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New Tech Gap Year Program in Israel

Aardvark Israel and Big Idea are thrilled to announce a new partnership enabling participants the best of both organizations’ Gap Year experiences!  Introducing…Big Idea Gap Year @ Aardvark Israel. Designed for Jewish young adults, ages 17-21, who are interested in technology and expanding their professional skills, this new program brings together participants from around the…

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Frontier Israel Gap Semester Program

Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) and Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (AMIIE-JNF) are pleased to announce the launch of Frontier Israel, a gap semester program for recent high school graduates. The program, which will run from September 2-December 25, 2020, is designed for incoming college freshmen and rising sophomores and will allow them the unique…

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A gap year alternative in Portland

PHOTO: The Tivnu cohort from 2017. The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering the Pacific Northwest, and exploring the bond between Jewish life and social justice while working with Portland’s cutting-edge grassroots organizations. Tivnu usually has 9-10 participants for their gap year…

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An unexpected gap year adventure

Phot: Ben Wahba with some of the friends he met while visiting Ethiopia By Ben Wahba My name is Ben Wahba, I’m from Portland, OR and I’m living in Tel Aviv for the semester. I will be attending the University of Oregon next year, Home of the Ducks! I heard about Aardvark Israel from my…

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Tivnu gets funds and coaching to expand its trailblazing gap year program

PHOTO: The fifth cohort of the Tivnu: Building Justice program arrived in Portland in late August. Upon their arrival, participants completed construction training, where they learned skills that they have used on the job site building tiny homes at Agape Village.    In its relatively short lifetime, Portland’s Tivnu: Building Justice has won the attention…

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Building For the Future

Participants in the only domestic Jewish gap year program for recent high school graduates are working to alleviate homelessness while they gain social and hands-on skills that will benefit them in college and beyond. The eight teens in the first cohort of Tivnu: Building Justice gap year spend four days a week on a Habitat…