Tamar - Restoring 100 National Heritage Sites (Full List)
 
This project, to which the Prime Minister of Israel attributes great importance, is designed to raise awareness of the deep historical and cultural connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.  It is also part of an effort to combat hostile attempts to delegitimize Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people.  
  •  The Government of Israel and local authorities have made a commitment to match contributions made by KH-UIA donors. The percentage varies from project to project.  
Click on the map to view the list of potential projects in your desired area 
If you are interested in general preservations projects click here
 ***The list is subject to changes
 
 
        North Area
  • Tel Megido, Biblical city from Canaanite & Israelite periods, Jezreel Valley
  • Tel Hatzor, fortified city from Canaanite period, World Heritage Site, Upper Galilee/Hula Valley
  • Beit She'arim, seat of the Sanhedrin, magnificent cemetery, Jezreel Valley
  • Beit Shean, important ancient city, extensive remains from Biblical, Roman, & Hellenistic periods
  • Tiberias, important Jewish city from the Second Temple period until the Crusader conquest, Kinneret Coast
  • Navoria Synagogue from the period of the Mishna and the Talmud, Galilee
  • Wadi Hamam, Mt. Nitai, Mt. Arbel – two synagogues and a settlement on a cliff, Galilee
  • Zippori, capital of the Galilee in the period of the Mishna and the Talmud
  • Baram, two glorious synagogues, Galilee
  • Sde Amudim, ancient synagogue, Galilee
  • Tel Dan, Canaanite and later Israelite settlement, Upper Galilee
  • Atlit "illegal" immigrant detention camp
  • Emek express train from Haifa to Tzemach
  • Tzemach train station from late Turkish to British periods
  • Original Moshav Mishmar Hayarden from the time of the first aliyot
  • Safed, one of the four Holy Cities, site of important battles in War of Independence
  • Metzudat Koach Memorial located 17 km from Safed, commemorates 28 soldiers who died during the conquest of the strategically important fortress during the War of Independence
  • Bosel House, housed the English Mission hospital, Safed
  • The Kinneret Farm, the first settlement to be established by the Zionist Movement
  • Kibbutz Gesher in the Beit Shean Valley, tower and stockade settlement
  • The Kinneret Cemetery, the final resting place of the leaders of the early settlement movement and Zionist luminaries
  • Kibbutz Kfar Giladi on the northern border established during World War I.
  • Ramat David (Wing One), first military Headquarters of the Air Force
  • Tiberias, one of the four Holy Cities, the Old City and the Senior Synagogue
  • Biriya, near Safed, became a symbol of the struggle to settle Eretz Yisrael during the British Mandate period
  • Alumot House in Tiberias, a magnificent building built in the 1920s where the first residents of Kibbutz Alumot lived
  • Early settlers' homes in Nahariya, a moshava in the north that was started in the 1930s
  • Menahamia, settlement in Beit Shean valley
  • The granary in Tel Adashim, memorial to Rafael Eitan
  • Aharonson Farm for agricultural experiments established in Atlit and the main base for NILI underground activities
  • Rosh Pina, one of the first moshavot in the First Aliyah period
  • Preservation of exhibits and documents in the Beit Gordon Museum and renovation of the building
  • Upgrading, renewal of activity, and preservation of collections and documentation at Kiryat Shemona Museum
  • Renovation of building, security, preservation of collections and documentation at Beit Trumpeldor, Tel Yosef
  • Renovations and preservation of original collections in Beit Shturman Museum, dedicated to antiquities, settlement in the Jezreel Valley, agriculture, security, etc.
  • Renovation of Batya Lishinsky's art studio in Kfar Giladi and creating a permanent
  • Exhibition of artwork of pioneer artists at the Ein Harod Artist's Colony and reconstruction of museum 

                Jerusalem Area

           
  • Magnificent 2nd Temple burial sites, Jerusalem
  • Betar, final stand of Bar Kochba, Jerusalem Hills
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park I, burial sites & magnificent monuments, City of David
  • Teomim Cave, hiding place of Jewish soldiers at the end of the Bar Kochba Revolt, Jerusalem Hills
  • Gush Etzion: Kfar Etzion, one of four settlements that fell to the Jordanians during the War of Independence, after a heroic battle, was resettled in 1967.
  • The old train station in Jerusalem, built in 1892, served the first train to run in Eretz Yisrael
  • The khan in Sha'ar Hagai, battle site in the War of Independence
  • Neve Ilan, kibbutz army post on the Jerusalem road during the War of Independence
  • Preservation of documentation from private albums from the end of the 19th century, the 20th century, sponsored by the Ben Zvi Institute and others
  • Establishment of permanent exhibit and creation of a film using hundreds of existing photographs, films, and audio-visual materials at the Shai Agnon House
  • Restoration of the synagogue murals in the magnificent Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem, which connect religious tradition to Hebrew art.
  • Renovation of the roof of the original Bezalel Art Academy building and the room of Boris Schatz as a permanent
  • exhibition of the school's earliest works of art and a library/study room and archives for Hebrew art
  • Digitization of historic Hebrew literature documents at the National Library 
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         Tel Aviv Area

