The ancient synagogue of Ein-Gedi was discovered by chance in the 1970’s when members of kibbutz Ein-Gedi were placing a water pipe in its vicinity.
The Excavations uncovered a well preserved mosaic floor of a 5th-6th centuries synagogue, with mostly geometric designs, but also several important inscriptions.
The synagogue and its inscriptions incidate a thriving Jewish community in Ein-Gedi in Talmudic times, making a good living from the production of the Balsam.
Bar-Mitzvah in the Synagogue of Ein-Gedi
The ancient synagogue of Ein-Gedi can also be a really special location for a Bar/Bat-Mizvah ceremony. Reading from the Torah inside a genuine 1,500 year old synagogue is a truly special moment, connecting first-hand to Judaism in antiquity in the Holy Land. The event can be followed with a special tour to Masada, and a swim at the Dead Sea.
Book a Private Tour to Ein-Gedi
The oasis of Ein-Gedi is in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea. It is about 1.5 hours drive from Jerusalem.
Contact us for a proposal of a full day tour of the Dead Sea area, that will also include the sites of Ein-Gedi.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Ein-Gedi Botanical Gardens|
|Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve|
|Day Tour to the Dead Sea|