We work with Jewish communities across the country to deepen their approach to social and economic justice, and to understand and engage with the most crucial issues that people in America are facing today. With nearly 20 years of training Jewish social justice leaders under our organizational belt, we’ve got a lot of experience. And we love to share it.

Alumni Voices

We have a network of close to 1,000 alumni of Avodah programs – and they’re experts on a huge number of issues related to social and economic justice in the United States. They are available to speak and teach, consult and facilitate in your communities. Contact Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg for more information.

Seminars

We offer a wide range of programs for your community, from conversations about privilege and race, to the history of the Jewish social justice movement. Bring a member of Team Avodah into your community to teach today.

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Gatherings

With events like the Oscar J. Tolmas Service Learning Institute retreat in New Orleans, we’re creating spaces for emerging Jewish social justice leaders to learn together, build community, and leverage their collective power towards more effective local action. 

Tikkun Olam: Our Turn

Tikkun Olam: Our Turn offers pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah students throughout New Orleans the opportunity to learn about the connection between Jewish social justice values and practice through the creation of meaningful individual social justice projects. The five-month series includes interactive study, guided project planning, and mentorship from Avodah Corps Members and alumni. The program is made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federation of New Orleans.