Photo Credit: Taglit - Birthright
Birthright Israel participants in Israel.

The post-Birthright-Taglit ‘Northern Exposure’ program, sponsored by the Tzfat-based Livnot U’Lehibanot organization, has won a $250,000 expansion grant from the U.S.-based Jim Joseph Foundation.

‘Northern Exposure’ is a one-week program that enables graduates of the Birthright-Taglit program to immediately continue their experience via community volunteer work in Israel. The program is supplemented with challenging hikes, seminars and workshops on Jewish values, meditation and deeper exploration into other Jewish subjects.


Aharon Botzer, executive director of Livnot U’Lehibanot, noted the organization’s blend of Jewish spirituality and hands-on community service complemented many of “the other fine programs that the Foundation is supporting, and we are honored to be counted among them,” he said.

“Livnot taps into the passion of many young adults to grow personally and to explore Judaism following their Birthright experiences,” said Jim Joseph Foundation Assistant Director Dawne Bear Novicoff.

“The Foundation is excited to partner with Livnot to create even more opportunities for young adults to connect with Israel, to engage in meaningful Jewish learning, and to help build vibrant Jewish communities at home.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.