and other crops that will ensure that we will help prevent a massive shortage in the Israeli market and that no farmer is left alone.
  • Volunteer with Sar-El at an army base, take on logistical roles necessary to fill the void of the over 350,000 Israelis serving in the IDF and reserves.

Due to high demand, Alternative Break is now
an application based trip.

The Acceptance Process is as follows:
1. Fill out application
2. Within a few days, a JNF-USA staff member will contact you to set up an interview
3. You will hear back within 48 hours whether you have been accepted on to the trip
4. Once you accept, you will be directed to officially register
5. Upon registration, you will: pay your deposit, book your flights and set up your fundraising page

Travel Options:

Flights are included and participants will have the opportunity to choose from a group flight or individual option


All students will pay a refundable $360 deposit due at time of acceptance.
Once you return home from the trip, JNF-USA will reimburse you to same form of payment.


Each participant is responsible for raising a minimum of $1500 from at least 5 unique donors for JNF-USA's Israel Resilience Campaign that is dedicated to rehabilitating the South of Israel. Your fundraising page is created upon registration.

Jewish National Fund-USA proudly partners with
the following organizations for Alternative Break


Jewish National Fund-USA is committed to running a healthy and safe in-person volunteer experience. The health and safety of trip participants is, and will always be, JNF-USA’s top priority.

raised of $20,000,000 goal

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Recent Donations

Jan Bergman$25
Lynn Goldberg$100
Amy Bodofsky$18
Sonia Frantz$36

Good luck Michelle! Am Yisrael Chai!!

Jamie Richman$180
Alan Roemer$374
Batya Esses$18
Lisa Siverhus$100
Brittany Blacker$36
pearl rosensaft$1,500

Thank you to the sponsors who made this incredible journey possible for you


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