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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.


  • Purim 2015: As Esther Fades to Black
    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 - By Yavilah McCoy As an African-American Jewish woman, I review the Purim story and am immediately drawn to the actions of Esther, an innocent victim turned heroine, and her ability to utilize the privilege and position of power granted to … Continue reading

  • #weareavodah: Rebecca Mather
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 - In another installment in our ongoing series of profiles about our participants, we’re pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Mather, one of our New Orleans corps members:  How did you get to AVODAH? I’ve always had a passion for social justice, although … Continue reading

  • Collaboration From the Bottom Up
    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 - By Rebecca Koppel and Karin Lavie Social service agencies with similar missions are frequently in competition for adequate funding, talented staff members, and control of policies. The fight over these limited resources leads to inefficient care and serves as a … Continue reading

  • Responding to Ferguson Through Literature and Art
    Wed, 24 Dec 2014 - By Abigail Harris-Ridker and Liz London “Excuse me, but this happened months ago, why are we only talking about this now?” – Alina, Sinclair High School book group participant Alina asked this question during the first day of our Response … Continue reading

Avodah Updates

AVODAH's Deputy Director has an oped in JTA, Ferguson and Eric Garner are symptoms of a deeper problem

AVODAH has been included in the second round of the Jewish Funders Network's Jewish Social Change Matching Fund

Applications for the 2014-2015 cohort of the AVODAH Fellowship are officially open.

AVODAH DC in the Washington Jewish Week's Work of the Spirit

Download our new Passover supplement, The Ten Plagues of Domestic Poverty.

Meet our first cohort of AVODAH Fellows!

AVODAH is part of the first round of grants in the Jewish Social Change Matching Fund

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington names AVODAH DC "one of the best" community-based nonprofits in the region. 


AVODAH has been selected as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations in North America by Slingshot '13-'14.

 

Speaking Up For The Poor - Interview with AVODAH's Executive Director Marilyn Sneiderman featured at the New York Jewish Week

AVODAH Announces Launch of The AVODAH Fellowship for Early Career Professionals!

 

AVODAH Co-sponsors ELI Talk on service and Judaism: Finding the Chosen People in Haiti with Rabbi Sid Schwarz

 

Alumni Reflect and Respond: AVODAH Releases 2012 Study of Year-Long Program Participants: Executive Summary and Full Report

 

How Do You Respond to Panhandlers? - Forward.com 

 

Local Volunteers Get a Taste of the Real World, Brooklyn - DNAinfo.com 

 

Learn about how AVODAH Corps members turn into life-long leaders for social change by watching our new video, AVODAH: A Year of Service, A Lifetime of Change.

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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