Jewish Gap Year Program in the U.S. Seeking Adventurous and Visionary 17-20 Year-Olds! Financial aid available.
The Tivnu Gap Year is a 9-month residential experience for high school graduates from across North America. Participants work and live together in Portland, Oregon. They create community, and explore the connections between Judaism and social justice through one of two tracks:
Building Track: Work with the Tivnu construction team and community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, to create affordable, sustainable homes by learning and applying building skills. No prior experience is necessary - just a desire to contribute and a willingness to get dirty.
Organizing Track: Come to a better understanding of issues of housing through internships with some of Portland's leading direct service organizations. Learn advocacy and community organizing skills with local non-profits involved in efforts to alleviate homelessness.
Both tracks will grapple with the complex issues of housing and related social justice issues through general and Jewish perspectives.
Enjoy living together and forge life-long friendships while exploring the treasures of Portland's eclectic culture and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Check out our website: Tivnu Gap Year
Contact Midrasha Co-Directors Mark Deutsch and Debra Marx at (510)501-6692