Category Archives: Commentary

Black Lives Matter – Commitment to Action

  Black Lives Matter.  We join a growing chorus of individuals, organizations, and institutions proclaiming this statement to affirm the dignity of Black lives and call for an end to structural racism. More importantly, while we know that a statement … 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

Widening Our Capacity: Lessons from the Passover Story in the Time of COVID-19

By Sarra Alpert, Avodah National Program Director The word mitzrayim, the Hebrew name for Egypt, is often defined as “narrow straits,” framing the Exodus story that we recount at Passover, a narrative of emerging from a constrained existence as slaves … Continue reading