Mailing address: Einav, D.N. Northern Samaria 44857
Community rabbi: Rabbi Nir Rosenberg
Head of Secretariat: Shmuel Teshuva
Assembly member: Simi Neuman
Secretaries: Shmuel (Shmil) Elad, Etti Shitrit
Military Security Coordinator: Meir Shucar
Community Coordinator: Merav Asulin
Youth Coordinator: Bat El Mizrachi
Community Emergency Team Chairperson: Ellen Shavlev
Community bulletin editor: Sara Zuckerman
Religious communal settlement in western Samaria. Settlement movement: Amana. The settlement was established in 1981. There are single-family homes in the community. It numbers about 160 families and is planned for 350 families. Public transportation to the community is via Egged line 38 and line 473, the Netanya–Jerusalem line.
The settlement is located in western Samaria, about 9 km. west of Shavei Shomron and about 26 km. east of Netanya on Road #557 (Avnei Chefetz-Einav-Shavei Shomron road), at the top of a hill overlooking Anavata. Terrain is hilly, with moderate slopes. Climate is moderate and dry.
The settlement’s name is derived from the name of the nearby village of Anavata. Einav recalls the vineyards which were common in Samaria in the past.
The settlement was established in November 1981 east of Tulkarem, in order to produce a continuum of settlements on the Netanya-Shechem line, an area sparsely populated by Jews. East of the settlement is the village of Beit-Lid, which is identified by some with “Lod”, recalled in the story of the burning of the Torah by Apotsteromous on the 17th of Tammuz (“Where is the fire? Rabbi Acha said: West of Lod, and Rabbi Imri – west of Torloza”).
South of the settlement lies the Arab village Safrin, identified with a book, and west of it is the village of Sufa, identified with Saftan – an Israelite city from the period of the kings. Both villages are mentioned in memoirs of Samaria, found in the palace of Ahav, king of Israel.