• Celebrating Black History Month

    Not only this Shabbat, or this month, but for always, we should strive to improve upon our role as allies, as listeners, as learners, as advocates who lift up and celebrate Black voices in our nation.


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  • Deciding to March and What to Do Next

    Our partners at the Religious Action Center are sponsoring a Nosh, Pray, March event in Washington, DC, and many in our URJ community are participating in these pro-women demonstrations to advocate for the Jewish values we believe in.


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  • How to Fund Your Mitzvah Corps Summer

    by Jill Rubin Program Coordinator, Mitzvah Corps If you are interested in a Mitzvah Corps summer, but are anxious about the price point, read on! Mitzvah Corps offers incredible social justice travel experiences for high school students, and we are committed to ensuring that finances do not get in the way of this opportunity. We […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Nicaragua!

    Just a few days ago, we sat in an air conditioned room at a Hampton inn in Miami imagining our adventure ahead. What would it be like? How would each teen handle the challenge? What would It feel like to see a world so different than our own? This week in the Torah we read, “All the people that […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps

    And just like that, our 53rd summer has officially commenced!


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  • Embracing Nicaragua

    It was a life changing trip for myself... The experience was even more special because of the deep connections that we formed with the people we interacted with, and has forever changed our perspectives on life as a whole.


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  • Israel: An Interesting Time to Be Alive

    It’s an interesting time to be alive. Hillary Clinton is the first female presumptive presidential nominee in the United States. The United Kingdom votes to be the first country to voluntarily leave the European Union. The Granny Pod is invented. Donald Trump secures a presidential nomination. Global environmental health reaches new lows. Clothing companies celebrate […]


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  • Nicaragua I: Living in the Moment

    Summer of 2015, I came home from URJ Kutz Camp, determined to reunite with my camp friends the next summer. I majored in Torah Corps, minored in Jewish Environmentalism, and participated in daily activities that inspired the wild idea of becoming a rabbi affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. There was so much to […]


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  • Hopes for Summer 2016

    The Mitzvah Corps 2016 staff team is comprised of over 30 individuals who are just as excited and eager for the next few weeks as our participants are. When asked to describe their hopes for this summer’s participants (in only six words!), here’s what they had to say.   “Connect with new places and people” […]


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  • Summer Internship Opportunities

    Mitzvah Corps is thrilled to partner with the Tribe 12 Fellowship to connect young Jewish adults with summer internship opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area.


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