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Jewish Teen Funders Network Announces New Direction and Name: “Honeycomb”

  With a growing international footprint and new intensive trainings, resources, and consulting services, the Jewish Teen Funders Network has rebranded as Honeycomb (honeycomb.org), focusing on helping educators and community leaders run immersive Jewish philanthropy experiences and programs and other meaningful grantmaking activities for youth and families. Following more than a decade fostering Jewish teens’ philanthropy, Honeycomb recognizes…

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Virtual Hackathon for Jewish Teens

Teens across the country can register for a Social Innovation Virtual Hackathon taking place Sunday, October 25 from 1-5 pm ET – a one-day event to learn how to become a young social changemaker and use innovative thinking to turn problems into opportunities. The Hackathon is organized by the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative…

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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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Tivnu builds on social Justice

Many Jewish youths seeking a gap year experience between high school and college head to Israel. Steve Eisenbach-Budner has no qualms about that – as a teen, he participated in a Young Judaea program in Israel before the term “gap year” was even invented. Yet he recognizes that not every young adult has the desire…