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Lillie Schneyer
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Raised: $1,780 | Target: $1,500 | Left: $0

  • Contributions$1,780
  • Donors22
  • Comments10
Hello, family and friends!
If you know me at all, you know that I like to be useful, try to be a positive force in my community, and, like most people, am a little unsure of what I want to do with my life. Searching for a job for after college was initially overwhelming; it’s a big world, and I could do so many things. When I found Avodah, it was clearly a perfect fit: through Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps program, I was matched with a supportive community, an organization that helps people, and a job that will allow me to be useful and learn more about the world.
Thanks to Avodah’s job matching program, I will spend the next year working as a volunteer coordinator at Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) in Chicago. CGLA serves people who have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. By helping with expungement and record sealing petitions, other legal services, and partnering with social service organizations, CGLA helps its clients overcome barriers related to their arrests and convictions as they build better lives. As the volunteer coordinator, I’m excited to bring my energy and organizational skills to help make this work possible.
Avodah is making this all happen for me, and I am especially thrilled about the opportunity to live with other young Jewish adults doing similar social justice work. Through the Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation, I have been lucky to grow up with a Jewish community full of learning and friendship. I hope that next year, the Avodah community will help me discover what being a Jewish adult might look like for me, and and I look forward to the support, challenges, and new friends that it will bring
I am so excited for this unique opportunity, and your support for this campaign would mean a lot as I work to raise $1500 before I leave for Chicago in August. Whatever you feel comfortable donating will be much appreciated, and please reach out to me if you have any questions or want to know more. Thank you for your time!


Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! I'm working to raise $1500 because I believe in Avodah's work and am looking forward to being a part of it next year--see the My Story tab above to learn more.

Avodah builds Jewish communities rooted in justice.

Since 1998, young Jewish adults from across the United States have come to Avodah to learn how to most effectively invest their time, intelligence, and energy to alleviate the most pressing social and economic problems in our country. They have made an extraordinary impact in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington DC, all while helping to lead the Jewish community’s fight against poverty in the United States.

Avodah Jewish Service Corps Members live and learn together for one year in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of social activism and Jewish life. Vulnerable people across the country are gaining strength and finding new opportunities thanks to the work of Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps Members. The Avodah Service Corps creates lifelong leaders and instills a commitment for social change into each and every person in our program.

Since 2006, Avodah Service Corps Members in Chicago have added $3 million in staffing capacity to front line agencies, and helped bring critical services and support to over 100,000 Windy City residents in need while gaining the skills, knowledge, and network to prepare themselves for lives dedicated to helping end poverty in America.

   Recent Activity
Barbara E donated $50 on 9/5/2018
Jill HaLevi donated $36 on 8/16/2018
Benjamin M Ben-Baruch donated $72 on 7/18/2018
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Deborah Field donated $108 on 7/17/2018
by Anonymous donated $18 on 7/12/2018
the Ahbel-Rappes donated $18 on 7/12/2018
Go girl!
Sally C Fink donated $18 on 7/12/2018
Samuel B donated $180 on 7/12/2018
Deborah Kraus donated $50 on 7/12/2018
Go Lillie!
Stephanie donated $108 on 7/12/2018
Mazel Tov Lillie! So excited to hear about your experience.
by Anonymous donated $36 on 7/12/2018
Rebecca B donated $36 on 7/12/2018
Emily Warm donated $108 on 7/10/2018
Evelyn Eskin and David Major donated $100 on 7/10/2018
Congratulations on your graduation and on this wonderful program!! We're happy to support such a good cause!!! Yasha koach! Love,Ev and Dave
Maxine F donated $180 on 7/3/2018
A lovely update on your activities and a wonderful plans for the year. Love and good wishes to you.
Schneyer Family donated $250 on 7/3/2018
Congratiulations on graduating from college and what a wonderful way to put this knowledge to work to make the world a better place.
Seth Engel donated $150 on 7/2/2018
by Anonymous donated $18 on 7/2/2018
Mazal tov, Lillie! Your Grandma told us about this just a few days ago -- what a great endeavor.
Jeffrey D Basch donated $36 on 6/29/2018
We thank you for your service and Congratulations!
by Anonymous donated $36 on 6/29/2018
by Anonymous donated $72 on 6/28/2018
Margo Schlanger donated $100 on 6/28/2018
So happy you're doing this work. (I'll soon have an article in the Forward about Jewish values and criminal justice reform, urging more!)