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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.


  • In Solidarity: An Organizer’s Perspective
    Fri, 01 May 2015 - by Haley Leibovitz A few months ago, while getting my teeth cleaned, the dentist came in and began to make small talk. “When did you move to the Twin Cities?” “A year and a half ago for work.” “And where do … Continue reading

  • Introducing the Nachshon Fund
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 - The Nachshon Fund is a new program that we’ve launched to support innovative local initiatives led by AVODAH through the awarding of small grants. Our inaugural round of Nachshon grantees represent many approaches to social justice spread across the country, … Continue reading

  • Meet AVODAH’s New Board Chair: Benetta Mansfield
    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 - Benetta Mansfield has served on AVODAH’s national board for three years and will assume the Chair on April 1.  We sat down with Benetta to learn a bit more about her. How did you become interested in AVODAH? When I … Continue reading

  • Intersection: Passover
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - By Rebecca Mather Passover has always been my favorite holiday, because it combines three of my favorite aspects of Judaism: community, food, and social justice. While there are connections towards progressive ideologies in just about every Jewish holiday, Passover is … Continue reading

Avodah Updates

AVODAH's Deputy Director named to inaugural cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship.

Director of Alumni and Community Engagement Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay joined with the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York to call for an expansion of paid family leave in the Jewish community.

AVODAH featured in Gender Equity in the Jewish Nonprofit? Progress Being Made.

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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