"תן", pronounced "Ten," is the Hebrew word for "Give."
It is also the name of a new initiative about to revolutionize the Jewish meaning of giving.
The Jewish Agency's Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam is set to harness the energies and passion of Jewish young adults from Israel and around the world, who will spend three months working and learning together in onsite service projects in vulnerable communities throughout the world and in Israel.
By highlighting the Jewish values that speak directly to sustainable development, social justice, and leadership, Project TEN will serve as a unique immersive service-learning framework for volunteers wishing to engage in sustainable development as they themselves develop – forming an extensive Jewish identity-building experience. Volunteers in each of our development centers will be carefully chosen from all over the world, connecting the global Jewish family to one another and to Israel.
The scale of our new service-learning platform, and the global partnership it will create, are unprecedented in the Jewish world.
We believe that TEN alumni will seek opportunities for lasting community engagement and global Jewish networking with their new peers, and continue their lives as champions of social change.
Young Jews making a difference in the world (Tikkun Olam) while learning the value of each other, their Jewish heritage, and their Jewish homeland.