About Avodah

Avodah develops lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to work toward a more just and equitable world.

Avodah's flagship program, The Jewish Service Corps, strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. The Jewish Service Corps is an immersive service year program for individuals ages 21-26 who are passionate about social justice and ready to engage in deep Jewish community. Corps Members are matched with leading nonprofits in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington D.C. While serving on the ground at organizations tackling crucial social issues, Corps members deepen their social justice framework through Avodah’s innovative curriculum and pluralistic communal living.

Corps Members graduate with a year of real-world job experience, joining our active 1,400+ alumni network of Jewish social justice professionals that will continue to support their future careers and serve as their Jewish community for life.


Recruitment Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 New York City, NY
“I enjoyed the culture of the team, as well as the thoughtful projects my supervisor assigned to me. Everyone on Team Avodah is kind, friendly, and will reach out to you to see how you are enjoying your internship, and will care about your answer. The entire staff, including those who were not on the Recruitment team, was invested in my success, which made me feel supported and welcomed from day one of the job. My projects during the summer were also well-thought out and important. I never did busywork or work that I could not handle; my supervisor, Emily, understood what I was looking to get out of my internship and tailored my projects based on those desires. My experience felt very personal and I am proud of the work I accomplished. Avodah wants you to find your strengths at your internship and help them out through your own learning!”

Development Intern

June 2020 - July 2020 New York City, NY
“I learned a lot about how nonprofit development teams operate. Everyone was extremely kind and welcoming, and the projects I was assigned were satisfying to me because I could see how my work was helping Avodah as a whole. ”
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