Giv'at Ye'arim

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Giv'at Ye'arim
גִּבְעַת יְעָרִים
Giv'at Ye'arim is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Giv'at Ye'arim
Giv'at Ye'arim
Coordinates: 31°47′14.47″N 35°5′20.25″E / 31.7873528°N 35.0889583°E / 31.7873528; 35.0889583Coordinates: 31°47′14.47″N 35°5′20.25″E / 31.7873528°N 35.0889583°E / 31.7873528; 35.0889583
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Immigrants from Yemen
Population (2015)[1] 1,386
Name meaning Hill of Forests
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Giv'at Ye'arim (Hebrew: גִּבְעַת יְעָרִים‎, lit. Hill of Forests) is a semi-cooperative moshav in central Israel. Located in the Judean Mountains, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,386.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by Yemenite immigrants.[2]

Giv'at Ye'arim is associated with Gibeath, a city mentioned in the Book of Joshua (18:28).[3]

In the past, the majority of Giv'at Ye'arim residents worked in agriculture, particularly viticulture and poultry-breeding. Today, many hold jobs outside the moshav, mainly in Jerusalem and Mevaseret Zion.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.43
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.175, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)

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