Religious agricultural communal settlement. Settlement movement: Amana
The community numbers close to 175 families and is planned for 1500 families.
The origin of the name “Itamar”, from the Bible, is Itamar ben Aharon Hacohen, whose tomb, according to tradition, is located in a nearby village – Awarta. The first name of the settlement was Tel-Chaim, named after Chaim Landau, one of the commanders of the Irgun Tzvi Leumi and a former Transport Minister. Also reminiscent of the “Chaya” ruins, from the Second Temple period, located within the settlement. The town was founded in 1984 by a group of families from “Machon Meir” in Jerusalem whose purpose was to build a religious communal settlement. What was taken into account in the settlement’s location is the need to settle the eastern region of central Samaria and to locate large areas owned by the State. The settlement’s character is religious-communal-agricultural, excelling in organic farming and Jewish labor.
Mailing address: Itamar, D.N. Lev HaShomron, 44834
Community rabbi: Rabbi Natan Chai
Chairman of Secretariat: Moshe Goldshmidt
Assembly member: Nitzan Yamin
Secretary: Chaim Weiss
Military Security Coordinator: Matanya Ben Shitrit
Community Coordinator: Shira Ben Pinchas
Spokesperson: Moshe Goldshmidt
Librarian: Aliza Idan
Youth Coordinators: Tzipi Shmueli, Gil Choter
Community Emergency Team Chairman: Uziel Damari
Mikve attendant: Ronit Ronski
Location: On the mountain ridge (eastern Samaria)
The town is about five kilometers southeast of Shechem. The area is hilly with relatively moderate slopes. Climate is temperate and comfortable. The settlement is spread out over thousands of dunams, on the outskirts of the Jordan Valley. In addition to the community’s neighborhoods, there are also agricultural plots.
Boarding school, 2 kindergartens, “Itamar” Talmud Torah for boys, “Miriam” Talmud Torah for girls, “Chitzim” Yeshiva secondary school, advanced yeshiva.
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