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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.


  • How to Be Cool
    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - By Aaron Litz Working with high school kids does two things to you very quickly: it makes you sick from trillions of youthful germs, and it makes you confront how uncool you are. I beat the germs with plenty of … Continue reading

  • #weareavodah: Rebecca Manning
    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 - In our second installment of profiles about our participants, we’re pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Manning, one of our New York corps members:  Tell us about the work that you’re doing at your placement: I work at a non-profit in … Continue reading

  • Introducing AVODAH’s New Executive Director
    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 - A message from AVODAH’s Board Chair, Steven Dow: Dear Friends, On behalf of the board and staff of AVODAH, I’m pleased to announce that Cheryl Cook will be the new Executive Director of AVODAH, effective January 2015. Working in partnership with … Continue reading

  • #weareavodah: Shira Olson
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 - We’ve been conducting brief interviews with some of our current corps members and Fellows to give you the opportunity to get to know them and their work. Our first installment features Shira Olson, one of our New York Corps members. … 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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