Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim was founded on the
remains of Kibbutz Ein Tzurim, which was destroyed in the War of
Independence. The original founders of Rosh Tzurim were members of Bnei
Akiva, the religious scouts, and second generation Kibbutz members. They
were later joined by additional Nachal groups and a number of Bnei Akiva
garinim from abroad.
Close to ten years ago the kibbutz members
decided that change was needed for the future growth and prosperity of the
community. The kibbutz went through a privatization process and opened its
doors to additional families, first through the rental of available houses,
and later with the decision to build an additional neighborhood, Nof Tzurim,
on the kibbutz.
Today there are close to one hundred
families ranging from young newlyweds, many young families, and even a few
The future plans of Nof Tzurim include
approximately 100 families (there are presently 35 families living there).
The next stage of houses is under construction, and the following stage is
being planned together with the potential buyers.
In a nutshell:
3 Tishrei 5730, summer 1969.
Type of community:
Yishuv Kehilati and a kibbutz.
Central Gush Etzion, approximately 20 k"m south of Jerusalem.
Over 100 families, from young couples to pensioners.
250 children under
the age of 18, 50 youngsters over the age of 18.
Houses for Sale (for all size families) and Rentals (for small families).
Religious: One synagogue (two minyanim for Rosh Hashana and Yom
Sephardi and Ashkenazi).
Rabbi: HaRav Mordechai Vardi
Sheurim: Daf Yomi,
evening Gemara sheur, women's sheur, Parshat Shavua sheurim from
kindergarten to adults, Limud Horim Ve'Yeladim.
Education: Nursery and
two kindergartens, elementary school: regional
and local (Bet Sefer
Reshit). High school: students learn in gush etzion and in Jerusalem, plus
there is an Ulpana (Orot Etzion) on the yishuv and a school for special
education (Sadnat Shiluv).
Informal education: Bnei
Akiva and young couples who serve as youth counselors.
Health: Branch of Kupat Cholim Klalit, alternative medicine,
and cosmetician .
and Recreation: Library, gym, children's clubhouses, playgrounds, video
library, active cultural committee.
General: Gardening, security, office and postal services,
Employment: Available in Gush Etzion and Jerusalem. Members
of the community work as far away as Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva.
Transportation: Egged busses from 6:00 a.m. till midnight.
Tourism: Cherry Picking Festival every year in the
month of June, hosting thousands of visitors from all over the country.
further inquiries: Address: Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim, D. N. Tzfon Yehuda
Information concerning purchasing in the new neighborhood:
Sharon Green, 02-9935411. (English)