Sponsored by Avodah
Applications are open for the 2023-2024 Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.
Spend a year serving in a full-time position at a leading nonprofit organization while living and learning in a justice-driven Jewish community. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:
- Gain a year of hands-on experience. After matching with an organization in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, D.C., you’ll contribute meaningfully to on-the-ground efforts on crucial justice issues such as immigration, climate change, education, healthcare, criminal justice, and more.
- Develop skills as a social justice advocate. Avodah’s curriculum will help you critically examine the causes and effects of structural poverty, develop practical skills to make meaningful change, and gain Jewish social justice insights. It is designed to deepen and contextualize your day-to-day work as a Corps Member, while supporting you in finding your place in the broader justice movement after the Service Corps.
- Create lasting Jewish community. Home-cooked Shabbat dinners, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (communal home) memorable and meaningful. Corps Members co-create intentional, pluralistic communities across the country, including in our Jews of Color Bayit in NYC.
- Have your basic needs met. Avodah takes care of the most important things. Corps Members receive housing, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and a travel allowance. Corps Members can also tap into the economic access fund to support unmet financial needs.
- Access Jewish justice opportunities for life. Over 1,400 social justice leaders across the country serve as “Avodahniks,” – active, engaged members of your future community. From apartment hunts to job references to holiday meal invitations, our alumni will have your back.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all open roles are filled. Our open positions with Avodah placement organizations include:
- College & Career Fellow at Adams Street Foundation
- Food Warehouse Fellow at Met Council on Jewish Poverty
- Youth Advocacy Fellow at Brave House
- Case Manager at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc (2 positions)
- Capacity Building Specialist at Shorefront JCC
- Legal Assistant, Naturalization Team at Catholic Migration Services
- Domestic Violence Program Assistant at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
- LGBT Project Avodah Fellow at National Immigrant Justice Center
- Immigrant Legal Defense Project Fellow at National Immigrant Justice Center
- Detention Project Fellow at Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
- Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Member at Erie Family Health
Avodah is committed to building a service corps that inclusively represents the diverse Jewish Community. Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Jews of Color, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBT2QIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!
Apply today! We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
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