• Urban Mitzvah Corps: Just Like Superheros

    Rabbi Goodman explained to us that a prophet is able to stop a mighty stream with mere words. At UMC, we are feeding the hungry, helping provide a safe place for children, brightening the day of the elderly. We are stopping a mighty stream of injustice with very simple acts.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    How is this experience changing you? What are you hoping to get out of the next two weeks?


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Jersey!

    During our second week together, we have witnessed injustices such as hunger, neglect, and economic disparity, and we chose to fight to mitigate these issues. This Shabbat, we will rest and pray for the strength to continue fighting for justice during the remaining weeks at Urban Mitzvah Corps and beyond.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Recognizing Privilege

    No one should have to be concerned about where their next meal is coming from and I, along with my fellow participants, hope that one day, no one has to be food insecure, struggling just to make ends meet. What brought us all together in the first place was the shared goal to help other people, to change someone’s life in any small or large way we could.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Volunteering at Regency

    I am so grateful for this opportunity and I hope in the future I can do this type of work again.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: In Just One Word

    Welcoming. Empowering. Acceptance. Challenging. These are just some of the words Urban Mitzvah Corps participants used to describe their first few days of volunteering.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from New Jersey!

    And even if the results aren’t immediate or complete, this portion helps us chart a course towards a world free of hunger, neglect, and poverty. A world built on love, justice, and equality.


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