Spend Next Year with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

Do you want to make a difference in the world? AVODAH gives passionate young people hands-on work experience at local organizations fighting poverty around the country. Spend next year creating an active Jewish community while learning about yourself and partnering with service providers and residents in low income communities. Interested? Start your application today!

You’ll get straight to work! Imagine waking up and making a difference, having real responsibility and being asked for your input. You’ll be working full-time at a local organization on tough issues like immigration, hunger, education, public health, and domestic violence. This is not your typical first job!

Will I get paid? You’ll get a small monthly living stipend, travel money, health insurance, and may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of over $5,000 to pay back your student loans or put towards future education.

A great living arrangement! AVODAH has affordable housing in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City and Washington DC where young people (ages 21 – 26) live, play, and create community. The home-cooked meals, late night conversations and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (house) one of the most memorable parts of the AVODAH experience.

What about the root causes of poverty? You’ll be part of an ongoing program to examine the causes and effects of urban poverty, develop practical skills and make professional connections. The curriculum explores Jewish ideas and encourages Corps members to share their personal perspectives.

You’ll be part of the family! When the year is up you will join hundreds of others as part of a Jewish movement for social justice. The AVODAH alumni community is active and engaged, with opportunities for further skill training, jobs, access to resources, and networking with like-minded activists.

How can I learn more? Watch this video to get the feel of an average day in AVODAH. You can also hear about AVODAH on an upcoming conference call. If you have questions, reach out to AVODAH alum Mollie Spevack who heads up recruitment and communications at apply@avodah.net or 212-545-7759 x312.

Visit the Avodah website to apply by Sunday, January 29th!