Background

Neve Tzuf was established in 1987 and is now home to about 300 families. The population is Modern Orthodox, and many families are the second generation in the yishuv – children who grew up in Neve Tzuf and chose to build their own homes in the same place. Neve Tzuf is located in west Binyamin in the heart of a natural forest, and is known for its unique beauty in an area surrounded by a series of green mountains, reminiscent of a biblical landscape.

History and Location of the Yishuv

Neve Tzuf is in west Binyamin, a 20-minute drive from Modi’in and about 45 minutes away from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The local mountain ridge is called Gofna Mountains, named after the Jewish capital city of this region during the second Temple era. Its ancient residents were farmers and winemakers. In the heart of the yishuv, there is a unique archaeological structure that was apparently used for producing an especially sweet type of wine during the Temple period. There is also a historical fortress in the yishuv that was built by the British Mandate 90 years ago, in addition to the many artifacts that can be found throughout the yishuv.

The Community

The community in Neve Tzuf is warm, friendly and highly involved in mutual assistance. Throughout the years, various projects have been set up to help families of Olim from different countries acclimate and settle into their new homes.

Community and cultural activities in the yishuv are diverse and include content appropriate for the entire population or for different age groups. Throughout the year, there are programs for children and families, special activities for young couples, cultural events and programs for the senior citizens of the community.

Education

In Neve Tzuf, there are playgroups and a daycare center for toddlers, kindergartens, and an elementary school for 1st – 6th grade students. There is also a girls’ high school called Shirat HaYam, a unique school with a focus on music and dance.

There is a Bnei Akiva youth group in the yishuv as well as youth coordinators for 7-8th graders and for high school students. The youth of the yishuv is one of the community’s biggest prides. They are Zionist, ethical and socially involved.

Local Services

Religious services: there are several synagogues, mikvahs for women and men, a Kollel and Torah classes.

General services: there is a mini-market, an event hall, a swimming pool (open in the spring and summer), a library, a youth lounge and a playroom for preschool children, extracurricular activities for children and classes for adults, as well as local businesses that operate in the yishuv.

Available Housing and Future Expansion Plans

There are a range of smaller apartments suitable for rent that are between 540-1000 sq. ft., as well as private homes that are about 2100 sq. ft. Rental prices range between NIS 1200 and NIS 4000.

There are several construction projects underway at the moment in Neve Tzuf of duplexes and private homes. There are also apartment buildings under construction with 4-6 apartments in each building, with various sizes and floor plans.

More information about the following projects can be viewed online: