Zichron Yaakov

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It seems that nearly all who come to visit Zichron Yaakov fall in love with the town, and it is easy to see why. Zichron has a world-famous winery, a quaint, brick-paved downtown district, and stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. The town’s residents know that it has much more to offer, including beautiful homes, lovely neighborhoods, shuls, and proximity to places of employment. Zichron is also one of the oldest towns in the modern State of Israel.

Zichron was founded as an agricultural settlement in the late 19th century by members of the Eastern-European Hovevei Tzion movement. When the community began to struggle, it was assisted by Baron Edmond de Rothschild and was eventually named in honor of his father Yaakov.

Today, Zichron continues as a vibrant community with a wonderful mix of people. Olim feel a sense of belonging in the community almost immediately upon arrival. For Haredi families, there are two neighborhoods, Hazon Ish and Ramat Tzvi, which have English-speaking families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the social worker responsible for absorption:

Reut Hauslich Partosh
[email protected]


Municipal Website in Hebrew: https://zy1882.co.il/

Municipal Website in English with additional information for Anglo Olim: https://zy1882.co.il/RichText/GeneralPage.aspx?nodeId=1155

Olim are spread out across the city, depending on how observant they are.

Dati Leumi Olim tend to like to live in the Moshava neighborhood since that is closest to the main synagogue, Ohel Yaakov and to Moed, which is mostly an Anglo Dati Leumi synagogue.
Older Dati Leumi Olim (average age 60) often like to live in or near Remez for the same reason.

The Haredi Olim live in neighborhoods mostly near or on Derech Sarah.

Other Olim choose to live throughout the town – the Hashmura, Halomot, and Neve Habaron neighborhoods are especially popular.

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