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Published on February 26, 2014

Author: shelleybrinn



slide show about the city of maale adummim

Maale Adummim !Israel’s Best Kept Secret

The city of Maale Adummim, just 7 kilometres east of Jerusalem, takes great pride in its suburban atmosphere.

Clean streets and green parks , walking and bicycle paths characterize the city as well as its flower .and palm tree lined avenues

Ancient olive trees from the Galilee adorn the city's traffic circles. The city has won the environmental quality award for the last seven years!

Education is at the top of the municipality's scale of priorities. The city offers educational frameworks ranging from pre-schools through high school.

Last year, a technological college for space and aviation opened its doors in Maale Adummim . in conjunction with the Israel Air Force

There are dozens of preschools, elementary schools and high schools in the city belonging to the state, state-religious, Torani, and TALI streams. All of these educational frameworks are fully accredited and have municipal supervision. Each year, schools in Maale Adummim win .educational prizes for excellence in education

Maale Adummim prides itself on offering a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for all ages. The local community center publishes a catalogue every year which lists a multitude of activities in the areas of sports, art, dance, martial arts, swimming, cooking, nature, and more.

Among the city's other cultural/ recreational offerings are the Moshe Castel Art Museum, theatrical performances, outdoor concerts and ceremonies which take place .at the various city parks and auditoriums

The new music conservatory in Maale Adummim offers a pilot program in music education for the whole country.

The Municipal Performing Arts Center is currently being built and expected to open its doors next year.

Sports facilities include indoor sports centers, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, 2 soccer fields, and a "country club" . housing both indoor and outdoor pools

Two health clubs are now active in the city. There is a bowling alley in the adjacent industrial park of Maale Adummim and a lake with recreational activities and restaurants built in cooperation .with Keren Kayemet

Most of Maale Adummim residents work in the Jerusalem area. The city is located 10 minutes from Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital and 20 minutes away from the hi tech parks of Ramot and Malcha. There are many residents who work in Maale Adummim itself or in the adjoining industrial park of Mishor Adummim. For those employed in the Tel-Aviv area, the municipality has arranged 2 direct buses every morning to Tel-Aviv. Maale Adummim has one of the lowest unemployment rates among all of Israel's cities. cities

The new neighborhood of Nofei HaSela offers many housing options for new olim, .both rentals and purchase, at affordable prices

There are hundreds of English speakers who live in the older areas of Maale Adummim and one can find there apartments, semi-attached cottages .and private villas

Maale Adummim is a heterogenous city - a home to 40,000 residents religious, traditional and secular . Among them is a large English speaking population of about 400 families. During the last 8 years, over 500 olim from North America, England, South Africa and Australia have settled in the city .creating many new services

:The Shenker Family from London writes W made aliyah 6 months ago. The community here is very welcoming “ e and we have enjoyed the many benefits of Community Aliyah which has given us SO much support. Maale Adummim is a new, pretty, clean town. There is good access to healthcare and you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to get your child into the school of your choice. !”W e’re very happy with our choice of location

The Rifkind Family made aliyah to MA from South Africa in 2009. Here is what they wrote: “ W had been thinking of m e aking aliyah for 12 years – it’s not an easy decision... W hen we cam on a pilot trip e we saw m any places and we chose M aale Adum im m . The education is good and there is a significant Anglo com unity. m There are all of the conveniences... Now we have found our apartm ent with a view of the J udean hills... The kids have m any friends and the com unity m is so welcom ing. W AR H E E E OM !!”

There are over 45 synagogues in Maale Adummim, varying in styles within the Orthodox framework. In addition, a Conservative Kehila hosts Kabbalat Shabbat services, .holiday events and learning Shiurim take place throughout the city in both English and Hebrew on a weekly basis and thousands of residents participate in the yearly Purim parade

The Community Aliyah program offers the assistance of a personal aliyah coordinator who helps in all areas of absorption , coordinates the ulpan and plans local activities for the new olim. One such activity is the yearly Olim arts and crafts festival in which olim artists exhibit and sell their crafts.


Special thanks to Hizki Zisman and Jacob Richman for use of their photographs. Special thanks to Iris Alfasi for technical assistance. For more information about Maale Adummim: e-mail - Shelley Brinn

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