Year: 2011

December 2011

Schlepping and Mensches

By: Danny Obeler There is a good chance that you’ve heard of my placement, or at least a branch of it. I work at the DC Jewish Community Center, one of the only JCC agencies with a dedicated community services … Continue reading

26th Dec, 2011

How to Improve Your AVODAH Application

By: Mollie Spevack People often ask me what characterizes AVODAH’s ideal applicants. Who are they? What activities are they involved in? What type of professional experience do they have? Truthfully, there’s no one answer to any of these questions. Corps … Continue reading

21st Dec, 2011

Blessings From Community

By: Alexandra Stein Most of us in AVODAH can remember when we were first moved to act for social change – when it crystallized that our system was profoundly unjust, and that we had a responsibility to fix it. For me, … Continue reading

19th Dec, 2011

Cleansing with a Purpose

By: Ilana Krakowski This piece originally appeared at N Street Village here. Healthy minds and healthy bodies are key to recovery and empowerment for the women in our community. No one knows that better than Terri Wade, an N Street Village resident and our newest Wellness Center volunteer … Continue reading

14th Dec, 2011

November 2011

Interesting Days

By: Abi Weber As I was warned upon beginning my job at Inspiration Corporation, a nonprofit that provides housing, supportive services, and employment training for people experiencing homelessness and poverty, there is never a boring day at the office. Whether … Continue reading

30th Nov, 2011

A New York’Nik Retreat

By: Anna Bennett So, where was AVODAH New York  last weekend? A seriously good question for anyone to be asking… We were in a fall wonderland of leaves changing and great singing, fireplaces and long walks, with a labyrinth in … Continue reading

14th Nov, 2011

October 2011


By: Lev Hirschhorn When the police came to drag us out and foreclose on our makeshift home, we were ready for them. We had been planning the action for several weeks, and were prepared for the sensation of being dragged … Continue reading

26th Oct, 2011
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