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    Tivnu: Building Justice Summer Program

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: Jewish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    Overview

    This is a program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live and serve in Portland, Oregon. The co-ed group of participants will build the kind of lifelong, transformative friendships that come from working, studying, and living together in a communal setting.

    During the 18-day adventure you will:

    • Deepen your understanding of some of today’s most pressing social issues, including housing, food, and environmental quality
    • Learn what Judaism, Jewish history, and Jewish sources have to offer as agents of social change
    • Be inspired to put your new skills to work as leaders in your Jewish communities at home
    • Know that your efforts made a difference in the lives of others
    • Engage in hands-on work with local organizations, including light construction, gardening/farming, and environmental restoration
    • Partake in Shabbat celebrations, programming with local
    • Conservative synagogues, and meetings with Jewish leaders and change-makers.
    • Have fun on recreational activities in Portland’s beautiful summer weather including a weekend camping trip.
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