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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.