I’ve been living in Beit Choron for about 6 months, and my wife has lived on the Yishuv her whole life. I fell in love with it the first time I visited. They actually have a brand new project with apartments for sale.
What is transportation like?
Most people own their own cars, however there are buses to Jerusalem and Modi’in/Tel Aviv several times an hour. It’s a 20 minute drive from Tel Aviv, and 15 minutes from Jerusalem
Where do you work?
My wife is an English teacher in Ramat Gan and I work for a marketing company in Beit Shemesh.
How integrated is Beit Choron?
They are fully integrated – the yishuv has a very warm and accepting atmosphere for anyone and everyone. I find myself speaking Hebrew 90% of the time. It’s about 65% dati and 35% chiloni. A lot of the chiloni population is mesorati and they are extremely respectful – many come to shul on chagim. There are Ashkenazi, Sefardi and Temani shuls. Most people are Israeli here. There are about 350 families roughly, and about 4 or 5 American families. There’s no specific age in the community – there’s every age here, from older retired people to young couples
What is there to do in the general area?
There are a few parks for kids, a library, a pub/coffeehouse and a well-stocked supermarket. Lots of community wide events. The Yishuv has a couple of community events each month for wives, there is a Vaad specifically for that. Additionally there is a lively Bnei Akiva snif as well in the Yishuv. There’s also a group for older people on the yishuv who do things like tiyulim together.