Kibbutz

A kibbutz (plural kibbutzim, literally translated as "gathering, clustering") means a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Today it is a modest name for something absolutely unique: a voluntary democratic community where people live and work together on a non-competitive basis. Its main goal is generating an independent society based on principles of communal ownership of property, social justice, and equality.
The first kibbutzim were organised by ideological Zionists who came to Palestine in the beginning of the 20th century. Despite the hardships they had to meet, they succeeded to create a social system and style of life which appeared to be very essential for the development of State of Israel both culturally and politically.
Today there are about 300 kibbutzim in Israel, different in size, with a total populace of around 120,000 representing about 2.8 percent of Israel's population. These days, most of the kibbutzim have branched out into industry to increase their productivity, manufacturing wide range of products, varying from electronics, furniture, plastics to farm machinery and irrigation systems.





Kibbutz volunteer

Kibbutz volunteers are mainly young people, not necessarily Jewish, coming from all over the world to Israel for a short or long-term period of time to experience taking part in the kibbutz life.
Volunteers usually arrive to Israel on a volunteer visa, and participate in all of the activities in all branches of the kibbutz (agriculture, kitchen, gardening, factory).
Volunteers get some pocket money, receive accomodation, dining, as well as social activites of the hosting kibbutz.
The experience proved that throughout the years, many kibbutz volunteers have chosen to stay in Israel after their volunteering period, either to volunteer in the IDF, or to convert to Judaism (if they are not Jewish) and remain in Israel, often staying in the kibbutz they volunteered in.





The kibbutz population accepts volunteers for a minimum period of two months and a maximum of six months. In the kibbutz, the volunteers live and breath the kibbutz atmosphere, and during their stay they benefit from many of the social and material advantages of the kibbutz. The opportunity to take part in the unique lifestyle of the kibbutz community is a contingency found no where else in the world. The kibbutz population welcomes the volunteers in their home, and invites them to experience and partake in the daily life of the extraordinary kibbutz community.

While living in the kibbutz, the volunteers are invited to take part in many of the social activities of the kibbutz. The kibbutz pub is available to the volunteers as well as the cinema showings. The gym, the tennis courts, the basket ball/ foot ball courts and the swimming pool are also open to the volunteers. In some kibbutzes, the volunteers are even invited to join the kibbutz basket ball/foot ball league team. The volunteers are invited to join the festivities in the kibbutz for occasions like Jewish Holy days, weddings and independence day' s celebrations.. Apart from this, the young people of the kibbutz do their best to make the volunteers fell welcome.

The volunteers work 8 hours a day 6 days a week. In return they are offered free accommodations in the kibbutz, 3 meals a day, free laundry service in the kibbutz's common laundry and pocket money each month. In addition to this, the kibbutz organizes tours for the volunteers


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Kibbutz volunteering programs



In order to join a kibbutz as a volunteer, all you have to do is to register to the Kibbutz Program Center of The Kibbutz Movement. For US and Canada there is also an option to register through the Ameinu organization



The Kibbutz Movement


Since 1967 more than one hundred thousand kibbutz volunteers have arrived in Israel. Moreover, the number is still growing. As the volunteers contribute to the needs of the kibbutz, the kibbutz offers in return an exciting and unique working holiday experience. A holiday with the possibility to meet, live and work with both Israeli youngsters as well as with other kibbutz volunteers from countries and cultures from far and near.

???The Movement??? is the central headquarters representing all of the kibbutzim in dealing with government and regional authorities on all levels. In addition, the Movement supplies a variety of services related to different aspects of daily life, both from its main offices, through its subdivisions and administrative departments.
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In order to join the volunteer program, you need to register in advance while you are in your country



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Ameinu & The Kibbutz Program Center


The Kibbutz Program Center (KPC) is dedicated to connecting young adults across the United States and Canada with exciting and inspiring programs in Israel. As one of the premier providers of long and short term Israel experiences both on and off kibbutzim in Israel, KPC offers a wide range of options. Some experiences focus on Hebrew language while living within the unique society of kibbutz.

