Impact Travel Trip to Guatemala

Tzedek America, Guatemala

$1,162   raised
GOAL: $12,000

20 days to go

7

 Donors

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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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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2017-02-15
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Education & Youth | Jewish Communities

Impact Travel Trip to Guatemala

Tzedek America, Guatemala

$1,162   raised
GOAL: $12,000

20 days to go

7

 Donors

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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    Facebook Shoutout on our Tzedek America Facebook Page!

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

  • Warrior
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    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
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    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*

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

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