Tivnu in the Press

Slingshot logoSlingshot: E-Jewish Philanthropy’s publication of “the most forward-thinking organizations found in Jewish life today” (June 2017)



Oregon Jewish Life LogoOregon Jewish Life Magazine: Coming Together To Help The Homeless (April 2017)


AriArizona Jewish Lifezona Jewish Life Magazine: Tivnu: Shaping Young Jewish Adults Through Social Justice Work (December 2016)


Tablet Magazine logoTablet Magazine: Building Social Justice in the Pacific Northwest
“In Portland, a gap-year program for high-school graduates connects Jewish learning and community service” (June 2016)


eJewishPhilanthropy logoE-Jewish Philanthropy: Building Jewish Adults: Learnings of a Young Gap Year Program (March 2016)


Jewish Journal The Jewish Journal article traces the inspiration for Tivnu from the roots of its founder, Steve Eisenbach-Budner, through the results felt by the participants. (September 2015)

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The Institute of Southern Jewish Life features articles by Tivnu board member Bill Deresiewicz and Gap Year participant Nomi Small (March 2015) ( PDF Download)



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 Oregon Jewish Life magazine highlights the 2014-2015 Gap Year participants (December 2014)(PDF Download)


The Jewish Journal Massachusetts highlights Tivnu’s Gap Year Program and its focus on social justice. Tivnu Builds on Social Justice: Tikkun Olam in Action (Jan 2014) ( PDF Download)

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Tivnu is one of 17 organizations that were awarded grants from the Jewish Social Change Matching Fund, a partnership of seven matching foundations (Jan 2014)


Forward LogoThe national journal The Jewish Daily Forward features Jewish Gap-Year Program Opens in Portland: Tivnu Teaches Construction and Talmud (Aug 2013)  ( PDF Download)


eJewishPhilanthropy logoE-Jewish Philanthropy  – Tivnu founder speaks at BBYO’s Stand UP and Rebuild: A Teen Issue Summit on the Power of Service  (Jul 2013)


Radical Parenting LogoArticle in Radical Parenting, an online magazine Gap Years Building a Sense of Purpose (Feb 2013)


Sh'ma logoTivnu’s Executive Director contributes to discussion about moving from knowledge to action in an article in Sh’ma (Dec 2012)


Oregon Jewish Life LogoOregon Jewish Life Magazine profiles Tivnu Executive Director in “Dueling Innovators” (Nov 2012)


Joshua Venture Group LogoTivnu’s Executive Director Steve Eisenbach-Budner was awarded a prestigious Joshua Venture Group Fellowship. (Sept 2012)