Year: 2015

June 2015

Every Family Has a Paid Leave Story

By Hannah Weilbacher When I started organizing with Jews United for Justice’s Paid Family Leave Campaign last September as a new AVODAHnik, I needed to communicate a story that crystalizes why I care about the issue of Paid Family Leave. … Continue reading

2nd Jun, 2015

May 2015

Loving Your Neighbor When Love Isn’t Easy

By Elana Cohn We recently read parashat Kedoshim, which gave us a lot of the big pillars of Jewish law, the classics.  Honor thy father and mother.   Do not worship false gods.  Don’t place a stumbling block before the blind, … Continue reading

12th May, 2015

#weareavodah: Meet Our New Staff

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a number of exciting additions to AVODAH’s staff. Read on to learn about these new members of our team. Kira Manso Brown is the Executive and Program Assistant in our New York office. She has found … Continue reading

12th May, 2015

April 2015

Introducing the Nachshon Fund

The Nachshon Fund is a new program that we’ve launched to support innovative local initiatives led by AVODAH through the awarding of small grants. Our inaugural round of Nachshon grantees represent many approaches to social justice spread across the country, … Continue reading

2nd Apr, 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
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