Mitzvah Corps

Mitzvah Corps is the Union for Reform Judaism's network of immersive social justice travel programs for high school students.

Through direct service, supplemented by exposure to many voices in the local community, teens gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges those communities face, and the innovative ways in which individuals and organizations are creating effective and lasting solutions.

Most importantly, they have the chance to build meaningful relationships with like-minded peers, people from around the world, ask valuable questions, support local efforts, and be a real global citizen.

Urban Mitzvah Corps, New Brunswick, NJ

Summer 2022 planning is underway. We are excited for Urban Mitzvah Corps to return for its 51st summer. Please email Amy Kagan at akagan@urj.org, the Associate Director of URJ Camp Harlam, with questions or inquiries regarding Summer 2022.

NFTY in Israel Mitzvah Corps

Together with friends from around the country and Habonim Dror North America teens, create and be part of an immersive traveling Jewish community. Experience Israel off-the-grid. Engage with refugees from Syria and Sudan. Meet with people of all faiths and ethnic identities. Snorkel in the Red Sea. Feel the spiritual energy of Tzfat. Sleep under the desert stars. Be part of a kibbutz community. Learn and practice Hebrew. Hike in the mountains and float in the Dead Sea. Support integration of Ethiopian immigrants. Find the beauty in Israel's complexities. Learn More.