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P’nei Kedem

To study and live in the mountains of Jerusalem

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Studying at Herzog College? Studying in Jerusalem?

On the mountainside in eastern Gush Etzion, 930 meters above sea level, in front of the pastoral landscape of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea and closest to the sky, is the student village in front of Kedem. Penny Kedem is a 20-minute drive from Herzog College and about 30 minutes from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The village is home to 30 students and is characterized by a young and energetic atmosphere. Students enjoy a place that allows them to express creativity, ideas, and energies along with other young guys who choose to lead, change and promote in a settlement community in a pioneering atmosphere. The view reflected in the morning from the window includes the Judean Desert plateau, Nahal Arugot which runs just below the village and of course the impressive Dead Sea. On Thursday evenings, students admire the Turbine - a social pub in a desert atmosphere that attracts young people from different places.

About Penny Kedem

Penny Kedem is located in the east of Gush Etzion, in the area of the settlement of Mitzad, and was established in August 2000; Today, about 55 families live there. The height of the settlement is 930 meters above sea level, and the drop of 1,300 meters to the Dead Sea is evident in the view from it. The origin of the name of Penny Kedem is derived from its location above Nahal Arugot, which faces Kedem – to the east. The official name is Aspar B (the official name of the nearby settlement of Mitzad is Aspar A), after the name of Beer Aspar which is mentioned as the place of the Hasmoneans’ parking before the battle in Greece and is identified in the nearby Khirbet Zafran. The settlement overlooks Nahal Arugot, and on the other hand you can see the Jordan Mountains.

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It pays to live with us

A young and vibrant community

Social action

Excellent location

Discounted accommodation


Magical view

Social action

Each student leads a social project in localities in the area, after an in-depth examination of the regional needs and building an action plan together with the relevant environmental factors. The activity in a variety of areas of activity: welfare, community, culture, agriculture, and more and allows you to realize your creativity and significantly influence society and settlement.

A young and kicking community

The fun in a student village is the family atmosphere. A student in the village enjoys a social life that can not be found anywhere else: spontaneous sunrise trips, cool jams, bonfires, a community pub, communal meals and especially a cohesive group that will always be there for you ...

Discounted accommodation

Students participating in the program are entitled to discounted accommodation in a magical landscape, a scholarship of 10,000 NIS, and ... a wonderful quality of life.

There is room for everyone

The program is suitable for male and female students, married and single, studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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