Wide-open green spaces, the best of Israeli culture, a close proximity to main commercial centers, and a warm, cohesive community -that’s Yavne!

Famed for being the ancient seat of the revered Sanhedrin, Yavne is known today as a flourishing, progressive-thinking city that is home to a diverse population of young and old.

Throughout the years, Yavne has succeeded in maintaining its distinctive community identity.

Today the city is renowned for its emphasis on excellence in such realms as education, urban planning, employment, the environment, and housing. 

Yavne is located in the center of the Coastal Plain, on main transportation hubs to Tel Aviv,Ashdod, Rishon L’Tzion and Rehovot:

  • Highway #42—connects to Independence Boulevard(Sderot HaAtzmaut) in the city, crossing from north to south. This highway connects Yavne with Rishon L’Tzion in the north and withAshdod in the south.
  • Highway #410—connects Yavne with Rehovot, its neighbor to the east.
  • Highway #4—A main route to Yavne’s west, directly joining the city to Tel Aviv and points north. Yavne’s residents can enter the road via the Yavne Interchange. Yavne’s close proximity to main highways provides residents with quick, easy access to a wide range of commercial centers.
  • In addition, the railway station in south Yavne is situated on the Ashkelon-Binyamina rail line to the suburbs. Adjacent to the Yavne Interchange and Highway #4, an additional railway station now allows residents to reach Tel Aviv and the nation’s center within less than 30 minutes!

Community comes first in Yavne, and stands prominently at the heart of the city’s endeavors. It’s no surprise to see the wealth of cultural and community activities that Yavne’s residents enjoy:

  • Heichal Hatarbut (Cultural Auditorium)—Established in 2010, the 510-seat auditorium hosts a rich repertoire of theater productions, dance and musical performances, children’s events and more.

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  • HaSadnaL’Omanut (The Art Workshop)—Specializing in the plastic arts, the center attracts children and adults to its wide range of workshops. The center also serves as a municipal gallery, exhibiting the finest artists from Israel and Yavne, including new immigrants and young artists from the city’s schools.
  • The “Koter Yavne” Municipal Library—This new municipal library is a center for culture and enjoyment. Open to all Yavne residents, the library not only offers an extensive selection of volumes, but also a number of cultural activities such as a story hour and a children’s theater to open up a wonderful world of imagination.

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  •  The Conservatory for Music and Dance—Exceptional teachers and a range of genres in music and dance await the children of Yavne at the municipal Conservatory. This facility serves as a center for education, culture and performances, enabling young students to partake of high-level lessons.
  •  TheYavne Water Park—Spanning a broad area, this great park offers visitors water play-areas galore, a fitness room, and spacious lawns. In addition, theWaterParkserves as a major entertainment attraction throughout the entire year. The Park also offers a range of courses for children and youth, including synchronized swimming. The city takes particular pride in its all-star synchronized swimming team, which has clinched national and international prizes. During the summer, the Park’s amphitheater features musical performances by some ofIsrael’s leading artists.

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In Yavne, it’s not the places you know, but the people you know.

That’s how it is in a community-minded city! Here’s a brief look at some of the places that every Yavne resident knows:

  • Maya’s Kitchen (HaMitbach Shel Maya)—Here, the wafting aromas of homemade cooking are reminiscent of Fridays at Mama’s. Maya’s Kitchen cooks up delicacies with a homemade flavor that delights Yavne’s locals and visitors who come to taste, enjoy and reminisce….
  • Azri’s Grocery (HaMakolet Shel Azri)—In the heart of Yavne, not far at all from Azorim Park Yavne, Azri’s Grocery offers a selection of special, tasty jachnun in the shape of croissants prepared by Azri’s wife. Be forewarned: the moment you bite into Azri’s jachnun, you’ll be hooked for life!

The city of Yavne places the highest priority on educational excellence for its 8,700 students, from kindergarten to high school.

In 2006, the city won national recognition for its efforts, clinching the Israeli Education Award for the best schools in the nation.

Yavne’s schools are known for their ongoing innovations in curriculum and enrichment programs, excelling in computer studies, state-of-the-art laboratories and technological facilities.

Yet Yavne’s schools go one very unique step further to serve as community-active institutions.

The schoolchildren are totally involved in the community in which they live, creating an interactive circle of reciprocity between parents, students and the city’s population at large.

Yavne also offers a number of youth movements for its young citizens, including Boy and Girl Scouts, HaShomer HaTzair, B’nai Akiva, and a range of nature clubs sponsored by the Jewish National Fund.

The city ofYavneenthusiastically fosters the city’s industry and major employment centers, and offers incentives for the creation of new initiatives.

As a result, some ofIsrael’s leading industries have relocated to Yavne over recent years.

The city boasts two thriving industrial districts and a commercial park. An Industrial Park encompassing 420 acres is host to over 250 factories in a diverse realm of production, employing more than 8,000 men and women.

In addition, Yavne is an easy commute to such major Israeli employment centers as Tel Aviv, the Tamar high-tech Science Parkin Rehovot, seaports and airports.

This strategic proximity enables Yavne’s residents to take a major role in Israeli industry while enjoying a high-level quality of life—and belonging to the warm, caring community of Yavne.

Yavne is one of the sole Israeli cities to enjoy a positive migration, and is thus committed to pursue urban development for the wellbeing of its population.

“Park HaNachal” and the new promenade just outside Azorim Park Yavne offer a number of grassy playground and recreation areas, extending all the way to the northern edge of the city.

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