The Avodah Blog

17 Ways You Might Be An AVODAHnik

1. World cuisines regularly appear on your Shabbat menu.


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


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).


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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



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