The Community

In Mavuot Yericho you will find a warm and diverse community of over 50 families, with “bli ayin hara“more

than 200 children mainly aged from 0-12. A mixed community of Israelis alongside new immigrants,

farmers, high-tech, yeshiva students and builders aged 20 – 70.

The residents are a significant

factor in 
creating the vision of the settlement in the areas of education,

culture, religion, security

and the physical 
development of the settlement.

The community is very closely knit, yet respects uniqueness and gives space without coercion in any area.

This unique mosaic of people living in harmony, surrounded by breathtaking hills, desert climate,

environmentally clean tranquil atmosphere on Mavuot Yericho offers, a rare quality of life.


Community Services

The desire for progress is paramount,
much thought

and action is invested by the residents,

organizations and 
government ministries. The

settlement has been recognized by

the Jordan Valley Regional Council and has been

legally approved. The community has a secretary,

members of the

community's secretariat, a community coordinator

and various member committees that overlook the development of a variety of services for the benefit of the 



The residents of the settlement make a living from varied fields of employment. In the settlement there is agricultural

land that can be farmed and agricultural work in the date orchards.

Within the settlement ‘Ginat Eden’ is a girls school that offers various job opportunities.

Outside the settlement residents work in the Jerusalem area, in settlements nearby in the Binyamin

region, the Jordan Valley and in the Ma’ale Adumim.



- Mavuot Yericho has day care for babies and toddlers run under the Jordan Valley community center as

well as a privately run nursery.

- The settlement has two kindergartens. with experienced teachers and assistants via the

regional council.

- School aged children attend Tamar, the Jordan Valley regional council school as well as the

Mitzpe Jericho school, transport is provided by the council.

- High school girls mainly learn at Tzvia Ulpana in Ma’ale Adumim

or at the Hamra

Ulpana in the Jordan Valley,

transport is provided by the council.

- High school boys learn in various Yeshiva high schools throughout Israel.  


Many cultural activities take place throughout the year run by the culture committee, the community coordinator

and the synagogue committee. The holidays are celebrated often with a communal meal or Kiddush. Occasionally

there are men's evenings, and women’s events and various activities for children according to ages, tournaments,


Men's basketball, women's basketball, aerobics classes for women and classes for children.

There are also cultural evenings and a variety of other activities run via the Jordan Valley Community

Center for all residents of the localities in the area.



The settlement has a central synagogue for the entire community it is

temporary housed in a prefab building and

Due to lack of room a larger women’s section was added.

As the community grows the need is even greater for a

permanent larger synagogue. On weekdays and Shabbat,

Torah lessons are held for men and women with various

activities around holidays run by a the synagogue committee.

The synagogue hold a communal kiddush from time to time.

The settlement has a mikva for women and a mikva

tevilat keilim. There is a regular children's Tehilim group on Shabbat and there are study groups

for parents and 

There is also a beit Midrash for weekdays whose purpose is to combine working the land with a Torah

perspective and the students receive a matching scholarship. The community is blessed to be led by our wonderful

holy Rabbi Natan Shalev and Rabanite Penina and family.



Housing in the settlement is initially in caravans, while at the same time the permanent neighborhood of the

settlement is developing. After a year of living in

a caravan in the settlement, an

application can be submitted to

become a member and to purchase a plot of land

and build a permanent home.

The permanent structures that

currently exist in the settlement are: the mikveh the kindergarten building and the new preschool baby and toddler

building the library and adjoining classroom, a club house, and residents houses.

The vision of cultivating the wilderness in the Jordan Valley is coming true!