My Livnot Experience

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...

35 years of Experience Sit upon Four Centuries of Jewish History By Lauren Kessler I flew to Israel to attend Livnot's first Emerging Jewish Leaders Programme (EJLP); a new initiative to develop young Jewish communal professionals around the world and promote avenues for Jewish communal engagement....

By: Michael Walden A Jew rests, steps blessed into the aisle, [caption id="attachment_6687" align="alignright" width="233"] Photo by Sydney Gould.Michael Walden on a Livnot hike.[/caption] dressed in Shabbos best and cannot contain a smile without denial; chest out to face...

By: Dave Young, Onward Israel/Livnot U’Lehibanot Intern July 6, 2015 Stepan Houtchens had the opportunity to intern at the Emet Hatechelet (Blue Valley) Nature Reserve as part of the Onward Israel program at Livnot. Today, I got to interview Stepan about his experience at the reserve,...

[caption id="attachment_6506" align="alignright" width="265"] Ilan Shohat, mayor of Tzfat, with Marc Faust[/caption] By: Dave Young, Onward Israel/Livnot U’Lehibanot Intern June 22, 2015 Marc Faust has been interning for a local start-up organization called The Tzfat Foundation. As part of Marc’s work, he runs the...

By: Dave Young, Onward Israel/Livnot U’Lehibanot Intern June 15, 2015 Rachel Nerenbaum is currently on a six-week internship program Onward Israel and Livnot U’Lehibanot. As part of the program, she is interning for a leading water management systems company in the area, Galcon....

By: Dave Young, Onward Israel/Livnot U’Lehibanot Intern June 10, 2015 Today I had the opportunity to sit down with fellow Livnot chevre Ariel Lishinsky and learn a little bit more about her transition to Israel and how Livnot has impacted her life....

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...

From Tzfat to Brussels, and back again Last week I had the honour of representing Israel at the European Treatment Action Group meeting in Brussels, a forum of activists from across Europe, Russia and Central Asia who focus on improving access to drug treatments for...