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Year: 2015

December 2015

Getting in the Field

By Ari Goodman As part of my AVODAH placement, I am responsible for helping manage Inspiration Café, a meals program for participants of our supportive service programs. I had been staffing Inspiration Corporation’s morning breakfast shifts for two months before … Continue reading

28th Dec, 2015

The Owner of the Palace

By Ariel Goodman On my first day as a Service Coordinator at Pathways to Housing DC, I met a client wearing sparkly magenta eyeshadow who showed a me a blurry picture of her three-year-old grandson on her phone. “When he’s … Continue reading

21st Dec, 2015

November 2015

Joy in Flatbush

By Daniel Meeter One day last June, two Christian pastors, my wife and myself, sat down for dinner with about a dozen AVODAH Corps Members at their common residence in Flatbush. It was such a simple thing, just a bunch of … Continue reading

19th Nov, 2015

October 2015

Dressing the Part

By Wendy Low When I was asked to list my work-related-anxieties during AVODAH orientation, I wrote  “clothing.” I have been wearing jeans and t-shirts for the past four years and have never quite felt myself in anything else. The work … Continue reading

7th Oct, 2015

August 2015

AVODAH Fellowship Expanding to Chicago

Thanks in part to the generous support of the the Crown Family and the Dorot Foundation, we are expanding our AVODAH Fellowship program to Chicago. AVODAH has been working in Chicago since 2006 and we are excited to add the Fellowship … Continue reading

13th Aug, 2015

Advocacy? YES

By Allison Wessells This is my last week of work as the online organizer at Jews United For Justice (JUFJ), which organizes Jews to take action in local action in the Greater Washington region. My work includes writing the JUFJ eblast: a weekly newsletter featuring … Continue reading

4th Aug, 2015

July 2015

Dealing with Otherness

By Jennifer Ferentz Have you ever been stared at? Last Sunday, my girlfriend and I were on the bus headed to meet up with some friends for dinner when an older gentleman sat down across from us. As he unpacked … Continue reading

2nd Jul, 2015

June 2015

What’s Possible in Eleven Months

By Gavriela Geller A few months ago, I met a man named Carlos. Although Carlos was a client at the National Immigrant Justice Center, and we had spoken numerous times on the phone, I hadn’t met him in person before … Continue reading

25th Jun, 2015

Why I’m There

By Ilana Herr “And who are you?” It’s a question I’ve been asked again and again over the past two years. They look at me with a raised eyebrow and doubtful eyes, usually a doctor, a nurse, or a welfare … Continue reading

24th Jun, 2015
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