Northern Exposure – Hike & Volunteer

A week of hiking, volunteering, and amazement – only $195 or $300 for two weeks

Northern Exposure, a week-long Israel experience program, offers participants an opportunity to encounter a different side of Israel through off-the-beaten-track hikes, community service, and spirituality workshops.


Program Includes

  • Challenging hikes for your body and soul. Trek the Golan and Galilee through waterfalls and a night hike to an ancient synagogue.
  • Meaningful community service, such as: making a difference by rebuilding a community green space surrounded by an ancient crusader fortress, excavating 16th century Tzfat, facilitating creative activities for Ethiopian children, renovating dilapidated buildings, working with environmental city projects, soup kitchens, healthy living centers, old-age homes, and much more.
  • Typical day features community service in the morning with Israelis and your peers, hiking in the afternoon, fun and thought provoking discussions/activities in the evening: Values-based living, Spiritual Eating, Building Relationships and Intimacy, Kabbalah…
  • Communal living accommodations at the Livnot campus in the mystical Old City of Tzfat and 2 meals/day.
  • A physically and spiritually challenging experience!

Program Dates

Livnot Israel experience programs run throughout the winter and summer seasons.   Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis, but space is limited so it’s best to apply early, to ensure that your desired trip dates are available.
Special Pesach program: NE 160  April 9 – 16 2017

Summer programs:

  • NE 161 May 21 – 28,2017
  • NE 162 May 28 – June 4,2017
  • NE 163 June 4 – 11,2017
  • NE 164 June 11 – 18,2017
  • NE 165 June 18 – 25,2017
  • NE 166 June 25 – July 2,2017
  • NE 167 July 2 – 9,2017
  • NE 168 July 9 – 16,2017
  • NE 169 July 16 – 23,2017
  • NE 170 July 23 – 30,2017
  • NE 171 July 30 – Aug 6,2017
  • NE 172 Aug 6 – 13,2017
  • NE 173 Aug 13 – 20,2017

Looking for even more Livnot?

Check out our six-week Onward Israel – Galilee Trek & Connect program


Archaeological excavations

More Details

Be part of rewarding and challenging work to help the next generation in developing Israel.  Every Livnot volunteer project is driven by the community, so you know you’ll be doing the work that really matters to locals and their families. We’ve arranged all of the logistics, so you can spend your time immersed in a new culture, experiencing growth and reflection.

Each program creates a community of young Jewish adults who volunteer, learn, trek, ask questions, engage local residents and experience Israel differently. The sense of community created by the Livnot program carries over to all the activities in which participants engage in while learning about Israel, Israelis the Jewish World, and their personal connection to their heritage. The program is geared for young Jewish adults, ages 21-30 with minimal Jewish background.

Explore Israel and connect to Judaism through nature