• Shavei Shomron

    214 families

    Tel. 09-8330272
    Fax 09-8621531
    Mailing address: Shavei Shomron, D.N. Northern Shomron 44858
    e-mail: shaveyam@smile.net.il

    Chief Rabbi Yehoshua Shmidt with one of the Yeshiva students.

    Community activists:
    Community rabbi: Rabbi Yehoshua Schmidt
    Head of Secretariat: Dina Yeshurun
    Assembly member: Amir Dror
    Secretary: Yisca Heimov
    Military Security Coordinator: Elchanan Fogel
    Community Coordinator: Hasia Borenstein
    Absorption Coordinator: Shlomo Ziman
    Librarian: Chani Milo Halperin
    Spokesperson: Menora Hazani
    Youth Coordinator: Chaim Atias
    Community Emergency Team Chairperson: Aliza Dror
    Mikve attendant: Dina Kartan

    About Shavei Shomron:
    Religious communal settlement. Founding movement: Amana. The community has permanent single-family homes.

    Geographic location:
    The location of the settlement southwest of ancient Samaria, next to the army camp near the Dir Sharaf junction, is the junction of the Shechem-Tulkarem and the Shechem-Jenin roads. The axis of the road is from Kedumim northward, via Shavei Shomron (Road #60).

    Approach to the settlement is via the Shechem-Tulkarem road and the Jenin-Shechem road.

    Terrain consists of hills with moderate slopes, and the climate is temperate and dry.

    Shavei Shomron’s story:
    The source of the community’s name is from its proximity to the remains of Samaria, the capital city of the Kingdom of Israel. The settlement was founded by a nucleus of religious families from Netanya and the surrounding area.

    The considerations for the location of the settlement were to establish a settlement along the Tulkarem-Shechem width and the Jordan valley, as well as maintaining a hold over the area under State ownership.

    North of Shavei Shomron are the ruins of the city of Samaria – the capital of the Kingdom of Israel, and on the slope of the hill, the village of Sebastia, preserving the Greek name of ancient Samaria. East of the community, in the village of Nekura, is an ancient, nice water tunnel, “Ma’ayan Chatum”, from which water flowed into the city of Samaria. Near the settlement is a section of the Hijaz railroad track which in the past linked Damascus and Mecca.

    This section of railroad was paved by the Turks from Afula to Sinai, as well as the Turkish railway station from Saudi Arabia (Sebastia). In Sebastia attempts at settlement by a group from Elon Moreh were made in 1974-1975, which later founded Kedumim and Elon Moreh. South of the settlement are the ruins of a Samaritan settlement from the Roman-Byzantine age, where there are beautiful ruins of synagogues.

    Educational institutions:
    Nursery school, kindergartens, “Shomron” state-religious school, yeshiva, midrasha

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