Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Student Trip to Metro Detroit January 2015

To Our Membership:

Interested in helping current students?
Interested in showcasing a distinctive part of our local culture?

Current Princeton University students are seeking housing for their trip to Metro Detroit during Intersession in January.

The Muslim-Jewish Dialog group are seeking housing - either a location that can house all 12 of the travelers or a couple of locations that can house a part of the group.

Please let us know if you would be interested in learning more about hosting this trip.

Dunrie Greiling '92

Dear Princeton Club of Michigan Members,
The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) group is comprised of a group of Princeton students dedicated to engaging in dialogue, text studies and community service and providing each other the opportunity to take action and develop deeper understanding of complex interfaith issues through community immersion, direct service, group discussions and reflection activities.
This year we are hoping to spend our intersession break (January 25 - 30, 2015) near Detroit learning about successful models of Muslim and Jewish communities coexisting together. The trip itself is focused on community service and will bring along a diverse group of students who share a passion for interfaith dialogue. It is being organized under the supervision of Princeton Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) on campus. By spending our break in Detroit and visiting a variety of Muslim and Jewish organizations, we hope to gain a better understanding of interfaith dialogue and use the knowledge we gain throughout the week as a jumping off point to engage in service activities once we return to campus.
In the past, engaging with the Princeton alumni community has been vital to the success of such alternative break trips. That's why we are hoping to connect with members of the Princeton Club of Michigan who would be willing to offer housing and host the 12 of us for any duration of the break.
We will be bringing our own sleeping bags and groceries and cook for ourselves so no special accommodation would be necessary. We would also love to cook for our host family and be extremely diligent toward the privacy and convenience of our hosts! Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Best Regards,
The Princeton MJD