AVODAH The Jewish Service Corps Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   73 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy, Religion

Location: 45 West 36th Street 8th Floor New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps engages young people in direct work on the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Participants in our service Corps program live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.  This work partners Corps members with service providers and residents in low income communities and equips our Corps members and alumni to emerge as lifelong agents for social change, whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. After participants complete this intensive one-year program, AVODAH’s partnership with American Jewish World Service provides a broad platform for long-term leadership in social change and Jewish life.
Geographic areas served: United States
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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212-545-7759
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Housing Unlimited, Inc. (HUI) is fortunate to have an Avodah participant-- Joshua Neirman-- work full-time this year with HUI. Josh has been an outstanding addition to our staff-- he cares deeply about our mission (HUI provides affordable housing to low income adults with psychiatric disabilities), he is very kind and respectful towards the people we serve, and he is a true team player-- happy to chip in with the large and small tasks that must be completed to keep HUI up and running. The Avodah supervisory staff is very organized and communicate regularly and clearly with HUI to ensure everything is going smoothly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

deeply concerned about tikkun olam-- about making the world a better place for the most vulnerable amongst us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have known dozens of people who were participants in AVODAH. Each of them had a life-changing experience. They spoke about the community they formed with like-minded individuals and how much they were challenged at work and at home, but how much support they received as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating in programs that were led by alumni of AVODAH in which the alumni drew from their experiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How much they support and provide educational opportunities to Corps members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Energetic. Willing to take risks. Mature. Fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide low-cost staffing to over 100 different organizations each year.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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