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Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Mark Miller

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Mark Miller

Rabbi Mark Miller Congregation Beth Israel Dear Aharon, As I sit in this powerful time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I often look back to the experiences that brought Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi David Bar-Cohn

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi David Bar-Cohn

Rabbi David Bar-Cohn Clinical Psychotherapist In the summer of 1993, a year after I finished university studies, I came to Livnot with the hope of learning about Judaism and Israel, Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Richard Rheins

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Richard Rheins

Rabbi Rick Rheins Temple Sinai Dear Friends, Please permit this Reform Rabbi to share an enthusiastic endorsement of Livnot.  I was on the sixth Livnot program in Tzvat the summer Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Gershon Clymer

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Gershon Clymer

Rabbi Gershon Clymer Joint Conversion Institute Livnot was a major turning point in my life.  It was the first place I experienced Jewish spirituality, walked the land of Israel from Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Mois Navon

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Mois Navon

Rabbi Mois Navon Yeshiva Mercaz Harav Kook I first learned of Livnot through my then-to-be wife, Deena nee Laufer, who had done a Livnot program and was very enthusiastic about Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Idit Jacques

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Idit Jacques

Rabbi Idit Jacques Jewish Federation of Columbus When I was in my mid-twenties, I was contemplating a career change to become a Jewish professional.  The process I needed was to Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Baruch Halevi

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Baruch Halevi

Rabbi Baruch Halevi Congregation Shirat Hayam Growing up I was completely uninspired by Judaism and unengaged by my synagogue or the Jewish community.  And so it was no surprise that Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Howard Goldsmith

Alumni Spotlight: Rabbi Howard Goldsmith

Rabbi Howard Goldsmith Temple Emanuel Before embarking on Livnot, I had an extensive conversation with someone on the staff, I explained that I was a Reform Jew, that I was Read more…