Tivnu in the Press

The Jewish Review: “Tivnu Creates Gap Year Fans” (October 2020)

The New York Times: “Gap Year? Do It Here” (May 2020)

Oregon Jewish Life: “A Gap Year Alternative to Traveling Abroad” (June 2020)

Oregon Jewish Life Magazine spotlights Tivnu’s Community Volunteer days in “Building a Better Portland” (Nov 2019)

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E-Jewish Philanthropy: Upstart’s Venture Accelerator Announces Cohort 11 (January 2019)

Oregon Jewish Life Magazine: Learning Life Skills While Building Justice (December 2018)

Tivnu was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the prestigious Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, “an annual compilation of the most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects and programs in the North American Jewish community today.” (September 2017)

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

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

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Tablet 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)

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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 in Building for the Future (December 2014)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tivnu in the NY Times

Taking a gap year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad.
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