March 23, 2017     25 AdarI 5777
Places To Visit in Israel   Museums, theaters, festivals, beaches, hiking, parks, biking, markets
  City: Efrat  

Region: Central / Jerusalem Area
  
Location: 
Efrat is located in Gush Etzion between Bethlehem and Hebron, 15 kilometers south of Jerusalem, about a 12-minute drive from Jerusalem and a 30- minute drive from Beit Shemesh
 
Cities/Town Close By:  Alon Shevut, Beit Shemesh, Beitar Illit, Bat Ayin,  Elazar, Hebron, Jerusalem, Kfar Etzion, Neve Daniel,Tzur Haddasah, 

Population: approx. 8,500
  
Modern Day:  Efrat's population is mostly religious Zionist, and includes many Modern Orthodox Jews who have made aliyah from the United States. The official rabbi of Efrat is Shlomo Riskin, an alumnus of Yeshiva University and a disciple of the late Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Rabbi Riskin was formerly the founding rabbi of the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan. In Israel, he has also founded a network of high schools and colleges that combine modern secular studies with intense study of Torah.
 
Near by Parks/Forests: Eretz Haayalim, Ein Hemed National Park, Castel National Park, Gilo Forest, Herodium (Herodion) National Park, Park Begin near Mevo Beitar

Museums: Gush Ezyon Museum
  
Festivals:  Social Filming festival 
 
Things to Do:
Hiking, Biking, Discovery, Archeological Digs
 
Dining:
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City Website: click here

Links of Interest: Coming Soon (links to other websites)

Places of Interest: Coming Soon (Tels, Forests, Parks, etc.)

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