• Urban Mitzvah Corps: Recognizing Privilege

    No one should have to be concerned about where their next meal is coming from and I, along with my fellow participants, hope that one day, no one has to be food insecure, struggling just to make ends meet. What brought us all together in the first place was the shared goal to help other people, to change someone’s life in any small or large way we could.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Volunteering at Regency

    I am so grateful for this opportunity and I hope in the future I can do this type of work again.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: In Just One Word

    Welcoming. Empowering. Acceptance. Challenging. These are just some of the words Urban Mitzvah Corps participants used to describe their first few days of volunteering.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    Our Mitzvah Corps teens this summer are doing the same, learning from incredible teachers and yet infusing their own perspective and wisdom into their vision of the world they want to create.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Jersey!

    And even if the results aren’t immediate or complete, this portion helps us chart a course towards a world free of hunger, neglect, and poverty. A world built on love, justice, and equality.


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  • Costa Rica: Extending our Family

    The limited electricity, cell service, and running water quickly turned from a curse into a blessing, just like the words that Bilaam spoke in last week’s Torah portion. The lack of conveniences enabled us to slow down, open up, and find the potential for learning and humor in every situation.


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  • Costa Rica: Snapshots of a Lifetime

    How do you capture the experience of a lifetime? As our group finishes our final day together in Costa Rica, we are reflecting on what this trip has meant to us. Take a look at some of the memories we will hold on to, even once we have returned to the States.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Costa Rica!

    We have been so deeply impressed with the quality of each person we are traveling with. This experience has been challenging, yet it is filled with so much wonder... and so much rice and beans.


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  • Appreciating the Beauty of Costa Rica

    During the rests between navigating the class III and IV rapids, we felt inspired. The landscape demanded attention. The air was damp and pressing. The calls of wildlife were frequent and unique. The whole scene brought us into a surprisingly pleasant existential mindset.


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  • Learn and Live: A Civil Rights Journey through the American Deep South

    We are two friends. From the moment we were given the opportunity to spend 12 days in the American Deep South learning about past and present Civil Rights struggles, we knew this was a journey we wanted to take together. It seemed a natural and fascinating continuation of our 10 years at The Toronto Heschel School.


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