In 1989, a brave group of young families pioneered a new community in the heart of the Land of Israel. Its composition: ba'alei teshuva (newly religious Jews) from all over the world who had come together in Israel.
Beginning with seven families, and under the guidance of the renowned Chassidic mystic Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg, the town of Bat Ayin was set up on a hilltop purchased by the Jewish Agency in the early 1900's.
Over the years, Bat Ayin has attracted a diverse array of people with varied backgrounds and talents. Building a life and a community based on Torah, and situated in the heart of the Land of Israel, the yishuv presently numbers over one hundred and fifty families and is a composite of rabbis, teachers, artists, musicians, builders, farmers, doctors, and writers.
All who visit the Bat Ayin are struck by the beautiful vistas, the peaceful surroundings, the ancient holy quality of the Land, and the profound level of devotion and spirituality of the people who live there. The village boasts an innovative Zionist-Chassidic Yeshiva, and 2 unique women's programs, one in English and one in Hebrew, which combine Torah learning, creativity, and closeness to the Land of Israel.
Bat Ayin hosts an archeological site dating back the the Bar Kochba period, and ancient terraces and natural springs which surround the community, as well as stunning views overlooking much of central Israel. Bat Ayin also hosts our own local organic winery, with some of the most delicious wine you have ever tasted.
Bat Ayin is based on a vision which recognizes and seeks the light of Hashem in the world, and it is our hope that we all merit this awareness in our lifetimes.