• Urban Mitzvah Corps: What UMC Means To Me

    On Sunday, Urban Mitzvah Corps has its first ever Alumni Day, in which our UMC cohort hosted about 15 alumni at the current UMC house.  We spent the day sharing stories with one another, brainstorming about the future of UMC, and exploring New Brunswick together. It was an important and inspirational day for all involved!


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  • Pacific Northwest: Living the Seattle Life

    This week has been challenging, eye-opening, and both physically and mentally exhausting. However, we have gained important insight and opened up to discussing difficult issues we can bring home to our own communities.


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  • Israel: Land of Infinite Learning and Challenges

    At face value, there's too much injustice for this to be my homeland. Yet at the same time, this is exactly what G-D intended. There's still so much work to be done here and so many thoughts that need to be processed, but that's the point of being called Yisrael.


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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 New Orleans!

    History cannot be changed. Instead, we learn from our past in an effort to not repeat it.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Ecuador!

    This has been an incredible group to travel with so far and we can't wait to see what we still have to learn from our surroundings and from each other.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Pacific Northwest!

    The idea of loving the stranger, because we, as a people, were once strangers, appears in the Torah 36 different times.


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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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