Location: New Orleans

May 2021

Jamie Diamond

Jamie Diamond never expected to find herself researching the trial of a death row inmate, but that was just one of many experiences during her year as an Avodah Corps Member that had a lifelong impact. Jamie always had an … Continue reading

7th May, 2021

October 2020

Reilly (She/her)

Reilly is from the Mad River Valley of Vermont and recently graduated with her bachelors degree in Human Rights from Bard College. Prior to joining the 2020-2021 Avodah New Orleans cohort where she will be working for VOTE (Voice of … Continue reading

12th Oct, 2020

Halle (She/her)

Halle serves as the Institutional Memory Project Manager for Ashé Cultural Arts Center, a Black diaspora institution in New Orleans that uses art for community development. Halle is grateful for the chance to continue pursuing oral history in this role … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Emily (She/her)

Emily is an Investigations Fellow at the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center. Emily is from Chicago, and a recent graduate from Haverford College where she majored in History and Fine Arts. She wrote her history thesis about southeastern Louisiana, and … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Miriam T. (She/her)

Miriam is an Outreach Coordinator at the Oretha Castle Boulevard Merchants and Business Association. She graduated from Tulane University with a double major in Philosophy and Jewish studies. After college, she worked as an administrative assistant back home in Cherry … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Rachel S. (She/her)

Rachel is a Client and Family Assistance Associate at The Promise of Justice Initiative. Rachel was born and raised in Washington, DC. She graduated in May 2020 from Brandeis University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Hispanic Studies. … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Claire (She/they)

Claire is a Program Assistant at Innocence Project New Orleans. Claire grew up in Millburn, NJ before moving to Pittsburgh for college. They graduated this past spring with a degree in social work, and are looking forward to getting more … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Aaron (He/him)

Aaron is a Move-In Specialist at UNITY of Greater New Orleans. Aaron is from New York and is a recent graduate of the Vassar College Music Program, where he studied upright bass.

6th Oct, 2020

Hayle (She/her)

Hayle is a Unanimous Jury Specialist at the Promise of Justice Initiative. Hayle is originally from Portland, Oregon. Before becoming an Avodah Corps Member, Hayle studied history with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at Haverford College. She … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020

Hava (She/her)

Hava grew up in South Carolina and then attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She got her start organizing with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. She is an interdisciplinary artist and aspiring social worker. She is particularly … Continue reading

6th Oct, 2020
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