• 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

    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.


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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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  • 5 Ways Mitzvah Corps Helps You Take Action Post-Election

    For those currently in high school, Mitzvah Corps offers an opportunity to dive headfirst into the most pressing and timely social justice issues facing the world today.


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  • One Good Deed Leads to Another

    Part of the way we work toward sustainable change is to avoid the unintended side effect of draining communities of resources and finances as they welcome our groups. Program tuition is used to support the costs of traveling to, living in, and working alongside, local communities.


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  • 8 Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

    Allow this to be a starting point; remember that most of these organizations have existed long before you found them, and will continue their work long after the holiday season has ended.


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  • Understanding Our Country

    We have heard the peoples’ cries—we cannot move forward until we understand them.


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