Avoda Arts is proud to partner with Facing History and Ourselves, the renowned organization that helps students learn about anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice so they can prevent it from hapening in the future. Our dramatic short film, PIGEON, continues to be a featured resource of Facing History's unique lending library, which reaches a network of more than 90,000 educators worldwide.


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About Us


Avoda Arts is a nonprofit organization that advances the arts in Jewish education through advocacy, leadership and professional development. Avoda Arts is dedicated to creating opportunities for Jewish students and teachers to participate in and appreciate all forms of arts-based learning.

Our goals are achieved in partnership with educators, school administrators, teaching artists, cultural institutions and Jewish communal agencies throughout North America. Since its launch in 1999, Avoda Arts has grown into a nationally recognized source for educational consulting services, professional development experiences and curriculum resources.

Over the years, Avoda Arts has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants and was twice named as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations by Slingshot, a guidebook that showcases important programs for funders interested in supporting innovation in Jewish life. Avoda’s work has been documented in a variety of publications and materials, and its professional staff present regularly at major educational conferences.