Current Community Service Projects
The Livnot U’Lehibanot Community Service Program is involved in a wide variety of projects:
- Home Repair Project – Since 1993: 2,700 homes repaired, 24,000 volunteers engaged.
All repair projects are performed by Livnot’s skilled work foremen, along with the assistance of volunteers from Israel and abroad. The recipients of our services include the elderly, handicapped, struggling immigrants, dysfunctional and single-parent homes, the unemployed, and families of victims of terror. All referrals come from the local Welfare Department in the seven cities in which we work. A safe secure home allows families to rebuild their self esteem and dignity.
- Kehillah Bonah – Building Community: A pilot project initiated in 2011
This program “adopts” housing projects in the poorest and most neglected neighborhoods, repairing the apartments as well as the inside and outside common areas of a particular building. This novelty of this program is that it shifts the volunteering paradigm and engages the recipients themselves in the project and in other volunteer efforts in their communities.
- 16th Century Village in the Old City of Tzfat Uncovered: Livnot’s “Kahal” is Declared a National Heritage Site by the Israel Government in November 2011
Livnot, with the financial and logistic partnership of the Government and the Israel Antiquities Authority, is creating an educational tourist complex. The site includes an authentic village, including a mikvah and bakery dating back to time of Tzfat’s Golden period. This center will provide activities and interactive experiences to strengthen the Jewish identities of the hundreds and thousands of tourists who pass through Tzfat every year.
- Community Projects: Beautifying Communities
Livnot coordinates volunteer groups to clean up public parks across Israel. Volunteers include groups from: Livnot programs, Birthright Israel, other Israel programs, high schools and universities, synagogues, Federation missions and Bar/Bat mitzvah groups.