Sukkot at Livnot

Sukkot at Livnot U’Lehibanot

Sukkot is the Jewish celebration of nature and the harvest, a time when we move out of our “permanent” structures into temporary dwellings. There is no better place to celebrate this transition than in the Galilee and the mystical city of Tzfat.

The program includes volunteering to help the community, special water hikes in the Galilee and Golan, discussions and learning sessions and a beautiful, traditional Shabbat experience.

IMG_0319Join us at Livnot in the mystical Old City of Tzfat for the Livnot Sukkot program 2014. From Sunday, October 12 through to Sunday, October 19, join us for:

  • Trek through Golan waterfalls
  • Taste of Kabbalah workship
  • Festive Shabbat experience
  • Exploring Judaism through nature
  • Connecting with the community of Tzfat

$150 per week including accommodation at the Livnot campus and 2 meals per day, hiking trips and program activities. This opportunity is especially geared towards MASA Israel participants, post-Birthright travelers, young professionals spending the semester or year in Israel and Livnot alumni.   zach gardening

“Some of my best memories from my Livnot program include building a playground in a local children’s hospital, meditating in the forest at night, and dancing in the streets of Tzfat on Simchat Torah. What makes Livnot unique is that it is gives Jewish adults with little to no Jewish background a place to explore their Jewish heritage through spirituality workshops with topics ranging from tikkun olam to love and relationships. The Sukkot program gives participants a chance to trek through Golan Waterfalls, and explore Jewish spirituality through nature.

Through the week participants connect not only with the Tzfat community but also with each other. It’s hard to describe how a group becomes a family in a week’s time but this is exactly what happens at Livnot. The highlight of the week is Shabbat, when participants welcome Shabbat by watching the sunset from the Livnot balcony followed by a lively Livnot Shabbat dinner, meals with host families, and finally a musical havdalah. Looking back on my Masa experience I know that it would not have been the same if I had not spent my break at Livnot.” – Zach Simandl, #259 – Eva Lana, #259   Space is limited so register today! [Formstack id=1558255 viewkey=ZPSnch4gLQ]

Nick Henderson
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Before making Aliyah from Scotland, Nick ran an international NGO called Youth End Poverty and worked with a number of non-profits and social change organisations, including the British Council, Oxfam and Save the Children. Nick was previously Social Media Manager / Alumni Relations Manager at Livnot. Now he lives in Jerusalem and is passionate about public health issues, and represents Israel at various international conferences on health policy.