Framed by the Jewish imperatives of tzedakah (justice), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and tikkun olam (repair of the world), the MIT Tzedek Initiative organizes students to engage in meaningful public service around social justice issues.
"You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it."
-Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 2:2
Alternative Spring Break Trips
MIT Hillel has sponsored opportunities for MIT students to spend their Spring Break engaged in tikkun olam (healing the world) The trips are a combination of work projects to help the local community combined with reflection and lessons based on Jewish learning, as well as Shabbat celebrations.
If you are interested in participating in a future trip, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIT Hillel offers many different opportunities for volunteering, based on student interest, such as:
- Volunteering at the Jewish Family and Children Service (JFCS) food pantry, packing donated food at the food pantry and delivering to a few families.
- Baking/selling cookies to raise awareness and money for Save a Child’s Heart.
- Working at the MIT Soup Kitchen housed at a local church, a project created by a Hillel undergrad.
- Tutoring and teaching local underprivileged students computer skills.