AVODAH is a service program that recruits people in their 20’s from North America. Corps members from various Jewish backgrounds spend a year working on urban poverty issues as full-time employees of non-profit organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. During their year of service, participants live and study together, forming an intense and diverse community of people making a connection between social activism and Jewish life. After participants complete this intensive yearlong program, AVODAH’s extensive alumni network provides a broad platform for long-term leadership in social change and Jewish life.
Challah for Hunger alumna, Rachel Glicksman and Adina Pomeranz served for a year with AVODAH.