• Southern California: Visiting Skid Row

    The unfortunate truth is that many of us simply felt helpless. And that's okay. The important thing is that there is no doubt in each of our minds that something needs to change.


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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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  • Southern California: “Who is wise? One who learns from all people.”

    While the staff has been pushing the teens to really grasp the themes of our program, poverty and workforce empowerment, the city’s issues don’t need much pushing. With the highest poverty rate of any city in the United States and a growing homeless population, these problems are right in front of all of our faces, and the teens have fully embraced it.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Southern California!

    This past week with Mitzvah Corps Los Angeles, one of our social action projects brought us to Alexandria House, a transitional shelter for women and children. We spoke with Miss Judy, the founder of Alexandria House, about her experiences and how she came to create this organization within the community of LA. In our conversation, […]


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  • Southern California: What Mitzvah Corps and Ice Cream Have in Common

    While this may seem unrelated to the issue of poverty and our work here, we quickly realized that ice cream sandwiches and our Mitzvah Corps experiences have a lot in common. In order to create the perfect ice cream sandwich, we had to pick ingredients that would lead us to greatness.


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