(Since 2007) The Vertigo Eco-Art Village is a practical learning center aiming to generate social change and to promote an alternative model of sustainable living through comprehensive art and environment educational programs for the public. Striving to enhance artistic and environmental awareness and emphasizing the importance of social involvement and responsibility for our future on this planet, the Vertigo Eco-Art village holds national and international significance attracting both domestic and foreign tourism.
We are currently converting another chicken coop and building the Adamah Center for Art Studies and Environmental Education.
Danny Goldenberg Manager of the Vertigo Eco-Art Village where he lives with his family in a community that fosters the arts in an ecologically and socially responsible manner.
Tati Morag Assistant Manager
Chamutal Nitsan Administrative Coordinator
.Tali Wertheim-Agreniuk Co-Director of the Power of Balance Integrated Dance Center
Rina Wertheim-Koren Dancer and Assistant Choreographer, a graduate of the English National Ballet School in London, The Israel Ballet School, and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and winner of the 2009 Israel Ministry of Education Prize for best dancer. She has devoted years to the study of the body as the map of the soul. Her research is focused on identifying physical habitual forms realizing how they reflect personal behavior and the willingness to create space for transformation and renewal. Rina (42) works, creates and teaches at the Vertigo Eco-Art Village where she lives with her family in a community that fosters the arts in an ecologically and socially responsible manner.
How to get to Vertigo Eco-Art Village:
By car: Drive on road number 1 from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem or Jerusalem to Tel- Aviv. Exit at Sha’ar Hagay interchange driving towards Beit-Shemesh. Passing Beit-Shemesh keep driving straight (road no.38) in the direction of Kiryat Gat. At the Ella junction, turn left towards Tzur Hadassah. After 5km turn left into Kibbutz Netiv Halamed-He. Cross through the main yellow entrance gate of the kibbutz and park on the left hand side of the road, the Village is at the bottom of the stairs.
By bus: Egged Bus Company timetable
- From Tel-Aviv central bus terminal to Beit-Shemesh, bus number 411, gate number 616, duration 1h and 20 minutes ride:
06:00 – 07:30 – 08:35 – 09:15 – 10:00 – 11:00 – 12:00 – 12:45 – 13:40 – 12:20 – 15:00 – 15:30 – 16:00 – 16:30 – 17:00 – 17:45 – 18:30 – 19:20 – 20:10 – 21:05 – 22:05 – 23:00
- From Jerusalem central bus station to Beit-Shemesh, buses number 415 or 416, gates number 11 or 12, duration 35 minutes – Superbus company
From Beit Shemesh to Kibbutz Netiv Halamed-He,bus number 35, duration 10 minutes:
06:24 – 09:34 – 12:34 – 17:24 – 20:04 – 22:04
We recommend on “moovit” application.
By taxi from Bet Shemesh to Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed Hei:
Sharet” taxis: 02-9997777″
“Aviv” taxis: 02-9999999″
You can also use the “Gett” app.
Check timetable of trains to Beit-Shemesh
From Ben Gurion Airport you can take a train to “Bet shemesh city” station (via Tel –aviv+train swap) – from “Bet shemesh” a taxi to “Kibbutz netiv haLamed hei” (about 15 minutes drive), at the cost of about 55 ILS, at day time and 65 ILS at night time
or a Taxi to Kibbutz netiv haLamed hei from Ben Gurion Airport , at the cost of about 250 ILS.