Year: 2014

April 2014

Next Year in Freedom

By Dana Krimker Well, of course there would be free Wi-Fi, healthcare for all, an endless supply of frozen yogurt and it would be spring all year long. If I could really have my ideal world, everyone would adhere to … Continue reading

17th Apr, 2014

A Different “Order”

By Benjamin Altshuler With preparations for Passover underway at this time of year, my thoughts turn to the elements that underpin community. During our AVODAH house meetings these last few weeks, one topic has been of primary focus. This subject … Continue reading

10th Apr, 2014

March 2014

Stories Within Stories

By Dena Franco One night a few weeks ago, we had our first AVODAH programming lesson in advocacy. We were all sitting in a circle, expecting a discussion about social justice, as was the norm. But the facilitator began by … Continue reading

31st Mar, 2014

A Tale of Two Mardis Gras

Part One: Rayza Goldsmith My post-graduation move to New Orleans was by no means an accident. The summer before my senior year of college, I found myself ruling out job opportunities and programs if they weren’t available in New Orleans. … Continue reading

28th Mar, 2014

Making Education More Accessible

By Ivan Porto “Open the email” “I can’t–I’m scared. What if I didn’t get in?” “Well, If you don’t open the email, we’ll never know. Just open the email and we’ll find out!” A calm Friday morning suddenly became nerve-wracking. … Continue reading

25th Mar, 2014

February 2014

Introducing the AVODAH Fellows

We’re excited to introduce our first-ever cohort of the AVODAH Fellowship, a leadership development and community-building program for early career Jewish professionals working to alleviate poverty in the United States. The newest members of the AVODAH network come from a … Continue reading

6th Feb, 2014

January 2014

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Beitch

By Allie Conn Jessica Beitch has always had an interest in working with youth and adolescents in underserved communities. Her life path has proven that with passion, experience, and ongoing structural support, one person has the ability to effect social … Continue reading

30th Jan, 2014
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