10th Grade Portland Community Service Experience

This five-day experience provided by our partner Tivnu introduced students to the history, culture, and scenery of the Pacific Northwest, as well as provided an opportunity for students to do community service.

In keeping with FJA’s values of serving the Jewish and general community, students learned about the issue of affordable housing and helped build homes in a “tiny home” community. They learned about some of today’s most pressing social issues, including housing, food, and environmental challenges through a Jewish lens. They also had the opportunity to hike and explore the Pacific Northwest. 

“While I anticipated this would be a fun week with my friends in a cool city, I came home feeling a very strong sense of accomplishment and the reward of changing people’s lives for the better. I will always remember how I integrated my head, heart, and hands into the performance of charitable acts.”
– Jonah Miller ‘24

“I really enjoyed these past days volunteering for something that will truly help people. Our job as Jews is to repair the world, and I feel our work really did!”
– Cami Katzen ‘24