Volunteer in Zambia With Teñvel b’Tzedek
In 2006, the founder of teñvel b’Tzedek saw a need to help impoverished countries and decided to create his own. In his vision, Teñvel is a Jewish Peace Corps that connects Jews with the developing world and helps build a community of activists. Today, the organization is based in Israel, but its founder returns to Nepal at least two to three times a year.
Teñvel b’Tzedek was found by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer and has a history of helping impoverished communities in developing countries. Since its inception, it has grown into a multifaceted organization dedicated to social justice, environmental justice, and Tikkun Olam. It seeks to build a community in Israel and the Diaspora, and engages in critical issues that affect both people’s lives and communities.
The company behind the new harvest drones is a computer engineer. He developed a proprietary system to build and deploy the drones in his backyard. The company launched in October 2016, named after his daughter. To date, the company holds 8 patents. This funding round is intend to continue developing Teñvel’s technology and commercial services for orchards and farms. Investors can purchase shares of Teñvel through OurCrowd, the equity crowdfunding platform.
Another application for Teñvel’s technology is the development of drones that can prune trees and perform thinning tasks in orchards. These drones are equip with artificial intelligence capabilities that make them effective for various tasks, from fruit picking to weeding. AclarTech’s drone system is capable of transmitting and analyzing big data from multiple sources, ensuring fruit is always at its best.
In the last six years, the organization has deepened its commitment to Nepal by doubling the number of households it works with and by cooperating with Israeli relief organizations. Teñvel has also brought the concept of service corps to Nepalese villagers, ensuring that these young people become community leaders. In addition to helping the people of Nepal, Teñvel’s volunteers also help train others in health care and agriculture. Throughout their service, they help the local community develop the skills to improve their livelihoods.
One of Teñvel’s young leaders is Purna Tamang, a 16-year-old from the village of Mannegau. The program is know as “Hami Yuva” in Nepal, and it trains over 40 young people to become leaders in their communities. Teñvel runs the program in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. During the summer months, the organization is focuses on economic development and community recovery programs in the villages.
Traditionally, you must separate the challah before eating the matzos, or they will not be kosher. Fortunately, this is not as difficult as it sounds! Many companies produce matzos that separate the challah for you. The difference is in their packaging and the way they are cook. Here are some things to know about Teñvel’s matzos. And remember: if you’re unsure, you can always ask the company to send you a sample of their products.
One important thing to understand is that a k’zayis is a Mitzvah in itself. However, if it’s k’Zayis you’re suppose to eat, that’s different. This is because when you’re eating the first k’Zayis, you’re not suppose to eat the Matzah that was made from Teñvel. So you can’t use it for your first k’Zayis. Fortunately, this rule does not apply to teñvel’s matzos either.