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A Day in Mitzpe Ramon

Written by on January 23, 2014 in
A Day in Mitzpe Ramon

          Yoni and I moved to Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev and our lives are now focused on turning the desert green by planting many thousands of the amazing Argan tree.  It can survive on minimal rainfall yet produces a healthy oil from its fruit.              The […]

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Education

Written by on June 9, 2013
Education

The Negev’s cities boast a variety of schools, Ulpanim, and University programs. We have compiled a listing of some of the most popular programs and institutions. For more information, please contact us at gosouth@nbn.org.il.

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Yerucham

Written by on June 4, 2013
Yerucham

Deep in the heart of Israel’s sunny Negev, located between Lake Yerucham and Israel’s Great Crater, sits the peaceful town of Yerucham. Yerucham is proud of its growing recognition as a center for education in the Negev. Yeruham was established in 1951. Until the 1990s, the majority of its residents came from North African communities, […]

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Ofakim

Written by on June 4, 2013
Ofakim

Founded with 50 families from North Africa in 1955, this city is expected to grow to 65,000 residents within the next 10 years. Aided by Project Alpha to expand the population as well as land development, this community is quickly becoming the center spot of the area. The government has shown a clear interest in […]

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Netivot

Written by on June 4, 2013
Netivot

This city has the charm of being a small remote town, yet its proximity to the center of the country makes it a prime location. Netivot is a city with a very mixed population, where each group works at finding the balance of respect for the other, while maintaining a lifestyle that is meaningful to them. A […]

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Meitar

Written by on June 4, 2013
Meitar

Meitar, a southern gem of a town, was established in 1984 by a mixed group of secular and religious Jews. The feeling of openness and acceptance is a trademark of this friendly community. The town has only single-family private homes that are well laid out, and give the feeling of being in a Florida suburb. Local […]

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Even Shmuel

Written by on June 4, 2013
Even Shmuel

Even Shmuel is fast becoming a prime destination for Dati Leumi Olim. The Yishuv is currently growing at a robust pace, and the first wave of English-speaking Olim have already settled in. Founded in 1956 with 100 families, Even Shmuel is currently in the middle of a major expansion project. 280 families are in the […]

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Comparative Monthly Budget

Written by on June 4, 2013

Comparative Monthly Budget (Family of 5): Be’er Sheva/Modiin/Jerusalem Be’er Sheva Modiin Jerusalem Rent/Mortgage 4 Room Apt, 100-120 meter (outdoor space whether yard or mirpeset) 3800 5800 6000 Arnona (not including discount) 400 700 700 Utilities (gas, water, electric) 400 700 600 Insurance (house+life+health extra) 600 800 600 Car and Gas, Insurance – 1 car 2000 […]

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Detailed Map

Written by on June 4, 2013
Detailed Map

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Employment

Written by on June 4, 2013
Employment

Opportunity abounds in the south. With new industry, the transfer of army operations, and a growing recognition that the Negev may be the last affordable frontier, more and more employment options are opening for Olim who can leverage their English-language skills. Be’er Sheva, capitol of the south, is the employment hub for the region. Like […]

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