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Creating Life-Changing Opportunities

Join other Jewish teens from Greater Boston and across the country for our national travel programs to create life-changing opportunities for learning, reflection, and growth.

Our Most Popular National Travel Programs:

 

Habitat for Humanity:

Every other year during February vacation week, Jewish teens from Greater Boston have the chance to travel and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. In the past, teens have visited cities including Raleigh, NC and New Orleans, LA.

With instruction and supervision from our partner organizations, teens build, repair, reclaim materials, paint, and more. In the evenings, teens kick back and have some fun bowling, go-carting, and taking in local events, like a pro-hockey game. Throughout the week, they have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the Jewish faith’s connection to service work and “Tikkun Olam” or repairing the world. (Teens must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the trip).

Learn more about our Alternative Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity


L’Taken Social Justice Seminar:

Teens grades 9-12 are invited to join with hundreds of high school students from around the U.S. for the Religious Action Center’s L’Taken Seminar, which focuses on Jewish values and social justice.

This unique program enables students to hear from experts both inside and outside the Jewish community, to lobby on Capitol Hill, visit the Smithsonian, tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and sample the vibrancy of Georgetown and other D.C. neighborhoods!

Learn more about our L’Taken Trip to Washington, DC


Independent School Service Trip:

Every other June while public schools are still wrapping up, independent and private school students have a unique opportunity to join us for a late-spring travel and service adventure! In the past, teens have traveled to Houston, TX, and New Orleans, LA.

Jewish teens from Greater Boston will be guided by local partner agency volunteers in building, repairing, painting, and more in areas impacted by natural disasters. In the evenings, we’ll have fun exploring, taking in local events, music, and sampling the local cuisine. Throughout the week, we’ll discuss and learn about the Jewish faith’s connection to service work and repairing the world.

Learn more about our Independent School Service Trip


New York Trip:

Spend a weekend exploring the Big Apple with Jewish teens from Metrowest, the North Shore, and Greater Boston. Activities include museum visits, subway rides, Empire State Building, Time Square, college tours, Broadway show, touring historical synagogues, eating delicious foods, and more!

Learn more about our New York Trip