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Social Justice in Higher Education

November 16, 2020 | eJewish Philanthropy

Dani Levine leads local and national Avodah effort

October 29, 2020 | Crescent City Jewish News

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Black Jews to white Jews: Change your relationship with police June 3, 2020 | The Forward

Fate of DACA Still Uncertain May 15, 2020 | Voice of America (VOA)

This Jewish medical student is helping reduce racial disparities in coronavirus testing May 14, 2020 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Dispatch from Avodah Alumna and Brooklyn ER Nurse in the Time of COVID May 5, 2020 | University of Washington

Caring For Our Most Vulnerable Featuring Avodah Founder Rabbi David Rosenn and Alumna Lara Pukatch April 14, 2020 | The Forward

Avodah New Orleans Rabbi Delivers Fly-Over Passover Blessings | April 10, 2020 | The Times Picayune

Group Behind Jewish Service Corps Adds San Diego Branch with Aid of Jewish Family Service | January 21, 2021 | Times of San Diego

Exploring the Future of Alumni | May 1, 2019 | eJewish Philanthropy

Avodah Alums Debut at New Orleans Jazz Fest | April 27, 2019 | Off Beat Magazine

Expressing Our Judaism Through Social Justice in 2019 | April 20, 2019 | The Jewish Theological Seminary

Why Passover’s stories of resistance and redemption resonate so strongly today | April 19, 2019 | The Washington Post

8 Practical Tips on How to Lead a Progressive Seder This Year | April 17, 2019 | The Forward

Conversations with the Inspiring Rachel Wasserman | April 16, 2019 | The Washington Post

What I’ve Learned from 7 Months of Serving Homeless and House-Insecure Women in DC | March 26, 2019 | Catalogue for Philanthropy, Greater Washington

Who decides when we do — and don’t — call out anti-Semitism? | March 8, 2019 | The Washington Post

Inclusion is Not an Investment, Rabbi Says | February 27, 2019 | Washington Jewish Week

Jewish Community Unites to Support Those Affected by Government Shutdown | January 31, 2019 | The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

Counting the Homeless, Block by Block | January 30, 2019 | Washington Jewish Week

‘We were never taught’: Young Jews in the U.S. encounter anti-Semitism firsthand | November 4, 2018 | The Washington Post

Service Corps Ready for Next Steps | August 1, 2018 | Washington Jewish Week

How One Jewish Woman Is Changing the World – With One Jar of Trash | July 26, 2019 | The Forward

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste | July 23, 2018 | The New York Times

Jewish Groups Take on Family Separation | July 11, 2018 | Moment Magazine

Jews and Muslims Unite in New York to Protest Trump’s Travel Ban | June 27, 2018 | Haaretz

The Jewish Community Must Oppose Trump’s Ban | June 26, 2018 | The Forward

Avodah Celebrates 10 Years in New Orleans | June 5, 2018 | Southern Jewish Life Magazine

At Community Hearing in Maryland, Activists Speak Out for Immigrants | May 5, 2018 | HIAS

Top Donors to Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Celebrated at Special Event | April 19, 2018 | Nola.com

Brooklyn Synagogue Pulls its Money Out of Chase Bank to Promote Climate Change. Will Others Follow Suit? | April 17, 2018 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

The Torah Case for Reparations | March 29, 2018 | The Medium

‘Moth’-Like Storytelling Event in Crown Heights Brings Jews, Muslims Together | March 27, 2018 | The New York Jewish Week

Study Finds Millennials Charting Their Own Course | February 28, 2018 | Washington Jewish Week

This Year, We Are All Esther in America’s Own Purim Story | February 26, 2018 | The Washington Post

This Is a #MeToo Story. But It Is Not a Story About Sexual Harassment or Assault | February 2, 2018 | eJewish Philanthropy

You Should Know…Rebecca Cooper | January 19, 2018 | Washington Jewish Week

Why Ending Cash Bail Is A Jewish Issue | January 8, 2018 | The Forward

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mariska Hargitay and Other Well-Known New Yorkers Give. Here’s Why. | November 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Charlottesville as a Reminder | August 25, 2017 | Detroit Jewish News

Why Do White Supremacists Hate Jews? Because We Can Fight Them. | August 17, 2017 | The Chicago Tribune

Getting Our Racial Justice House in Order | June 15, 2017 | eJewish Philanthropy

Why I’m Sending My Jewish Children to a School with Few White Students | May 18, 2017 | The Forward

Remembering Deborah Cotton, Who Lived To Forgive The Men Who Took Her Life | May 9, 2017 | The Forward

Trump’s Washington Reminds This Rabbi of Modern-Day Sodom | April 27, 2017 | The Forward

YMCA is proud of its ‘Fab Five’ group of volunteers | February 18, 2017 | The Times Picayune

I’m a rabbi who was arrested protesting Trump’s travel ban. It was a holy act. | February 9, 2017 | The Washington Post

36 Under 36: Rabbi Alana Alpert | January 10, 2017 | Detroit Jewish News

Avodah Receives Grant from The Covenant Foundation | January 4, 2017 | eJewish Philanthropy

Forbes 30 under 30: Avodah Alumna Rachel Sumekh, 25, Founder, Swipe Out Hunger | 2017 | Forbes 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

What the Hanukkah story teaches us about the Trump administration | December 23, 2016 | The Washington Post

Avodah Alumna Rachel Sumekh featured in ‘Food Pantries Address a Growing Hunger Problem at Collegess’ | June 22, 2016 | New York Times

New Role: Detroit Roots Inform Cheryl Cook, Avodah’s Director | 2015| Detroit Jewish News

Top Execs Installed This Year at the JCC Association and Avodah Are JTS Alumni | Fall 2015 | JTS/Alumni Newsletter

Reisterstown Native Refines Her Path Through Avodah | August 6, 2015 | Baltimore Jewish Times

The Change-theWorld Shabbat Dinner | May 17, 2015 | The Forward

Living Together With a Purpose | Spring 2015 | Living Together With a Purpose

Work of the Spirit | May 14, 2014 | Washington Jewish Week

Avodah Executive Director Makes Stop Here | January 17, 2014 | The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News

Ruth Messinger and Marilyn Sneiderman Are Odd Couple of Jewish Social Justice | November 5, 2013 | The Forward

Speaking Up for the Poor | September 9, 2013 | The Jewish Week

One City, Many Voices: Why Detroit? | May 16, 2012 | Detroit Jewish News

170 Jewish Social Justice Leaders to Meet With Obama Administration | July 27, 2011 | Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Living Tradition | June 14, 2011 | The Local

The Big Easy’s Big Jewish Comeback | May 4, 2011 | The Forward

Marilyn Sneiderman joins the 14% of Jewish Women Leaders | October 11, 2010 | Zeek

Recent grads spend year fighting urban poverty | December 9, 2009 | New Jersey Jewish News

Jewish roots tapped in fight for social justice | September 6, 2009 | The Times Picayune

The Jewish hot spots for the inauguration | January 13, 2009 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

City Team Ramps Up | November 13, 2008 | The Forward