Category Archives: #weareavodah

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

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

In Today’s NYT — An Amazing Story About an Inspirational Man

Today’s New York Times features an amazing story about an inspirational man. Calvin Duncan served 23 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, the nation’s largest maximum security prison. During his years at Angola, Calvin worked as a “jailhouse lawyer,” paid … Continue reading