Making the Khirbet Tinshemet Site at the Shoham Community Forest Accessible


  • Area-

  • Municipality-

    Shoham Municipal Council
  • Schedule-

    The project started in 2015 and concluded in 2017
  • Accessibility-

    The site is fully accessible

Park Shoham is located east of the town of Shoham, between Road 444 and Road 6, and between the Bareket Industrial Park and the Beit Arif River, in an area of about 5 acres. It is a sanctuary of serenity in the middle of the country, a shaded forest with a stunning view of the surrounding area. The winter season provides the area with beautiful flowers. KKL-JNF, along with the Shoham Municipal Council and the residents, are working together to keep the forest as an area of travel and leisure for the resident and for visitors from all over the country.

The Khirbet Tinshemet archeological site was discovered in 1986. KKL-JNF helped in maintaining the site as part of its commitment to preserve Israeli heritage sites. Discoveries at the site include a Byzantine church, three tombstone carved into the rocks, and a water pool with stairs. A model of the Madaba Map, one of the most ancient maps of the land, which mentions a location named Beit Malgezis, wide recognized as Khirbet Tinshemet.

The project included an accessible parking lot, an accessible trail, sitting walls, shading and the installation of braille signs and audio systems.

Accessibility works at the site. Photograph: KKL-JNF photo archive
Accessibility works at the site. Photograph: KKL-JNF photo archive