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Support Refugees with Avodah's Jewish Service Corps

Limited spots are still available 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. Support the wellbeing of refugees by serving as the Resource and Demographics Coordinator at our partner organization Jewish Family Service of San Diego.

We also have an open Service Corps position as the San Diego Project Fellow at National Immigrant Justice Center - San Diego (Spanish fluency required). Other roles are open in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New Orleans. Additionally, we will be adding a few more placements for our San Diego and New Orleans locations!

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. 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, Washington, DC, or our newest city, San Diego. Through on-the-ground direct service work, you'll contribute meaningfully to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, food insecurity, education, healthcare, criminal justice, 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.

In addition to a year of professional and personal growth, Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, travel allowance, and subsidized housing. The 2021-2022 program starts in late August, but we will be accepting Corps Members for this year’s program through the end of September.

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!

Are you the next Jewish Corps Member? Visit our website at or email [email protected] to learn more. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled - apply ASAP!

Duration full-time
Benefits You will receive a monthly living stipend plus health insurance, subsidized housing, transportation stipend, professional and leadership development.
Ad Posted On 2021-09-02
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Ad is posted for 60 days
Categories Fellowship
Focus Outreach, Social Work
Organization Name Avodah
Job Location San Diego Bayit
San Diego, California
United States
Application Instructions
To apply go to We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled - apply ASAP! The program begins in mid-August 2021. The 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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