The Ancient Jewish Village of Beit She’arim
Uncovering Secrets From Long Ago.

Renewing What Was,
Fostering What Will Be.

Beit She’arim is a partially excavated archaeological site that consists of an extensive necropolis, made from tombs cut into the rock, as well as some remains of the town itself. The necropolis was discovered in the ancient Jewish village and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The history of Beit She’arim is tied to the legacy of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi. The compiler of the Mishna, and the leader of the Jewish people at the time. Many people come from around the world to visit the site, in order to repay their respects to him. 

The restoration project has already begun to uncover stunning inscriptions, carvings and Jewish tombs in a set of elaborate network of caves. Once the restoration is complete, it will be open to the public so they can view it and learn about a fascinating civilization from thousands of years ago. By opening this site up to the public we can not only teach younger generations, but we can support the towns that surround it as well.

Before RestorationAfter Restoration

3 Main Tunnels:

  • JEWISH NECROPOLIS: This preservation project consists of restoring more than 20 ancient catacombs.

  • CAVE OF YEHUDA HANASI: One of the main draws of the ancient city is that it’s the location of the legendary rabbi’s tomb.

  • HIMYARITE TOMBS: These special tombs belonged to the Jews of Himyar (modern day Yemen) which date back to the 3rd century BCE.

Become a member today,
and help us in our cause!

With your help, we are restoring this historic site to its former glory, to give future generations a glimpse of their heritage.