Los Angeles Day Trips

 

Build strong community amongst like-minded Jewish young adults in Los Angeles – exercise your civic conscience through service trips, non-profit internships all while exploring Jewish values and addressing where you can make a difference.

Thrift Shopping with a Purpose

Learning about the difference between a social enterprise and a non–profits by shopping at thrift shops and meeting the people who work at the non-profits headquarters. We will also gamify the experience by creating a fun contest.

Supporting People with Diverse Abilities

We visit various non-profits and social enterprises that work with children and adults with varying special needs. Activities and visits may include a theater that produces plays for blind actors and learning and participating in sports activities through sensitivity training and basketball practice.

Food Justice

Learning about food deserts and food injustices in Los Angeles through the experience of growing, eating and making food. We will visit a restaurant whose mission it is to provide healthy foods at low costs to poorer neighborhoods, get our hands dirty in a community garden and learn about sustainable living by making our own jar of pickles.

Understanding Homelessness

A gentrification tour of DTLA and a walking visit to the neighborhood of Skid Row to meet someone who is currently or formerly homeless and to learn about several non-profits and social enterprises working on the issues of homelessness in Los Angeles.

Immigration Justice

Eat at a restaurant owned by a refugees (cost of lunch not included) and hear the owner’s story, meet a DACA recipients and meet organizations doing work to help the immigrants and refugees in our country, and possibly have an encounter with an ICE agent.

Honoring Older Adults

Participants visit with older adults in ‘long term care’ and connect through creative art therapy.  Our non-profit partners train us in the morning which we lead during the day.

Racial Justice

We begin our journey at an African American church in Los Angeles and participate in joint social and critical thinking programming with fellow youth. We gain an understanding of history at the Californian African American Museum. This trip can include meeting with community organizers or performers who explore the issues of racial inequality.

Immigration and Refugees, A Deeper Look   
Eat at a restaurant owned by a refugees (cost of lunch not included) and hear the owner’s story, meet a DACA recipients and meet organizations doing work to help the immigrants and refugees in our country, and possibly have an encounter with an ICE agent.

Homelessness Karaoke
This Wednesday night activity is good for teenagers ages 16 years of age an older.  We visit Skid Row and participate in a karaoke experience never to be forgotten.

Supporting People Special Needs
Visit various non-profits and social enterprises that work with children and adults with varying special needs.  End the day by working alongside special needs adults while helping them sell their products on Venice Beach.

Gang Life and the Prison System  
Meet current and former gang members, learn what is being done to get gang members more productive and learn about the prison system in LA

Racial Justice
We begin our journey at the California Museum of African American Museum for a customized visit.  We will meet with people involved with Black Lives Matters and also learn about Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice which believes that all racial justice stems from economic issues.