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.