Year: 2012

July 2012

Living a Life of Social Justice

By: Ilana Krakowski Ilana spoke about her experience as an AVODAH Corps member at the Washington, DC Partners in Justice event honoring Marcia E. Weinberg and Rabbi Harold S. White. Her remarks follow below. Some of you may and some … Continue reading

10th Jul, 2012

June 2012

One City, Many Voices: Why Detroit?

By: Miriam Liebman This post originally appeared on The Detroit Jewish News here. In the months following Hurricane Katrina, our country turned its eyes to New Orleans, shocked. Questions were asked about the federal government’s aptitude, the Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

4th Jun, 2012

May 2012

Sharing Stories for Social Justice

By: Hollen Reischer This post originally appeared on Every Person Is Philosopher here. Tomorrow night I have the honor of being acknowledged as “Alumni of the Year” from AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, the organization through which I did a year of service … Continue reading

22nd May, 2012

April 2012

Ask for What You Want

By: Elli Krandel Ask for what you want. It sounds simple, and even though it’s crucial in order to accomplish most tasks, it can actually be very difficult. I have been thinking a lot about how comfortable I feel asking … Continue reading

30th Apr, 2012

Creating Home

By: Gabrielle Friedman This post originally appeared at Apna Ghar here. As a legal advocate with Apna Ghar, I share information with immigrant survivors of gender-based violence about their rights so that they can seek remedies and protections. I refer … Continue reading

24th Apr, 2012

Caught in the Gray Area

By: Rachel Gang Are your eyes really that color? It’s a question that I was first asked two years ago while tutoring middle schoolers at a DC public school in the Congress Heights neighborhood of DC, not far from my … Continue reading

9th Apr, 2012

We Are Still In the Desert

By: Leila Shooshani As we approach the Passover holiday I’ve begun to wonder about the experience of wandering through the desert. You know the story: we were once slaves in Egypt, but before we reached the land of milk and … Continue reading

3rd Apr, 2012
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