Livnot U’lehibanot Tag

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Elaine Potter from Northern California discusses the subject of water. Re-posted from Elaine's blog Elaine in Peace Corps. Water (מים) Water is a prevalent theme throughout the Torah. It is...

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...

After spending over 20 years with Livnot U'Lehibanot, we wished Yefim Kosouchkin a very happy retirement. He came to Israel from Russia during the Post-Soviet Aliyah, and has been working, building, constructing and fixing things at Livnot since 1994. Originally a factory...

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...

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...

The hike began in the early morning, but still a bit late in true Israeli fashion. [caption id="attachment_4752" align="alignleft" width="210"] Josh and Naama enjoying nature[/caption] Slowly winding its way down through small Tzfat alleyways, our group slid from street to trail and found...

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...

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...