This 5-week retreat will give an experience of the Jewish High Holidays like never before. Northern Exposure, offers participants an opportunity to encounter a different side of Israel through hikes off-the-beaten-track, community service and spirituality workshops all while connecting to the messages and deeper meanings of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.
The program is geared for young Jewish adults from ages 21-32 with minimal Jewish background. Livnot U’Lehibanot arranges all of the programming logistics, so you can spend your time immersed in a new culture.
A typical day during Northern Exposure features community service in the morning with Israelis and your peers, an adventurous hike in the afternoon, and fun and thought-provoking discussions / activities in the evening.
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The best Shabbat of my life. It was magic, the music, the sunset, the food. I want more!!!
Personally, I found Livnot to be more spiritual than the Birthright programs. It really opened my mind to a whole different side of Judaism.
This was one of the best hikes I’ve ever gone on. The landscape was incredible.
I am more confident in the directions I want my life to go; as in, I am confident I need to keep learning and questioning. I think with what I have learned in the past four weeks, I will be better equipped to bring parts of my Israel and Judaism home.
It has reconnected me to my heritage and strengthened my bond to Judaism. I have learned more on this trip about Judaism than I have ever learned. It has drastically changed how I plan to continue my path. I feel like brush has been cleared to show me a path I did not know was there. I plan to continue learning.
I didn't know how much my current spiritual beliefs were paralleled in Kabbalah and Jewish beliefs. I thought I was searching outside myself but this program helped me recognize that I was really seeing my inner light.
There’s no words that can fully explain the positive impact Livnot and Tzfat had on me...I loved Shabbat with the group. It was a very powerful time and I can’t wait to go back and do it again.
I had never experienced keeping Shabbat like that before. Singing still continues to be a way I express my spirituality!
My first Livnot program, and the two weeks I spent in Israel during it, felt as if I had discovered a new room in my home after living there my entire life. The best part of Livnot was the inexplicable power of Shabbat, the magic of Eretz Yisrael, and specifically Tzfat.
I was shocked by the amazing things we where doing like painting the bomb shelter and cheering up the sick at the nursing home with our music. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget.
Livnot allowed me to have an experience that filled me with an incomparable sense of awe that I carry with me to this day.
It was nice to experience a calm Shabbat rather than my typical Tel Aviv Shabbat.
Taking time out of every week to spend time with the people around you and appreciate what you have is important.
Shabbat can be what you make of it.
The meditation in the morning helped me connect to why I was here and how to be happier.
In total awe of this place. Each experience created the whole.
It was very relaxing and a refreshing experience. It reminded me why I enjoy being Jewish.
My life has been changed for the better because of this program and I cannot be more thankful for spending an incredible week here.
Livnot provided me with the clarity I needed for what I want out of my living experience in Israel.
Livnot is my favorite part about Israel. I love it here and I love Tzfat and I want to come back.
I received more in this one week with Livnot then I have in the whole month I’ve been here through MASA. All the things Livnot offers, spiritually, intellectually, and otherwise, has been incredibly inspiring and motivating.
It gave me more spirituality than I’ve ever experienced in Israel and now I have a place to spiritually recharge.
Livnot added to my Israel experience more than you know. I came here set in my ways and opinions about Judaism and now a whole new door of discovery has been opened.
I learned a lot about how nature connects w/Judaism and the power of G-d. Also, be positive, humble & open.
Added 120% to my Israel experience. Different from Birthright – took the Israel experience a step further to connect personally w/Judaism + Israel – going to elderly home + family home on Shabbat – deep discussions + beautiful scenery.
It was the perfect follow up for Birthright.
Birthright scraped the surface of what I wanted to learn & Livnot gave me the full, in depth understanding.
Overall it was a great experience that I will recommend to my friends when I get back home. It provided me with a meaningful opportunity to connect to Israel and focus on Judaism.
Yes so much helped me find my spirituality in Judaism, opened my eyes to Kabbalah, really helped me reconnect w/Judaism and tackle new concepts.
A great alternative program. The focus on group discussions to learn about each other + digest what we are experiencing added to the depth. Great teachers + speakers I’d love to meet again, talk to + learn more from.
The most significant message for me was that I can add Jewish meaning to every aspect of my life.
I was nervous to do it initially, but I’m really glad I did it. I learned a lot and I think the program made me more introspective. It made me want to come back to Israel.
100% added to my Israel experience. It was exactly what I came to Israel for – exploring nature, volunteer work & deep discussion, would highly recommend.
Amazing balance of Judaism. In a world where we usually choose between a Kibbutz (not Jewish enough) or a Yeshiva (too Jewish), Livnot provides an alternative.
I think Livnot made my Israel experience. I really connected with everyone I met in a deep way.
I feel like I came to Israel to learn more about/explore my Jewish identity and being at Livnot was perfect for that.
This was probably the best I have ever felt about myself in my entire life. The impressions I made on people being new to Judaism, just baffled me. Never have shed a tear in front of so many people before.