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ASB 2019 Participant Application

Thank you for your interest in going on this Alternative Spring Break with Michigan Hillel! We're Emma and Nina, your trip leaders, and we're super excited that you're interested! 

On this trip you'll create new friendships, volunteer, learn more about the community and the work we're doing, explore nearby cities, and have a unique Shabbat experience! We are excited for you to join us on this service-learning experience. 

Please fill this out to help us get to know you better and so we can address any questions you may have. 

Our trip to Pocahontas State Park (Virginia) is in partnership with the American Hiking Society and Virginia State Parks.

On this trip, volunteers help split firewood, tackle invasive plant species, maintain gardens, and build and maintain the trails. We'll explore the park, go to a museum or two in Richmond, and enjoy a unique Shabbat experience. We will even have the opportunity to explore other cities nearby that last weekend!    

The current estimated cost of this trip is $325. This includes housing, transportation on the ground, meals, excursions around the city, and the American Hiking Society program fee. This does not include air travel to and from the program. Depending on the size of the trip, we may decide to do group travel back to Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 10.

We hope to lower the price through different fundraising opportunities. We have scholarships available as well. If the cost is an issue, please contact Rebecca Grbinich, the Social Justice Fellow, at grbinich@umich.edu.  

We are looking forward to learning and working with you soon!

Sincerely,

Nina Graham & Emma Keer
Alternative Spring Break Student Leaders

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What do you hope to get out of it? What goals do you have for yourself? For the trip as a whole?
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If not, that is ok! We welcome any and all backgrounds.
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Are there any specific activities you want to do? Are there any topics you want to discuss in more detail?
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Do you speak up first in a group dialogue? Do you like to lead ice breakers? Do ice breakers make you cringe? Tell us about yourself!
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The approximation for the trip to Pocahontas State Park is $325. The cost of the trip includes: travel on the ground, housing, food, and one community experience (such as going to a museum/show). Please note we will be fundraising for the trips. The cost of the trip DOES NOT INCLUDE air travel. If you have concerns about the price, please email Rebecca Grbinich, the social justice fellow, at grbinich@umich.edu
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This includes: if you keep Kosher, do you require your food to have a hechsher?
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As a participant of the trip, we want to ensure that you are able to observe and celebrate your Judaism in your preferred way. Please briefly describe your religious observance so we can best accommodate you and your practices. If you have questions, please email Rebecca Grbinich, the social justice fellow at grbinich@umich.edu
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Before you are formally accepted to join the trip, you will be required to meet with a student leader. The purpose of this meeting is to go over your intentions of going on an Alternative Spring Break, for us to answer any questions you may have, and for us both to get to know each other a little more. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Rebecca, the social justice fellow, at grbinich@umich.edu.
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