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Teen Mitzvah Corps: Alternative Break

Youth program modeled after the college Alternative Spring Break.
 
Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, NJ created a youth program modeled after the college Alternative Spring Break. Held in November when schools were closed for an annual teachers' convention, Temple Emanuel exposed students to the effects of poverty through a volunteer program in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants volunteered in three agencies including a soup kitchen, a food bank, and a transitional homeless shelter. After returning, the students dedicated themselves to education others in the congregation about the shared responsibility to work for social and economic justice.