Relocation to Kfar Shmaryahu – Important Information

Kfar Shmaryahu (located in the Tel Aviv District) is a local council of 670 families, founded in 1937 by a group of German Jews that purchased 6,000 dunam (1,500 acres) of land for an agricultural settlement and named it in honor of Shmaryahu Levin. “Kfar” is the Hebrew word for village. Kfar Shmaryahu is ranked very high on the Israeli socio-economic scale (10 out of 10).

Residents of the Kfar include an international mix including members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the international press and employees of foreign companies.

The American School was located in Kfar Shmaryahu until 2009 and then was transferred to Even Yehuda. The American School in Even Yehuda has the largest library of English books in the Middle East. The American Embassy International pre-School (for children from 2-4 years of age) (09-9582791) has remained in Kfar Shmaryahu and is located at 20 Hazorea Street.

The Weil Community Center (4 Hanotea Street – 09-9569430) in Kfar Shmaryahu has a library (including books in English). The auditorium has theater shows, music events, moving pictures (morning film events, preview events, etc.) and dance shows. There is a chess club and a bridge club. In addition there are activities for children from pre-school and up, including arts & crafts, ceramics, a dance school, roller blades and skates, a football (soccer) school, camps for children during school break and shows for children from kindergarten age and up and nature activities in the flower blooming season as well as activities during the holidays. There are also classes for adults including ceramics and sculpture.

The commercial center of Kfar Shmaryahu (Located at the intersection of Hama’apilim, Hazorea and Hahoresh Streets) has more than 50 shops, a pharmacy, fruits and vegetables, mini-market, bank, coffee shops, flower shop and numerous other commercial businesses.

Kfar Shmaryahu has its own country club (19 Keren Hayesod Street (09-9580404)with swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball and badminton, to name a few of the activities.

Amram’s Sport Academy at 19 Hakotzer Street (09-9562274) is an “institution’ in a class of its own.


Street Names

Kfar Shmaryahu was founded as an agricultural settlement and therefore the names of the streets in Kfar Shmaryahu (except for one) are agricultural terms, like “Hahoresh Street” – the street of the plougher, “Hazorea Street” – the street of the person who plants the seeds, “Hanotea Street” – the person who plants trees and “Hakotzer Street” – the street of the reaper. Other streets are named after trees garden flowers or wild flowers, such as “Haoranim Streets – pine tree street, “:Hadekalim Street” – palm tree street, “Hazayit Street” – olive tree street, “Hashaked Street” – almond tree street and “Hanarkisim Street” – daffodil street, “Harakfot Street” – cyclament street and many others.