Ein Keshatot (Um el-Kanatir) is a National Heritage Site that includes an ancient Jewish village, one of the country’s most magnificent synagogues, and an arched spring complex that is 1500 years old.
You are welcome to go on a journey into the past, and hear a story that is told by ancient stones from the 6th century C.E. A visit to Ein Keshatot is a unique experience that begins at the entrance pavilion that looks out towards the beautiful hills of the Golan Heights, continues in a movie theater with a short explanatory film about the site, and ends with a walk to the village spring and the synagogue.
Entrance Hours from March to October:
Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-17:00; Friday and Holiday Eve, 9:00-16:00; Shabbat, 9:00-16:00.
Entrance Hours from November to February:
Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00; Friday and Holiday Eve, 9:00-15:00; Shabbat, 9:00-16:00.
Please order your tickets in advance on our website.
Activities at Ein Keshatot:
*Group get-togethers and a guided tour during daylight hours, or at sunset, or in the evening
*Guided evening tours by lantern
*Slichot tours during the High Holiday season with a musician/guide, and featuring other musicians playing ancient musical instruments
*Traditional Jewish Ceremonies: A Brit, Brita, First Tefillin Ceremony, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and Weddings (we can also arrange light refreshments for guests)
*Educational archaeological excavations for groups, with pre-arranged reservations
The Ein Keshatot site can accommodate many visitors; there is a parking lot in the upper area with picnic tables (no lighting of fires allowed).
Ein Keshatot is located in the very center of the Golan, and one can visit the site, along with the following additional options:
*A Hike in Nachal Samakh
Nachal Samakh is one of the biggest riverbeds in the Golan, and is accessible from Ein Keshatot. One of the highlights of this hike is the “Syrian Bridge;” near it are shallow swimming pools that allow hikers to cool off on hot days.
* A Visit to Natur
Moshav Natur offers a visit to a dairy, a glass-making studio, a spa, and camping facilities. It also is adjacent to the Southern Golan Promenade, which is a wheelchair-accessible paved sidewalk between villages and scenic lookout points.
*Hiking the Golan Trail
Don’t miss Segments 10 and 11 of the Golan Trail, which go right by Ein Keshatot.
*In Ein Keshatot, there is no entrance for pets, lighting of fires is forbidden, and swimming in the spring is also forbidden. The site is wheelchair friendly.
*The Ein Keshatot site will be closed to visitors on August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.