Author: Meir Paltiel

Chevruta in the workplace you said? One of the hardest things to do after experiencing the beautiful and enlightening time in Israel, the great conversations with like minded humanoids, and the Chevruta learning sessions, is to find a way to bring that back to...

I was introduced to practice of shabbat during my time at Livnot. It has been the ABSOLUTE GREATEST LIFELONG GIFT that anyone has ever given to me. I am the kind of person who is deeply nourished by "being", and so it is a challenge...

Livnot alum Jeremy Cowan (J06) - Founder of Shmaltz Brewing Company, is interviewed by the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent -"Why Is This Beer Different From All Others"  October 9, 2013 [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245"] Jeremy Cowan, right, sampling one of his He'Brew beers.[/caption]    “The Jewish...

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 me here so that I can best figure out how to move forward.  And...

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 vibrant in a whole new light and complimented by the silence of the night. Winding...

Here at Livnot, you may have a small, medium, or large group size spending time with you for 1-4 or even more weeks. It becomes evident early that you feel very at home with these people, and sometimes you even become best friends. A feeling...

The hike began in the early morning, but still a bit late in true Israeli fashion. [caption id="attachment_4752" align="alignleft" width="210"] Josh and Naama enjoying nature[/caption] Slowly winding its way down through small Tzfat alleyways, our group slid from street to trail and found...

I made it to Livnot in September 2012 (NE76) by shear luck. If you believe in mysticism and that coincidences are in fact design, than I truly was meant to have come here. After a magnificent week of spiritual growth and personal learning (see any...

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, both of which I realized were important to me me but to which I had...

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 of 1982.  I found that the ideals of vibrant and egalitarian Jewish experience combined...