You’ve got questions–we’ve got answers!

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Q: Is Livnot a non-profit organization?

A: Yes, Livnot U’Lehibanot is a tax deductible organization in Israel: Seif 46 File #: 580069912. American Friends of Livnot U’Lehibanot is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization: Tax ID #: 13-3500786


Q: Is Livnot affiliated with any particular denomination?

A: We are a non-denominational organization offering Jewish identity programs with an emphasis on community service, nature, hiking, and spirituality.  Our alumni walk in all streams of Jewish life and you can read a few of their stories here.


Q: What ages are your programs geared for?

A: Our Israel Experience Programs (Onward Israel: Ultimate Internship, Ultimate Tzfat and Northern Exposure) are for ages 21-30.


Q: I’m turning 21 (or 31) a few months from the cutoff.  Can I still apply?

A: If it’s a good fit in every other way, we won’t hold your date of birth against you.  After applying, there is a personal phone interview where we swap questions and find out together if this program is right for you.  If you are under 20, please keep us in mind for the future.


Q: Do you have programs for teens?

A: Our programs are geared for an older crowd.  Check out these sites for ideas on suitable Israel programs: San Francisco Jewish Community Federation or UJA-Federation of New York.


Q: What kind of volunteer projects will I be working on?

A: We work in cooperation with many other non-profit and social service organizations in and around Tzfat to volunteer as a group where help is most needed. This includes renovating apartments of the disabled or disadvantaged, creating green spaces, working in food/clothing banks, absorption center for Ethiopian immigrants, preserving 16th century archaeological discoveries, the senior living center, child development center at Ziv Hospital, and much more.


Q: I’m extending from Birthright and my trip ends mid-week.  Can I come early for Northern Exposure?

A: Northern Exposure programs begin every Sunday afternoon during the summer and winter program seasons. We’ve found that it’s not ideal for group dynamics to introduce new people in the middle.  Many of our Birthright-extending participants also have a few days in between and often find new friends from their trip to make plans with, including revisiting sites that you wish you’d spent more than a couple of hours at, lounging at the beach (and sharing a room to make it affordable) or staying at the Heritage House or Avraham’s Tent in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Talk with other people on your trip to see what others are planning and what sounds good to you.


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