My Livnot Experience: Aviva Curran

Coming off of Birthright, I had no idea what to expect from Israel. I had no friends or family living here and I canceled my flight back to America. All I knew is that I wanted to stay in Israel but I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted to do. I had no idea what to expect from Livnot when I signed up for the program but after being a past chevre, and now intern, I can say 110% Livnot has changed my life and was a huge influence in my decision to make aliyah. Everyday is a new experience, every hike and conversation shows you a new perspective on life, and you create new friendships and a new community along the way. Livnot not only inspired me to re-identify my Judaism, but also gave me the tools to follow my spiritual path independently. I truly would not be in the place I’m in now with out Livnot’s encouragement and the community I have built here in Israel! -Aviva Curran Hike in Israel

Shayna Rehberg
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Shayna Rehberg straddles the Gen X/Millennial divide in Tzfat with her four unique and creative children as an ‘unlabeled’ Jew. In all her spare time she also enjoys music, photography, blogging, collecting knives and teacups, swapping stories, and shopping in the shuk.