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Rabbi David Bar-Cohn Clinical Psychotherapist In the summer of 1993, a year after I finished university studies, I came to Livnot with the hope of learning about Judaism and Israel, both of which I realized were important to me me but to which I had...

Rabbi Rick Rheins Temple Sinai Dear Friends, Please permit this Reform Rabbi to share an enthusiastic endorsement of Livnot.  I was on the sixth Livnot program in Tzvat the summer of 1982.  I found that the ideals of vibrant and egalitarian Jewish experience combined...

(This blog post should be read while listening to Just Can't Get Enough) When asked about her Livnot experience, the first thing that comes to mind is blisters and bruises, and nail polish does not survive a single day. Yet despite the battle wounds from...

Discovering Roots at Livnot Recovering from an amazing but strenuous hike the previous day, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the day’s community service project. Nonetheless, I joined the rest of my group and headed down to the Ancient Cemetery of Tzfat. Our service project...

My Livnot Experience: Keren Gordon The old Yiddish proverb, "Man plans and God laughs" applies to the wondrous path that led me to Livnot U'Lehibanot. When I arrived in Israel in the summer of 2012, attending the Galilee Fellowship program was not part of my...

Rabbi Gershon Clymer Joint Conversion Institute Livnot was a major turning point in my life.  It was the first place I experienced Jewish spirituality, walked the land of Israel from sea to sea, learned the weekly Torah portion, stayed up all night on Shavuot, bathed...

Peter Rothbart is a singer-songwriter, editor, freelance writer, sustainable agriculture advocate and the founder of a lawn-sharing communal gardening project. He came to Israel for the first time in 2007 with Livnot U’Lehibanot when Livnot was still running Taglit-Birthright trips.  He came again to Israel...

Four years ago I went on a Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel and I had a good time. I really did. But there was without a doubt something missing. I did not feel like I had gotten a full understanding of what it meant...

Tzfat Jewelry Jewelry shopping in Tzfat is unlike any other place. If you love one of a kind pieces made by real artists, the kind that obsess over each piece until it's perfect, you will fall in love with the jewelers of Tzfat. Some artists...