• Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    Right now, the most effective way to act is to make a financial contribution to those directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Find out how!


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  • In the News: Seattle & the IRC Partnership

    Since 2015, the IRC and Mitzvah Corps Pacific Northwest summer camp has engaged over 120 Jewish teens and 150 refugees in the greater Seattle area. As our work together continues to blossom, so have the needs of the local refugee community, leading to the creation of a second summer camp location in Kent, WA this past 2017 summer. The piece below, which aired on Q13 Fox in King County, WA, offers a brief glimpse into a day at our camp.


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  • Summer May End, But Our Work Never Ceases

    Our work is far from over. With the books closed on summer, we return to our core mission, to connect Jewish teenagers with opportunities to understand the complexities of the world, and how Judaism empowers them to play an active role in the pursuit of justice. 


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  • Shabbat Shalom!

    So this Shabbat, we breathe. We take in what we've learned, and we rest our souls to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. We commit to refrain from striking the rock, no matter how tempting, and instead to use one another, our communities, to nourish our passion, growth, and dedication to being in this work for the long haul.


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  • Racial Justice is a Jewish Issue

    Racial justice is a Jewish issue because we, as a Jewish community still have work to do. We have to eradicate the racism and segregation that has crept into our culture and community, and we are taught justice, justice, we MUST pursue.


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  • 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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  • Costa Rica: Watching the Sun Rise

    For a while, we could see very little due to the darkness and heavy fog. We were left only to the cool breeze through our hair...


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  • Costa Rica: A Little Piece of Yorkin

    Being fully immersed in this culture has opened so many new doors for us...


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  • Costa Rica: Shabbat Reflections

    It’s certainly the most exotic location most of us have been to celebrate Shabbat, and how amazing that we can do it here, together, so far in the wilderness. where we can say a friendly “hi” to a blue-tailed lizard on our way to enjoy Shabbat dinner. Shabbat shalom and hasta luego from Yorkín, Costa Rica.


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  • Costa Rica: Appreciating the World Around Us

    Prior to the labor that awaited us, we had the pleasure of visiting Poâs volcano, one of the many here in Costa Rica. The route we navigated was arduous and soaking wet, yet the scenery compensated.


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