Bringing together the key elements of the Northern Exposure program, Livnot U’Lehibanot’s Holiday Programs are designed to deepen the Israel experience while celebrating the holidays that inspire the cycle of life.
The program is geared for young Jewish adults in their 20’s 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.
During the Jewish Holidays of Sukkot, Hannukah and Passover, Livnot combines this schedule with a fully immersive Holiday experience, from building, eating and living in a Sukkah to lighting the Hannukah candles in ancient Tzfat tunnels.
Are you ready to escape from your inner Egypt? Spend the week pushing your body and your soul in the mountains of the North, get to know Tzfat in the Spring and experience a Passover Seder that you’ll never forget.
There are Birthright extension programs for hiking, or volunteering, or Jewish spirituality and culture…which do you choose? All of the above! When you extend your trip with Livnot’s Northern Exposure program, you get an unbeatable combination of amazing hikes, meaningful volunteer activities, experiential seminars, and learning through nature—all in just one week, and for only $195! Stay for two weeks for the super-subsidized price of $300.
If you’re interested:
Thanks to Livnot’s generous supporters we are able to offer our one-week Northern Exposure program for as little as $195. Tuition includes accommodations, 2 meals/day, hikes, activities, and workshops.
|Subsidies and scholarships||-$455|
|Actual cost to you||$150|
Livnot U’Lehibanot works hard to acquire funding that allows us to subsidize this program. However, in cases where local Jewish Federations or other Sponsoring organizations provide Livnot with a scholarship in the name of a specific participant, those funds will be used to cover the Full Program Cost. Any additional funds, after deducting the full program cost, will be made available to the participant. For more information on external scholarships, click here.
Applicants will only be accepted to a program once ALL of the following steps have been completed:
If you are already in Israel, see how easy it is to extend your trip with Livnot. Call 052-429-5377 to determine which application steps can be taken care of upon arrival in Tzfat.
A typical day starts with a community breakfast and a discussion of the day’s newscast and current events in Israel. You’ll either set out on an all-day hike, trekking and exploring the majestic scenery of Northern Israel (including waterfalls and ancient Jewish communities) or getting involved in a meaningful community service activity and an evening seminar or workshop on issues of Jewish spirituality, traditions and values, Kabbalistic art, and other subjects of interest. You’ll experience a traditional Shabbat with local Israelis, which is unparalleled and world-renown in Tzfat. You are also given free time to explore the cobblestone alleyways of Tzfat on your own and meet the neighbors.
The exact schedule varies based on the needs of the community (volunteer projects), group size and weather conditions. You’ll receive a copy at orientation on your day of arrival. Check out this sample schedule for an overview of what an average Northern Exposure program looks like:
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice
You can never have too many shoes, but that doesn’t mean you need to bring all of them with you on your Israel journey.
Click here for the list and details of what to pack (and what not to…).
Every participant must have emergency medical coverage for the duration of the program. If you have your own policy from abroad, please provide proof of coverage. Otherwise, you will need to fill out additional forms and pay for insurance upon arrival to Tzfat (cost is $20/week). This policy covers accidents, injuries and illnesses, but not pre-existing medical conditions. View the full terms here.
For your convenience, we have made arrangements with IsraelPhones to provide our participants with affordable cell phone service while in Israel. Phones are delivered free of charge to our campus on your arrival date, or for a small fee to your US address before you begin your trip.
IsraelPhones service highlights include:
Further details on pricing and special offers are available on IsraelPhones website here.