Tivnu Blog

Nov 1 2023

Immersed in Tivnu

Suffice it to say, we were immersed in a starkly different environment than we had been in just an hour before. The concept of immersion is nothing foreign to Judaism.

Apr 11 2023

“Tiny Star” and Tomato Sauce

A camaraderie develops when doing chores together, and there is the motivation to do them since we are all doing our part for the T9 community.

Mar 13 2023

Guest Blog: How I Walk Through the Square

Separated from us by only a brick wall, a black fence, and a bulwark of elite education, the folks who sleep on Mass. Ave. benches are just as much my neighbors as my friends down the hall.

Feb 7 2023

Transportation and Tivnu

Before coming to Tivnu, it was a big goal of mine to prioritize sustainability and environmentally conscious behaviors in my daily life.

Jan 31 2023

Why I made my gap semester a gap year

Tivnu is a gap year program with purpose. Each educational exploration, group trip, and experience is part of a larger goal, providing guidance for each of us and allowing us to unlock knowledge about ourselves that we otherwise wouldn’t have.

Jan 24 2023

Voting in Portland

Being on Tivnu is a fantastic experience with many learning opportunities. In addition to things like tool training at construction and cooking tips for communal meals, I was fortunate enough to vote for the first time during Tivnu.

Jan 17 2023

A Portland Outing

After grabbing our helmets and going over how to inflate bike tires, we struck off, both clad in Baja hoodies color-coded to our hair.

Dec 27 2022

A Weekend at Westwind

It was like a mini night sky in the sand.

Dec 9 2022

A Wednesday at Tivnu

I’m Sophie. And this is a Wednesday at Tivnu.

Nov 28 2022

Day in the Life

Come along with me on a fun Friday, and get a peek into what my everyday life is like!