Year: 2013

December 2013

Where Are You From?

By Rayza Goldsmith “Where are you from?” This question, simple on its face, is in fact layered with meaning that has perplexed me since I identified the particular nuance associated with my own upbringing in  Maryland just over the Washington, … Continue reading

26th Dec, 2013

November 2013

To Thanksgiving…And Beyond

By Kelley Kidd Over the last few weeks, I’ve been learning what life within the fundraising world looks like. Primarily, I learned that this is prime fundraising season among non-profits. For my placement, I had the delight of attending a … Continue reading

27th Nov, 2013

New Chapter, New Beginnings

By Dana Krimker When I began my year as an AVODAH corps member, I felt like a little fish in a big pond that was scary and new. Starting this new chapter of my life was intimidating because I felt … Continue reading

21st Nov, 2013

To Wander is Jewish

By Jane Yamaykin AVODAH Alumna (DC 2008-2009) Lech Lecha – in almost every generation throughout the Jewish people’s history we have been commanded to GO! It seems woven into the Jewish identity to go, to wander, and to ultimately find … Continue reading

14th Nov, 2013

October 2013

Amy Poehler, Activism, and Leadership

(Cross-posted from the RAC Blog.) As if I needed another reason to love Amy Poehler. But here she is, spotlighting the intersection of activism and relationship-building, a topic very dear to my heart. Poehler was honored recently for her work with … Continue reading

28th Oct, 2013

September 2013

July 2013

Viewing the Promised Land

The D’var Torah below was delivered on July 20th, 2013 by Laura Taishoff, an AVODAH 2009-2010 alumna living and working in New Orleans. It inspired us and we hope it inspires you as well. Thank you all so much for … Continue reading

26th Jul, 2013
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