Just six families founded the town of Brukhin in the Shomron in 1999. Since that day the town has grown and flourished. In a mere 15 years it has multiplied to over 100 families and over 500 people. The town has a temporary synagogue, library, daycare center, as well as nurseries and kindergarten classes.
The people of Brukhin (literally “blessed”), who are students, army commanders and staff, hi-tech workers, educators, doctors, nurses and professionals have strived to build a strong community while reaching out to offer support to others. The “Brothers’ Lookout Point” was built on a hilltop overlooking the breathtaking landscape of the Samarian hills. Built in memory of fallen soldiers and terror victims from the Brukhin community, it offers soldiers serving in the area a scenic, peaceful haven to stop for cake, coffee and a chance to talk and relax. They also organized the “Shulchan Baruch” (lit. blessed table) project which is coordinated and operated by all members of the community and provides Sabbath meals weekly to imporverished families living in the region, as well as the “Thrombocyte project” in which community members donate red blood cell platelets at the Bailinson Hospital on behalf of cancer patients.
May the town of Bruchin continue to grow and be blessed, and to bring happiness and blessings to others. As God said to Abraham, “…and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”