A new synagogue to service the community of Bnei Netazarim, in the southern Mediterranean coastal locality of Halutza, is scheduled for Monday at 4:00 p.m. Bnei Netzarim is comprised of Jews who were uprooted from the Gaza community of Netzarim in the Israeli government's Disengagement program of 2005. The building is shaped like an arrow to symbolize a forward-looking perspective but contains a dome and arches reminiscent of the synagogue in Netzarim. Half of the 100 families living in Bnei Netzarim are living in permanent homes.
Housing Minister Uri Ariel and Rabbi Ya'akov Ariel of Ramat Gan head a list of rabbis and other public figures taking part in the ceremony. The general public is invited. Elyada Prince, who heads the Midreshet Netzarim college, said that everyone who comes to the dedication will see the hothouses, orchards and field crops on the way and understand the power of love with which the farmers work the land, which the land returns.