My trip to Israel was a huge risk. I was on my own, had few dineros to spare, and a minimal plan. But, I knew that I wanted an opportunity to delve deeper into the opportunities Israel has to offer. A friend pointed me in the direction of Livnot and all I can say is: WOW! AMAZING.
I was greeted by a diverse community who, like me, loved to hike explore and forge unique paths.In the last week I was able to climb through caves, hike up rivers, excavate ancient buildings, and connect closely with a collection of wonderful people. I got to enjoy a genuine community without compromising my need to adventure independently. What an incredible week–lucky me!
This last week at Livnot has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It is a perfect transition after Birthright (though you certainly don’t need to have been on Birthright first). Everything about this program is wonderful; the breathtaking hikes, the meaningful community service, and the philosophical Jewish discussions. Probably the best part of the program though is how fast the participants and staff come together to form a close-knit and caring community.
I’m absolutely going to come back to do the program again!
– Sam Bacaner
For more pictures from this week, check out the Facebook album.