  • Horvat Hermeshit, rural settlement in Judea, Neot Kedumim, Central Israel
  • Tel Gezer, important Biblical city and Jewish settlement, Central Israel
  • Ancient Modiin, graves of the Maccabees & other sites, Central Israel
  • Horvat Midras, large Jewish settlement with caves, subterranean cisterns and extensive building remains, Central Israel
  • Tel Azaka, site of David's battle with Goliath, Central Israel
  • Horvat Qeiyafa, Biblical city surrounded by a wall with monumental gates, Central Israel
  • Umm el-'Umdan, Jewish settlement with synagogue, sometimes identified as ancient Modiin, Central Israel
  • Caesarea, magnificent remains from Roman and other periods, Coastal Plan
  • Independence Hall, where Israel's independence was declared Tel Aviv
  • Ein Shemer Nation Museum of Agricultural Machinery
  • Rosh Ha'ayin: transit camps and a British camp
  • Ben Shemen Youth Village, which combined agriculture with arts and crafts. Bezalel House was built by Boris Schatz
  • Montefiore neighborhood in Tel Aviv, one of the earliest neighborhoods in the city dating to the mid 19th century
  • The Jewish cemetery in Jaffa, burial site of the early settlers of the city in the 19th century
  • Zichron Yaakov, First Aliyah settlement
  • PIKA School in Petach Tikva, one of the first Hebrew-speaking schools in the moshavot
  • The khan in Kfar Uriah, an isolated Jewish settlement in the heart of Arab territory in the Judean Hills
  • Kotler House in Hadera, a workers' settlement
  • Kfar Uriel, the only village for the blind in Israel, Gedera
  • Synagogue and educational center in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, the first Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of Jaffa
  • The Hulda Farm, established in 1908 to prepare and train new immigrants for agricultural life
  • Mikveh Yisrael, the first agricultural school in Eretz Yisrael, which played a major role in the establishment of the
  • Yishuv, in designing, Israel's defense and absorbing immigrants
  • Hiding place for radio transmission equipment in Tel Aviv from where the announcement of the establishment of the state was broadcast
  • Kibbutz Givat Brenner, established in 1928 near Rehovot
  • Agricultural School in Meir Shfeya, one of the "Shomron moshavot" established during the First Aliyah period
  • Bat Shlomo, First Aliyah settlement
  • Netiv Haatzmaut (Independence Path) – touring route from Jaffa to Jerusalem that includes sites pertaining to Israel's struggle for independence, designed for schoolchildren
  • Collecting and preserving local photography collections from the start of photography in Eretz Yisrael,(the Eretz Yisrael Museum)
  • Preservation of photographs in the Eretz Yisrael Museum
  • Preservation of hundreds of thousands of photographs and 7,000 musical recordings (Beit Hatfutsot)
  • Establishment of Judaica exhibit that includes rare objects that were created in Israel and convey Zionist messages at the Eretz Yisrael Museum 

 

 

South Area

 
  • Qumran settlement, home of the of the Essene sect, Judean Desert
  • Masada, fortified palace of King Herod, last holdout of Jewish rebels following the Great Revolt, Judean Desert
  • Tel Lachish, Biblical city destroyed by Assyria, South Israel
  • Ein Gedi, ancient Jewish agricultural settlement & synagogue, Judean Desert
  • Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, large & important Jewish city, South Israel
  • Tel Arad, Israelite fortress, South Israel
  • Tel Beer Sheva, Biblical city dating back to the time of Patriarchs, Northern Negev
  • Kibbutz Sde Boker: Ben Gurion's home and gravesite
  • Gedera, first settlement of Bilu movement
  • Kibbutz Beeri, founded in 1946 as part of a special operation to settle 11 "points" in the Negev on one day
  • Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, site of a heroic battle during the War of Independence
  • Original Kibbutz Be'erot Yitzhak, border settlement in the Negev that suffered tremendous casualties during the War of Independence
  • Ashkelon: first houses in the Migdal neighborhood
  • Sodom: Workers’ camp of the Palestine Potash Company during the British Mandate period
  • Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev, one of the three lookout points established in 1943
  • Ruhama Farm, the first settlement in the northern Negev
  • The stone quarries in Rosh Ha'Ayin, that were operated by Hebrew labor, during the British Mandate period
  • Moshav Heletz, site of first s to drill for oil in Israel
  • Gan Shlomo, workers' settlement that had the first etrog orchard
  • Kibbutz Negba, border settlement in the Negev that heroically resisted the Egyptian forces during the War of
  • Independence
  • Ayanot women's training farm
  • Nitzanim border settlement in the Negev that heroically resisted the Egyptian forces during the War of Independence
  • Establishing a permanent exhibit of documents as well as temporary exhibits at the Israel State Archives in Arad, with emphasis on the Negev
  • Maaleh Akravim: the historic road built in 1928 in the Eastern Negev to connect Beer Sheva with Eilat
  • Establishing a permanent exhibit of molder Eliyahu Kertzmer's collection of Zionist artifacts at Kibbutz Tse'elim 
 
