Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv Jaffa has just announced the creation of a new opportunity to gain experience interning at a non-profit in Israel. Gain valuable career experience in the non-profit sector by interning for 5 or 10 months with an organization serving disadvantaged communities in south Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Participants get to work with organizations working towards Arab-Jewish coexistence; advocating for disabled and special-needs populations; and providing services to refugees from Darfur and other parts of Africa.
on April 8, 2013
on December 2, 2012
By Galit Roichman, faculty member at Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa Originally posted on the Tikkun Olam blog On Thursdays between 2:00-5:00 PM I can be found in world repair. It’s less strange than it sounds. Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), in addition to being a key idea in Jewish discourse, is the name of a service-learning program that offers Jewish young adults from around the world an in-depth experience of Israeli society. During the course of 5 or 10 months, these young adults live in south Tel Aviv and in Jaffa, and engage in volunteering and study that offers [...]
on August 2, 2012
Recent Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa alum Tyler Fishbone was quoted extensively in this piece from the Times of Israel, which tells about an event with Jews and African aslyum-seekers in south Tel Aviv for Tisha B’av. Recently, tensions have risen surrounding the assylum-seeker issue in the neighborhood.
Tikkun Olam participants volunteer with both veteran residents of the neighborhoods, and with asylum-seekers. As part of the program, they learn about the complexity of this situation, that is harmful to both sides.
on July 26, 2012
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President, writes about his experiences in Israel meeting with a KESHER Taglit-Birthright Israel group and participants on the Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa program.
on January 18, 2012
Rachel and Nikki, participants on Tikkun Olam in Tel-Aviv Jaffa, tell about what it’s like to live, study and volunteer in Israel’s most exciting city!
on November 10, 2011
By Elliot Glassenberg, current participant on Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
On Friday, Oct. 7, Erev Yom Kippur, vandals desecrated Muslim and Christian cemeteries in Jaffa, the city where I live. They broke tombstones and graffitied clichés such as “Death to the Arabs.” Word began to spread about a possible protest against the desecration of cemeteries that night in Jaffa. I never thought I’d say this, but thank goodness for Facebook. As it turned out, the rally was just up the street from our apartment. So at 9:00 p.m., after we had just finished atoning for our sins and the sins of our community, we made our way together up the block to show our support and solidarity for our fellow residents of Jaffa. We, the Jaffa participants of Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, went and stood together against racism; one more step in the way of atonement.
on November 7, 2011
Check out this column in J Weekly, Northern California’s Jewish News weekly, by Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa participant Samantha Kanofsky. Samantha attended a few of the social protests that gripped Israel over the summer, and reflects on that in light of the “Occupy” protests currently sweeping the U.S.
on September 13, 2011
By Vanessa Mieger, Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa alumnus.
When I got back, processing everything that Birthright got me thinking about wasn’t easy.I was never the involved type in school, but suddenly I felt the urge to connect, to be a part of something. I can’t fully explain this, but I can say that Birthright has this effect; It makes you feel different, think different, see different. Maybe it’s something as simple as coming home and wanting to organize Shabbat dinners with your friends. For me, I wanted to go back to Israel. I wanted to keep this intellectual and spiritual stimulation going.
on June 21, 2011
My time at GUCI was filled with cabin bonding activities, musical services in the outdoor Beit T’filah, Jewish study under the Eitz Chaim, and a feeling of community that cannot be replicated. My connection with GUCI continued after my years as a camper with the NFTY Israel trip, Avodah Work/Study year, and as a counselor. All of my time and experiences at GUCI greatly shaped me into the independent, fulfilled, and Jewish person that I have become.
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