Tivnusletter – Tivnu: It Begins With Home
Tivnu: It Begins With Home
SUKKOT & SHELTER
- Learning about affordable housing – who needs it and how it is designed – with Rachael Duke of Community Partners for Affordable Housing
- Building sukkot at the Tivnu bayit (house), for a community member, and in the woods at Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
- Seeing and hearing firsthand about houseless Portlanders who have made a home in the intentional communities of Dignity Village and Hazelnut Grove
SUKKOT & A RETURN TO OUR NATURAL & AGRICULTURAL ROOTS
Living off the grid, sharing Sukkot meals, inviting our own Ushpizin (symbolic guests in the sukkah), and experiencing meditative hikes in the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Wilderness
Building durable, beautiful garden beds for the educational gardens at Zenger Farm, where Sasha interns three days a week
SUKKOT & THE TRANSITION TO PERMANENT HOMES
- Building an entire tiny house destined for Hazelnut Grove filled the Tivnuniks with pride and purpose
- Joining with Portland community members to learn Jewish sources on affordable housing and canvass in our neighborhood for Portland Ballot Measure 26-179
- Volunteering at and teaching children from Congregation Shaarie Torah after the Race to End Child Homelessness
Sukkot has really given the Tivnu: Building Justice gap year participants a chance to put everything in context: exploring the natural and communal resources of our surroundings, learning Jewish and global perspectives on social justice issues, and doing hands-on, tangible work to make this a better world.
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