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Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma Association was established fifty years ago to resuscitate and rebuild a shattered Tsfat. Rabbi Gedaliah Aharon Kenig, zt”l, spiritual master and renown scholar of the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, singlehandedly took upon himself the task with a deep awareness of the city’s dormant holiness and the global significance of a rebuilt Tsfat.


Today, under the leadership of R. Gedaliah’s son and successor, Rabbi Elazar Mordechai Kenig zt"l, against all odds, Nachal Novea has systematically established centers of Judaism in Tsfat to restore spiritual excellence to the world. These centers are now educating the Jewish people from the inside out.

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President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin

"I was delighted to read about your wonderful initiative...I am moved by your undertaking to restore the regal crown to one of the classic and grand four holy




Director of the Tsfat Legacy Center and

Vice President of Education for Nachal Novea

Passionate about the Jewish People and Tsfat, Rabbi Simcha Mirvis has devoted his life to engaging and inspiring a diverse range of people as a noted lecturer and mentor in Israel and abroad. A resident of the Old City of Tsfat for eleven years, he is dedicated to connecting people with the soulful wisdom of Tsfat.


Born and raised in Memphis, he studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, Israel. After being ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Simcha served as Rabbi of Moshav Sdeh Ilan in the Lower Galilee for over a decade, distinguishing himself in community outreach and pioneering educational programming. He received his BA in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and MBA from Boston University. 



Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chairperson,

Board of Patrons


"I commend all those responsible for this monumental initiative to which I am proud to offer my wholehearted support.
May all of your continued endeavours be blessed"

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