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NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - group photo

This photograph was taken by New York University student Lindsay Katona during an alternative spring break trip in March, 2007. This interfaith trip was sponsored by NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life and the NYU Muslim Center. 15 Jewish and 15 Muslim students spent a week gutting homes and learning about their fellow participants’ culture and faith. This is a group photograph of all of the trip participants.

Breaking for Faith and Service

"Breaking for Faith and Service" was written by Lindsay Katona and originally published in the NYU student newspaper on March 21, 2007. Katona's article describes the Jewish-Muslim alternative spring break trip to New Orleans that was organized by Rabbi Yehuda Sarna of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life and Muslim Chaplain Khalid Latif of the NYU Islamic Center. The group of 15 Jewish and 15 Muslim students travelled to Chalmette, LA to gut homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and to learn about...

Re-Building a Humanitarian Bond

This is an article by Nada Tawfik titled "Re-Building a Humanitarian Bond: Muslim and Jewish Students from NYU Take New Orleans." This article appeared in the winter 2007 issue of New Voices magazine. The article describes an interfaith alternative spring break trip run by New York University Hillel Rabbi Yehudah Sarna and NYU Muslim chaplain Khalid Latif in March, 2007. 30 NYU students - 15 Jewish, and 15 Muslim - participated in the trip, rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans" is a blog entry written by Anna Berezina, Director of Outreach and Engagement at Brandeis University Hillel. Berezina staffed an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi, to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This blog entry describes her experiences during the trip, which took place in January of 2007.

Kehillah Juniors Repair Housing in Waveland Mississippi

In February of 2007, the junior class of Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, California, traveled to Waveland, Mississippi, to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. This is a description the first two days of their trip, written by Jane-Rachel Schonbrun, the Director of Student Life at Kehillah.