"AVODAH is an organization devoted to ending poverty," said Oak Park Temple member Pam Strauss. "Participants live together and study Judaism and Jewish values."
Volunteers work with non-profit organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C. that focus on the urban poor.
Two young women from Oak Park, Mia Salamone and Sarah Leitson, a 2007 Citizen Award recipient, will be participating in a year long service endeavor with AVODAH beginning later this year.
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