Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect

An internship and community service program

Build your career, yourself and your future

Onward Israel – Apply now.

Livnot’s Galilee Trek and Connect is an internship and community service program in the heart of the Galilee. Participants can choose from several internships or community service.


While it can be difficult for young people to get a job today, the Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect Program at Livnot U’Lehibanot offers you the opportunity to build your career and develop key skills companies look for. This program also offers you the opportunity to develop your Jewish identity, work on personal goals, and build community.

When you intern in Israel, you show your future employer a range of skills you can bring to the workplace:

  • Rising to the challenge of working in a foreign country
  • Operating outside of your comfort zone
  • Language ability and learning new things rapidly
  • Building relationships with different types of people
  • Motivated, independent, mature and adaptable

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Community Service

Galilee Trek and Connect also offers community service options, such as working in Emek Techelet Nature 17112_10153579019831729_3384132474618874501_nPark, being involved with the Old Age home in Tzfat and other opportunities for participants to engage in a six week professional experience in community service and involvement.

The Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect is challenging and exciting. Full of hikes through waterfalls and canyons and filled with Jewish learning in nature and in the community of Tzfat, the Ultimate Internship is a resume building experience, good for your body and soul.

Join us on this six-week program for Jewish young adults, aged 21-27. 

Upcoming Program Dates- Winter and Summer 2016

Start Date End Date Tuition
January 17 – February 28 | $500
 June 6 –  July 17  $500


Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect includes

  • Practical Experience gathered through a range of tailor-made Internship options. These choices include: Business development, marketing and public relations, medicine, public health, nursing, MADA, website design, video and photography, interventions with autism, childhood development, gardening and more.
  • Hikes provide a chance to challenge ourselves physically, learn from nature and strengthen our connection with our environment and Israel.
  • Learning key skills to build your career and applying your knowledge to help local business and non-profits in Tzfat and Northern Israel.
  • Jewish content  including an overall perspective on health, learning Jewish texts through 10981313_10153428139496729_6886557445880774783_oChevrutot (peer-based learning sessions), workshops on spirituality, and the celebration of Shabbat.
  • Living Israel and becoming part of the hip and artistic Tzfat community; full of galleries, local and organic food, spiritual learning, live music events, open mic nights, local wineries and craft beers made right here in Tzfat.
  • Communal living accommodations at the Livnot campus in the mystical Old City of Tzfat and two meals per day.
  • Click here for a sample schedule

Internship Options:01-Spring Hike

There are many options available for your Ultimate Internship, all based in the Galilee. Internships will usually take place in the mornings, 3 to 4 times per week. When applying, please select more than one choice as we cannot guarantee each internship will be available.

Center for Child Development, Rivka Ziv Regional Hospital, Tzfat:

The Center is a leader in the education and development of disabled children. It combines holistic and experiential education for children with a range of multiple and complex physical and learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, chronic diseases and Down’s Syndrome.

You will work with staff who are experts in the field of child development, receiving guidance and training. Interns work one-on-one with the children, engaging in creative play and education, and can create new challenges and education resources, plus interns will gain experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities in an innovative environment.

Sukat Shalom – Nof Tzfat – Old Age Home

There is a preference for bilingual/multilingual interns as there are many different language speaking tenants. (Russian – priority and no limit to intern numbers, Spanish, French, Hebrew etc.) interns must be open minded and creative, caring and patient to work with the elderly community.

Located in the center of Tzfat, altogether the place can hold up to 168 residents, as it is the biggest and most established place in the entire Upper Galilee. It serves as a clinical training center for social work students, nutrition, medical and physical therapy students and many volunteers throughout the year.

Interns will integrate in the daily activities with the elderly, be part of group and occupational activities, art workshops and more. You might be asked to initiate your own activities especially in the nursing departments and the mentally frail department.

Galcon: Computerised Control Systems

Galcon is a leading manufacturer of smart monitoring and control irrigation solutions for home owners, professionals and agriculture. It offers a wide range of products from single, stand-alone battery operated controllers to multi stations, wireless, web-based irrigation and fertilization systems.

Galcon products are designed to increase yield by optimal irrigation while conserving valuable water resources and reducing energy consumption. Galcon smart irrigation solutions are certified by the USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Water Sense approved products.

Established in 1983, Galcon is headquartered in Kfar Blum, Israel. It is owned by Kibbutz Kfar Blum and currently sells its products in over 60 countries around the world.

Marketing, Web, and Communications at Livnot U’Lehibanot

Livnot U’Lehibanot is one of the top-ten non-profits in Israel. It has been working for 35 years connecting young Jews to Judaism and the Land of Israel. Get involved in our important projects including the Kahal, alumni relations and supporting our programs.

National Forest Service

Creating bike paths and hiking trails in the Galilee area. Working with the Jewish National Fund on the Emet Khalhelet / Blue Valley Nature Reserve.

Art galleries and music venues

Work with Tzfat’s legendary artists, cooks, galleries and live music venues.

Kahal Archaeology and Excavation

Work on excavations of the Kahal, a 16th Century community center in Tzfat and an Israel National Heritage Site and potential UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Livnot U’Lehibanot is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the Jim Joseph Foundation, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Jewish Federation of Kansas City, Jewish Federation of Seattle, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and private donors.


Sarah W., Los Angeles, California

“This internship has only fuelled my passion for my intended profession in speech therapy. I shadowed the speech therapist at the Tzfat Old Age Home, which is invaluable experience to have these observational hours. It has been the experience of my life, I am so happy I did it with Livnot.”

Kelly P., Boynton Beach, Florida

“Thank you so much to Livnot for changing my life this summer. I fell in love with the Child Development Center at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. I was a criminal justice major, but through this internship and working with children with special needs I have changed my career path to become a play therapist. Thank you so much for helping me find what I am meant to do with my life.”



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