Author: Meir Paltiel

Shabbat Shalom, My name is Heather Brody and I have been traveling for the last two years since graduating from college. Unfortunately for my parents, there is no known cure for the travel bug. I will most likely be traveling for a while, meeting more incredible...

  A little over a year ago, heart full of love, spirit higher than imagined, I somberly packed my things to depart from Livnot U’ Lehibanot. I soon realized the journey to the bus station was quite a schlep with all of my belongings. When the...

I think one of the most special aspects of the Livnot ethos is that Spirituality is found in all things and all occurrences. Of course, this is the Jewish perspective, which brings together the physical and spiritual into a balanced whole.   As Aharon likes to put...

Shalom Chevre and Friends, We want to share a bit of our experience from this past Shabbat. Livnot is helping to bring Am Yisrael together in our own small way. We were fortunate this past Shabbat to welcome 25 first year Rabbinical students from HUC's Jewish Institute...

Shalom Chevre, We have an exciting new partnership with Amazon Smile where you are able to donate to Livnot with every amazon purchase, without spending anything extra, in a few easy steps! Here's how you do it : 1. Go to smile.amazon.com 2. Log in with your Amazon account information 3....

Over the summer we ran our Mountains & Mystics extensions with Birthright Israel Plus, our Northern Exposure programs, Shabbatonim for Onward Israel, Jewish Service Learning programs for many groups, including the Chetz v’Keshet scouts, and hundreds of experiential learning activities for thousands of participants. Here are...

By Ze'ev Amster While traveling in Israel this summer, my family had the opportunity to stay at Livnot and join the current Livnot group in a number of activities.  We volunteered painting a bomb shelter and visited an old age home.  We joined the Livnot chevre...

What brings the festival of Tu B'Shvat and the holy city of Tzfat together? For thousands of years, Jews have been paying special attention to this day, Tu B’Shvat, the fifteenth of day of the Hebrew month of Shvat (bonus point, the Hebrew letters Tet-Vav which...

My name is Danielle Zelin. I was part of Livnot Summer 2014. This past year, I started the US branch of Tsedek (www.tsedek.org), an organization in Israel that helps Jewish children who have come from less fortunate family situations than us. These children are either...

Every Shabbat, some chevre prepare Words of Wisdom, spiritual food for thought to accompany the physical feast. This W.O.W. from the archives describes a Jewish view of contentment. I read once in a prayer book that we end our lives, "like children falling asleep over their toys." That...