Alumni Spotlight

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...

Like many rabbis I am asked on a pretty regular basis what made me decide to go into the rabbinate as a career. I was not raised particularly religious and until my mid-20's I had planned on a career in clinical psychology. And like most...

Alumni Spotlight | Yaron Butterfield Originally published here [caption id="attachment_6873" align="alignright" width="300"] Program T52 in 1997[/caption] In my last blog, I talked about my experience in 1997 in a beautiful program called Livnot U’Lehibanot based in Tsfat, Israel. As part of the program...

By: Zvi Henderson Pardesniks come from a variety of professional backgrounds; some from leadership roles in youth movements, some from the Jewish professional world, from finance, business and social work. My professional background is public health, and in particular sexual health and well-being. It’s...

After my Galilee Fellowship Livnot program in July of 2013, I did what all ex-chevre do right after the Livnot experience- fall into a deep depression and black hole of nostalgia wanting and yearning to go back. To go back to the place- to go...

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...

Living Tree Alliance Jewish Eco-village in Central Vermont One of Livnot’s past chevre is starting a Jewish Eco-village in Central Vermont, called Living Tree Alliance. Stacey London-Oshkello and her husband Craig Oshkello have been working diligently for the past 5 years toward establishing a Jewish...

I find it hard to believe that we Jews have finally entered the month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. This is the month in which we Jews prepare for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. A time in which we try to wrap our...

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...

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...