Mevo Modi'im

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Mevo Modi'im
מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים
Entrance sign
Entrance sign
Mevo Modi'im is located in Israel
Mevo Modi'im
Mevo Modi'im
Coordinates: 31°56′2.4″N 34°59′15.71″E / 31.934000°N 34.9876972°E / 31.934000; 34.9876972Coordinates: 31°56′2.4″N 34°59′15.71″E / 31.934000°N 34.9876972°E / 31.934000; 34.9876972
District Central
Council Hevel Modi'in
Affiliation Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded 1964
Founded by Shlomo Carlebach
Population (2015)[1] 265

Mevo Modi'im (Hebrew: מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים‎, lit. Modi'im Gateway), officially Me'or Modi'im (Hebrew: מְאוֹר מוֹדִיעִים‎), is a religious community settlement in central Israel. It is also known as the Carlebach Moshav.[2] Located north-west of Modi'in on Highway 443, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 265.[1]


The village was founded as a moshav shitufi in 1976 by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach,[3] who lived there in the later years of his life.[4] Many residents came to the settlement as a group from the United States, following the direction of Carlebach. Many came from or through the former "House of Love and Prayer" which was first established in San Francisco, and later in Jerusalem. The group is a collection of eclectic individuals, including musicians, artists, organic farmers, wine makers, perfumers and specialists in many areas. Many are excelled in their field in all of Israel.

The moshav has a hand painted and ornately decorated main synagogue painted by Yitzchak Ben Yehudah in its centre. Mevo Modi'im has a variety of eateries including Luciano’s, HaChatzer, Moshe Cohen's Falafel and Chai farm.

Moshav residents built a new pavilion near the ruins on the moshav in memory of Esh Kodesh Gilmore who was killed in a terrorist attack on 30 October 2000.[5][6]

The Shlomo Carlebach Foundation is based out of Mevo Modiim.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mevo Modi'im Goat Farm Israel Inside Out
  3. ^ KKL-JNF and the Modi'in Region Jewish National Fund
  4. ^ ‘Soul Doctor’ Recalls the Life of Shlomo Carlebach New York Times, 8 August 2013
  5. ^ Disproportionate Number of Anglos Slain; Olmert Praises Families' Dignity Haaretz, 24 August 2001
  6. ^ Aish Kodesh Gilmore Beliefnet
  7. ^ The Shlomo Carlebach Heritage Center Shlomo Carlebach Foundation