Livnot Rabbis Tag

Rabbi Mark Miller Congregation Beth Israel Dear Aharon, As I sit in this powerful time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I often look back to the experiences that brought me here so that I can best figure out how to move forward.  And...

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...

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...

Rabbi Mois Navon Yeshiva Mercaz Harav Kook I first learned of Livnot through my then-to-be wife, Deena nee Laufer, who had done a Livnot program and was very enthusiastic about its positive influence on her view, Jewish beliefs, and practice.  After we were...

Rabbi Idit Jacques Jewish Federation of Columbus When I was in my mid-twenties, I was contemplating a career change to become a Jewish professional.  The process I needed was to explore myself, explore Judaism, and explore my place in the Jewish community.  Livnot was an...

Rabbi Baruch Halevi Congregation Shirat Hayam Growing up I was completely uninspired by Judaism and unengaged by my synagogue or the Jewish community.  And so it was no surprise that when I came of age I walked away from Judaism: engaged to a non-Jewish woman,...

Rabbi Howard Goldsmith Temple Emanuel Before embarking on Livnot, I had an extensive conversation with someone on the staff, I explained that I was a Reform Jew, that I was not interested in becoming Orthodox and that, if at any point I felt that...