|Ein Kerem is a pastoral neighborhood located in western Jerusalem, with a rich history beginning in the Bronze Age and continuing through the Byzantine Era. Liberated by Israel in the War of Liberation in 1948, the area has retained its old world charm and pastoral atmosphere.
It was established as a Jewish neighborhood in 1949.
Populated first by immigrants from Morocco and Romania, Ein Kerem has passed into the hands of professional people in the past two decades. A center for Christian tourism as a result of the many churches and Christian historical landmarks, Ein Kerem has also become a chic and New Age location for coffee.