Drucie Belman graduated Wellesley in 1989. Originally from New York City, Drucie moved to Menlo Park, California in 2015 with her husband, Albert, and two sons, Leo and Henry. Henry spent 2018-2019 withTivnu.
While living in Brooklyn, Drucie was involved in fundraising initiatives in education and the arts, including marketing and social media for Arts Gowanus. Drucie was also on the Board of Temple Beth Elohim, the largest Reform synagogue in Brooklyn. She led a social media competition, sponsored by American Express Partners in Preservation. The competition energized the community and resulted in a $250,000 award.
Professionally, Drucie has worked in publishing and art galleries. Starting at Pace Gallery in New York and Menlo Park and more recently at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Drucie currently works as a Guide at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Drucie is excited to become more involved with TIvnu. She hopes to help build the link between Tivnu and synagogues, schools and other communities where there are young adults who would thrive from the Tivnu experience, as did her son.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We have extended the application deadline to June 1, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.