Hannukah in Gush Etzion!


Shlomo’s Animals

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!

During Hannukah: Enjoy tours, camel and donkey rides. Call in advance to find out when there’ll be a live show!

 Entry does not require Green Pass.

Location: Sde Bar Farm Waze: click here

Price: 45 nis/ ages 2-18 |  35 nis/adult

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-15:00, Sat- Closed

Phone: 055-6660897

Gush Etzion Heritage Center – Sound and Light Show

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth.

The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel:

“If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.

Location: Kibbutz Kfar Etzion Waze: click here

Price: 35 nis/person. For the full price list click here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-12:30.  Due to covid limitations, must reserve a seat ahead of time.

Phone: 02-9935160

Deer Land Farm

Set in the heart of a forest, overlooking breathtaking scenery, Deer Land Park awaits you. We offer a wide variety of attractions: a nature reserve, petting zoo, and one of the largest sports challenge facilities in Israel.

During Hannukah the farm will be open only to enjoy the longest zipline in Israel – 400 meters long and 120 meters high above a canyon.

Price: Click here for full list

Location: Deer Land Farm (located next to Kfar Etzion) Waze: click here

Hours: 09:30-15:30 Must book in advance!

Phone: 02-5709768

Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes. Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.

Location: Deer Land Farm. Click here to find on waze.

Hours: Opens at 09:00. Must book in advance.

Phone: 054-3183333

ReGush Thrills! ATVs and Jeeps in Gush Etzion

ReGush ATV and Jeep company specializes in amazing and unique experience tours in the Gush Etzion region, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Judean Desert.

With ReGush, you can choose guided field trips for 60, 90 or 120 minutes, on a variety of routes, including a stop for explanations and observations. Our hiking trails pass through magical paths and coveted corners, with spectacular scenery and unique vantage points in Gush Etzion.

Location: Alon Shvut Waze: click here

Hours:Must book in advance.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099

Lior Jeep Tours

Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean desert. Lior also offers other extreme activities including: cliff rappelling, dune buggy rides, learning to bake pita in a taboun. We arrange ODT (Outdoor Training) events, management workshops, integration games, and a rope park.

Price: 8 people per jeep. 2 hour trip- 900 nis, 4 hour trip- 1200

Hours: Must book in advance.

Phone:  054-8006920

Gush Etzion Winery- Visitors Center

How does fine wine with an excellent dairy meal, overlooking vineyards sound to you? Gush Etzion Wineries invites you to enjoy a tasting tour. Come and enjoy a variety of wines as well as the winery’s dairy restaurant.

Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction) Waze: click here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-16:00, Fri 09:00-13:30

Phone: 02-9309220 | Book a tour: Stav  050-8911136

Caliber 3

Caliber 3,Israeli Counter terror &  Security Academy- combining zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.

Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park Waze: click here

Hours: 08:00-17:30, Holiday and Sabbath Eve. 08:00-13:00 – Must book in advance.

Phone: 02-6734334

Iris’ Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results!
Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more.
Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home!
In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors
and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together!

Price: Variety of workshops available starting at 90 nis a person.

Location: Harei Yehuda 6, Neve Daniel

Public transportation: From Jerusalem CBS 361,364 Egged bus lines to Neve Daniel Waze: Click here

Hours: Must book in advance.

Phone: 054-3377513

Ruth’s Home

Come enjoy candle lighting at Ruth’s Home, a place where you can enjoy a boutique event (up to 30 people), workshops and a couples tzimmer.

For more information, call Klila.

Location: Sde Boaz, Neve Daniel. Click here for the waze location.

Hours: Must reserve in advance

Phone: 052-4317074

Oz VeGaon

The Oz VeGaon nature reserve is located in the heart of Gush Etzion, just off of the Gush Etzion Junction. The reserve has playground equipment, picnic spots, restrooms and more!

This Hannukah! Enjoy the new playground equipment.

Location: Just above the Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet Gush Etzion) Waze: click here

Phone: For more information contact Nadia- 050-5500834

Restaurants and Cafes:

Japan Japan

The “Japan Japan” Asian/Japanese restaurant chain boasts a Gush Etzion branch located in the Harim Mall at the Gush Etzion Junction.

Enjoy a delicious Asian meal with a breath-taking view of the Judean Mountains.

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction. Waze: click here

Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11:00-23:00, Thurs 11:00-00:00, Friday 11:00-14:00, Saturday night one hour after the Sabbath ends until 00:00.

Phone: 02-9707700

Greg Cafe 

Greg Cafe offers a rich and diverse dairy menu, including a large array of various fish, pastas and plenty of vegan options.

The cafe overlooks the breathtaking view of Emek Bracha (Valley of Blessings).

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction Wazeclick here

Hours: 09:00-23:00, Friday 09:00-14:00, Saturday nights one hour after the Sabbath ends until midnight.

Phone: 02-6642223

Bayekev (The Winery)

How does fine wine with an excellent dairy meal, overlooking vineyards sound to you?  Gush Etzion Wineries invites you to enjoy a tasting tour. Come and enjoy a variety of wines as well as the winery’s dairy restaurant.

During Hannukah! Enjoy sfinge and candle lighting at the bar every evening.

Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction) Waze: click here

Hours: 09:00-22:00

Phone: 02-9309220 | Book a tour: Stav  050-8911136


A new cafe in the heart of Tekoa, overlooking the breathtaking view of the Judean Desert. Come enjoy freshly baked sourdough bread and a variety of meals including breakfasts, salads, pastas, chef sandwiches, kids meals and an Italian oven!

Location: Tekoa Shopping Center Wazeclick here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 07:00-22:00, Fri 07:00-13:00, Saturday night- one hour after the Sabbath ends until 22:30.

Phone: 054-8883554

Juha Coffee

A dairy restauraunt and cafe, with a breathtaking view at the top of Har Gilo.

The restaraunt shares a space with the “Derech HaGan” plant nursery operated by the “Beit David Association,” giving it a unique and quaint feel.

The cafe has a trampoline for kids to enjoy!

Location: Har Gilo, in front of the field school. Waze– click here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 13:00-23:00, Fri 08:00-13:00

Phone: 054-5830579

Hummus Haaretz

A small and homey hummus restaurant in the fast growing shopping center of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion.

Features a beautiful veranda which overlooks Gush Etzion’s splendid view.

The restaurant offers both traditional and unique hummus options with various side dishes.

Location: Kfar Etzion’s shopping center Waze: click here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-21:00, Fri 08:00-13:00

Phone:  054-7966563 02-9935366

Hummus Eliyahu

Forget the cold hummus you know from the supermarket and neighborhood hummus joints, and get ready for a fresh and warm hummus experience from the moment you order: the hummus dishes are served hot with various toppings of your choice and a side of Yeminite pitas and, of course… a warm, loving smile.

Equipped with an extra floor available for events up to 40 people!

Location: Gush Etzion Junction Waze– click here

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-21:00,  Fri 07:30 -14:00

Phone:  02-5821655

Hagiga Nodedet

Cafe Bar at Tekoa’s Art Center.

Location: מרכז אומנים תקוע, Tekoas Art Center

Hours: 08:00-16:00

Phone: 054-6446223