Climate - Moderate. Cooler than Tel Aviv, warmer than Jerusalem
Average Age of Adult Population - 30 - 45
Housing - Mid-sized apartments, duplex cottages (attached houses) and American style private homes with gardens
Housing availability - Private lots for new building, second-hand apartments, cottages and private homes. Rentals are also available.
Religious services - 9 synagogues, 3 mikvaot; Local religious council which coordinates all religious services
Employment - A light industrial area and a reasonable commute to major cities
Community Action - Chesed programs for soldiers, needy families and the elderlyEducation -
Daycare and Kindergarten
Elementary - Schools for boys and girls, torani school.
High School - Schools for boys, regional school for girls, torani school
Special needs resource center
Distance to major cities -
Transportation - Frequent Dan bus service to Kfar Saba, Ra'anana,
Petach Tikva and other towns in the Shomron.
Health Funds (HMOs) -
Commercial services -
Shalom and welcome to Karnei Shomron, a thriving town located in the heart of Israel with one of the largest concentrations of American immigrants in the country. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Kfar Saba, the citys five neighborhoods offer you the opportunity to join a well established, dynamic community, with all of the religious, educational and social services you would want for your new home in Israel. If you are a new immigrant from an English speaking country, you will feel right at home in Karnei Shomron.
Neve Aliza includes a Young Israel synagogue whose rabbi is also an
immigrant from the US. The synagogue conducts a large range of shiurim
in Hebrew and English for people of all ages. Other synagogues include
Heichal Rafael, which also has numerous English-speaking families, but
has a more “Israeli” atmosphere. Visitors to our community are always
impressed by the warmth of the people they meet, whether in shul, at a
kiddush, shalom zachor or simply walking down the street.
For your recreation and convenience, the local shopping mall offers numerous stores and Kosher restaurants. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the health club, swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts and exercise classes, or you can join the many walkers and joggers enjoying the clean air and beautiful scenery. The local library (which recently ran a Harry Potter quiz competition) has a large range of Hebrew and English titles and an active English “book club” will help you stay up to date with the latest novels. Numerous classes, cultural activities, workshops and lectures are offered on a wide range of topics.
Five Reasons why over 200 families
from English-speaking countries
made Karnei Shomron their home
And it says so in the Bible. Karnei Shomron is located on the Biblical border between the tribes of Ephraim and Menashe, on a series of three hills overlooking Nahal Kana, or the Kana stream. So it’s really a homecoming!
Karnei Shomron has all the commercial, medical, educational and government services you need… right at your doorstep. A big place with small-town friendliness and hospitality, Karnei Shomron has literally everything a new immigrant needs.
There’s something for everyone in Karnei Shomron. Hikes, scenic tours, Torah study, extracurricular activities, swimming, tennis courts, a shopping mall, health club, friends and more. And a close-knit, caring community that is like family.
Karnei Shomron is centrally located and only a short drive from Kfar Saba and Ra’anana, easily commutable to greater Tel Aviv and on the new Trans-Israel highway, we are less than an hour from Jerusalem. So no matter where you find employment, it is probably easy to get to from Karnei Shomron.
And that’s where we all should be. Karnei Shomron is in the heartland of Israel, where Jewish history unfolds anew every day. This is our home…and we can't wait for you to join us.