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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Building for Growing Shiloh

Baruch Hashem, bli eyin haraa, my home town Shiloh has been growing. This summer many families with children have moved to Shiloh. And there are many homes under construction. Some are being privately built, while others are a part of a large building project. There are a total of nine first grade classes between the boys and girls schools. And that doesn't count the children going to school in other places for various reasons.

Our school is a regional school. Not only do the children come from the very nearby communities, but we see school buses from the Jordan Valley and the Shomron bringing and taking kids everyday.

Thirty-six 36 years ago, on September 1, 1981, eighteen 18 children, six in the third grade, four in the second grade and eight in the first grade began studying in Shiloh. It's mind-boggling miraculous to see how the school has grown. Second generation, meaning the children of some of those pioneers study in the Shiloh elementary schools today, and some have have even graduated already.

Shiloh is considered one of the most pleasant and convenient places to live. Not only is there work here in Shiloh and closeby, but we're near the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem and the "coastal plain," meaning Petach Tikva, Kfar Saba etc. And of course Ariel and the university there are just a few minutes from Shiloh.

There are two health fund with clinics in Shiloh, plus numerous stores. And we have quite a few buses each day to Jerusalem, Ariel and Maale Levona. There are also all sorts of activities for children, adults and senior citizens. Don't forget that my neighbors include some of the nicest people in the world. Moving to Shiloh was one of the best decisions we could have made, B"H.

Not all houses are made from bricks nowadays.


AMJ said...

Thanks for a great article on Shilo about how the community is growing and thriving. As " a new family" in Shilo, 5 years and counting, we are grateful for all of those who came before us. Without the pioneers of our community we would not have excellent resources that exist here. Hats off to all those who came before us so we can be here too!


Batya Medad said...

I'm glad you're part of our "family." Youngsters like you keep the community growing younger.

Mr. Cohen said...

While the sane Jews build Jewish Israel,
misguided Jews want to rebuild the
ghettos and shtetls of Eastern Europe,
complete with: Yiddish, clothing from
Eastern Europe of the 1600s that is
totally inappropriate for Israel,
outdated religious customs, emphasis
on studying parts of the Torah that
have no practical application,
obsessesions with yichus and chumras,
expecting all Jews to accept their
leaders as the leaders of all Jews,
no desire to defend themselves against
those who want to kill all Jews,
and no respect or gratitude for Jews
who defend them against those who
want to kill all Jews.

What can Jews learn from Captain Kirk?


Forgotten Oppression against Jews:





American anti-Semitism:



How to Convict the New York Times
of Unfair Bias Against Israel:

Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:


Batya Medad said...

for sure

YMedad said...

An oblique comment:
Latest stats from Binyamin Regional Council are 26,650 schoolchildren from nurseries to high school and the breakdown:
1750 - nurseries;
6000 - pre-school kindergartens;
13,000 - primary school pupils;
1300 - in middle school classes;
4600 - in high schools.
This year's total first graders is 2000.