About the Fellowship

If you’re working to address social and economic justice issues in New York City or Chicago, the Avodah Justice Fellowship is a pathway to advance your leadership in an inclusive Jewish framework.

As an Avodah Fellow, we’ll provide you with mentorship, leadership development, a supportive community of professional peers, and networking opportunities to ignite your growth as a Jewish social justice leader.

We’ve been training the next generation of Jewish social justice leaders since 1998. We believe that the Jewish and social justice aspects of your identity are strengthened by bringing them together. We’ll leverage our years of expertise, our in-depth knowledge of the social justice field, and our extensive network of leaders to help you to advance your own work for change. Upon completing the program, Avodah Fellows are welcomed into Avodah’s alumni network, comprised of nearly 1,000 Jewish social justice leaders across the country.

The NYC application is now rolling until all remaining Fellowship positions are filled. 

Chicago Priority Application Deadline is Monday, September 25th at 5 p.m.

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Meet Our Fellows

Avodah Fellows are professionals and lay leaders, and represent a wide range of fields, including education, food justice, fair housing, labor rights, health care, social work, criminal justice reform, city government, and the Jewish community. Selected for their shared commitment to social justice and a desire to explore ways that Jewish thought, tradition and community can strengthen their efforts to create change, the Avodah Fellowship brings them together and makes them even more effective.


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