Avodah Supporters

 

 

 

“Avodah is respected by people across the political spectrum for its engagement in real tikkun olam.”

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l

Avodah is honored to have received three donations from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before her passing. We could not imagine a more meaningful gift than her blessing in support of our work.

"Avodah is respected by people across the political spectrum for its engagement in real tikkun olam." – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z"l

 At Avodah, we believe that Jewish leaders have the power to help change our country for the better. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped develop lifelong social justice leaders whose work is nourished and inspired by Jewish values. When you give to Avodah, you help create a more just and equitable world – and you’re in good company. 

 

Here are just a few others who agree:

Photos of Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Brooke Gladstone, and David Gregory against grey background

 Avodah was selected by award-winning director, producer, and philanthropist Steven Spielberg to receive a grant in his honor from The Genesis Prize Foundation. Avodah is one of 10 organizations that split the $1 million Genesis Prize money, with Spielberg and Kate Capshaw contributing an additional $1 million in matching funds. Avodah was selected on the basis of our strong racial and economic justice work.

“The mission of Avodah to me captures what is best about the Jewish faith – and that is a commitment to social justice. It is endemic to who we are as Jews. This puts it into action and involves young people in such a meaningful way at a time that we desperately need it.”

– David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

"The mission of Avodah to me captures what is best about  the Jewish faith - and that is a commitment to social justice.  It is endemic to who we are as Jews. This puts it into action and involves young people in such a meaningful way at a time that  we desperately need it.” – David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama"

In addition to thousands of individuals and other donors/funds,
Avodah is proudly funded by:

National Support

Support for the national work of Avodah has been provided by:

  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Project Accelerate
  • Hilda and Jacob Blaustein Foundation
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Dorot Foundation
  • FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
  • Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
  • Ben May Charitable Trust
  • Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust
  • Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
  • Leo and Libby Nevas Family Foundation
  • Michael & Alice Kuhn Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Gottesman Fund
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • The M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
  • Genesis Prize

Chicago

Support for our Chicago program has been provided by:

  • Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation
  • Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • Landau Family Foundation
  • A Private Family Foundation

Kansas City

Support for our Kansas City program has been provided by:

  • Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation
  • Community Legacy Fund
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
  • White Family Foundation
  • Lowenstein Family Supporting Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Kansas City

New Orleans

Support for our New Orleans program has been provided by:

  • Goldring Family Foundation
  • Schoenbaum Family Foundation
  • The Woldenberg Foundation
  • Ferber Family of Houma Foundation
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
  • Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana

New York

Support for our New York program has been provided by:

  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • Temple Emanu-El
  • A Private Family Foundation
  • Neshamot Fund
  • The Mazer Family Fund
  • Women of Reform Judaism

Washington, DC

Support for our Washington, DC program has been provided by:

  • Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
  • Morningstar Foundation
  • Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
  • The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
  • Aaron and Cecile Goldman Family Foundation
  • Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation
  • The Revada Foundation of the Logan Family
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
  • Rapoport Family Foundation

“By supporting Avodah, I am investing in leadership for a more just world.”

– Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Rabbi of Central Synagogue

“By supporting Avodah, I am investing in leadership for a more just world.” – Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Rabbi of Central Synagogue

When you give to Avodah, you invest in Jewish leadership for a more just and
equitable world. Join these fellow changemakers in making a gift today.