We believe in the power of Jewish leadership as a force for social change.



Avodah develops lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to work toward a more just and equitable world.

Our Values

Everything that we do is rooted in a rich relationship with Judaism – we draw inspiration from sacred text, and our spirits are nourished by the power of Jewish celebration and community. Read about the Jewish values that guide our work.

Our Story

For 25+ years, we’ve been inspiring Jewish leaders to commit to a life of social change, promoting a vision of Jewish life rooted in justice, and engaging the broader Jewish community in some of the most pressing issues facing our country at a local and national level. Here’s how we make it happen.

Our Cities

The Avodah Jewish Service Corps operates in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC. The Avodah Justice Fellowship runs in Chicago and New York City, and our resources are available to synagogues, organizations, institutions, and others nationwide.





Team Avodah

Our work is driven by a dynamic and passionate team of professional staff, guided by the wisdom of our talented lay leaders, and supported by a broad network of stakeholders who care deeply about Jewish leadership and economic justice.