Year: 2017

August 2017

May We Come Together

This past weekend, we once again bore witness to the tragic destruction of life that hate leaves in its path. The vile and vitriolic rhetoric and actions of neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Va, serve as an ever-present reminder that … Continue reading

14th Aug, 2017

July 2017

June 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

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