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Urban Mitzvah Corps New Jersey offers exciting social justice opportunities in and around New Brunswick, NJ. UMC provides participants with an authentic opportunity to explore their Jewish identities through the lens of social justice and tikkun olam. Participants and staff reside in the safe and culturally rich environment of the Rutgers University campus.

Take advantage of our longstanding relationships with local organizations through volunteer efforts and intense hands-on learning. Each participant will have the opportunity to select which volunteer experience best suites their interests, in areas of focus such as engaging in food and economic justice, making a difference in the lives of people with mental and physical disabilities, the underprivileged, and the elderly. Evenings are devoted to strengthening the community and deepening the program's connection to Jewish values through social and educational learning.

New for the summer of 2014, we're excited to offer three ways to experience Urban Mitzvah Corps New Jersey:
  • Session I - Four Weeks
    Participants will select one volunteer site, having the opportunity to foster deep relationships with the organization and its members. For the culminating program experience, they will travel with the full summer participants to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, DC, to learn how to translate social awareness and passions into direct political action.
  • Session II - Two Weeks
    Participants will select one volunteer site, having the opportunity to foster deep relationships with the organization and its members. Their program will focus on building community, and familiarizing themselves with the city of New Brunswick.
  • Full Summer - Six Weeks
    Participants will have the opportunity to select two different volunteering locations, and spend an extended period of time, three weeks, at each. Additionally, the group will travel for a memorable weekend to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, DC, to learn how to translate social awareness and passions into direct political action.
 
At A Glance  
Full Summer
June 26-August 7, 2014
$4,300
Rising Grades 10-12

Session I
June 26-July 22, 2014
$2,900
Rising Grades 10-12

Session II
July 23-August 7, 2014
$2,500
Rising Grades 10-12
Extension Opportunities  

Session I: Head straight from New Brunswick down to Miami, where you'll leave to spend 9 days in Costa Rica.

Session II: Spend the week before the program volunteering in DC.

 

 
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