The Essene Farm, an Ecological Health Farm in the Jerusalem Mountains, is a Workshop Center & Holiday Resort. We also offer workshops in Natural Hygeine and healthy living, Parma-culture and organic gardening, offering the opportunity to follow the life-style of the Essenes.

The Essenes, who were highly spiritual famers and healers, living in Israel 2000 years ago, were familiar with the secrets of good health and longevity. They ate vegetarian food, conducted fasts for health and spiritual reasons, and were the first people to grow sprouts.

The Essene farm is located in Even-Sappir, a small village in the midst of the green recreation area of the Jerusalem Mountains, only twenty minutes drive from Jerusalem. The village is built on the lush slope of a magnificent mountain range, surrounded by Mediterranean forests and an abundance of springs within short walking distance. The "Israel Trail" which is the most popular hiking trail in Israel, passes nearby, and Sataf – the Keren Kayamet le'Yisrael recreational and traditional agricultural center can be seen from the lodge porches. (We cultivate a vineyard in Sataf). "The St. John of the Desert" Franciscan monastery is a five minute walk from the farm (the Franciscans see their origins as stemming from the Essenes) and the Ein-Karem village, with its many picturesque churches, is only a ten minute drive from us. The Essene Farm can also serve as a base for travelers who wish to tour Jerusalem yet stay in the countryside.

השלט בכניסה לחווה

The sign at the entrance

Please call +972 2 6449588  and leave a message for Dr. Zohar Katsir or contact us at: and we shall be happy to assist you.

Direction: Continue from Hadasa Hospital 100 m. down the road and turn left at the sign to Even-Sappir. Pass the gate of the Moshav and turn right. Keep to the right until you see the sign: Essene Farm – Ecological Health Farm. Parking on the left.

Bus א 27 from the light-train terminal in Mt. Hertzel.