Tivnu: Building Justice

Tivnu is Hebrew for Build! At Tivnu, we build houses, build community, and build a better world. Tivnu: Building Justice braids together direct service for the fulfillment of basic human needs, Jewish learning and living, and leadership development.

Tivnu at Work

  • Discover your passions and effect real change through hands-on internships
  • Learn about complex social justice issues in a Jewish context
  • Create a meaningful Jewish community and lifelong friendships
  • Explore Portland and the Pacific Northwest
  • Build houses, tangible skills, and independence
What our gap year participants have to say
"Tivnu offered something different: a chance for me to play a role in creating tangible justice." - Reuben D.
"This city is different from any other I’ve ever been to and exploring it together with my newest friends is the best part of the adventure." - Nomi S.
"Of all the financial benefit we have learned these houses give, we are building something even more important: the value of a good, safe, clean home." - Judah D.