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Jewish Service Corps Member

Applications are open for the 2020-2021 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.

Roles currently open in NYC include:

Wellness Corps Member at Community Healthcare Network: CHN provides access to comprehensive community-based primary medical care, mental health care, and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities in NYC. The Corps Member will work in many areas: administrative assistance, recruitment, education, participation of both in-person and web-based wellness services, outreach (phone, email, social media), a variety of content creation for curricula, our blog, social media platforms, and newsletters, and more.

Health Outreach Worker at Project Renewal: Project Renewal empowers homeless persons suffering from addiction and/or mental illness to move permanently from the streets or shelters to health, homes, and jobs. The Health Outreach Worker will work directly with homeless individuals and serves as a liaison between the health care teams and the partnering organizations where primary care services are provided.

Youth Advocate at The Brave House: Brave House supports immigrant girls (ages 16 - 24) who are survivors of gender based violence by providing free legal and holistic services, peer mentorship, and community events aimed at promoting wellness, life skills, and fun. The Youth Advocate will help launch and run a new mentorship initiative at the Brave House called "Bloom Into Brilliance," deepening our members' connections with each other and ensuring that we are adequately supporting them. Spanish preferred but not required.

Other positions are open in Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, and Washington, DC.

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life.

We’re looking for leaders and not-yet-leaders, activists and organizers, challah baker and Shabbat dinner hosts, teachers, learners, and everyone in between to pursue social and economic justice with Avodah. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:

-Build real-world expertise with critical, hands-on work experience. You’ll be placed with one of Avodah’s partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC, Through on-the-ground direct service work, you'll contribute meaningfully to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, domestic violence, and much more.

-Develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights. Avodah’s trusted, innovative curriculum examines the causes and effects of domestic poverty, develops practical skills, and looks at justice work with a Jewish lens. Programming will deepen, contextualize, and nourish your day-to-day work while preparing you stay in social and economic justice movements for the long haul.

-Live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living communally in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.

-Access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life. Over a thousand social justice leaders across the country serve as active, engaged members of our alumni community. They’ll help you with everything from apartments hunts to job references to holiday meals invites.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis!


Applicants must be between the ages of 21-26 at the start of the program year in August.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Applicants must be able to participate in the program for a full year.

Duration full-time
Benefits Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, travel allowance, and subsidized housing.
Ad Posted On 2020-05-13
Times this Ad has been viewed 1254 times
Ad is posted for 180 days
Categories Fellowship, Other
Focus Social Work, Community Relations
Organization Name Avodah
Job Location 125 Maiden Lane, #8B c/o Makom Hadash
New York, New York
United States
Application Instructions
To apply go to We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for an August 2020 start. Whe application requires a resume, short and long answer essays and three references. Full program and application information can be found at, or contact us at [email protected]

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