• Livnot Meditation Masterclass

    The Old City of Tzfat, high in the Galilee mountains, has been a center for Jewish spirituality and mysticism since the 16th century. Join us for 4 weeks of mastering Jewish meditation and spiritual practices.

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    The Livnot program will focus on Jewish spirituality with an emphasis on meditation, connecting to nature, and art. For 4 weeks, we will be hiking, learning, practicing, and crafting; all in the mystical atmosphere of the Tzfat’s Old City, the center for Kabbalists and mystics for more than 500 years. You will have a unique opportunity to connect to yourself, your group, Tzfat, the Galilee, the Land of Israel, and the world.

    The program is organized by “Livnot U’Lehibanot”, an NGO that was founded in 1980, and has since been offering educational experiences for programs like Birthright, Masa, Onward Israel, and others. The organization is focused on Jewish values, community, connection to nature, and Jewish spirituality.

    The meditation program will be led by world-renowned mediation instructor Rav Meir Sendor, who for decades has been teaching Meditation according to the Ari (the great Kabbalist of 16th century Tzfat).

    Important Information

    All participants are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their own flights. Participants will be required to submit a program security deposit of 200$ in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program, pending good standing. Admission is currently open, and the final date for application acceptance is June 30, 2021 (or earlier, if the program fills up).

    Dates
    July 16 – Aug 23, 2021
    This includes a required 10 days of quarantine, according to the rules of the Israel Ministry of Health.

    Program Cost
    $400
    This includes housing, insurance, two meals a day, ground transportation, and program costs.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults (ages 21-27) from around the world with an interest in experiencing and mastering Jewish spirituality.

    Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants.

    Accommodations
    Participants will stay at “The Blue Khan” – a specially styled dormitory in the Artists’ Quarter of Tzfat; there will be between 2 and 4 participants in each room. The Blue Khan includes a kitchen, a dining room, and a balcony. All rooms have air conditioning/heating and have a full bathroom.


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