News and updates about Efrat

Illegal Arab building near Efrat demolished

In recent weeks, demolitions of illegal structures in Judea and Samaria have increased led by Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Illegal Arab building near Efrat demolished

Memorial for Dee family to be held on anniversary of murders

On Sunday, April 7, a memorial event will be held for Lucy Dee and her daughters Maia and Rina to mark the first anniversary of their deaths in a terrorist shooting attack on Passover.

Memorial for Dee family to be held on anniversary of murders

After 15 years:

Efrat residents vote for change

In runoff, Dovi Shefler defeats incumbent mayor Oded Revivi, who has served in the role for the last 15 years.

Efrat residents vote for change

Israel to approve 700 housing units in Efrat

Decision to add hundreds of housing units 'further establishes the vision of Efrat as the capital of the Gush Etzion bloc and the protector of Jerusalem from the south,' Mayor Oded Revivi says.

Israel to approve 700 housing units in Efrat

Sergeant Major Elkana Newlander fell in Gaza

Community of Efrat announced that Sergeant Major Elkana Newlander fell in battle in the Gaza Strip.

Sergeant Major Elkana Newlander fell in Gaza

Mayor of Efrat to Arutz Sheva:

''Settler violence' campaign definitely not based on facts'

Mayor Revivi demands that government approves important security budgets for Judea and Samaria communities

''Settler violence' campaign definitely not based on facts'

'Your job is to breathe and to get through this difficult time'

OU Israel, in collaboration with Efrat, holds emotional evening of chizuk for immigrant mothers whose children are fighting in Gaza.

'Your job is to breathe and to get through this difficult time'

Can anyone guarantee life?

Who does not want to be inscribed in the book of life!

Can anyone guarantee life?

Illegal Arab building - Efrat as a microcosm

According to a study published on October 11, 2022, by Regavim, there are 81,317 illegal structures in area C. Op-ed.

Illegal Arab building - Efrat as a microcosm

Kindergarten teacher Batsheva Nigri murdered near Hebron

Nigri, a mother of 3, was gunned down in front of her six-year-old daughter.

Kindergarten teacher Batsheva Nigri murdered near Hebron

Palestinian Arab surveyors working within Area C

Residents of Efrat spotted Palestinian Arab land surveyors in an area that is legally under full Israeli control.

Palestinian Arab surveyors working within Area C

Holding on to all of Efrat

Trees planted have been regularly uprooted and the paths made by volunteers have repeatedly been destroyed.Op-ed

Holding on to all of Efrat

Efrat residents provide medical assistance to Palestinian Arab

Palestinian Arabs arrive at entrance to Efrat seeking medical help. Volunteers from the town perform a successful resuscitation.

Efrat residents provide medical assistance to Palestinian Arab

Dee family sets out to build three legacies

The Dee family will soon end its period of mourning. Three projects are planned to eternalize Lucy, Rina, and Maya Dee.

Dee family sets out to build three legacies

Patrol group deploys guard dogs to Jewish farm after attacks

Israel Dog Unit deploys guard dogs to farm near Efrat, south of Jerusalem, following spate of Arab attacks.

Patrol group deploys guard dogs to Jewish farm after attacks

European Parliament members visit Efrat

Members of European Parliament visit Efrat, learn about the 'active & positive relationships' Efrat has with the surrounding Arab villages.

European Parliament members visit Efrat

Gantz in Efrat:

'We will expand the activity against terrorism as needed'

Defense Minister visits Sukkah of Peace of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi: Our Judaism is based on neighborliness and dialogue.

'We will expand the activity against terrorism as needed'

Abortion controversy:

Efrat: Women should be informed & empowered to choose

Roe vs. Wade is in the headlines, but Efrat focuses on the 81 thousand babies born due to their aid. "We don't get involved in politics."

Efrat: Women should be informed & empowered to choose

The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Efrat Rabbis

The survey on LGBT sent to Efrat residents, first published on Arutz Sheva, led to this protest letter signed by 15 of the city's rabbis.

