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Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover

"Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover" is a blog entry written by Michael Simon, the program director of Harvard Hillel. This blog entry was written on April 19, 2007, and describes Simon's experiences leading an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Simon also connects the trip experience with the upcoming holiday of Passover.

NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - students with home

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 photograph of students relaxing by the campfire after a long day of repairing homes. This is a photograph of students posing in front...

NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - students talking

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 photograph of students relaxing by the campfire after a long day of repairing homes. This is a photograph of students taking a break...

NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - relaxing

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 photograph of students relaxing by the campfire after a long day of repairing homes. This is a photograph of students taking a break...

NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - repairing a home

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 photograph of students relaxing by the campfire after a long day of repairing homes. This is a photograph of students working on a...