• Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    Amid the chaos of the outside world, they create communities of like-minded peers, free from pressures and negativity, from the inundation of ideals that don’t resonate.


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  • Costa Rica: A Trip of Firsts

    To be completely honest, my first time out of the country was a (insert adjective here) experience: eye-opening, gratifying, awe-inspiring, motivating, life changing. Mitzvah Corps Costa Rica brought together an incredible group that made my trip of firsts the experience of a lifetime.


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  • Costa Rica: Volunteering at Escuela Barra de Pacuare

    A fresh coat of color and a beautiful mural inside the kitchen made the school look a little brighter and will hopefully make the kids feel more excited to go to school.


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  • Costa Rica: Feels Like Home

    I traveled the world to go farther than I'd ever been before, and yet, I wound up so much closer to home than I ever expected.


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  • Costa Rica: Reflections

    There's nothing that parallels watching 70 baby sea turtles make their way to the shore or spending all day mixing and pouring concrete as monkeys swing overhead. Mitzvah Corps has given me the opportunity to do my part to change the world, and I am forever grateful.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    And yet, there are times when the burden of action falls directly on us, when we’ve taken in what we need to know, and our strength, bravery, and willingness to lead is what will help move the world forward.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Costa Rica!

    Restoring the school here and helping to save the sea turtles have been some of the most rewarding experiences of my life.


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  • Costa Rica: Connections through Communication

    A month later and many of us are involved in new experiences, some similar to Costa Rica, and some drastically different, yet each of us has returned to America as a more outspoken, experienced individual.


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  • Update from Costa Rica!

    Looking ahead, we are excited for two more days of service work and of course to head to the beach on Friday, where we will celebrate Shabbat, and continue exploring what it means to live the pura vida life!


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    As our teens build a foundational understanding for the ways that Judaism empowers them to be agents of change, they are beginning to appreciate that the ability to step in, to turn a curse into a blessing, lies with them.


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