Nahal Soreq Regional Council spans 2,800 hectares (approx. 6,900 acres) on the southern edge of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, situated on the seams of the Center, South, and Jerusalem regions. The Council includes seven developments, home to an Ultraorthodox and National Religious population, and as such it is the only Ultraorthodox-National Religious regional council in all of Israel. Two of its developments were established following the Disengagement from Gush Katif for the residents uprooted from their developments there. Ganei Tal and Nezer Hazzani kept the name of their original development in Gush Katif.

The Regional Council population number 9,000 residents and another some 1,200 pupils from outside the Regional Council who attend our local schools.

Road 3 demarcates the southernmost border of the Regional Council, while Road 40 is the border on the west. Road 7, going from east to west, crosses through the Regional Council, while Road 6 crosses it from north to south. The Soreq Interchange is the southernmost part of Road 6.

The majority of the area is 70–75 m above sea level. From an administrative perspective, the Nahal Soreq Regional Council area, which includes 2,800 hectares, belongs to the Central Region of the Minister of Interior, bordering on the South and Jerusalem regions, the Rehovot district, bordering on the Jerusalem and Ashkelon districts.

The Regional Council’s municipal jurisdiction area is adjacent to Gezer Regional Council, the Mazkeret Batya Local Council, Brenner Regional Council, and Gedera Local Council – on the north; Be’er Tuvia on the west, Gezer Regional Council on the east, and Mate Yehuda and Yoav Regional Councils on the east and south. For this reason, the Nahal Soreq Regional Council area is the main PASSING POINT for those driving southwards from Jerusalem via Road 3 to Kiryat Gat, Ashkelon, and Be’er Sheva. It is also a PASSING POINT for those driving south from Tel Aviv, as well as those going in the opposite direction: from the South to Jerusalem or to Tel Aviv. Road 6 brings the North and South into close proximity that makes various work opportunities accessible. The short commute opens up many more work opportunities that were not possible in the past. The Soreq Interchange at the entrance to Yad Binyamin has become a major parking lot and meeting point for travelers going in all directions of the compass.

On a functional level, the Nahal Soreq Regional Council is situated on the southern wing of what the National Outline Plan / 31 defined as “Israel’s core,” beyond the external influences of the metropolitan areas: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Be’er Sheva, and beyond the influence of Ashkelon. It is a central location, though, makes all of these area highly accessible.

Residents are employed in the fields of agriculture, industry, tourism, and work outside of the area. The Regional Council complies with the ISO 9001:2008 standard for municipal administration.