The Mr. Meron field school is located 900 meters above sea level, in the heart of the highest nature reserve in Israel. The uniqueness of the field school comes from its location in the heart of a natural evergreen grove, which is characterized by lush vegetation and rare flowers, found only in the area of Mt. Meron.
The Mt. Meron Nature Reserve is the largest Mediterranean nature reserve in Israel at 28,500 acres and boasts dozens of walking trails, rare flowers, trees and a wide diversity of wildlife. The area was declared as a nature reserve in the days of the British Mandate in 1942. Surrounding the mountain are many tombs of "Tzadikim" or "the righteous" that have been buried there throughout the thousands year old history of the Jewish people in the area. There are also holy tombs belonging to the Druze religion. One of the largest and most important tombs is that of the Rashbi- Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a 1st century sage who is accredited with writing the Zohar, the chief work of the Kabbalah.
Established in 1964, Mount Meron Field School is situated on 30 acres of natural wood groves in the midst of a beautiful nature reserve in the upper Galilee on the northern slopes of Mount Meron, near Safed. Visitors enjoy the view, archaeological remains, picturesque villages and holy sites. Located directly on the Israel Trail, the Field School hosts many trail hikers and campers.
Making a difference -- National Service volunteers guide local Jewish and Arab youth, teaching art, nature and environmental studies.
Directions: Drive on Road 89. Between the Druze village of Horfesh and Kibbutz Sasa, there is an entrance to the road belonging to the Mt. Meron nature reserve. The entrance to the field school is located one kilometer from the main junction.
If you would like to book accomodations at Mt. Meron, please contact Teleteva, our reservations hotline.
Teleteva operating hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00 IST (Israel Standard Time)
Friday: 9:00-14:00 IST
Phone: +972 3 638 86 88