• Civil Rights Journey: Meeting Flonzie Brown Wright

    However, she was able to let go of all the hate and replace it with another very powerful emotion - love. Mrs. Wright recognized that love, acceptance, and justice always trumps hate, racism, and prejudice; even when violence and hate seems like the only answer.


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  • Seeing Numbers Come to Life

    Every single number that I have dealt with this year, however infinitesimally small or mind-bogglingly large, came to life for me on June 12. On that day, our staff training began, and I could see a purpose and a meaning to my numbers.


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  • DC: Advocating on the Hill

    We just came back from an exciting day on the Hill, where Mitzvah Corps DC participants visited more than 50 congressional offices. They advocated for congressional action, making their voices heard on the issues that mattered to them most.


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  • Civil Rights Journey: Inspired by the Human Rights Campaign

    This unique opportunity to visit the Deep South with fellow Jewish high schoolers who have similar interests has truly opened my eyes, changed my perspective, and added fuel to my desire to affect positive change in our world.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    While the future is uncertain, the world stands to benefit from the light our teens shine on it though this sacred work. May this only be the beginning for them, and may the work we all do to bring justice to the world remain paramount in our daily lives.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Jersey!

    We have had an incredible summer and are so sad to see everyone go home. The community we have created during these four short weeks has been one full of friendship, learning, acceptance, and just a touch of magic.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from The Deep South!

    We have been embraced at every location. People are interested in speaking with us, teaching us, and learning together. While the south may be represented as a place of intolerance, we have experienced many pockets of beauty and have been welcomed into their tents.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Southern California!

    It’s safe to say that every teen will be walking out of this foreign jungle with new found knowledge and a fire burning in their hearts for social justice. Just as the Jews emerged from the desert and into the promised land, these teen will arrive home, both as new individuals and as members of a new community; with a new mind set and a drive to continue to the Tikkun Olam.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from DC!

    As Jews, we demand that the world as it is get ever close to the world as it should be, and we know it is our work to build this more just world. And this is exactly the work we have been doing this past week.


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  • Civil Rights Journey: History’s Impact on Viewing Challenges of Today

    I am from Reno, Nevada, a place that does not have very many Jews, so to see my peers, a group of teenagers, representing the next generation of Jews makes me proud to be Jewish. Reno is also mostly white, so as a Jew of color, being in this part of the country, where there are so many people of color, has been great, as I feel a little more in touch with my ancestors and with modern black culture. And that's only after one day.


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