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Celebrating 40 Years of the City of Ariel

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Ariel with 40 of our most exciting projects!

You may have been following Ariel’s story since the beginning – when, in August 1978, a group of 40 families, founded a new community on a hill in the heart of Samaria.

You may have been following Ariel’s story since the 1990s, when Ariel welcomed 9,000 new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) with open arms – and nearly doubled its population overnight.

You may have been following Ariel’s story since 2012, when Ariel University became Israel’s eighth public university.

At whatever stage you’ve joined us, we’ve been grateful for your support. Ariel now enters its 40th year – and, thanks to our dedicated friends and supporters, is virtually unrecognizable from the group of mobile homes and lone generator which it once was. The City has become a regional hub for commerce, industry, and community life.

Join us as we highlight 40 of our most important projects to cement Ariel’s future as a bustling urban center. To learn more about our projects, choose a category below:

We at AFA thank you for your ongoing support – and for building Ariel in past, present, and future.

For more about our upcoming 40-year anniversary events, and how we’re celebrating 40 throughout the year, click here.