There are close to 1,300 Avodah alumni continuing to work for justice as professionals and lay leaders, in the Jewish community and beyond. They’re leading organizations, educating Jewish communities on the issues that matter, advocating for change on a local and national level, and helping everyday Americans who are working to make ends meet. They support each other, celebrate Jewish life together, and collaborate in their work for change.

Stories

Our alumni are spread across the country and leading on so many critical social and economic issues. We’re inspired by the stories of their work – and we think you will be too.

1 in 10

alumni is a CEO, Executive Director, or senior leader at their workplace.

82%

of alumni currently work within the social service, social justice, and/or anti-poverty fields.

50%

of alumni currently live with or have previously lived with other alumni

36%

were offered positions at their placement organization after completing Avodah

Get involved

Whether or not you’re in a city with a group of other alums, there are many ways for you to stay involved, here are a few of them. We’ll share programmatic opportunities via our listservs, but if you’d like to get involved in other ways please fill out this form.

Community programming

From mindfulness classes to opportunities to take action together, the Avodah community hosts a variety of programs each month for our network.

Mentor a Corps Member

Build a supportive friend/mentor relationship with a current Corps Member. You could be a pen pal/monthly check in buddy or occasional social distance outdoor adventure companion for an Avodahnik.

Informational Interview

Share your story with a current Corps Member or alum who is looking to learn more about next steps in their career and activism.

Joining the Avodah facilitation team

We are seeking Jewish and justice educators to join our facilitation team to lead justice learning in the Jewish community.

Teach a program for alumni or Corps Members

Let us know what topics you’d like to teach, and we’ll contact you if we’re looking for a facilitator.

Interviewing prospective Corps Members

Interview prospective Corps Members who are applying to Avodah. This occurs between February and the summer.

Spreading the word about Avodah

Help recruit for our Service Corps or Justice Fellowship!

Donating or helping with fundraising

Support Avodah financially at any time with a donation. We also are often looking for alums to meet with donors, speak at fundraising events, and help on fundraising campaigns.

Stay in touch

Moved? Have a new job? Something else you want to tell us? 

Listservs

For our alumni, we have a national listserv as well as regional regional listservs in Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Philly, New York, Kansas City, Los Angeles and The Bay Area which are used to communicate with alumni about local events and happenings. To be added to a new listserv, please fill out this form.

Search for and connect with other alumni using our Alumni Directory

You can find the directory here.
Please note that this is only accessible to Avodah alumni who are logged into Google using the email address on our national listserv. If you can’t access it, please request access through the Google sheet.