Neve Tzedek may be a sought after tourist destination at times with people meandering through its quaint streets exploring charming restaurants, art galleries, craft stores, designer boutiques, and more, but the delightful neighborhood is also the a perfect place for families to settle down in and enjoy a high-quality lifestyle. In fact, the very name Neve Tzedek means “Oasis of Justice” and that’s exactly what the quarter offers — an oasis, or respite, from the tumult of its neighboring city, Tel Aviv. The area is also eminent for its splendid architecture and offers a unique and quiet ambience, making it the perfect location for families.
Neve Tzedek offers families a choice of extremely high quality properties to rent or buy and there is something for every taste. Once can find ultra-modern luxury apartments and homes with breathtaking views and contemporary designs, or choose one of the beautifully restored homes that are reminiscent of the area’s rich legacy.
The area is family oriented and residents are close to Shabazi 22 where the wonderful Neve Tzedek Community Centre is located. The centre welcomes everyone — from youth, to children, adults and new immigrants and offers them a wide variety of community and cultural activities and events. The centre features its own café, fabulous communal gardens and happenings during the holidays. There are also the traditional Memorial Day observations, Earth Day, Hebrew Book week, white night events, lectures, cooking classes, end-of-the-year celebrations, and much more.
Another draw-card for families is the Neve Schechter Legacy Heritage Center for Jewish Culture, which is home to Israel’s artists and intellectuals seeking to get in touch with Jewish culture and thought. The center’s educational and cultural courses attract a multitude of Tel Aviv residents of all ages. There are also activities such as story time for kids, art workshops, theatre, and a lovely playground where parents can spend time with their children.
If you have children, Neve Tzedek offers several excellent educational possibilities. Besides regular Israeli schools in the area, families from abroad often prefer the French International School, The Collège Français Marc Chagall de Tel-Aviv, which is located in Neve Tzedek itself. The curriculum is taught in French and Israeli children and those of other nationalities receive a very high level of education. Also nearby are the Collège des Frères de Jaffa, and the Tabeetha English-medium primary and secondary school where all subjects are taught in English, except for foreign languages, which include Hebrew, French, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish. While children pick up languages quickly, for parents it is more of a challenge. Those wishing to study Hebrew or brush up on their skills can sign up at Neve Tzedek’s Ulpan 7 Lindenblum.
Neve Tzedek is also a stone’s throw from Tel Aviv’s breathtaking and famous beaches where you can take the kids for some fun in the sun. If the weekend has left you a tad exhausted, just make an appointment at Neve Tzedek Spa where you’ll be spoilt and pampered with ancient treatments designed to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed!