CHI is a national movement with projects in various stages of development targeting the 50+ population. The Jerusalem project is active, Kfar Saba in development and several others are dreams in the making.

Jerusalem- Halomot Arnona (Arnona Dreams)

A long-term rental project managed by Shikun u’Binui, located near Jerusalem’s Promenade, Halomot Arnona offers five-year rental contracts with the option of an additional five years. Apartments are standard size. CHI has six members living in this complex and wants to grow. 

Kfar Saba

Kfar Saba prides itself on innovation and environmental awareness. Therefore, it is fitting that CHI has a fruitful dialogue with the Municipality and its Economic Company. Together we are evaluating the feasibility of building CHI’s pilot project in Kfar Saba.
Our goal is to become a showcase for cooperative senior housing design that promotes healthy aging and community involvement. We are reaching out to community groups of all ages in Kfar Saba to join our pioneering endeavor.

Communities are also Forming in Zfat, Mevasseret Zion and Pardess Hanna

If you are interested in any of these options or want to start a new community in Israel, contact our outreach worker for initial support and advice.

Cohousing is one of many different models of cooperative living. What we all share in common is the idea of aging in place, together.


Community is about open communication. The consensus decision-making process ensures the involvement of all members in decisions that affect their lives. When everyone is involved in the decision-making process, people get to know each other well and this fosters community. One of the key elements of consensus is learning to listen to others. Disagreement does not mean the end of discussion, but the beginning of a more meaningful and deeper discussion.

Member’s Agreement

A Members’ Agreement is a binding agreement drawn up by the people who plan to live in a particular cohousing project. Each cohousing site has its own Members’ Agreement. Subjects, such as waiting lists, meals, meetings, behavior in common spaces, rituals and pets are defined by the members for themselves. Experience shows that it is wise to begin forming a Members’ Agreement months before moving in. The process itself builds community.