Mailing address: Shavei Shomron, D.N. Northern Shomron 44858
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.
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.
Nursery school, kindergartens, “Shomron” state-religious school, yeshiva, midrasha