Year: 2017

May 2017

Revelation and Revolution on Shavuot

  Shavuot–the holiday marking the giving of the Torah on Sinai — begins Tuesday night. Over the past 50 days, we’ve been counting the weeks in Avodah’s Revelation and Revolution Omer project and growing in strength and compassion to refuel … Continue reading

30th May, 2017

We Can’t Afford Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

President Trump announced his proposed federal budget for 2018 this week, and the news is staggering. The spending plan aims to slash $274 billion over ten years from antipoverty programs including food stamps, Medicaid, federal student loans, job training, and … Continue reading

26th May, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Brammer-Shlay

Avodah Service Corps Alumna Rachel Brammer-Shlay Speaks About Her Work as a Psychotherapist During Mental Health Month Rachel Brammer-Shlay is an Avodah Service Corps Alumna (NYC 2012-13). During her Avodah year, she worked with the Jewish Board of Family and … Continue reading

25th May, 2017

Remembering Deb Cotton, Our Partner in Justice

  “Justice, justice you shall pursue.” Perhaps no one embodied the spirit of those words more fiercely than journalist and activist Deborah Cotton, Avodah’s recent New Orleans Partners in Justice Honoree, whom we are deeply saddened to announce died May … Continue reading

4th May, 2017

April 2017

REVELATION AND REVOLUTION

  REVELATION AND REVOLUTION: THE OMER Springtime in Jewish life is framed by two major festivals: Passover, the holiday of liberation, and, exactly seven weeks later, Shavuot, the holiday of Revelation. This period is marked by a daily count-up, focusing … Continue reading

4th Apr, 2017

March 2017

February 2017

Responding with urgency – and staying the course

Dear Friends, Over the past couple months, I’ve heard from many of Avodah Corps Members, Justice Fellows, alumni and partners across the country who work directly with immigrants and refugees. Between the President’s racist and fear-mongering statements, to the Executive … Continue reading

21st Feb, 2017
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