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



Avodah strengthens the Jewish community’s fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.

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 almost 20 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

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.


Team Avodah is just like our network – diverse, supportive, and committed to promoting social justice in America. Interested in joining up? Click that red button and see if we have the right opportunity for you.

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