Neve Erez is a communal agricultural village established in 1999. The village was evacuated several times and established in its final location in 2001. When Brigadier General Erez Gerstein, commander of one of the village’s founding members, fell in battle in Lebanon, the members decided to name the village after him.

Neve Erez features a breathtaking panorama of the eastern Binyamin Mountains, the Jordan Valley and the area north of the Dead Sea. The village is located adjacent to the gorgeous Ein Mabua Nature Reserve, in the heart of the rocky channel of the Prat Stream. Neve Erez is a place that joins religious and secular people who are connected to nature and the desert. The residents promote various ecological ideals such as recycling water for all of the community’s needs and using solar electricity. In addition, the members all share their great love of music.

There are currently 21 families in the village, both secular and religious. They view their coexistence and joint lifestyle as a microcosm of Jewish Israeli renewal.

  • Studio One – A boutique art studio and café featuring quality embroidery work, art and more. For details: Tali – 050-2241555
  • Khan Inbalim – Desert entertainment and hospitality, a local pub with a unique atmosphere, excellent home style dairy cuisine, good music in a variety of styles and warm personal service. There is often live music and guest musicians, so it is recommended to make reservations; email: inbalimcohen@gmail.com.
  • Alfa L’Solet Workshop and Visitor Center – A workshop and visitor center showcasing the process of preparing bread, from the stage of grinding the wheat. Visitors can even grind the wheat themselves while standing in the middle of the field where it was grown. Locally grown organic boutique flour is sold at the site. For details: Mordechai – 050-4980058.
  • Bat Dror Farm – An ecological farm specializing in green construction and offering guided tours on the subject. Open to visits by prior reservation. For details: Dror – 050-2050850.

Every unit in Neve Erez is its own private family farm which is the family’s independent business. The dream of self-reliance is what drives the members to pursue agriculture and other creative fields.

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