Ma’ale Adumim, established by 23 families and six individuals in 1975 on the second night of Hanukkah, is a beautiful, modern city in Judea that lies along the ancient route from Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley. It is located seven kilometers (4.3 miles) east of Jerusalem on the edge of the Judean desert.
Not only does the city have good planning; it has natural beauty as well. The exquisite scenery includes the hills of Jerusalem to the north and west, and breathtaking desert mountains southward and eastward.
With its clean air, beautiful parks and close proximity to the capital, Ma’ale Adumim has become a desirable location. There are clubs and activities for young families as well as for seniors. The city is home to a mixed population of religious and secular, Ashkenazim and Sephardim. It offers a good quality of life, boasting many amenities, including a community center, sports complexes, malls, culture, entertainment, a public library and state-of-the-art transportation, medical and emergency services.