[Communicated.] As more and more Americans are relocating to Eretz Yisrael, either permanently or partially, the need for services and communities to accommodate American culture and lifestyle booms. Many community leaders, developers and entrepreneurs are catering to these distinct needs by crafting entire new neighborhoods built according to a higher standard of construction and with communal infrastructure in place to accommodate to the “chutznik” mentality.
Investing millions to create the perfect haven for Americans, the real estate company Chish Nofei Israel has teamed up with Rav Bezalel Rudinsky, rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Yitzchok, and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr Reuven and Yeshivas Darchei Noam of Monsey, in the development Ramat Givat Zeev, a brand-new, American-style community located minutes from Jerusalem.
Rav Rudinsky plans to help establish an American-style yeshiva in the neighborhood and assist in the overall religious and educational functions of the community, aiming to facilitate in the integration of American families moving to Eretz Yisrael.
“The idea, bezras Hashem, is to help members of our community here in the States to have everything that we have here but with the zechus of being in Eretz Yisrael, with a unique emphasis on building an all-inclusive community where everyone feels connected,” said Rav Rudinsky. While the community is still in the preliminary stages of construction and development, many families have begun to take an interest in relocating to Ramat Givat Zeev. In addition to helping establish chinuch institutions in the neighborhood, Rav Rudinsky plans to spend some of his time in the new community with his family while still continuing all of his responsibilities in the States.
“The concept is basically to create a unified communal lifestyle in Eretz Yisrael,” Rav Rudinsky explained. “And for the families with younger children, to have in place an educational system similar to what we have in the U.S.” According to Rav Rudinsky and many members of his community, Ramat Givat Zeev provides the perfect setting for this, aiming, bezras Hashem, to create a communal hashkafa of openness that integrates a frum family-centered lifestyle and quality of living in Eretz Yisrael.
Ramat Givat Zeev will be an upscale, Torani community built to include high standards of construction and infrastructure located in the outskirts of Jerusalem. The neighborhood will blend Torah living with modern recreational and commercial centers, complete with all necessary services and amenities. With construction slated to finish in the next two years, Ramat Givat Zeev will be a gated neighborhood that includes schools, yeshivas, shuls, shops, and a country club.
In addition, the neighborhood will feature wide streets, walking paths and LED street lighting. There will several expansive parks and playgrounds, and beautifully manicured gardens, as well as fountains and sports clubs.
Some 200 families, including English-speaking families in Israel and North Americans planning for Aliyah in the near future, already have purchased private homes and luxury apartments in the neighborhood. Select apartments remain.
Ramat Givat Zeev is bound to be a magnificent, dream-come-true community for those looking to invest in a future in Eretz Yisrael.