Israel plays an important role in the conscience of the Jewish Community
At Dartmouth Hillel, we recognize and work to incorporate Israel into our programming and special events. If you want to spend any amount of time in Eretz Yisrael, Hillel can help, whether it is via an alternative spring break, a Birthright trip, or through another organization.
Just as Project Preservation is a response to one of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century, the paradox of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 affirms that out of the ashes of the earth, hope can be fully realized. Birthright Israel introduces students to the breadth and scope of the land.
Dartmouth Israel Spring ASB builds on Birthright by creating an intense spring encounter with a specific area and people of Israel. Now in its 2nd year, the Israel Spring ASB takes a select group of students to the Hof Carmel region, just outside of Haifa to a village called Kfar Galim, which has a boarding school for children of olim (immigrants) who are having difficulty adjusting to their new life in Israel. We perform community service alongside Israeli peers and learn about the history and lives of the people who live there.
Applications and interviews occur in the winter and the trip departs and returns during the spring break.
If you have never been to Eretz Yisrael on an organized student trip and are interested in visiting the country for 10 wonderful and fun-filled days, Hillel International can provide a free trip just for you! With large donations, Hillel has been able to send thousands of Jewish students to Israel as part of the Birthright Israel program. Dartmouth Hillel had 10 spaces reserved on the June 2010 Birthright trip; all of the spots were filled as ten Jewish Dartmouth students spent 10 days exploring the Jewish homeland.
Registration for the Winter 2010-2011 is now CLOSED. Check back in the spring for information about the Summer 2011 trip.
For more information, please email Hillel at Hillel@Dartmouth.edu.