• The Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities: A Primer

    On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order titled Enhancing the Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, which directs all jurisdictions to cooperate fully with federal immigration law or risk losing federal funding.


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  • Racial Justice is a Jewish Issue

    Racial justice is a Jewish issue because we, as a Jewish community still have work to do. We have to eradicate the racism and segregation that has crept into our culture and community, and we are taught justice, justice, we MUST pursue.


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  • Senate Confirmation Hearings: A Primer

    Wondering what’s been going on, and what’s happening next? It’s complicated, but stick with us, because we’re breaking it all down here.


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  • Find the Right Mitzvah Corps Program for You

    Answer a few questions to find your perfect Mitzvah Corps program match!


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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Not only this Shabbat, or this month, but for always, we should strive to improve upon our role as allies, as listeners, as learners, as advocates who lift up and celebrate Black voices in our nation.


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  • The Executive Order on Immigrants & Refugees: A Primer

    by Alexa Broida Director, Mitzvah Corps Over the weekend, President Trump signed an executive order that sparked a lot of national and global response. This story is rapidly evolving, so stay tuned, but here, we’ve broken down some context, what happened, what the response has been, and what you can do about it. Some context, […]


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  • How Mitzvah Corps Boosts a College Application

    At Mitzvah Corps, we believe that college-bound students can do it all; explore the world, develop a sense of self, enjoy a new experience, make incredible friends, and build out a resume to look good on college, internship, and job applications.


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  • Deciding to March and What to Do Next

    Our partners at the Religious Action Center are sponsoring a Nosh, Pray, March event in Washington, DC, and many in our URJ community are participating in these pro-women demonstrations to advocate for the Jewish values we believe in.


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  • Why Mitzvah Corps Needs You This Year

    Over the past fifty years, Mitzvah Corps has been a champion of grassroots efforts around the world to lift up the disenfranchised, lobby for economic and racial equality, fight to sustain rights and services for refugees, and support victimized communities of natural disasters. But the call to action is louder now than it’s ever been. We’re […]


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  • How to Fund Your Mitzvah Corps Summer

    by Jill Rubin Program Coordinator, Mitzvah Corps If you are interested in a Mitzvah Corps summer, but are anxious about the price point, read on! Mitzvah Corps offers incredible social justice travel experiences for high school students, and we are committed to ensuring that finances do not get in the way of this opportunity. We […]


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