Year: 2014

December 2014

How to Be Cool

By Aaron Litz Working with high school kids does two things to you very quickly: it makes you sick from trillions of youthful germs, and it makes you confront how uncool you are. I beat the germs with plenty of … Continue reading

15th Dec, 2014

#weareavodah: Rebecca Manning

In our second installment of profiles about our participants, we’re pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Manning, one of our New York corps members:  Tell us about the work that you’re doing at your placement: I work at a non-profit in … Continue reading

9th Dec, 2014

November 2014

Introducing AVODAH’s New Executive Director

A message from AVODAH’s Board Chair, Steven Dow: Dear Friends, On behalf of the board and staff of AVODAH, I’m pleased to announce that Cheryl Cook will be the new Executive Director of AVODAH, effective January 2015. Working in partnership with … Continue reading

25th Nov, 2014

#weareavodah: Shira Olson

We’ve been conducting brief interviews with some of our current corps members and Fellows to give you the opportunity to get to know them and their work. Our first installment features Shira Olson, one of our New York Corps members. … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2014

September 2014

A Summer with JustCity

By Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay Every person has the possibility to increase or diminish the amount of justice in the world. This was the theme that emerged in the course I taught for the JustCity Leadership Institute, a pre-college leadership and … Continue reading

23rd Sep, 2014

Introducing DC Director Sandra Hinderliter

We’re delighted to welcome Sandra Hinderliter as the new director of our DC site. Sandra most recently served as  a Manager of the Changemaker Schools Network for Ashoka where she’s been working with schools on their Empathy Initiative.  Sandra managed … Continue reading

23rd Sep, 2014

Reflecting on the AVODAH Fellowship

By Shana Bloom The AVODAH Fellowship created a fundamental “paradigm shift” in the ways I relate to and understand myself within the context of a Jewish social justice community. It has also  impacted my professional life by deepening my understanding … Continue reading

23rd Sep, 2014

How the AVODAH Fellowship Surprised Me

By Sarra Alpert When we first started to envision AVODAH’s expansion through the Fellowship, I was certainly excited by the idea that more people would have the opportunity to experience the kind of justice-driven, intentional, challenging-yet-supportive, creatively Jewishly engaged, critically … Continue reading

23rd Sep, 2014

AVODAH Hiring Executive Director

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps Executive Director ABSTRACT AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps seeks an Executive Director who is a passionate advocate for social justice, who can inspire young people to engage in service and community building. Organization AVODAH is … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2014
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