Tivnu Blog

Nov 19 2021

School in the age of covid

It quickly felt very rewarding to teach kids skills that will actually help them in life, such as planting and harvesting food and cooking healthy meals from the food they pick. ...

Nov 12 2021

A (Fri)day in the life

This vlog highlights a day in the life of T8 (Tivnu’s 8th cohort), from morning until Shabbat begins. Watch it to see how social everyone is in the morning, what we do at the construction job site, and how we get ready for Shabbat. Hope you enjoy it!...

Nov 1 2021

8 Haikus for Tivnu 8

8 haikus for Tivnu 8...

Oct 25 2021

Our cozy blanket fort

I ran downstairs, grabbed a plum top sheet and a container of thumbtacks. Thumb tacking a sheet to a wall was harder than I imagined it would be....

Jul 21 2021

Special Little Moments

Realizing that T7 is nearing the end of our time together, I wanted to use this blog post as a means to reflect on the whole year behind us. I was trying to think of a story or a lesson to sum up this experience but ...

Jun 15 2021

To Schlep, or Not to Schlep?

As we embarked on our Tivnu trip to Mount Hood, we were excited for a getaway filled with snowshoeing and igloo building....

May 7 2021

Community Through Art

This blog post was authored by Liv Kaplan, a member of the Tivnu 7 cohort from Minnetonka, Minnesota. In her free time, she loves creating and sharing art in its myriad ways with friends, nature, the city and beyond. ...

Apr 22 2021

Question & Answer

During the past many months, I have asked numerous questions. Some dumb and some incredibly serious. I have always been deeply curious, rolling questions off my tongue from my first breath....

Apr 9 2021

Little Moments

Being at Tivnu has made me appreciate the smaller moments in life. Over the course of this year I’ve grown to appreciate the little pieces of time that I’ll remember forever....

Mar 25 2021

Zen and the Art of Hammering Reclaimed Wood

Since coming to Tivnu, I've shattered my 18-year-long streak of only handling a hammer to deal with bedroom wall decor. I agree, this is equally as impressive as it is upsetting. This particular new-found instrument, “The Hammer,” led me to an epiphany....