In the summer of 2009, Rabbi Shmuel and Rebbetzen Chana Veffer sold their successful Kosher Innovations business, moved to Israel and took the next exciting step in their lifelong careers in helping the Jewish people. They started Village Israel with a strong belief that the needs of Jews in the diaspora who were looking for a “foothold” in Israel could be served in new and better ways.
The Veffers made aliyah from Toronto in 1983 and spent the next fifteen years living, working and raising a family in Israel. They developed a passion and love for Eretz Yisrael and became clear that the personal spiritual fulfillment of individual Jews and future of the Jewish people lay only in Israel. In 1998 they moved to Toronto and gained over a decade of experience working as a speakers, event organizers and business people in the Torah world. As inventors of the KosherLamp and founders of their Kosher Innovations business Reb Shmuel and Chana have built a reputation for providing outstanding client service.
In the summer of 2009, the Veffers sold their business and returned to Israel. Fortunately they had invested in an apartment five years earlier and had been renting it out. The fact that they could move into their own apartment made their transition so much smoother and provided the seed of an idea of a new venture. They understood that having a foothold in Israel made it easier to make the commitment to return and eased the process of integrating into Israeli society.
Joining forces with their sabra son-in-law Natan and daughter Esther Leah they decided to found Village Israel – A full-service company that would help diaspora Jews identify communities for themselves and find and acquire properties on their behalf.
Our head office is based in Israel, but with the use of modern technology and associates abroad, we are able to represent and service clients all over the world.
With a team of passionate, dedicated and experienced professionals, Village Israel is not only an innovative real estate company, but it is a company dedicated to help diaspora Jews fulfill their dream of owning a home in Israel.
Our founders are insiders to the world of real estate in Israel. You’ll be dealing with more than just professionals, you’ll be dealing with family
Our vision is to change the world by helping diaspora Jews find the right apartment in the right community in Israel. Thereby helping settle the Land and bring the promise of kibbutz galuyot, the ingathering of the exiles, one step closer to fulfillment.
How we work — with you:
We will help you find the perfect apartment for you by providing you with all the information you need to make the right decision.
Tell us about your objectives, spiritual needs, budgetary restrictions and family requirements and we will use our wealth of knowledge and contacts to provide you with photos, video clips, information, references as well as independent perspectives on the properties and communities available.
We’ll stay in touch via phone calls (we have a free line to North America), video calls via Skype and emails. That way we can be in constant contact with you during the entire process. We help you develop your list of requirements, selection of communities, location of apartments in those communites and negotiating the purchase of the property on your behalf. In addition, through our associates, we can arrange for financing in Israel, supervise renovations, arrange for short-term or long term rental of your apartment and manage the property for you.
Why Village Israel?
Today, if you as a foreigner would like to identify and purchase a home in Israel, there is no one place or organization to turn to. There is no directory of all the communities available and the subtle differences of each place. Through Jewish networking, or searching on the internet you may discover some of the communities, but how do you make contact with them and find out if they are right for you?
OUR VALUE is wisdom – utilizing our knowledge and experience with common sense and insight.
Through the combined experience of all of our team, we have lived and worked in many communities throughout Israel… from Haifa in the north, to Arad in the south… and in neighborhoods in Jerusalem like Har Nof, Maalot Daphna, Ramat Eshkol as well as Beit Shemesh, Kiryat Sefer and Modiin. We have worked with and are personal friends with many in people in the best english-speaking communities in the country including Raanana and Zefat. And we have bought and sold our own properties (and helped pay for some weddings in the process).. so we know what it’s like.
Our deeper benefit to you is our ability to listen intelligently to your needs and objectives, and match those with our collective knowledge and experience to recommend the perfect community and apartment for you.
Finding the right fit is both an art and a science. It is part knowledge, part intuition. It requires more than just information – it requires experience and perspective. It requires wisdom.
As a client of Village Israel you can expect:
- Comprehensive access to the very best properties in the country.
- Outstanding client service
- A team that understands your needs as a foreign owner
- Recommendations that are creative and selected on the basis of your needs
- Powerful insights based on our experience into how to make your purchase process a success
- A talented team that rises to any challenge
- Our total commitment to you as our client
Our goal is to understand you and your requirements so that you see us as a trusted advisor for all your needs in purchasing a home in Israel. We welcome the chance to speak with you in order to provide suggestions of particular relevance to you. Please contact us for more info