News and Happenings at Neot Kedumim

Jewish community visited Neot Kedumim. You can see them here planting trees in our Milk and Honey Forest.


The tense security situation in Israel this summer did not keep some groups away.  On July 27, Neot Kedumim hosted some 70 teens from the Young Judaea summer program. The 16 and 17-year-olds enjoyed a guided tour of the reserve, and tried their hands at sheepherding, in the tradition of our ancestors. Of course, we look forward to hosting these fine young men and women again in more peaceful times as well!

On September 4, Neot Kedumim, together with the Jewish National Fund – USA (JNF) hosted a Mega Event for 1,500 children from the southern city of Sderot. The special day included a short tour, lunch and a performance, and it marked the end of the war this summer and a “return to normalcy” for the children.



Hundreds of people spent a magical afternoon at Neot Kedumim on September 14 for a performance of “Sherlock Holmes Mystery in Concert” by the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra.  The show was part of an ongoing cultural endeavor sponsored by Mif’al haPayis.


Every Thursday throughout the summer, Neot Kedumim held a “Tasting the Bible” workshop for residents who live in the general area of the reserve. The activities included guided tours, group cooking sessions and dinner as it was eaten in biblical times.


Neot Kedumim was also proud to once again hold its annual summer day camp for children going into 1st – 6th grades. The three week camp took place from July 1-21, and included nature hikes on the reserve, creative workshops and the chance to learn ancient crafts as they were practiced in this land thousands of years ago.



Finally, Neot Kedumim is proud to be the new home to three recent “retirees.”Three camels, who spent most of their lives providing rides to tourists in Israel’s south, were deemed at an age that they deserve to rest, and they come to us to enjoy their golden years in our beautiful, green, quiet reserve along with the donkeys, ducks and other animals residing with us.




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