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[temporary view of summer program info for 2014]

Want to get your hands dirty? Interested in meeting new people and having an amazing two week journey in the Pacific Northwest? Curious about what Jewish values have to do with hammers and nails?

Join Tivnu: Building Justice
on a summer for Jewish teens!

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. The primary focus of our work will be in construction and activities that address the fundamental issue of housing.


July 7-21, 2014
TIVNUSY Building Justice
USY (Conservative Movement)

Visit the TIVNUSY website or email for information and registration

July 17-31, 2014
Mitzvah Corps Portland
NFTY (Union for Reform Judaism)

Visit the Mitzvah Corps website or email for info and registration

Portland is one of America’s most vibrant and visionary cities, on the cutting edge of sustainable planning, green building, urban agriculture, and community empowerment. Through hands-on experiences with grassroots social justice organizations, gain the understanding and tools for creating the livable cities of the future.

Contact or call 503-232-1864 for information about both programs.



J-Build crews at work


J-Build Work Crew

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Tivnu: Building Justice weaves together construction work and training, Judaism and advocacy for fulfilling the basic human need of shelter. It is based in Portland, Oregon.