 

General Preservations Projects

 
  • National data base for Heritage Sites
  • Museums, Collections, Archives and the Plastic Arts
  • The Israeli Center for Documentation, a super archives that documents early Zionist, archeology, Hebrew art, etc.
  • Preservation workshop for photographs for professionals (the Israeli Association for Preserving Cultural Assets)
  • Training program for archives in the periphery (the Israeli Association for Preserving Cultural Assets)
  • Preservation of documents in the Tax Museum
  • Preservation of the television archives (Israel Broadcasting Authority-National Library)
  • Preservation of audio-visual collections in the HaShomer Hatzair archives
  • Preservation of 6,000 videotapes and 450 films in the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
  • Preservation of thousands of hours of broadcasting on Educational TV and tens of thousands of photographs in the archives
  • Preservation of 600,000 photographs from the Davar newspaper, as well as 80,000 photographs, and the 3,500 posters from the Lavon Institute (the Pinchas Lavon Institute for Research of the Labor Movement).
  • Preservation of 45,000 photographs and 1,500 hours of video films at the Jabotinsky Institute
  • Preservation of photography collections at the Central Zionist Archives
  • National heritage museum: establishment of 5 permanent exhibitions over a 5-year period in which museums throughout the country will participate
  • Preservation of collections in museums that are not recognized by the Culture Authority
  • Preservation and reconstruction of armored vehicles used in the War of Independence in the IDF Museum
  • Perpetuating the memory of Israel's presidents and prime ministers through the collection, preservation, documentation, and cataloging of relevant collections and their exhibition in locations throughout Israel
  • Preserving artwork created by clandestine immigrants at detention camps in Cyprus
  • Creating permanent exhibits at the Museum of Science in Jerusalem on the following topics: environment-energy, water and agriculture, health, communications and computers
  • Exhibit of her artwork, which is a mirror of Israeli art, publishing a catalogue of monuments throughout Israel.
  • Preservation of Avraham Ofek's murals, which depict the Zionist ethos, which are found in educational and community institutions. Students and staff will be partners in the preservation process and in learning to guide visitors.
  • Preservation of murals, furniture, ritual objects, etc. in historic synagogues in Jerusalem, Safed and Tel Aviv & opening the synagogues to tourism
  • Preservation of 200 historic artistic monuments and their "adoption" by public institutions
  • Creation of Internet platform that creates forum for artists dealing with heritage materials
  • Production of roaming exhibit for schools on Hebrew artwork in Israel and abroad & installation of sound stations in Beit Schatz to enable broadcasting of films with sound on the adjacent pedestrian mall
  • Digitization of Israel's cultural, linguistic, diplomatic, historic, and art works with emphasis on the Zionist heritage; making it available to the public via the Internet; creation of a visitors' center for visual, audiovisual, and musical resources
  • Digitization of historic Israeli films and creation of data base
  • Standardization of the documentation process and the creation of a database in the field of music, dance, and theatre in Israel
  • Enhancing and professionalizing the storage of archival materials in the areas of Hebrew literature and stage arts in archives throughout Israel
  • Sorting, cataloging, and digitizing archival materials in the areas of Hebrew literature, the stage arts and film
  • Recreation of top music, dance and theatre productions that deal with Zionist themes by leading companies
  • Publication of a series of books (12-15) to expose the public to classical Hebrew and Zionist literature
  • Production of short presentations on 12 heritage sites in the north dealing with life at those sites and bringing alive historical figures that were there (Trumpeldor, etc.)
  • Providing incubator conditions for 15 young authors every year to encourage original writing at a guest house for writers
  • A series of events saluting Israel Prize laureates in literature, theatre, music and dance which will be produced by professional theatre groups and performed throughout Israel and made available on the Internet.
  • Month-long cultural and artistic events at heritage sites performed by professional theatre groups at the time of National Book Week
  • Literary tours at heritage site for high school studies that incorporates the history of Eretz Yisrael.