Year: 2010

December 2010

Neighborhoods and Fresh Fruit

Leah Varsano is from Northampton, MA, studied Religion and Asian Studies at Vassar College. As the Assistant Neighborhood Coordinator at Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, Leah works closely with local residents to identify and implement programs to revitalize their community. … Continue reading

8th Dec, 2010

Igniting Chanukah

It’s not hard to find symbols of social justice in Chanukah.  There’s the triumph of individual freedom over censorship and oppression; the reminder, as we light candles, that we can act as a shamash in our own communities; and there’s … Continue reading

7th Dec, 2010

Locating My Baggage

Liz London is from New York City. She graduated from Vassar College last May after concentrating in Creative Writing. As a Chicago Corps member she works as a Program Assistant at America SCORES Chicago. Driving through North Lawndale there is … Continue reading

6th Dec, 2010

November 2010

Traversing the Gender Gap

From AVODAH: Many thanks to Rachel Lee for raising issues of sexism and gender oppression. These are critical issues in the broader society and ones we are committed to grappling with in AVODAH. Points of information: AVODAH has a policy … Continue reading

29th Nov, 2010

Praises Pitfalls

Tamar Toledano, from Elkins Park, PA, attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Public Service and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. As an Art Speaks Coordinator for Ya/Ya, … Continue reading

24th Nov, 2010

Being Male and Being Present: Part I

This month, Moving Traditions published an interesting report that attempted to address the following concern: “The Jewish community is losing boys…in unacceptably large numbers, leaving a generation of boys ignorant of the wisdom, core values, community, and spiritual nourishment Judaism … Continue reading

23rd Nov, 2010

Looking Forward and Back

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Ora participated in AVODAH New Orleans in 2008-2009. As a Corps member, Ora worked with the New Orleans non-profit Resurrection After Exoneration, helping wrongfully convicted and incarcerated men become advocates for change in the justice system … Continue reading

18th Nov, 2010

Faith and Environmental Causes

DC Corps member Michal Rosenoer reviewed a recent event called “A Moral Dilemma: is going green a choice between right and wrong?” Hosted by the Humanities Council of DC as a part of their World House Series, the panel discussion … Continue reading

17th Nov, 2010
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