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The Founders

The founders of Yad Hashmona were Bible believing Protestant pioneers from Finland.
In 1971 they registered as a legal association in Israel. Three years later they moved to the site to begin building and developing the stony area. During the 1960’s, they had worked as volunteers
in different Israeli kibbutzim, where they learned about the communal lifestyle which they later adapted at Yad Hashmona.


As believers in the fulfilment of biblical prophecies, the Finnish pioneers desired to contribute their share to the Zionist
movement in Eretz Israel, the Land of Israel. They also wished to express their gratitude to the God of Israel, who blessed all the nations with the gift of the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).


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