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Month: March 2015

March 2015

Intersection: Passover

By Rebecca Mather Passover has always been my favorite holiday, because it combines three of my favorite aspects of Judaism: community, food, and social justice. While there are connections towards progressive ideologies in just about every Jewish holiday, Passover is … Continue reading

31st Mar, 2015

An AVODAH Story Told in Selfies

By Avery Drongowski I don’t necessarily consider myself a photographer, but I love taking pictures for the same reason most people do – to remember and reflect on a particular moment in my life story that made me feel a certain … Continue reading

30th Mar, 2015

Exploring the Divides in DC

By Allison Bolgiano Looking down North Capitol Street at 1:00 am on a Thursday, I get a clear view of the Capitol Building glowing butter yellow. On this blustery January night, I am traversing the streets’ of D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood … Continue reading

13th Mar, 2015

Purim 2015: As Esther Fades to Black

By Yavilah McCoy As an African-American Jewish woman, I review the Purim story and am immediately drawn to the actions of Esther, an innocent victim turned heroine, and her ability to utilize the privilege and position of power granted to … Continue reading

5th Mar, 2015

#weareavodah: Rebecca Mather

In another installment in our ongoing series of profiles about our participants, we’re pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Mather, one of our New Orleans corps members:  How did you get to AVODAH? I’ve always had a passion for social justice, although … Continue reading

3rd Mar, 2015