Ameinu The Kibbutz Program Center was created as a shared vision of the Israeli Kibbutz movement and the Jewish Agency. Today it is managed by Ameinu the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in the United States. Ameinu believes that providing a variety of programs and opportunities in Israel to young people in Canada and the United States is a crucial element of fulfilling its mission.
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List of all Kibbutzim in Israel



Content

  1. Kibbutzim in the Kibbutz Movement
  2. Kibbutzim in the Religious Kibbutz Movement
  3. Non-affiliated religious kibbutzim
  4. Privatized kibbutzim









Kibbutzim in the Kibbutz Movement


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Name Region District Year Kibbutz website
Adamit Western Galilee North 1958 https://plus.google.com
Afek Western Galilee North 1939 https://www.k-afek.org.il
Afik Golan Heights North 1967 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Afikim Jordan Valley North 1932 https://www.afikim.org.il
Almog Dead Sea South 1977 https://??????????.org.il/
Allonim Galilee North 1938 https://www.alonim.org.il/
Alumot Sea of Galilee North 1936 https://www.alummot.co.il/
Ami'ad Galilee North 1946 https://www.amiad.org.il/
Amir Galilee North 1939 https://www.amir.org.il/
Ashdot Ya'akov Ihud Sea of Galilee North 1933 https://www.ashdot.org.il/
Ashdot Ya'akov Meuhad Sea of Galilee North 1924 https://www.romgalil.org.il/
Ayelet HaShahar Upper Galilee North 1918 https://ayelet.org.il/
Bahan Hefer Valley Center 1953 https://www.bahan.org.il/
Bar'am Upper Galilee North 1949 https://www.baram.org.il
Barkai Wadi Ara Center 1949 https://www.barkai.org.il/
Be'eri Northern Negev South 1946 https://www.beeri.org.il/
Beit Alfa North North 1922 https://www.betalfa.org.il/ba/
Beit Guvrin Lakhish South 1949 https://www.betgovrin.org.il/
Beit HaArava West Bank West Bank 1939 https://www.dead-sea.org.il
Beit HaEmek Galilee North 1949 https://b-emek.com/
Beit HaShita Galilee North 1928 https://www.beithashita.org.il/
Beit Kama Northern Negev South 1949 https://bns.org.il/
Beit Keshet Lower Galilee North 1944 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Beit Nir Lakhish South 1955 https://www.beit-nir.org.il/
Beit Zera Galilee North 1921 https://www.betzera.com/
Beth-El Zikhron Ya'akov North 1970 https://en.wikipedia.org
Bror Hayil Northern Negev South 1948 https://www.brorhail.org.il/
Dafna Upper Galilee North 1939 https://www.dafna.org.il/
Dalia Ramat Menashe North 1939 https://www.k-dalia.org.il/
Dan Upper Galilee North 1939 https://www.kdan.co.il/
Degania Alef Jordan Valley North 1910 https://www.degania.org.il
Degania Bet Sea of Galilee North 1920 https://www.degania-b.org.il/
Dorot Northern Negev South 1941 https://en.wikipedia.org
Dovrat Galilee North 1948 https://www.dovrat.org
Dvir Northern Negev South 1951 https://bns.org.il/he-IL/96/920/
Eilon Western Galilee North 1938 https://www.eilon.org.il
Eilot Arava South 1962 https://www.eilot.org.il
Ein Carmel Coastal plain Center 1947 https://www.ein-carmel.org.il/
Ein Dor Lower Galilee North 1948 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Ein Gedi Judea South 1953 https://www.eingedi.co.il
Ein Gev Sea of Galilee North 1937 https://www.eingev.org.il
Ein HaHoresh Hefer Valley Center 1931 https://www.enh.org.il
Ein HaMifratz Haifa North 1938 https://hamifrats.wordpress.com/
Ein Harod (Ihud) Jezreel Valley North 1952 https://www.ein-harod.co.il/
Ein Harod (Meuhad) Jezreel Valley North 1952 https://www.einharodm.co.il/
Ein HaShlosha Western Negev South 1950 https://www.ein3.co.il/
Ein HaShofet Ramat Menashe North 1937 https://www.ein-hashofet.co.il/
