Livnot is the premiere experience geared towards Jews 21-30+ with little or no background in Judaism. The program facilitates an exploration of Israel and Jewish heritage through the medium of fascinating seminars, challenging hikes and rewarding community service projects.
The name Livnot U’Lehibanot, which in Hebrew means To Build and To Be Built, refers to the physical contribution the participants make to the building of the Land of Israel, and to the knowledge and experiences gained during the program.
Livnot is a community experience. Participants learn, hike, work, live and explore Judaism together.
Livnot’s two campuses are situated in the golden city of Jerusalem and the ancient city of Tzfat and students are given the opportunity to explore both of these mystical and magical cities.
Programs are offered throughout the year, ranging in length from 1 week to Go Galilees. The program is run in English and no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Judaism is required.
An Exploration of Judaism
Classes and workshops are held on topics of interest and relevance to the modern Jew. Jewish Ethics, Zionism, Nature and Judaism, Mysticism,
Interpersonal Relationships, Jewish Intimacy and Family, Shabbat and the Jewish Calendar, History, Current Events.
In addition, participants celebrate Shabbat in a traditional manner as a group and with host families. Livnot is non-denominational and non-coercive.
Livnot also offers a Community Service Volunteer program open to Jews from all backgrounds. This program is geared at helping the less fortunate here in Israel through physical repairs to homes, parks, working with new immigrants and building up the Old City of Tzfat.
Hikes: Participants experience the thrill of retracing the steps of their ancestors. Hiking is often “off-the-beaten-track” and include the hills of the Galilee, the Golan Heights, the Judean Desert and the secret tunnels of the Bar Kochba revolt. Longer programs enjoy an overnight desert experience and a 3-day hike culminating at the Mediterranean Sea.
Taglit-Birthright 14 days (10 Birthright Israel days and 4 extra days for community service and extra hikes) for Jewish adults ages 21-26. Free
Galilee fellowship: Two weeks, excavate ancient ruins, renovate bomb shelters
American Friends of Livnot U’Lehibanot
Boca Raton, Florida 33481
Israel offices: Tzfat
Visitors center: +972-4-697-0311
Yad Charutzim 15 2nd Floor
Tsfat, Israel 13103
Tsfat, Israel 13103