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 engineer managing hundreds of workers in St Petersburg in the Soviet Union, Yefim fixed and repaired not just everything at the Livnot campus, but all around the city of Tzfat. From the parks and gardens, to the artists colony and the cemetries; bomb shelters around the Galilee and tracks and trails in the Golan, Livnot and our incredible chevre have built Tzfat over the years, and Yefim and his toolbox, has had a hand in it all. We wish him all the best for the future, proving of course, Livnot is Leave-not!
Written by Meir Paltiel
Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More