Ein Shemer Shomron North 1927 https://www.ein-shemer.com/
Ein Zivan Golan Heights North 1968 https://enzivan.org/
Einat Central Israel Center 1925 https://www.einat.org.il/
El Rom Golan Heights North 1971 https://www.el-rom.org.il
Elifaz Arava South 1982 https://www.elifaz.co.il/
Erez Negev South 1950 https://www.erez.org.il
Eshbal Lower Galilee North 1998 https://eshbal.org.il/
Evron Western Galilee North 1937 https://evron.co.il
Eyal Sharon Center 1949 https://www.eyal.org.il/
Ga'aton Western Galilee North 1948 https://www.gaaton.org.il
Ga'ash Coastal plain Center 1951 https://gaash.co.il/
Gadot Upper Galilee North 1949 https://www.gadot-lodging.co.il/
Gal On Shephelah Center 1946 https://www.galon.org.il/
Galed Menashe Heights North 1945 https://www.galed.org.il/
Gan Shmuel Coastal plain Center 1920 https://www.ganshmuel.org.il/
Gat South-central Israel South 1941 https://www.gat.org.il/
Gazit Jezreel Valley North 1948 https://www.k-gazit.co.il/
Gesher Beit She'an Valley North 1939 https://www.gesher.org.il/
Gesher HaZiv Western Galilee North 1949 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Geshur Golan Heights North 1971 https://www.romgalil.org.il/
Geva Jezreel Valley North 1921 https://www.kvgeva.org.il/
Gevim Negev South 1947 https://www.negev-net.org.il
Gezer Shephelah Center 1945 https://www.gezer.org.il/
Gilgal Jordan Valley North 1972 https://myesha.org.il
Ginegar Jezreel Valley North 1922 https://www.ginegar.net/
Ginosar Jordan Valley North 1937 https://www.j-v.co.il
Givat Brenner Center Center 1928 https://givat-brenner.co.il/
Givat Haim (Ihud) Hefer Valley Center 1953 https://www.ghi.org.il/
Givat Haim (Meuhad) Hefer Valley Center 1953 https://www.ghm.co.il/
Givat HaShlosha Sharon plain Center 1925 https://www.g-3.org.il/
Givat Oz Megiddo North 1949 https://www.givat-oz.org.il/
Glil Yam Sharon plain Center 1943 https://www.glil-yam.org.il/
Gonen Upper Galilee North 1951 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Grofit Arava South 1966 https://www.eilot.org.il/
Gevat Jezreel Valley North 1926 https://www.gvat.org.il/
Gvulot Negev South 1943 https://www.gvulot.org.il/
HaGoshrim Upper Galilee North 1948 https://www.hagoshrim.co.il/
Hahoterim Coastal plain Center 1952 https://www.hahotrim.com/
Hamadia Beit She'an Valley North 1939 https://www.kibbutz.org.il
Hanaton Jezreel Valley North 1984 https://www.hanaton.co.il/
Hanita Western Galilee North 1938 https://www.hanita.co.il
HaOgen Sharon plain Center 1947 https://www.homee.co.il/
Harduf Jezreel Valley North 1982 https://www.harduf.org.il/
Harel Jerusalem Jerusalem 1948 https://www.kibbutzharel.co.il/
Hasolelim Galilee North 1949 https://www.hasolelim.org/
Hatzerim Negev South 1946 https://www.hatzerim.org.il/
Hatzor Coastal plain Center 1946 https://www.hatzor.org.il/
Hazorea Jezreel Valley North 1936 https://www.hazorea.org.il/
Heftziba Gilboa North 1922 https://www.hefzi-ba.co.il/
Holit Negev South 1978 https://www.eshkol.info/
Hokuk Galilee North 1945 https://www.hakukbalev.co.il/
Horshim Sharon plain Center 1955 https://www.horshim.co.il/
Hulda Shephelah Center 1930 https://www.gezer-region.muni.il
Kabri Western Galilee North 1949 https://www.cabri.org.il
Kalia Dead Sea South 1974 https://kalia.org.il/
Karmia Coastal plain Center 1970 https://www.carmia.co.il/
Ketura Arava South 1973 https://www.ketura.org.il
Kfar Blum Upper Galilee North 1943 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Kfar Giladi Upper Galilee North 1916 https://www.kfar-giladi.org.il/
Kfar HaHoresh Galilee North 1933 https://www.k-h.org.il/
Kfar HaMaccabi Haifa North 1936 https://www.bamercaz.co.il
