Category Archives: Chicago

Home, Health and Hope: Avodah Service Corps Member Mira Warmflash on serving Chicago’s Unhoused Population at Thresholds

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke with Avodah Service Corps Member Mira Warmflash about her placement at Thresholds in Chicago. Navigating bureaucratic systems can be especially frustrating, but for many of us it’s a rare occurrence. Maybe … Continue reading

Avodah Alumni Absera Melaku and Cydney Wallace Named to Oy Chicago’s “36 Under 36”

  Avodah alumni Absera Melaku and Cydney Wallace were named today to Oy Chicago’s prestigious “36 Under 36” list. The pair, both alumni of the Chicago Justice Fellowship (2017-2018) were noted for making a difference through their work, giving back … Continue reading

Avodah Alumna, Co-Founder of JCUA Jews of Color Caucus Speaks on Black Lives Matter

The following speech was given by Avodah alumna Cydney Wallace (Chicago Justice Fellowship ’17-18), co-founder of Kol Or, Jewish Council on Urban Affair’s (JCUA) Jews of Color Caucus, at a Black Jews for Black Lives action last Friday, leading into … Continue reading

Strengthening Community During Unprecedented Times – by Chicago Corps Member Julie Schreiber

The following speech was given by Avodah Service Corps Member Julie Schreiber at Avodah’s 2020 virtual Partners in Justice Gala. How will we remember this time? I ask myself this every day. During crises – or “unprecedented times,” as our … Continue reading