Jewish Experience Tag

Every Shabbat, some chevre prepare Words of Wisdom, spiritual food for thought to accompany the physical feast. This W.O.W. from the archives describes a Jewish view of contentment. I read once in a prayer book that we end our lives, "like children falling asleep over their toys." That...

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...

This week, our very own Jewish Jedi master, Shlomo, gave us a class in the theme of the holiday of love, Tu B’av. It was titled, Self Defense for the First Date. He began speaking to us as Shabbat was sadly fading away and our...

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Adam Yasinow from Cleveland, Ohio discusses the subject of charity. Shabbat Shalom everyone. For my words of wisdom, I will be talking about the role of tzedakah, philanthropy, and living generously in Judaism. As you all know, Jews...

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Benjahmen Zand takes on the subject of joy.      Simchah (joy) is one of the highest aspect of life. It infuses us with excitement, strength, openness, freedom, victory, connected-ness,...

The program is a fusion of learning and hands-on experience in the field of health and wellness, involving nature, hiking, community service opportunities, and Jewish learning. This Onward Israel program offers a unique opportunity for participants to delve deeper Jewish roots, explore Jewish outlooks on...

The glassblower spun the hot clear glass at the end of the rod over colorful shards sitting in a small bowl.  As the glowing cup picked up the pieces, they began to melt back into the whole, becoming one. At the end of the lesson...

Re-posted from Emily Rapport's blog; The Travelers' New Groove When I told people I met in Israel that I would be participating in a month-long program in Tzfat, they looked at me with varying degrees of skepticism. “Tzfat is a really religious place…what could you...

In response to a project which aims to make Shabbat a central feature of Jewish life in North America, we sent out a request to our alumni.  We asked them to describe their first Shabbat at Livnot and how it affected them.  Read this...

On my third "last" night at Livnot, a small group of chevre headed out into the darkness on a night hike. Illuminated by the stars, the wilderness surrounding Tzfat was vibrant in a whole new light and complimented by the silence of the night. Winding...