Alternative Break

Spend a week making an impact by volunteering in Israel with children, the environment, people with special needs and minority communities. Travel Info

JNF has been running Alternative Break trips to Israel for 15 years. We have brought 2,000 Jewish college students and young adults ages 18-24 to get their hands dirty while making a difference for the land and people of Israel.

Trip participants meet in the New York area and fly together to Israel as a group. Each day of the trip is comprised of volunteering, touring, education, and independent time in the evenings and on Shabbat. Each participant is responsible for raising a minimum of $950 from at least 5 unique donors for JNF’s Blueprint Negev Campaign. Once you reach your fundraising minimum, JNF covers your roundtrip flight to Israel, accommodations, transportation in Israel, activities, most meals and medical insurance.  This year we will be offering 2 different trips; Southern Arava Experience and the Urban Experience.

How It Works


Register for the trip of your choice


Fill out your travel form


Setup your fundraising page and meet your fundraising goal

  1. Liana Zeldin - $40,000.00
  2. Karin Amir - $22,500.00
  3. Jack Clarkin - $20,000.00
  4. Rifka Krulewitch - $18,076.00
  5. Zachary Spindel - $17,000.00
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  1. Shir Ami Teen Israel Adventure - $2,154.00
  2. Gesher Jewish Day School 8th grade 2016 - $2,023.00
  3. Team Ressel - $1,642.00
  4. Ethan's Trees - $1,527.00
  5. Jake Lieberman - $1,054.00
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Powerful impact by Alternative Break

2,000 Participants
$2,000,000 raised for BluePrint Negev
125 projects completed