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Chevre WoW's - Water for thought

Chevre WoW’s – Water for thought

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Elaine Potter from Northern California discusses the subject of water. Re-posted from Elaine’s blog Elaine Read more…

Sukkot at Livnot

Sukkot at Livnot

Sukkot at Livnot U’Lehibanot Sukkot is the Jewish celebration of nature and the harvest, a time when we move out of our “permanent” structures into temporary dwellings. There is no Read more…

Farewell to Yefim - the man who built Tzfat

Farewell to Yefim – the man who built Tzfat

After spending over 20 years with Livnot U’Lehibanot, we wished Yefim Kosouchkin a very happy retirement. He came to Israel from Russia during the Post-Soviet Aliyah, and has been working, Read more…

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…

Night Hike Magic

On my third “last” night at Livnot, a small group of chevre headed out into the darkness on a night hike. Illuminated by the stars, the wilderness surrounding Tzfat was Read more…

Josh and Naama enjoying nature

A Hike to Remember

The hike began in the early morning, but still a bit late in true Israeli fashion. Slowly winding its way down through small Tzfat alleyways, our group slid from street 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: Peter Rothbart

Alumni Spotlight: Peter Rothbart

Peter Rothbart is a singer-songwriter, editor, freelance writer, sustainable agriculture advocate and the founder of a lawn-sharing communal gardening project. He came to Israel for the first time in 2007 Read more…