Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect

An internship and community service program

 Build your career, yourself, and your future

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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.

AbbyGelb Tzfat to the seaWhen 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


Community Service

17112_10153579019831729_3384132474618874501_nGalilee Trek and Connect also offers community service options, such as working in Emek Techelet Nature Park, 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: Summer 2017

Start Date End Date Tuition
  July 9th –  Aug 20th, 2017 |   $500

If there is sufficient demand we will open an additional date starting later in the summer. To register interest, please e-mail admissions@livnot.org

Onward Israel: Galilee Trek and Connect includes

  • 10981313_10153428139496729_6886557445880774783_oPractical 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 Chevrutot (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

01-Spring HikeInternship Options:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.