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Baptismal Site

Yardenit is situated on the banks of the Jordan River, at the Southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.

Each year we welcome over half a million tourists and pilgrims, who come to experience the tranquility and spiritual beauty of the waters in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

Jesus practiced and preached across this part of the Holy Land which hosts a plethora of sites with biblical significance.


Yardenit provides pilgrims and tourists with modern comforts in the biblical setting of the Holy Land, offering a serene and spiritual setting for those wishing to baptize in the River Jordan:

“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove, and a voice came from heaven; ‘Thou art my beloved Son, with thee I am well pleased.” Mark 1:9-11

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Visitors to Yardenit are greeted by this very verse from Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus in over 80 languages and dialects, depicted in hand painted tiles by Armenian artist Hagop Antreassian on the Wall of New Life.

  • Entry to the site is free.
  • Visitors may rent or purchase white baptism robes on site.
  • There are quiet areas for group prayers and contemplation.
  • We take pride in respecting the religious sensitivities of all our visitors.
  • The river banks themselves retain their pastoral landscapes, with rich greenery and wildlife.
  • Otters and fish swim freely in the river.


Summer: March – November
Saturday – Thursday: 8:00am till 5:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 4:00pm) Friday: 8:00am till 4:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 3:00pm) Please notice: Baptism can be done up to 1 hour prior to closing.

Winter: December – February
Saturday – Thursday: 8:00am till 5:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 4:00pm) Friday: 8:00am till 4:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 3:00pm) Please notice: Baptism can be done up to 1 hour prior to closing.

On Jewish hilydays

September 25th Jewish New Year Eve: 8:00am until 1:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 12:00am)

October 4th Yom Kippur Eve: 8:00am until 12:oopm (Baptism Ceremonies until 11:00am)

October 5th Yom Kippur: CLOSED

October 9th Sukkot (Tabernacles) Eve: 8:00am until 1:00pm (Baptism Ceremonies until 12:00am)

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the Jordan River


Baptismal Pools
The site offers 12 separate baptismal pools, enabling different groups to comfortably conduct private worship ceremonies.

Baptism in the Jordan River
Baptisms are only allowed while wearing the special white robes, which can be rented or purchased on site.

Restrooms and showers
The site provides spacious change facilities with showers, toilets and change rooms for your convenience.

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Our Hotel

Ohalo Manor hotel is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee facing the Golan Heights.
You will find the holiday Hotel – Ohalo, set in a beautiful and pastoral site,
with expansive lawns and lush and well-kept gardens.

It’s location next to road 90 makes it a perfect place that is easy to reach
many holy sites that surround the Sea of Galilee.

To those who wish to lodge near by, we offer Ohalo Manor, our modern hotel a five minutes walk from Yardenit.

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Ohalo Manore hotel

Our Store

At Yardenit site you will find a spacious and comfortable souvenir shop with a hospitable staff that will give you an answer to any question.

In our store, you can purchase gifts, special jewelry, food from Israel, holy water, Cana wine, anointing oil, Christian books and hundreds of other quality products, most of which are handmade by well-known local artists.

And until you arrive ... enter our online shop
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Modern Facilities

for Pleasant Baptism and ceremonies

Jordan River Baptismal Site

Flowing forth from the Sea of Galilee

Clean Flowing Water

Just as they were in Biblical times

Handicapped Access

An Official Baptism Site

Built by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism


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Read the testimonials of people who visited Yardenit, and were baptized just like Jesus Christ, in the Jordan River.


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