Avodah positions may still available. Please apply and we will notify you if there is a need.
Avodah is intended for those who want to serve and have financial need. Rosh Hashanah is reasonably priced, with additional discounts and work-trade available to reduce cost further. Our pricing does not cover the full cost to produce the event. With this in mind, we ask that you consider your ability to pay before applying for Avodah.
Loading the truck: Friday, September 7
Everything that is part of our village is transported in a big truck, loaded at our storage in North Oakland. This position allows you freedom to enjoy the holiday without working during the event!
Setup: Sunday, September 9
We will be getting ready for the holiday, including unloading the truck, putting up all structures, and decorations. This position also allows you to enjoy the holiday without working during the event. We provide lunch during setup.
Welcoming: Sunday, September 9
Be part of our rockin’ welcoming team! Check people in, help with orientation and assist people with gear setup if needed.
Parking Lead: Sunday, September 9
Help people arrive in a good way. Be the first person to greet participants. Help orient folks to the land and get them parked tightly. Experience is great, but not necessary!
Hearth Helper: Sunday, September 9 – Monday, September 10
Help the hearth our kitchen nourish the village by lending your chopping, prepping, serving, and cleaning skills. Arrival times vary depending on the length of the shift.
Children’s Mentor: Sunday, September 9 – Monday, September 10
We are looking for friendly people to work with our children for a few designated times during the event. You must have experience working with young people ages 5+, ideally in an outdoor, experiential nature context and/or in a Jewish context.
Breakdown: Monday, September 10
Help break down and clean up the village after the event. Good organizers encouraged!
|3:00 pm||Early Arrival|
|3:30–4:30 pm||Women’s Mikveh @ Salmon Creek (optional)|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Men’s Mikveh @ Salmon Creek (optional)|
|5:00–5:30 pm||General Arrival|
|6:00–8:00 pm||Evening Rosh Hashanah Prayer|
|6:00–8:00 pm||Kids’ Dinner & Storytime|
|8:00 pm||Festive Potluck Meal|
|7:00 am||Morning Movement|
|10:00 am||Morning Rosh Hashanah Prayer|
|1:00 pm||Festive Kiddush & Lunch Feast|
|3:30 pm||Tashlich @ Salmon Creek|
|4:30 pm||All-Party Departure
*Anyone is welcome to stay until sundown