Author: Nick Henderson

A Russian Israeli Shabbat experience at Livnot Shishi Shabbat Yisraeil is a national educational project for young Russian-speaking Israelis in their 20’s and 30’s, and this was our 32nd Friday-Shabbat seminar together. Thirty-two in Gematria is “lev”- heart - and I think it was the...

Bonfires? Barbecues? What goes on for Lag B'Omer? Today we have counted 33 days of the Omer, the seven week period in between the festivals of Pesach and Shavuot, time for a celebration, right? We're over a month in to counting the Omer, and we can...

Summer Kabbalah Meditaion Retreat - 12 July - 19 July, 2015 One-week Jewish spirituality and meditation course at Livnot U’Lehibanot in the Old City of Tzfat. July 12 - July 19, 2015 at Livnot U’Lehibanot, Tzfat. $150/650₪ including accommodation and meals For ages 21-30 ...

Alumni Shavuot Shabbaton Friday, 22 May - Sunday, 24 May 2015 Chevre - Join us for a long weekend in Tzfat full of celebration, old friends and new faces, learning through the night, singing, BBQing and more...

HaTikvah and the first Zionists Where did the Israeli National Anthem come from and who were the first Zionists to dream of a Jewish State? We waited for five minutes, ten minutes, in perfect silence. The theatre was packed, but our attention was focused, focused...

The Original Baker of Tzfat Meet the Goldblum Family (5th Generations in Tzfat….at least!) When do we have an opportunity to truly immerse ourselves in the living history of a place? To meet the people whose roots and deeply entrenched in a Landmark City for...

19 years after Livnot - Josh Rocker I did the 2.5 month Livnot program in the spring of 1996. Here is my story. Nice Jewish boy from Short Hills, NJ (yes, my parents did the Philip Roth migration from Newark/Elizabeth to West Orange and then...

Helping everyone to leave their Egypt Shayna Rehberg on how to make sure no one is left behind in slavery This year’s seder was, without a doubt, the best one in my life so far. I had the great pleasure of spending the first night...

Matza & Humility Ariel Tal, Marketing Director at Livnot, explains the spiriutal meaning behind eating Matza What is the reason we eat this matzah? Because when the King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He, revealed Himself to them and redeemed them, there was...

Program Coordinator Isaac Luria (call him Ari) invites you to the bustling newly rebuilt city of Tzfat to experience Judaism like you never imagined! Hike in the stunning Galilee and Golan! Visit the burgeoning industrial heart of Tzfat for the best wool in the...