The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Efrat Rabbis

Singing at construction site:

Moshav Band singer 'tests' out new synagogue's acoustics

Educator and musician Rabbi Shlomo Katz takes Moshav Band's Yehuda Solomon on a tour of the new Efrat synagogue, Shirat David.

Moshav Band singer 'tests' out new synagogue's acoustics

The special donation Jonathan Pollard made from prison

During shiva calls after the passing of his wife, Esther Pollard, former spy recalls donating his entire month's prison 'salary'.

The special donation Jonathan Pollard made from prison

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Tree-planting program promotes personal growth ahead of bar mitzvah.

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Shabbat morning rescue thanks to quick-thinking EMT and aspirin

United Hatzalah EMT in Efrat saves friend during emergency call - with some quick thinking and some aspirin.

Shabbat morning rescue thanks to quick-thinking EMT and aspirin

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"When I found out I was pregnant, it was really scary"

Mali, an EFRAT volunteer, tells her story about how the organization helped her emotionally and financially during and after her pregnancy.

"When I found out I was pregnant, it was really scary"

'I'm so thankful EFRAT was there - it's their baby as well'

Chani talks about how thankful she is that with EFRAT's support, she was able to go through with her pregnancy as a single mother.

'I'm so thankful EFRAT was there - it's their baby as well'

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Supporting pregnant women, rescuing babies

EFRAT has been helping pregnant Israeli women in need for 45 years, giving them assistance and financial help after their babies are born.

Supporting pregnant women, rescuing babies

Chossing the path of faith and positivity

An illuminating talk on choosing one's way of life with Rabbi Baruch Efrati, head of the Derech Emunah organization of young Israeli rabbis.

Chossing the path of faith and positivity

The price of a life

'Every family has their own children to take care of, but just $1,200 we can bring another child to the world,' says ardent Efrat supporter.

The price of a life

Filling the Void

Chagai Goldschmidt, Efrat’s CEO, shares his experience as the son-in-law and right-hand man of Dr. Eli Schussheim

Filling the Void

Dr. Eli Schussheim z"l

The sudden passing of Dr. Eliyahu Schussheim was a shock not only to his family but to the untold numbers of lives he touched.

Dr. Eli Schussheim z"l

'Biden administration hasn't decided on its Israel policy yet'

Mayor Revivi arrives at the new Arutz Sheva studio in Jerusalem to talk about the past and future of American-Israeli relations.

'Biden administration hasn't decided on its Israel policy yet'

Efrat: Hundreds of families without electricity

High-voltage pole collapses following snowfall in Efrat. Hundreds without electricity since last night. Council mobilized for neighborhoods.

Efrat: Hundreds of families without electricity

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

Nava Katz seeks to 'bring back vitality and old-school Zionism back to Labor Party', and be voice of Anglos in Knesset.

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

Efrat Mayor: How Moshe Moskowitz founded our community

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi mourns Moshe 'Moshko' Moskowitz, says he was already preparing to celebrate Israel's 100th birthday.

Efrat Mayor: How Moshe Moskowitz founded our community

Efrat Mayor: "We missed an opportunity"

Head of Efrat Council says that waiting until a government change in both the USA and Israel was a mistake.

Efrat Mayor: "We missed an opportunity"

Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo contest

Samuels is now ranked first in her category, after taking gold earlier this year.

Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo contest

Ice cream truck keeps Efrat school connected with students

Ohr Torah Stone Derech Avot Yeshiva High School rents ice cream truck in a unique effort to stay connected with students during the pandemic

Ice cream truck keeps Efrat school connected with students

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

Regional Cooperation Minister Akinus attends ceremony to mark launch of Efrat industrial center, laments PA refusal of economic cooperation.

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

Save us! The silent cry of unborn children

As we approach the Days of Awe, when the Creator of the world decides who will live in the coming year, we all seek ways to guarantee life

Save us! The silent cry of unborn children

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Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Rabbi Uri Samet to be appointed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's replacement for marriage and kashrut until permanent replacement appointed.

Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Thousands of housing units to be built in Efrat

Defense Minister Bennett approves expansion of Efrat, paving the way for thousands of new housing units.

Thousands of housing units to be built in Efrat

Message to the survivors: You are not alone

Youths stand outside homes of Holocaust survivors in Efrat, wearing white shirts and holding flags and candles.

Message to the survivors: You are not alone

'I praise Your name' featuring residents of Efrat

Moshe Kesselman composed inspiring words from Psalms. He called residents of Efrat join and sing along to counter the feeling of quarantine.

'I praise Your name' featuring residents of Efrat

Efrat mayor: 23 confirmed coronavirus patients

Oded Revivi names newest four coronavirus patients, lists who needs to self-quarantine, says only certain workers will be allowed entry.

Efrat mayor: 23 confirmed coronavirus patients

Arab armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat

Palestinian Authority resident armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

Arab armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat

'One year ago, everything changed forever'

Brother of murdered American-Israeli Ari Fuld recalls the attack on Ari, the heartbreaking visit to the hospital, and a year in mourning

'One year ago, everything changed forever'

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

New and magnificent ritual bath inaugurated in Gush Etzion town. Religious Affairs Minister: 'Issue of mikvahs has improved recently.'

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

Efrat residents save Palestinian's life

Arab who collapsed in village of Umm Salamuna brought to nearby of Efrat, where CPR was performed on him, saving his life.

Efrat residents save Palestinian's life

'Lapid wants to evict 80-90 thousand Jews from their homes'

PM Netanyahu explains what September's elections are about, emphasizes need for healthy backbone in US-Israel relations.

'Lapid wants to evict 80-90 thousand Jews from their homes'

Netanyahu: No settlers will be uprooted

PM Netanyahu visits Efrat, promises an end to demolition of Jewish towns.

Netanyahu: No settlers will be uprooted

Good neighbors

Residents of Efrat called almost every day to give medical treatment to Arabs who arrive at the front gate of the Gush Etzion town.

Good neighbors

Residents of Efrat have had enough

Judean city residents launch uncompromising grassroots campaign to halt land theft that threatens their homes.

Residents of Efrat have had enough

Watch: Terrorist arrested two years after stabbing attack

Shin Bet arrests terrorist who stabbed civilian in Efrat in December, 2016.

Watch: Terrorist arrested two years after stabbing attack

'Stop trading in bodies'

Efrat Council head critical of other Judea and Samaria heads for demand to build following terror attacks. 'Building must be routine.'

'Stop trading in bodies'

Residents of Efrat save Arab's life

Resident of nearby Palestinian Arab village brought to Efrat after suffering serious injuries in a fall, receives treatment from residents.

Residents of Efrat save Arab's life

Efrat's incumbent Revivi maintains leadership

Initial count indicates Ravivi win with challenging lists represented; final results after soldier vote count.

Efrat's incumbent Revivi maintains leadership

Exclusive:

Meet the candidates in Efrat - Judea's English-speaking city

Arutz Sheva asks mayoral candidates, parties what sets them apart, what kind of community they will leave our children, and a word to Olim.

Meet the candidates in Efrat - Judea's English-speaking city

Guard dogs deployed in Gush Etzion after Fuld murder

Efrat residents, supporters to spend Yom Kippur guarding agricultural land after Fuld murder.

Guard dogs deployed in Gush Etzion after Fuld murder

'It is our obligation to get up and charge'

Residents of Efrat plan new neighborhood on nearby Givat Eitam as a response to murder of Ari Fuld. 'This land is ours.'

'It is our obligation to get up and charge'

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IDF prepares to demolish home of terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld

Army engineering team maps out home of Arab terrorist who stabbed American-Israeli man to death in preparation for demolition.

IDF prepares to demolish home of terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld