Galilee is a green mountainous region in northern Israel. Traditionally divided into Upper Galilee and Lower Galilee. In the modern common usage, Galilee refers to all of the Israeli area that is beyond Mount Carmel to the northeast, extending from Dan to the north, at the base of Mount Hermon.
The Galilee is one of Israel’s most versatile regions: with national antiquity parks, farming communities, nature reserves, Jewish holy sites such as sages’ graves and ancient synagogues as well as an abundance of holy Christian sites. Due to the abundance of water and the fertile soil in the Galilee’s valleys, this region has historically been densely populated in ancient times, yet today it is home to only a small population.
Despite its history and breathtaking landscapes, Israel’s northern periphery faces many challenges. As all peripheries, there is a constant negative migration towards Israel’s center. Ayalim aims at bringing new fresh energy to this largely neglected region. 4 Student Villages have been established throughout Israel’s north, bringing students to live and contribute to the communities of Akko, Carmiel, Menahemiya and Kiryat Shmona !