Working & Volunteering

New Job


Getting a new job is more than survival. Our employment speaks to dignity and self-worth. We can understand our work as holy service (avodah), the term used to describe the tasks of the priests serving in the Temple in Jerusalem. We are encouraged to find the sacred even in the most mundane tasks just as the priests cleaned ashes from the floor of the Temple. A new job, whether a stepping stone to a career or a temporary source of income, is an opportunity to perceive our lives as meaningful.