Attention NYC social justice professionals: Application for AVODAH Fellowship is open!

Good progressive yidn of NYC! Just wanted to let you know that applications are officially open for the AVODAH Fellowship, a selective new program for Jewish early-career professionals currently working to address the causes and effects of poverty in New York City.

The AVODAH Fellowship is a high-impact learning and community-building experience that will enable participants to sharpen their skills and analysis while expanding their personal and professional networks. Based on a curriculum grounded in Jewish thought and learning, the Fellowship will provide training and support to emerging Jewish professionals engaged in the antipoverty field.

Participants in the AVODAH Fellowship will gain from AVODAH’s 15 years of expertise in antipoverty leadership development through:

-A Community of Mentors and Colleagues: Join an intentional Jewish community of experienced social justice leaders who will help you develop your skills, and build a support system that will nourish you personally, professionally, and spiritually.

-Innovative Learning: Participate in regular seminars drawn from AVODAH’s cutting-edge curriculum, and engage in critical analysis about domestic poverty while viewing your work through a Jewish lens.

-Connected for Life: As a member of the Fellowship, you’ll be welcomed into the AVODAH alumni community, a network of hundreds of social justice leaders who will provide community and support throughout your career.

Ideal Applicants for the Fellowship:

-are 1-3 years into a career in antipoverty work, and spend at least part of their time working directly with individuals living in poverty.

-have a demonstrated interest in exploring the intersections of Jewish life and identity and antipoverty work.

-have a commitment to personal growth and an active interest in building community and developing the power of a network.

-have a desire to be part of a group learning environment and intentional network during and after the Fellowship.

Applications will be open until November 12th, so please go to avodah.net/fellowship today for more information or to apply.

2 Responses to “Attention NYC social justice professionals: Application for AVODAH Fellowship is open!”

  1. So Avodah will hire people to work (isn’t that what avodah means?) at zero pay.

    And what will these unpaid people be doing? Anti-poverty work!

    I have a great way to fight poverty. Make sure no one works for no pay.

    There. So now can I get one of these fellowships?

    But unlike all those other zero-pay jobs I’ve previously mentioned, Avodah has a brilliant angle, er, I mean strategy. Its doing to charge the employers of these unpaid workers $500 for taking them on as fellows and not paying them.

    Brilliant! Negative pay.


    Dave Boxthorn · October 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  2. This isn’t a job (paid or unpaid). The participants already have jobs.


    BZ · October 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am

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