The community of Givat Savion is located in the pastoral city of Bet Shemesh.
Bet Shemesh is centrally located within Israel, providing easy access to a number of major cities.
Modiin, Kiryat Gat and Rechovot are a mere 20 minutes away by car or bus. Tel Aviv and Yerushalayim take 40 minutes travel time by car or bus, and are also accessible by train rides that depart every hour from the Bet Shemesh station. Ashdod and Ashkelon are each an hour away.
Givat Savion is the ideal location for people who want to work in a large city while living in a pleasant, affordable community with beautiful outdoor spaces.
As explained by this article on the Ynet news site http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4618192,00.html, homes in Bet Shemesh sell for a far lower price than comparable homes in large cities and in Israel as a whole. Givat Savion homes give you more value for your money!
Bet Shemesh is home to a large Garin Torani, a group of people who moved to the city to provide education and programs about Judaism. These devoted and active community members are scattered through the city, with many living in Givat Savion.
Our shul, Congregation Etz Chaim, truly reflects the ingathering of the Diaspora. People from the four corners of the earth belong to our shul, where native Israelis blend with people from North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. This feature makes our community unique in Bet Shemesh, and probably in Israel.
Our friendly congregation is involved in Chesed activities both within the community and with the Bet Shemesh community at large. We contribute with our time and money to small and large charity events, and we are involved in social activism as well.
At Etz Chaim, our members are like family. When someone is in need, the congregation is there to help. When someone celebrates a Simcha, the community celebrates along with him or her. At the same time, our members have privacy, and are given the space to live their personal lives.