Each year, Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), located on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, receives a special blessing. Olive oil, pressed from olives from the 800 trees on the Lutheran World Federation property, is used in the kitchen of AVH and provides income to offset the hospital’s operational costs.
Grown by The Lutheran World Federation on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the olives that this oil is made from are produced without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Local workers and volunteers harvest the olives by hand each fall. Following the harvest, most of the fruit is pressed at an olive press in Beit Jala or Latrun.
Planting Olive Trees on the Mount of Olives
We need to continue planting olive trees on the LWF property on the Mount of Olives. Individuals, churches, and organizations can have a tree planted on the Mount of Olives, with a commemorative plaque. Please contact us for details.
Ordering Olive Oil
If requested, and as long as the annual supply lasts, donations can be made to the LWF that will be acknowledged with a green hand-blown bottle from Hebron and a separate container of olive oil from the LWF Mount of Olive harvest. The donations received for the olive oil go to the Augusta Victoria Hospital, which provides a large amount of charity care, and other projects of the LWF Jerusalem program.
Please contact the LWF Jerusalem office or use the form below if you would like to request bottles of olive oil from the Mount of Olives. In order to cover the costs of shipping and handling, LWF Jerusalem can only ship orders amounting to USD 300 or more.
Olive oil will be shipped upon receiving the donation.