COVID-19 Resources

 Even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts and reshapes our world, Avodah continues to lead the Jewish community’s efforts to address the causes and effects of poverty. The pandemic has heightened the great health and economic disparities in our society. And we are committed more than ever to empowering our participants, communities, and nonprofit partners in responding to these unprecedented challenges.

Below, you will find stories about our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, how the Avodah community is taking action, online learning opportunities, and how you can help.

Avodah Service Corps Member Tal Lee applying a blood pressure monitor to patient's arm

Caring for our Communities

Our Avodah Corps Members and placement organizations have been stepping up in unprecedented ways to care for the most vulnerable in our communities. Our participants are making door-to-door food deliveries to at-risk populations; Teaching and assisting students who have transitioned to online learning; ensuring that immigrants and refugees have access to legal assistance and digital paperwork for their cases; keeping homeless shelters and food banks going as the need spikes in this crisis; helping members and clients apply for much-needed benefits and food assistance, and many of our alumni are serving on the front lines, as nurses, medical students, and health workers. Read about the work our Corps Members are doing to care for our communities in this moment and how you can help.

At-Home Jewish

Social Justice Learning

Wherever you may be, Avodah is here for you. Join us for at-home learning, community building, and discussion through our brand new online programming.

Avodah in the News

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May 15, 2020 | Voice of America (VOA)


May 5, 2020 | University of Washington


April 10, 2020 | The Times Picayune


Support Our Work

We need your support as we equip and empower the next generation of leaders with the skills to take on today’s crisis — the leaders who are committed to staying in this difficult work for years to come.

Avodah Service Corps Member Tal Lee applying a blood pressure monitor to patient's arm