The Avodah Blog

17 Ways You Might Be An AVODAHnik

1. World cuisines regularly appear on your Shabbat menu.

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2. Every time there are leftovers at an event the organizer tries to give them to you because they think you need the food.

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3. You’ve had a house meeting just to plan another house meeting (scheduling is difficult as we keep ourselves quite busy!)

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4. NYC: When you know of at least five Shabbat minyans every Friday (and at least three are in Brooklyn).

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5. Kale is the only vegetable/food product consistently stocked in your fridge.

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6. NYC: In a city of 8 million people, you still manage to wind up on the same train as a fellow AVODAHnik.

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7. A free membership to the JCC means equal parts exercising and schmoozing.

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8. “Who’s going to tweet that?” is a legitimate concern.

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9. Chicago: The only time you’ve left the house in months is to go to work because you’re too scared of freezing.

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10. DC/NOLA: When you have a snow day and there is only 1 inch of snow on the ground.

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11. Chicago: You have deep dish pizza for program dinners.

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12. NOLA: You regularly overhear observant Jews discussing oysters and crawfish boils.

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13. NOLA: You spend your Mardi Gras parading with dancing Rabbis (yes, he really is a Rabbi, and yes this really did happen).

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14. DC: When the federal government closes but you still have work.

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15. When you have a discussion about how many avocados to buy weekly.

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16. You’ve been truly concerned about alarming the neighbors with uproarious Shabbat singing.

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17. You want to slow down time because you love these people!

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