Living in Tel Mond & the Mevaser Zion Community

tel_mondLocated just 15 minutes from Raanana and 10 minutes from the beaches of Netanya, Tel Mond has developed into an intimate suburb with both religious and secular residents. Located in the heart of the Sharon region, Tel Mond is home to a vibrant and active mixed Israeli and Anglo community. Residents of Tel Mond benefit from being only kilometers away from high-tech job opportunities, shopping centers, and the beach, while also being able to enjoy the calm and luxury of living in a suburban community.

Local Employment Tel Mond has local businesses and neighboring hi-tech parks, and is easily accessible to employment opportunities in the center of the country.

Education / Youth
Twenty-two free ganim (pre-schools) are dispersed throughout the community to serve religious and secular children from the age of 3 to Kindergarten, as well as an early intervention pre-school for delayed development. For religious students, Ohr Torah (a public co-ed modern orthodox elementary school from grades 1 -6) has high standards for both Torah and general studies. Housed in a new modern complex, Ohr Torah scored the highest on national test scores when compared to all the religious schools in the Sharon region. The school has a new computer lab, projectors in all the classes, a mobile computer lab, as well as small classes – all of which are luxuries in Israel. Thirty-percent of its student body come from English speaking families, who are also congregants at the new Mevesar Tzion synagogue. English classes for native English speakers are available along with one to one Hebrew instruction for new olim. You can visit the school’s facebook page here.

There are 3 secular elementary schools, which are all in one central location. There is also a middle school/high school in Tel Mond which services the secular community. Starting in elementary school, there are separate English classes in the schools for native-English speakers. Religious high schoolers are bussed into neighboring Raanana for various high schools. Many high schoolers in Tel Mond also attended “Meitarim”, a pluralistic High School in Raanana.

Both Bnei Akiva and Tzofim are active youth groups in the community. Tel Mond organizes joint programs for both secular and religious youth, which are sometimes recreational and sometimes educational.

Transportation
Tel Mond is centrally located. There is a train station in one of the neighboring communities. As in most suburbs, it’s advisable to have a car. There is bus transportation within the town, to the train, and to the main junction but not as frequently as in a city.

Tel Mond is situated just off the Tel Aviv-Haifa Route 4, and a 15 minutes drive from the coast. The community is very close to the Bnei Dror intersection, a major transportation center. The train station is located in nearby Bet Yehoshua with regular service to Tel Aviv (20 minutes) and Haifa (50 minutes).

Olim Services
The community and school play a major role in welcoming the oleh family and provide support throughout their acclimation. Residents can receive olim services, such as ulpan, in the neighboring Netanya and Raanana.

Amenities / Services
Tel Mond has an active community center that offers after-school care, all types of extra curricular activities (such as karate, ballet, art, gymnastics, chess, drama in both English and Hebrew) and various cultural programming.

There is a local public library, and sports center, as well as health clinics, fitness facilities, banks, restaurants, supermarkets, and clothing stores. The town is located several kilometers away from major shopping centers.

Resources: Matnas Tel Mond, Tel Mond Municipality, Tel Mond Mall (Mond Center).

Community and Religious Life
Through out Tel Mond, there are synagogues for Sephardic and Ashkenazi residents, as well as a community Mikveh. The Mevasar Tzion Synagogue’s congregants are mostly Modern Orthodox English speakers. The synagogue serves as a center for religious and holiday programming and plays a key role in welcoming and assisting the oleh family as they get accustomed to their new life in Israel.

Real Estate
90% of the homes in Tel Mond are semi-detached houses.

Rentals:
Semi-detached 3 bedroom homes: 6-7,000 NIS/month
Semi-detached 4 bedroom homes: 7-9,000 NIS/month

Purchases:
4 bedroom semi-detached homes: 2.5-3 million NIS
2,000 units (including 880 apartments) are currently being constructed. Apartment prices start at 2 million NIS.

Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods in this community are named after the thematic street names. The older area is called Etzim/Volfson. The Kiryat Hinuch (education complex) is located in the Nahalim neighborhood. Most of the English speakers reside in Tziporim, Giron, Rigashot, and Achuzat Adarim. The other nearby neighborhoods are called:   Prachim and Avnei Chen. All of which are a short walk from the center of town, the schools, and the synagogues.

Community contacts:
telmondolim@gmail.com

Jonathan French
telmond@ymail.com
054 632 6137
UK number-0208 432 3220

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