About Us

Welcome to Kehillat Ahavat Tzion (KAT)

KAT was established Rosh Ha'Shana 5750 (September 1999) in Ramat Bet Shemesh by a handful of Anglo Olim (immigrants) with the purpose of creating a warm Kehilla (community) that could act both as a spiritual home and an extended family for our members. In our six years of existence, our membership has tripled to one hundred, including of new and veteran Olim and native Israelis.

From our modest beginnings in the living room of one of our members, we now hold our Tefillot (prayers) in a local kindergarten located directly across the street from the plot of land allocated to us by local authorities for building a permanent Bet Knesset. KAT is a vibrant community, committed to making everyone feel a part. We cater to the needs of our members - young and old - through Tefillot, Shiurim (Jewish learning), Kiddie Minyanim (services), and special events, and our Chesed (benevolance) programs ensure that no member is ever alone in a time of need. We pride ourselves in being a close-knit Kehilla created for our members, run by our members who are involved in every aspect developing our Kehilla with an extensive framework of committees and volunteers.

What Makes Kehillat Ahavat Tzion So SPECIAL?


    We actively make integration into Israeli life much smoother. The "unofficial" Absorption Center of Ramat Beit Shemesh, KAT is a big reason for the success of so many people's Aliya , while helping to build a vibrant religious Zionist community in Israel.


    We have a Unique Chesed Network, offering speedy practical and emotional support for those in need : meals for the sick, help with children, and more. The KAT "family" is always there to HELP!


    KAT is an extended family for many of our members, especially those with few or no relatives in Israel.


    One of the few communities in Ramat Beit Shemesh where there is a genuine blending and bonding of native Israelis and Olim together.

We invite you to explore our site and find out more about our activities, our development and how you can join us in making our dream a reality!

2008 Financial statements for the Amuta

Tax Exempt Status Para 46a

2009 Amuta Certification

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Kehillat Ahavat Tzion, Nachal Timna 2 (corner of Nachal Dolev), Ramat Beit Shemesh