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Mitzvah: our kids and teens are making a mark on the world

Posted by: Audra Martin on Thursday, July 7, 2016

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, fifty-five percent of our youth, 12 to 18 years old, volunteer each year. That rate is nearly twice the adult rate. Youth involved in religious activities are even more likely to volunteer. So, it is not surprising to see communities of Jewish youth traipsing around OC making a difference. Yet, it can still be a challenge to find a volunteer experience. Each year Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot hosts its Mitzvah Launch, ...
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