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AVODAH's National Blog: Jewish Voices Pursuing Justice
This blog gives our Corps members space to write about their experiences in the year-long service program as they question, explore, and grow into lifelong agents for social change whose commitment to social justice is guided by their Jewish values.

Posts on this blog do not necessarily represent the views of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.

  • Working From Within
    Wed, 04 May 2016 - By Lisa Tencer “ALL LIVES MATTER! ALL LIVES MATTER! GET ‘EM OUTTA HERE! GET OUT! GET OUT!” I glanced around nervously as people screamed at the top of their lungs. I was hand-in-hand with a number of other white people. … Continue reading

  • Passover, Privilege, and Real Liberation
    Thu, 28 Apr 2016 - By Ilana Levinson Every year at Passover, Jewish communities come together to commemorate, and celebrate our liberation. It is our duty on Passover to remember with intention, a history plagued with oppression- from our enslavement in Egypt to our endurance … Continue reading

  • Intentionality, or How My life Became a Reality TV Show
    Thu, 03 Mar 2016 - By Essie Schachar-Hill In the Chicago bayit we often joke about how we could easily be the stars of an MTV reality show. It would be called “The Real World of Avodah,” and the synopsis would be as follows: Fifteen … Continue reading

  • On Names, Healing, and Productive Discomfort
    Wed, 20 Jan 2016 - By Talia Baurer On Simchat Torah, the celebration of finishing the year-long reading of the Five Books of Moses and of starting anew, I sit with fellow Avodahniks in the pews of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), a synagogue that … Continue reading

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AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.

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