The founders of Yad Hashmona were Bible believing
Protestant pioneers from Finland.
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).