About two weeks ago, our 2009-2010 Corps members moved out of their batim (houses). We had an amazing group of young people working at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC, living together, and exploring Judaism and social justice.
AVODAH is excited to welcome them to our alumni community and wishes them success as they take their next steps in life. Here is just a taste of what a few of our Corps members from each city will be tackling next!
Julia Baskin will continue working at her placement, the Cambodian Association of Illinois.
Becca Neril will begin her studies in medical school at Technion American Medical Program in Haifa, Israel.
Rory Katz will work as the Volunteer Coordinator at YouthBUILD in Philadelphia.
Rachel Lewis will live in New York City as a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar.
Dara Yaskil will move to Kirklareli, Turkey, for 9 months on a Fulbright scholarship to teach English to university students.
Elana Baurer will begin her studies at Georgetown Law School this fall.
Rachel Levy will work as the Program Assistant for the Culinary Arts Training Program and Comfort Foods at Project Renewal.
Melissa Mayer will stay on at her placement, La Clinica del Pueblo, as the Health Fairs Coordinator.
Abby Rosenstein will be the State Strategies Coordinator at Advocates for Youth, helping folks across the country advocate for comprehensive sex education in schools.
Billy Kaplan will teach high school math at his placement, Thurgood Marshall Academy.