‘Activism and advocacy is ingrained in the culture of Livnot…’

‘Activism and advocacy is ingrained in the culture of Livnot…’

In a moving and deeply personal post, Maya Weinstein, shares her transformative experiences on Livnot’s Northern Exposure program during the winter of 2016. “I desperately needed a break from reality and to Read more…

Livnot Hiking Israel View

My Livnot Experience: Brian Riesman

Brian Reisman had the opportunity to experience Livnot for two weeks. He was only scheduled for one week but something told him to come back and stay for a second. “I had Read more…

Israel Scholarships | Chicago

Israel Scholarships | Chicago

It’s your turn, Chicago. Head out of the Midwest and into the Middle Eastern sunshine with the help of the Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago!  Offering Read more…

Dani Zellin Tsedek

Alumni Spotlight | Danielle Zelin | Tsedek

My name is Danielle Zelin. I was part of Livnot Summer 2014. This past year, I started the US branch of Tsedek (www.tsedek.org), an organization in Israel that helps Jewish Read more…

Chevre WOWs: Judaism and Contentment

Chevre WOWs: Judaism and Contentment

Every Shabbat, some chevre prepare Words of Wisdom, spiritual food for thought to accompany the physical feast. This W.O.W. from the archives describes a Jewish view of contentment. I read once in a Read more…

Alumot NYC Tu B'Shvat seder

Tu B’Shvat in a Snowstorm

26.8 inches. That was the final snowfall total in New York City this past weekend. It was an amazing, shocking, beautiful thing to behold – the city shut down, no Read more…

Chevruta Learning in Nature

My Livnot Experience | EJLP – Lauren Kessler

35 years of Experience Sit upon Four Centuries of Jewish History By Lauren Kessler I flew to Israel to attend Livnot’s first Emerging Jewish Leaders Programme (EJLP); a new initiative to Read more…

Livnot Tu B'Shvat

Tu B’Shvat Buzz

Tu B’Shvat Starts Tonight! We’re up to our eyeballs in prep for Tu B’Shvat, but not just celebrating in Tzfat. Many organizations across the globe are partnering with Livnot to Read more…

Rabbi Megan Goldman

Alumni Spotlight | Rabbi Megan Goldman

Like many rabbis I am asked on a pretty regular basis what made me decide to go into the rabbinate as a career. I was not raised particularly religious and Read more…

Livnot Tzfat mural Steven's Garden

Alumni Spotlight | Yaron Butterfield

Alumni Spotlight | Yaron Butterfield Originally published here In my last blog, I talked about my experience in 1997 in a beautiful program called Livnot U’Lehibanot based in Tsfat, Israel. Read more…