Kfar HaNassi Upper Galilee North 1948 https://www.k-hanassi.org.il/
Kfar Haruv Golan Heights North 1973 https://www.romgalil.org.il/
Kfar Masaryk Western Galilee North 1933 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Kfar Menahem South-central Israel South 1937 https://www.kfar-menachem.org.il
Kfar Ruppin Beit She'an Valley North 1938 https://www.kfar-ruppin.org.il/
Kfar Szold Upper Galilee North 1942 https://www.kfarszold.co.il/
Kinneret Sea of Galilee North 1909 https://www.kinnerettour.co.il
Kiryat Anavim Jerusalem Jerusalem 1920 kiryatanavim.homestead.com/
Kissufim Negev South 1951 https://www.kissufim.org.il/
Kramim Negev South 1980 https://www.kramim.org.il/
Lahav Negev South 1952 https://www.lhv.co.il/
Lehavot HaBashan Upper Galilee North 1945 https://lehavot.org/
Lehavot Haviva Sharon plain Center 1949 https://www.lehavot-haviva.org.il/
Lohamey HaGeta'ot Western Galilee North 1949 https://www.gfh.org.il/
Lotan Arava South 1983 https://www.kibbutzlotan.com
Ma'abarot Hefer Valley Center 1925 https://www.maabarot.org.il/
Ma'agan Michael Coastal plain Center 1949 https://www.maaganm.co.il/
Ma'ale HaHamisha Jerusalem Jerusalem 1938 https://maale5.com/
Ma'anit Coastal plain Center 1942 https://www.maanit.org.il/
Manara Upper Galilee North 1943 https://www.manara.co.il/
Maoz Haim Lower Galilee North 1937 https://maoz.org.il/
Mashabei Sadeh South South 1947 https://www.m-sadeh.org.il
Matzuba Western Galilee North 1940 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Ma'ayan Barukh Galilee North 1947 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Ma'ayan Tzvi Coastal plain Center 1938 https://mayanzvi.org.il
Magal Wadi Ara North 1953 https://www.magal.org.il/
Magen Negev South 1949 https://www.magen.org.il/
Mefalsim Negev South 1949 https://www.mefalsim.co.il/
Megiddo Jezreel Valley North 1949 https://www.megido.org.il
Merhavia Jezreel Valley North 1929 https://www.merchavia.org.il/
Mesilot Beit She'an Valley North 1938 https://messilot.org.il/
Metzer Menashe North 1953 https://www.metzer.org.il/
Mevo Hama Golan Heights North 1968 https://www.mevohama.org.il
Misgav Am Upper Galilee North 1945 https://www.misgav-am.com/
Migvan Negev South 1987 https://www.migvan.org.il/
Mishmar HaEmek Jezreel Valley North 1922 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Mishmar HaNegev Northern Negev South 1946 https://www.atarmishmar.org.il/
Mishmar HaSharon Sharon plain Center 1924 https://www.mhash.org.il/
Mizra Galilee North 1923 https://mizra.org.il/
Na'an Center Center 1930 https://www.naan.org.il/
Nahal Oz Negev South 1951 https://www.nahaloz.org.il/
Neot Mordechai Upper Galilee North 1946 https://www.neot.org.il/
Neot Smadar Arava South 1989 https://neot-semadar.com/
Netiv HaLamed-Heh Jerusalem Jerusalem 1949 https://www.netiv.org.il/
Netzer Sereni Shephelah Center 1951 https://www.gezer-region.muni.il
Neve Eitan Beit She'an Valley North 1938 https://neveeitan.wordpress.com/
Neve Harif Arava South 1983 https://www.eilot.org.il
Neve Ilan Jerusalem Jerusalem 1946 https://en.wikipedia.org/
Neve Ur Beit She'an Valley North 1948 https://www.neve-ur.co.il
Neve Yam Haifa North 1939 https://www.hof-hacarmel.co.il
Nir Am Northern Negev South 1949 https://www.nir-am.org.il
Nir David Beit She'an Valley North 1936 https://www.nir-david.org.il/
Nir Eliyahu Sharon plain Center 1950 https://www.nirel.org.il/
Nir Oz Negev South 1955 https://nir-oz.org/
Nir Yitzhak Negev South 1949 https://www.nir.org.il/portal/
Nirim Northern Negev South 1946 https://www.nirim.co.il/
Nitzanim Ashkelon South 1951 https://www.knitzanim.com/
Or HaNer Northern Negev South 1957 https://www.or-haner.org.il/
Ortal Golan Heights North 1978 https://www.ortal.org.il
