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The Avodah Blog

To New Beginnings

Michal RosenoerWashington, DC Corps member, Michal Rosenoer, works as the Behrend Builders and Community Service Coordinator at the Washington, DC JCC where she coordinates volunteers to repair, rebuild, and renovate low-income houses, homeless shelters, community centers, and other vital community facilities. Last week, she contributed a blog post to the Washington DC JCC blog, The Blog at 16th and Q, and discussed the challenges of her changing identities as she navigates the transitions of moving across the country and becoming a West-Coaster, beginning a full-time job and becoming a JCC employee,  and of course, starting AVODAH and becoming an AVODAH Corps member.

“Coming to terms with my new life here in D.C. means not only adjusting to the pressures and expectations from each of these new titles, but also asking big questions like, ‘what does it mean to be doing social justice work in the city’s capital,’ or ‘how is Shabbat a radical practice,’ and of course, the ever-ongoing debate, ‘are these shoes work-appropriate?'”

Click here to read the entire article and Michal’s take on these questions.

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