• Shabbat Shalom from The South!

    As Mitzvah Corps of the American South, we will continue to pray with our feet by taking the time to listen to the history as we determine the best next steps for creating change in our own communities.   


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Wandering Back to Mitzvah Corps

    As an alumni, I am proud to see the same reasons we started our work here in these teens. As a staff member, I am proud to see how much these teens have grown and to have been able to be a small part of that. 


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  • American South: Learning about the Past, Changing Today

    Time is one of the most valuable currencies, and seeing so many people spending their time educating others shows me that it is extremely important to continue to learn and share their stories.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Just Like Superheros

    Rabbi Goodman explained to us that a prophet is able to stop a mighty stream with mere words. At UMC, we are feeding the hungry, helping provide a safe place for children, brightening the day of the elderly. We are stopping a mighty stream of injustice with very simple acts.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    How is this experience changing you? What are you hoping to get out of the next two weeks?


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  • American South: Visiting Big House Books

    This is the perfect description for how I feel about books. I know without a doubt that it would be impossible to live without them and I believe everyone should have books, regardless of their life circumstances.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Only Two Days In

    It is scary at first, but once you realize that you can handle anything, the trip is really great...and we're only two days in. I can't wait to see what the rest of the our time together in Seattle has in store.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Jersey!

    During our second week together, we have witnessed injustices such as hunger, neglect, and economic disparity, and we chose to fight to mitigate these issues. This Shabbat, we will rest and pray for the strength to continue fighting for justice during the remaining weeks at Urban Mitzvah Corps and beyond.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from the South!

    The Israelites had new experiences, learned about others, and created community in each location. Throughout our journey, we will work together to come to new understandings. We vow to use each experience to pray with our feet.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Someplace New, Together

    As we celebrate our first Shabbat together, we reflect on the newness the refugees felt when first stepping foot in Seattle, fleeing conflict in their home countries. With incredible thoughtfulness, empathy, and a drive for justice, MCPNW is ready to jump into this important work with the IRC in week 2!


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