About the Jewish Service Corps

Spend a year in the Jewish Service Corps working at a leading anti-poverty nonprofit in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC. Our Corps Members live and learn together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life.  Join us to build the foundations for careers, Jewish community, and lifelong activism in social and economic justice movements.  

If you’re between the ages of 21-26 and passionate about getting into the justice game for the long haul, you could have a place in our growing community. The application for the ’23-’24 program year will open in early November – sign up here to be notified when it launches! 

If you are a non-profit and interested in becoming an Avodah Placement Partner Organization, you can click here to apply.


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Avodah is bigger than the work – it’s about understanding the issues at play from the ground up. We’ll teach you everything from the structural roots of poverty to the history of Jewish social justice and skills for social change. This is the kind of knowledge that you’ll use for the rest of your life.

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As a Corps Member, you’ll contribute to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, domestic violence, and so much more.

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You’re never alone in Avodah. You’ll be living with your fellow Corps Members, supporting each other, eating together, and celebrating Jewish life together (plus the occasional dance party).

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Meet Our Corps Members

They come from all over and they’re making a difference with Avodah. Get to know our current class of emerging leaders and learn more about the cities they serve in.

Become an Avodah Partner Placement Organization

Avodah Corps Members add more than $2 million in capacity to local grassroots nonprofit organizations every year. Click here to apply to be an Avodah Partner Placement Organization. If you have been a partner placement organization in the past, please reach out to the Program Director in your Avodah Program City for information on updating your previous applications: