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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.


  • 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

  • Isn’t That Service?
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 - By Sarah Farbman Okay, so picture this. You’re racing home from work as fast as your little legs will take you. The sinking sun bleaches the color out of the street and you swerve through the crowded sidewalk, around school … Continue reading

  • Getting in the Field
    Mon, 28 Dec 2015 - By Ari Goodman As part of my AVODAH placement, I am responsible for helping manage Inspiration Café, a meals program for participants of our supportive service programs. I had been staffing Inspiration Corporation’s morning breakfast shifts for two months before … Continue reading

  • The Owner of the Palace
    Mon, 21 Dec 2015 - By Ariel Goodman On my first day as a Service Coordinator at Pathways to Housing DC, I met a client wearing sparkly magenta eyeshadow who showed a me a blurry picture of her three-year-old grandson on her phone. “When he’s … Continue reading

Avodah Updates

The New Orleans culture website IHeartNOLA profiled Avodahnik Sammy Bosalavage

We invited journalist Abigail Pogrebin to Shabbat dinner with AVODAH corps members. This is what she learned.


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

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


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

 

 

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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