Israel Programs

Livnot U’Lehibanot is an unaffiliated, non-profit organization that has been running co-ed Israel programs since 1980.  The programs facilitate an exploration of Israel and Jewish heritage through hiking, community service, seminars, and meaningful interactions with native and immigrant Israelis. Livnot programming is geared for Jewish adults with little Jewish background. The Livnot campus is unlike any hotel or hostel. All participants work as a team to create an atmosphere of participation and communal living. Each and every person gets to contribute, make a difference, and be a part of the family. Here at Livnot, you will have some amazing experiences and make lifelong friends!

Our Programs

An amazing adventure in the heart of the Galilee, based in the mystical city of Tzfat. Program includes awe-inspiring hikes, meaningful volunteering, workshops, local Israeli music, Shabbat celebration and more.

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Don’t have time for a week-long program? Warm up your winter and get connected with our exciting new option that includes the highlights of the Livnot experience in one weekend retreat, with 3 different options of the focus of the weekend. Discover the spiritual side of Judaism with an all-inclusive Shabbat experience in the heart of the mystical city of Tzfat.

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Exploring Personal Connections To Judaism For Adults, Open To Men And Women Of All Backgrounds. The Program Offers A Range Of Challenging And Inspiring Activities For Refreshing And Renovating Our Spirit Based On The Four Worlds: Emanation, Creation, Formation and Action.

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Holy Camp! Is designed for families looking to explore their Jewish heritage and deepen their connections to Jewish tradition, Jewish arts and culture, the Holy Land, and other Jewish families.

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Balcony

These are based on the Northern Exposure program, designed to deepen the Israel experience while celebrating the holidays that inspire the cycles of life.

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Awaken your soul with a breathtaking view of Northern Israel as your background for the next 7 days. Hike stunning trails, explore the themes of Tikkun Olam by giving to others through meaningful community service, meet local artists and delve into your own creativity by making beautiful foods, music, and art. Each day presents a fresh look into our connection with the world around us. 

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Hiking

The hiking element of the Livnot U’Lehibanot Israel experience programs is quintessential to the theme of practical spirituality that Livnot celebrates. A huge part of connecting to Judaism comes through nature. There are multiple awe-inspiring hikes weekly with each program. Trek through waterfalls in the heart of the Galilee, explore the magnificent Golan Heights, challenge yourself, and experience nature through a different lens.Visit ancient synagogues, long-forgotten caves, farms that have provided for centuries, and springs that are still giving water and peace to this day. Each journey with Livnot, whether underground or over mountain, provokes introspection and reflection. All of the hikes are guided by Livnot’s experienced staff, who provide insight and meaning to the spectacular places the the group’s visit.

Community Service

As part of Livnot’s commitment to community service, Livnot operates meaningful volunteer programs throughout Israel. Livnot has partnered with several organizations, including the Joint Distribution Committee, local municipalities and social welfare services. Our current projects include excavating 16th century grounds, visiting and singing at old age homes, and various projects throughout the community in Tzfat.  

Spirituality Workshops

The spirituality workshops at Livnot open eyes, hearts and minds to the fine fibers of intentions and potentials that construct our realities. The workshops inspire an open space culture; a natural environment for learning and creating a personal experience with Judaism and the Jewish world. Topics include, but are not limited to: Nature & Judaism, Relationships & Sexuality, Spiritual Eating, Jewish Spirituality in a Modern Age, Jewish Music & Art, and Kabbalat Shabbat.