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Rehovot was founded in 1890, is located in the center of Israel, and has a population of around 115,000.

An agricultural research station that opened in Rehovot in 1932 became the Department of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1934 Chaim Weizmann established the Sieff Institute, which became the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 1937 Weizmann built his home on the land purchased adjacent to the Sieff Institute. The house later served as the presidential residence after Weizmann became president in 1948.

Jerusalem, is about an hour away when the traffic permits, Tel Aviv can be reached in 30 minutes or less. 

Rehovot is a city of newcommers, having welcomed immigrants from Poland, Yemen, Russia, Ethiopia, Morocco, the Former Soviet Union (FSU), North America and many other countries. 

Anglos make up about 10 percent of the population (which is a significant amount) without getting the feeling that you are living in downtown Manhattan.