The Nofei Aviv Community:
information and historical overview
Nofei Aviv is a vibrant, dynamic young community located in Bet Shemesh, Israel where Aliyah dreams come true. The first residents of the neighborhood moved into their homes in the fall of 1996. At that time, we started out davening in people’s homes. As more families moved in (and we outgrew people’s living rooms), we created a large tent-like structure in the middle of the community that functioned as a makeshift shul during good weather. The beautiful shul building that we now occupy was completed in September, 2000. The Nofei Aviv community has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 7 years, and our shul membership has increased to over 150 families.
A large percentage of Nofei Aviv residents are young professionals who immigrated to Israel from English speaking countries. We are known for our warm, communal family atmosphere and our overwhelming success in absorbing new immigrants from all over the world. The Nofei Aviv community makes every effort to continue our growth, both within our own neighborhood and by reaching out to others in the Greater Bet Shemesh community.