* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Avodah

4007 N Ravenswood
Ste. B
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-649-6141
Email: lgreenblum@avodah.net
Web: http://www.avodah.net
Contact: Leah Greenblum, Chicago Community Director

Avodah engages the Jewish community in social and economic justice work by training future Jewish leaders who will stay in the fight for justice for life. In our flagship program, the Jewish Service Corps, we place young adults 21-26 from across the United States at leading anti-poverty nonprofits, where they spend a year combating the causes and effects of poverty. Our Corps Members live together and learn together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of social activism and Jewish life. Meanwhile, the Justice Fellowship brings together early-career professionals who are working to address social and economic injustice. Fellows spend nine months engaging in cutting-edge programming that examines methods of social change, Jewish life, and the powerful intersections between the two. Finally, Avodah engages the wider community through a variety of educational programs executed in collaboration with our local partners.

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