Year: 2014

August 2014

17 Ways You Might Be An AVODAHnik

1. World cuisines regularly appear on your Shabbat menu. 2. Every time there are leftovers at an event the organizer tries to give them to you because they think you need the food. 3. You’ve had a house meeting just to plan … Continue reading

22nd Aug, 2014

What I’ve Learned

As our 2013-2014 program year draws to a close, we reached out to some of our corps members and Fellows and asked them to share what they’re taking away from the experience.  Although the world is a big place, all … Continue reading

4th Aug, 2014

July 2014

Begging the Question

By Julia Spiegel “I don’t care. That’s not the question I asked you. Please answer the question that I asked you,” my client’s attorney aggressively requested. The statement doubled in intensity when the translator repeated it in Spanish. I am … Continue reading

24th Jul, 2014

Praying Our Dues

By Ben Bennett and Kelley Kidd Once, before Pesach, a man entered the home of Rabbi Yossi Ber and asked him a question: “Tell me Rabbi, can I fulfill the commandment of the four cups with Milk instead of Wine?” … Continue reading

4th Jul, 2014

June 2014

Brushing with Feminist Toothpaste

By Casey Tova Markenson Inside my activist toolkit, there is a toothbrush. The toothbrush is for brushing teeth to end long, tired days. Days where you smack against strangers on your commute with delays, learn that all of your clients … Continue reading

23rd Jun, 2014

Leveraging Power for Social Change

By Michal David Michal spoke about her experience with AVODAH at the Chicago Partners in Justice event honoring Steven H. Cohen, Rabbi Shoshanah Conover, and Julie Chizewer Weill. Her remarks follow below. My name is Michal David and I am from Sunnyvale, … Continue reading

11th Jun, 2014

Board Member Spotlight: Lynne Wasserman

The year was 1966. Lynne Wasserman, as an awkward pre-teen, took a formative trip with her father to the Mississippi Delta. Her father, a traveling salesman, sold shoes to department stores in small towns throughout the South. They walked into … Continue reading

11th Jun, 2014

April 2014

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