Tivnu: the first Jewish gap year in North America

Housing: 8
Support: 8
Fun: 9
Value: 10
Safety: 10

I greatly appreciate my time on Tivnu. During the year in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon I have done many good things. I have traveled through most of Oregon, to Eugene, Mt. Hood, Central Oregon, and other parts. During this time I've made plenty of new friends. I have also learned many new things like cooking, better teamwork, how to get along with people much better, building houses (which I'm not sure I'll do much in the future but I will use the house maintenance skills), and better organizational skills.

In October, Tivnu including our whole staff, all went to Opal Creek. It's in Central Western Oregon and it is a beautiful, beautiful place. We went to Opal Creek for Sukkot, a Jewish Fall holiday, so we built a miniature sukkah (temporary hut). Unfortunately it was too cold to sleep out there but had some nice meals and discussions there. It was a very beautiful and serene place and believe it or not there were hikes but they were short and during beautiful weather. During that time I was able to lead a meditation which was very nice.

I would recommend Tivnu to people who are Jewish or not Jewish but willing to do Jewish things. Tivnu is good for people who want to do something different with their lives or who want to go to Oregon.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed