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Chicago Incoming Corps Member 2017

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Amount raised: $15,386

Amount left: $5,614

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
nancy marks donated $100 on 8/15/2017
Proud of you!
Paul and Diane donated $200 on 8/15/2017
Sounds like a great experience
Dan and Emily Cohen donated $54 on 8/11/2017
Mazel Tov on getting accepted into Avodah-Chicago! I hope you have an awesome experience!
Jerry and Laurie Kasdan donated $100 on 8/10/2017
Evan - We wish you much success with this meaningful work for a truly worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the Windy City!
Lisa Gilliam donated $100 on 8/9/2017
Congrats Tamar - I'm so proud of you!
Rene Salomon donated $635.5 on 8/7/2017
Good luck with your endeavor to repair the world.
by Anonymous donated $180 on 8/7/2017
Through your hard work and outstanding choices, you represent yourself and your family in the best possible way. Keep up the good work. xo
Ellen and Joseph donated $180 on 8/5/2017
Evan, good luck in the Vindy City. Love, Ellen and Joseph
Twila donated $190 on 8/5/2017
I am so proud of you and cannot wait for you to arrive in Chicago!
Karen lampert Akavan donated $36 on 8/2/2017
Good luck with all your endeavors! <3
John Adler donated $54 on 8/1/2017
So glad you're an Avodah'ster, Lydia!
Debbie Polinsky donated $100 on 8/1/2017
You make me so proud.
Michael A. Schaefer donated $72 on 7/31/2017
Best of luck in your endeavors, I know you'll do fabulously!
Dave Samuel donated $50 on 7/31/2017
Best wishes!! Denise & Dave
Cristina Woodward donated $100 on 7/31/2017
Thank you for your commitment to help fight social injustice . I applaud your willingness to be involved on the grass-roots level.
Nate Seeskin donated $18 on 7/30/2017
Welcome to the Avodah family, Meredith!
Benjy Ben-Baruch donated $72 on 7/30/2017
Kadimah! Zedeq zedeq tirdofi!
Steven Gally donated $20 on 7/30/2017
Congratulations on your participation in this program!
Ron Hertz & Natalie Leone donated $72 on 7/23/2017
Happy to support you!
Karen donated $100 on 7/22/2017
Lydia my wonderful 'niece' I am very proud of you and look forward to witnessing your contributions to making this world a better place.
Myron donated $100 on 7/21/2017
Congratulations on choosing such important work, Genna. Best of luck.
Nancy & Steve Fox donated $360 on 7/17/2017
So proud of you Meredith! We love you.
Mindy and Brian Pultman donated $54 on 7/15/2017
Love supporting your humanitarian work!!!
Kathy Russo donated $25 on 7/13/2017
Good luck M'Elise. Best wishes to you.
Lori Carey donated $36 on 7/12/2017
So honoured to support your year of service.! Congrats on your graduation, btw.