• #ActNowAgainstHunger

    This year, as one of many ways we’re mobilizing this holiday season, Mitzvah Corps is joining Repair the World’s #ActNowAgainstHunger campaign, and we encourage you to join us!


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  • URJ Youth Hurricane Response Update

    The youth of the Union for Reform Judaism have been among the most vocal, passionate, and dedicated, committed to effectively providing aide to those affected. The devastation has spread over three NFTY regions (Texas Oklahoma Region, Southern Tropical Region, and New York Area Region), and below is an update on the ways they’ve mobilized, and opportunities to support their efforts.


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  • Jewish Framing for Natural Disasters

    The strength of our Jewish community rests on the foundation of our entire existence; time and time again we've been put to the test, and time and time again we've demonstrated and incredible ability to take matters into our own hands and turn tragedy into power.


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  • Educate Around Hurricane Harvey

    In order to ensure the long term survival of our communities, we need to educate ourselves on the real challenges and nuances of the impact of natural disasters, so that we can be loud and effective advocates for support on a much larger scale.


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  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    Right now, the most effective way to act is to make a financial contribution to those directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Find out how!


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  • In the News: Seattle & the IRC Partnership

    Since 2015, the IRC and Mitzvah Corps Pacific Northwest summer camp has engaged over 120 Jewish teens and 150 refugees in the greater Seattle area. As our work together continues to blossom, so have the needs of the local refugee community, leading to the creation of a second summer camp location in Kent, WA this past 2017 summer. The piece below, which aired on Q13 Fox in King County, WA, offers a brief glimpse into a day at our camp.


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  • Summer May End, But Our Work Never Ceases

    Our work is far from over. With the books closed on summer, we return to our core mission, to connect Jewish teenagers with opportunities to understand the complexities of the world, and how Judaism empowers them to play an active role in the pursuit of justice. 


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  • Costa Rica: Creating Sacred Space

    I experienced this kind of unity so many other times on my trip. While paving a cement floor, or planting gardens and banana trees, or building foundations of houses, the group I was in became a single unit, working together to achieve a common goal. We learned to communicate and to collaborate, not as different people with different motivations and goals, but as one coherent whole.


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  • Costa Rica: Visiting the Yorkin Village

    My favorite moment was when I was working in the dirt with the gardener, Marjorie, sitting next to me. There was a language barrier between us; I know the absolute bare minimum of Spanish and she didn't known English, and yet we were still able to communicate between hand signs, laughs, and smiles.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    Similarly, our teens are exposed to these conversations not to foster guilt, but to bring awareness to circumstance, to the role and the obligation that we each have to pursue justice.


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