AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps has launched The AVODAH Fellowship for early career Jewish professionals working to alleviate poverty in the United States. Based on a curriculum grounded in Jewish thought and learning, The AVODAH Fellowship will provide training and networking opportunities to support young Jewish professionals engaged in the antipoverty field.
AVODAH will pilot its first Fellowship program for 25 – 35 fellows beginning January 2014 in New York. The Fellowship curriculum will provide a Jewish context for understanding and approaching the growing problem of poverty in the United States.
In addition, fellows will have opportunities to network together, while mentors will provide guidance on navigating professional challenges, such as burnout. Ultimately, AVODAH seeks to provide participants with the communal and spiritual resources they need to sustain themselves in this important and difficult work for the long-run.
To learn more about the fellowship, or apply, contact Suzanne Feinspan: [email protected]
Major support for AVODAH is provided by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, The Dorot Foundation, The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Irving B. Harris Foundation, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Polk Bros Foundation, A Private Family Foundation, Repair the World, The Righteous Persons Foundation, The Samberg Family Foundation, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and The Woldenberg Foundation.