Impact Travel Trip to Guatemala

$8,111   raised
GOAL: $12,000

57

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Tzedek America is a cross-denominational “gap year” program that motivates Jewish young adults to integrate Jewish identity, social justice, and civic participation through communal living and service in the United States.

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WHAT WE DO

During the year our fellows live in a communal house in Los Angeles where they learn basic life skills and the keys to communal living. During the week the teens intern at various nonprofits around Los Angeles. We engage in social justice work each and every day. On Fridays we take trips together to learn about all of the different nonprofits in Los Angeles that we aren’t working at.

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Every week we dig deeper into our own Jewish identities and have learned from many teachers including those from Hebrew Union College, University of Southern California, University of California – Los Angeles, and American Jewish University. Topics have included Kashrut, Shabbat, and G-d. We have taken two social justice based trips to to Baton Rouge to participate in flood relief efforts and to Phoenix to work with Syrian Refugees. Our fellows have helped rebuild homes, tutor refugees, cook meals, and so much more!

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OUR TRIP

In March, we will be embarking on a 10-day trip to Guatemala for impact travel to learn about and help the indigenous and Jewish communities. Students will engage in ten days of service-learning, community-building, and cultural immersion. The experience is designed to maximize student participation and hands-on learning in the context of being a conscious global citizen, since learning should be an active and engaged process rather than a spectator sport. Included in the experience will be a cultural immersion homestay, cultural education, a hands-on approach to international service work, and site visits to various,projects in the local region. An existing network of local contacts will be leveraged to allow students to gain access to a wealth of local and international resources, resulting in a truly transformative educational experience outside the classroom.

WHO

By donating today you will be helping to sponsor our 4 outstanding Tzedek Americans and their trusty leader, Avram Mandell.

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Gabe Melmed 19      Emily Heaps 18        Ben Libeskind 19          Emily Bakal 18

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Avram Mandell, Tzedek America Director

Please donate today to help our teens take this impactful journey.

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2017-03-16
Anonymous donor
"Emily Heaps"
2017-03-14
Gary and Sandy Stern
2017-03-12
Perry & Carol Granof
$72
"Emily - kol hakavod - b'hatzlacha!"
2017-03-10
Mark Radcliff
$54
2017-03-10
Anonymous donor
$118
2017-03-09
Adrian and Melinda Stern
2017-03-09
Max Chaiken
$36
2017-03-08
Anonymous donor
2017-03-08
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2017-03-08
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2017-03-08
Peter E Mandell
$200
2017-03-08
Steven Wynbrandt
$36
"Here\'s to the vision, and bringing it to fruition - the 1st year of Tzedek America!! AWESOME!! And here\'s to cohort #1 ~ wishing you an illuminating journey in Guatemala!!"
2017-03-07
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2017-03-07
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2017-03-07
Anonymous donor
$50
2017-03-07
Ran and Laura
$100
"Have a great trip!"
2017-03-06
Anonymous donor
2017-03-06
Yael
$36
2017-03-06
Anonymous donor
2017-03-06
Simonne Moss
$54
"Have a great time and do good work!"
2017-03-06
Anonymous donor
$36
2017-03-06
Ada Horwich
2017-03-06
Shep and Shari Rosenman
$36
2017-03-06
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2017-03-06
Anonymous donor
2017-03-06
Sterling/Oppelt Family
$118
2017-03-06
Glenn Gottlieb
$54
"Safe travels!!"
2017-03-06
joshua rednik
2017-03-06
Anonymous donor
2017-03-06
Rabbi Michael Shefrin
$18
"Good stuff Tzedek America!"
2017-03-06
Yechiel and Daria Hoffman
$36
2017-03-06
Diana Reiss & Candice Levy
$180
2017-03-06
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2017-03-05
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2017-03-05
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2017-03-05
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2017-03-05
Leslie Tourigny
$36
2017-03-05
Craig Fifer
$54
2017-03-05
Steven Weinstein
$36
"Safe travels and wonderful learning. Mazel tov."
2017-03-05
Anonymous donor
2017-03-02
Kudera-Mandell Family
$118
"Have a fabulous trip!"
2017-03-02
Betsy Marantz
$36
"Have a great time!"
2017-03-02
Anonymous donor
2017-03-01
Anonymous donor
2017-03-01
Paul & Trina Poplett
$150
2017-03-01
Hazel & Herzl Melmed
$118
"in recognition of our grandson Gabriel"
2017-03-01
Yorkin-Shaheen Family
$1000
2017-02-28
Anonymous donor
2017-02-26
Anonymous donor
2017-02-25
Anonymous donor
$118
"With love and best wishes for Emily Bakal"
2017-02-23
Michele Cooper
"To Gabriel and all the group, you make the world a better place, have fun and be safe"
2017-02-21
Heaps family
2017-02-21
Cheryl Mansell
"Emily Heaps"
2017-02-15
Anonymous donor
2017-02-15
Anonymous donor
2017-02-14
Anonymous donor
2017-02-14
Marvin Jerel Blaine
$36
"Emily Claire, You Rock!!!"

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Education & Youth | Jewish Communities

Impact Travel Trip to Guatemala

$8,111   raised
GOAL: $12,000

57

 Donors

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Tzedek America

Tzedek America is a 9-month, residential social justice and travel "gap year" program based in Los Angeles focusing on leadership and Jewish identity.

  • Contributor
    22 claimed

    Facebook Shoutout on our Tzedek America Facebook Page!

  • Connector
    8 claimed

    Postcard sent to YOU from Guatemala! Read first hand how the trip is going from one of our fellows.

  • Warrior
    8 claimed

    Have you heard Fair trade Chocolate from Guatemala is delicious?! As a Warrior we will bring you back a bar to try! *any items above are also available*

  • Binger Watcher
    1 claimed

    You will receive a personalized video from one of our fellows while they are on their trip! *any items above are also available*

  • Fashionista
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    Receive a Tzedek America "Living Social Justice" T-Shirt so you can promote social justice while looking awesome! *any items above are also available*

  • Foodie
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    Over the year our fellows have become quite the bakers. Receive homemade brownies baked by the Tzedek Americans! *any items above are also available*

  • Tourist
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    We will bring you back a souvenir from Guatemala! *any items above are also available*

  • Scholar
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    Our Tzedek Americans have become amazing cooks and as a Scholar you will receive VIP parking and private vegetarian dinner at the Tzedek America House with the Fellows. *any items above are also available*

  • Mensch
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    Custom Dickies work shirt with the Tzedek America logo and your name embroidered on it. *any items above are also available*

  • Hero
    1 claimed

    Tzedek America Fellows come to your house and cook a vegetarian banquet for you and 5 of your friends. *any items above are also available*

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