Month: September 2010

September 2010

Definition of Home: Structural or Social?

Thank you to AVODAH alum Yaeli Bronstein for contributing this post. As the summer winds down, albeit the New Orleans humidity as strong as ever, the Jewish calendar enters a period of jam-packed holy days. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur … Continue reading

29th Sep, 2010

Greening Sukkot

AVODAH alums Hannah Gelder (Chicago 2008-2009) and Kelly Viselman (Chicago 2008-2009) contributed this post about how they are bringing the mitzvah of bal tashchit (the Jewish environmental ethic of ‘do not waste’) into their sukkah this holiday with their Moishe … Continue reading

21st Sep, 2010

My Year in AVODAH

Josh Neirman recently completed his year of service with AVODAH in DC and is heading to Israel to work for The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. During his time as a Corps member, he worked at Housing Unlimited, Inc., an … Continue reading

14th Sep, 2010

Welcome 2010-2011 Corps members!

AVODAH would like to extend a hearty welcome to our 2010-2011 Corps members, who have recently begun a brand new year with us! Here is an introduction to just four of our newest participants: Daniel Riff, from Palo Alto, CA, … Continue reading

7th Sep, 2010

Moving Forward

About two weeks ago, our 2009-2010 Corps members moved out of their batim (houses). We had an amazing group of young people working at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC, living together, and exploring Judaism … Continue reading

1st Sep, 2010