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Chicago Incoming Corps Member 2017

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Amount raised: $18,508

Amount left: $2,492

At Avodah, we believe in the power of Jewish leaders to advance justice in the United States. Every year, we recruit young adults ages 21-26 from across the country to spend a year in our Jewish Service Corps working at leading nonprofits in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. Our Corps Members live and learn together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of social activism and Jewish life. Over the course of their year of service, they provide critical services and opportunities to tens of thousands of people coping with the challenges of poverty. Avodah Corps Members also gain the knowledge, experience and networks necessary to sustain their work over the course of their lives.

In 2006, the first Avodah Chicago Service Corps bayit (house) opened with nine Corps Members in the Albany Park neighborhood. Since then, more than 150 Corps Members have worked with close to 50 Chicago nonprofits, serving over 107,000 individuals who are working to make ends meet and adding nearly $3 million in staffing capacity. The Windy City might get cold and dark for part of the year, but Avodah Corps Members keep the light on for social change at the heart of a committed and supportive Jewish community.

   Recent Activity
Chris S donated $150 on 11/7/2017
Harold and Laurie Brandt donated $180 on 9/30/2017
Congratulations upon making this amazing choice. Living and learning Tikkun Olam the ultimate Jewish experience!
Michelle Mills donated $54 on 9/25/2017
Emily Novick & David Sieradzki donated $36 on 9/18/2017
Good luck with your work for Avodah and enjoy living in Chicago (my home town)! Take care - Emily
Zack & Ileana donated $100 on 9/16/2017
It is a pleasure for us to support you
Barbara R Penzner donated $54 on 9/14/2017
So proud to sponsor another AVODAH fellow.. AVODAH is transforming Jewish life and transforming the world.
Steve Selsberg donated $360 on 9/8/2017
Sharon Flashman donated $36 on 9/7/2017
Hope it's a wonderful experience for you and the people you work with. From the materials it looks like it will be!
Julie & Josh donated $200 on 9/4/2017
Julie Malek and Rick Kornfeld donated $216 on 8/30/2017
Hannah, we are happy to support you in your work with Avodah and the greater Chicago community.
Abigail Weber donated $18 on 8/22/2017
Good luck with your year! Thanks for fighting the good fight. (From an AVODAH Chicago alum)
by Anonymous donated $36 on 8/22/2017
Ian R donated $180 on 8/22/2017
Robert K donated $36 on 8/22/2017
Pamela L donated $36 on 8/22/2017
Annemarie G donated $50 on 8/22/2017
Peter S donated $50 on 8/22/2017
Larry V donated $50 on 8/22/2017
Steve D donated $50 on 8/22/2017
Delisa A donated $100 on 8/22/2017
Patty S donated $100 on 8/22/2017
Kathy C donated $180 on 8/22/2017
Amber Connell donated $25 on 8/21/2017
Jennifer Ferentz donated $18 on 8/21/2017
Mazel tov on the beginning of your AVODAH journey! I'm a Chicago Avodah alum (2014-15). I wish you all the best.
Paul and Paula donated $500 on 8/21/2017
We're so proud of you!