• Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

    As we welcome in Shabbat and reflect on the week, take a look at some highlights of the last seven days of Mitzvah Corps Israel 2016 (#MCIsrael).


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Costa Rica!

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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Orleans!

    Freedom. As we begin our Shabbat here at the National World War II Museum, there is one thought that keeps popping into my head.  A mere 48 hours ago, our first participant arrived at the airport and our Mitzvah Corps experience began.  Now, examining the galleries of this incredible space becomes even more impactful.  The […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Pacific Northwest!

    “Concentrate first on making yourself the person that you want to be, and through that will come a great deal of moral authority.” These were the words that Derek Farmer, the Food Hub director of Seattle Tilth, offered in response to participant Halana DeSiervo’s question, “What would be the best way for us to get […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Brunswick!

    Hello UMC Families, At a time when our world seems so broken, the UMC community has provided all of us at the house with a glimmer of hope and promise for the future. Immersed in our work and lives outside of our jobsites, it would be so easy to turn ourselves off to the news, […]


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  • Pacific Northwest: New Beginnings

    By Heather Shore, Mitzvah Corps Pacific Northwest Staff New. Right. Excited. Different. Present. Beginning. Fresh start. These were the words our teens generated when asked to pause for a moment and reflect on how they were feeling at the close of our first day here in Seattle together. At the beginning of the evening, we presented […]


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  • Israel: Exploring Jewish Identity

    By Joanna Mann, Mitzvah Corps Israel Participant A big topic we have been discussing the past couple of days in Mitzvah Corps is Jewish identity. How do you choose to worship and how does that play into your everyday life as an American teenager? The other night during our evening program, we were asked to consider […]


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  • Israel: Meeting Individual Needs Through Nature

    By Sarah Berkowitz, Mitzvah Corps Israel Participant Hello from Israel! The day before yesterday we went to Lotem, a “nonprofit organization in Israel offering accessible hikes and educational nature activities to children and adults with special needs.” As a person who wants to have a career working with people with special needs, I could not have […]


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  • Nicaragua I: Connecting With New Communities

    By Erica Santiago, Mitzvah Corps Nicaragua I Program Director As our adventure in Nicaragua comes to a close, I am sitting on the front porch of our hostel reflecting on the past few days. It’s been a terrific adventure with a terrific group of teens, staff, and guides. We spent 5 days working alongside Nicaraguan […]


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