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 of Religion, representing the Reform Movement. As you know, Livnot does not have a denominational agenda, rather we try to build connections amongst all Jews. This Shabbat presented a real opportunity to strengthen those connections and we hope we fostered a deeper Jewish and spiritual relationship within all those involved. Here is a short clip from one of the students expressing what the Shabbat with Livnot meant to her.
Another student, Leo Fuchs, put it this way: “Livnot U’Lehibanot is both a prayer and an invitation. Its a prayer for the future
of the Jewish people. Its a prayer for a revived sense of beauty and value of Shabbat. And it is fair to say that everyone in our group that was here felt a profound sense of connection to each other, and to a different way of being Jewish than many of us had experienced before.”
Exploring the magic of the Hebrew letters
We are proud that we had the privilege of hosting these students, many who will go on to become leaders in their communities. We hope that this will also open doors for greater connections with all denominations to come and experience the magic of Livnot and Tzfat.

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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More