Habitat for Humanity


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Every other year during February vacation week, we go from hitting the books to hitting nails through Habitat for Humanity’s alternative spring break program.

In order to accommodate both public and independent school calendars, we alternate travel opportunities between February and June every other year. Teens interested in traveling in February 2020 are encouraged to explore our L’Taken trip to Washington, D.C. For the 2019-2020 school year, we look forward to offering a June Service Trip.

While enjoying time off from school, we make a difference volunteering alongside future homeowner families and learning about poor living conditions and how decent, affordable housing builds strength, stability, and self-reliance for those families.

This unique one-week volunteer program runs from Sunday night through Saturday evening, culminating at a local temple or university Hillel for Shabbat services, dinner, and reflection on all that we’ve learned for the week. Alternative spring break allows us to travel, meet new people, and feel the satisfaction of working to improve a community — and lives.

No experience is needed to volunteer. While we have lots of fun on this service trip, please remember that it is a work/volunteer experience. If you’re not interested in doing significant work, please do not take a spot from someone else excited to work hard.

We want to make this trip a reality to all teens who are interested in joining us. Between available scholarship funds and options for payment plans, we can get the job done. If this program poses a significant financial hardship for you, please contact us.


See our awesome teens in action at JTI’s Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube pages.