Where are you working this year?
I split my work week between Portland YouthBuilders, a school for 17-24 year olds going back for their GED or High School Diploma, and working with Erik and the construction team.
Favorite way to refer to Tivnu participants:
Favorite thing about living in Portland:
Cheryl’s and Powell’s are by far my favorite aspects of Portland. I go to lunch at Cheryl’s every Monday and it’s always a highlight of the week. I get so overwhelmed by the sheer number of books and all of the opportunities that come along with that. I wish I could have all of the books!
Favorite Tivnu activity so far:
I loved the scavenger hunt to Adinah’s house. We had to search through the Torah to find certain passages that contained the next clue. It was a unique way of finding our bearings in NE Portland.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, 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.