Gush Etzion Foundation

Maale amos

Then and now:
Maaleh Amos was the first haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community to be established in Gush Etzion. It was founded by a group of yeshiva students from Aish ha-Torah in Jerusalem, and was named after the prophet Amos, who lived many centuries ago in nearby Tekoa.

Living together:
Approximately 60 haredi families, both Israeli-born and immigrants, mostly from the former Soviet Union. The community is currently expanding and expects to welcome another 60 families over the coming year.

Occupations:
Some residents of Maaleh Amos are full-time Torah scholars; others work in various spheres, including teaching, computers, free professions, and manual labor. An industrial area is currently under development nearby.

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