Palmachim Coastal plain Center 1949 https://www.palmachim.org.il/
Parod Upper Galilee North 1949 https://www.kibutz-farod.co.il/
Pelekh Lower Galilee North 1982 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Ramat David Galilee North 1926 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Ramat HaKovesh Sharon plain Center 1932 https://www.rmk.org.il
Ramat HaShofet Menashe Heights North 1941 https://www.ramathashofet.co.il/
Ramat Rachel Jerusalem Jerusalem 1925 https://www.krr.co.il/
Ramat Yohanan Haifa North 1931 https://kry.org.il/
Ramot Menashe Carmel North 1948 https://www.ramotmenashe.co.il/
Ravid Sea of Galilee North 1981 https://www.ravid.org.il/
Re'im Negev South 1949 https://www.reim.org.il/
Regavim Sharon plain Center 1948 kibbutzregavim.blogspot.co.il
Reshafim Beit She'an Valley North 1948 https://reshafim.org.il/
Retamim Negev South 1988 https://www.negev-net.org.il
Revadim Center Center 1947 https://www.revadim.org.il/
Revivim Negev South 1943 https://revivim.kibbutz.org.il/
Rosh HaNikra Western Galilee North 1949 https://www.rahan.org.il
Ruhama Negev South 1944 https://www.negev-net.org.il
Sa'ar Western Galilee North 1948 https://www.saar.org.il
Samar Arava South 1976 https://www.eilot.org.il/
Sarid Galilee North 1926 https://www.sarid.org.il/
Sasa Upper Galilee North 1949 https://www.ksasa.org.il/
Sde Boker Negev South 1952 https://sde-boker.org.il/
Sde Nahum Beit She'an Valley North 1937 https://www.sde-nahum.org.il
Sde Nehemia Upper Galilee North 1940 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Sde Yoav South South 1956 https://sdeyoav.org.il/
Sdot Yam Sharon plain Center 1940 https://www.sdot-yam.org.il/
Sha'ar HaAmakim Haifa North 1935 https://s-h.org.il/
Sha'ar HaGolan Golan Heights North 1937 https://www.shaar-hagolan.co.il/
Shamir Upper Galilee North 1944 https://www.shamir.org.il/
Shefayim Sharon plain Center 1935 https://shefayim.org.il/
Shomrat Western Galilee North 1948 https://www.romgalil.org.il
Shoval Negev South 1946 https://www.shoval.org.il/
Snir Upper Galilee North 1967 https://www.snir.org.il/
Sufa Negev South 1975 https://sufa.org/
Tamuz Beit Shemesh Jerusalem 1987 https://tamuz.org.il/
Tel Katzir Sea of Galilee North 1949 https://tel-kazir.co.il/
Tel Yitzhak Netanya Center 1938 https://www.tly.org.il/
Tel Yosef Jezreel Valley North 1921 https://www.telyosef.co.il/
Tlalim Negev South 1980 https://rng.org.il/?page_id=172
Tuval Galilee North 1981 https://www.tuval.org.il
Tze'elim Negev South 1947 https://www.zeelim.org.il/
Tzivon Galilee North 1980 https://www.tzivon.com/
Tzora Jerusalem Jerusalem 1948 https://www.tzora.co.il/
Tzova Jerusalem Jerusalem 1948 https://tzuba.co.il/
Urim Negev South 1946 https://www.kibbutz.org.il
Usha Haifa North 1937 https://www.k-usha.org.il/
Yad Hannah Sharon plain Center 1950 https://en.wikipedia.org
Yad Mordechai Ashkelon South 1943 www.yadmor.org.il/
Yagur Haifa North 1922 https://www.yagur.com/home/
Yahad Lower Galilee North 1992 https://en.wikipedia.org
Yahel Arava South 1976 www.yahel.org.il/
Yasur Western Galilee North 1949 https://www.yassur.org.il/
Yehiam Western Galilee North 1946 https://www.yechiam.org.il
Yifat Jezreel Valley North 1954 https://www.yifat.org.il/
Yiftah Upper Galilee North 1948 https://www.yiftah.org/
Yiron Galilee North 1949 https://www.yiron.org.il/
Yizre'el Jezreel Valley North 1948 https://www.yizrael.org.il/
Yotvata Arava South 1957 https://www.yotvata.org.il/
Zikim Northern Negev South 1949 https://www.zikim.org.il/



Kibbutzim in the Religious Kibbutz Movement




Non-affiliated religious kibbutzim








Privatized kibbutzim



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