Adinah Miller is the program director of Tivnu: Building Justice. Adinah has been professionally and personally engaged in creating diverse and vibrant Jewish communities for many years. Most recently, Adinah spent six years as Dean of Jewish Life, Jewish Studies teacher, and house parent at the American Hebrew Academy, the pluralistic Jewish boarding school in Greensboro, North Carolina. At AHA, she helped high school students lay strong foundations in Jewish thought, practice, and history on which they could build Jewish identities, lives, and futures. Before moving to Greensboro, Adinah did graduate studies in Italian Jewish history and co-founded GradJew@Yale, a community of Jewish grad and professional students in New Haven, Connecticut.
Adinah is excited to bring her experience in formal and informal Jewish education and her passions for social justice, Jewish exploration, and many colors of sticky notes to Tivnu. She, her husband David, and their son are excited to have made Portland their home.
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.