Tivnu’s Steve Eisenbach-Budner Receives Joshua Venture Group Fellowship
In September of 2012, the Joshua Venture Group selected Steve Eisenbach-Budner, founder of Tivnu: Building Justice to be a Fellow in their 2012-2014 cohort. This is a very exciting development for the project and involves significant financial support as well as personalized coaching, training and networking support.
Other fellows for the current cycle include Matt Bar of Bible Raps, Rabbi Sarah Bassin of NewGround’s Muslim-Jewish Partnership Project, and Risa Alyson Cooper of Shoresh, a Jewish farm in Ontario. In the past Joshua Venture Group has funded many diverse and exciting projects including Jewish Farm School, G-dcast and Storahtelling, among others.
In November, Steve will be spending time in Baltimore with the other Fellows, attending their first Joshua Venture retreat. Read more about the program in this Press Release.
From the Joshua Venture Group website featuring Steve:
Tivnu: Building Justice empowers Jews to take an active role in addressing basic human needs, particularly shelter. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tivnu participants learn construction skills, build affordable housing and other essential projects, explore Jewish texts and history, and study contemporary socio-economic issues in order to provide a solid foundation for Jewish social justice work. Through engaging head, heart and hand, Tivnu attracts individuals with diverse interests across a wide spectrum, including those with no Jewish affiliation. Tivnu partners with individual Jewish organizations, brings together diverse Jewish groups, and provides opportunities for Jews and non-Jews to work together. It currently runs one-day and one-week programs for all ages and, in the fall of 2013, will launch its residential Bridge Year Program for Jewish 18-20 year-olds from across North America. Tivnu: Building Justice is working to develop the next generation of Jewish leaders and is committed to moving the issue of housing higher on the Jewish communal agenda.