• 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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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    We’re looking back to look forward, and what we see is a network of countless parents, teachers, mentors, clergy, participants, partners, and families that have been instrumental in our experience. To each and every one of you, todah raba, thank you, so very deeply, for supporting this life changing work.


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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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  • Mid-Trip Update from Mitzvah Corps Costa Rica

    We can only hope it will be as fun and fulfilling as this experience has been so far. There is so much to look forward to and we can't wait to get started.


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  • Civil Rights Journey: In The Footsteps

    The march is not over, and it won’t be until African Americans are treated equally within the criminal justice system, until women and men are paid equally for equal work, and until immigrants, those who are disabled, and people of the LGBTQ community are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. We must continue the fight for justice and equality for all.


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  • Civil Rights Journey: A Lasting Impact

    I'm not quite sure exactly what I'll do with my newfound knowledge, but I am sure that when the right time comes, I will use this knowledge in a positive way. I am excited to carry on all I've learned from the trip and share it with my friends and family throughout my life.


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  • Pacific Northwest: The News is Scary, but the World is Not

    With all the wonderful and personal stories to be shared around camp, to me, the most beautiful sight to be seen at camp is the peaceful coexistence and friendship of children of nations so often described in aggressive and violent language.


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  • Pacific Northwest: The Reward of Risk Taking

    The community we've built together here has made moments like this feel possible when they never have before and I know that this is something I'll take with me long after our time in Seattle comes to a close.


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