The Kibbutz Movement - Facts and figures - 2008
At present (2008) there are 256 Kibbutzim in Israel (including 16 “religious kibbutzim”). Most of them are located in peripheral areas, from the most northern tip of the State to as far as the Deep South (Arava). Some-total of registered Kibbutz population amounts to app. 106,000 people, of whom a total of over 20,000 are children under the age of 18. One ought to notice that after almost two decades of an economic and social crisis in most sections of the Kibbutz Movement, resulting - among others- in a sharp decline of Kibbutz population, the last few years are indicating a fresh and a new trend. Many Kibbutzim report of growing numbers of youngsters – singles and families – seeking to join Kibbutzim, either as permanent members, or as non-member inhabitants. The main obstacle to a more speedy response to this potentially promising trend is lack of housing for absorption.
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The KIA - Facts & Figures - New Flash Presentation
Kibbutz enterprises view the Kibbutz Industries Association as the central focus of information and an objective body towards all members. We act as a broker to bring together investors and enterprises and we accompany the negotiations and handle the procedures where necessary. There is enormous interest in our corporation from both potential investors and the kibbutz enterprises themselves
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Celebrating 40 Years of Kibbutz Volunteers - 6/6/2005, at kibbutz Gan Shmuel
The event will begin at 18:00, and will include performances and greetings. At 20:00 will begin the recording of “Shishi BeGaon”, one of Israel’s most popular TV talk shows, which will be dedicated entirely to the kibbutz movement and its volunteers.
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Givat Haviva
The Givat Haviva Institute, founded by the HaShomer HaTzair Movement, educates and acts to promote the values of equality and human dignity.
Givat Haviva implements activities to develop the experience of equality between Jews and Arabs living in Israel...
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Members` Views on Changes in the Kibbutz
The crisis of the 1980s was both structural and related to values, its consequences discernible in all structures and spheres. Briefly and in general, the changes, still in progress, are essentially a transition from a collectivist, cohesive society with a high level of social and ideological commitment to an individualistic one in which the bond between members and their mutual responsibility is growing steadily weaker.
By Eli Avrahami, Kibbutz Palmachim, Yad Tabenkin Research Center.
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Kibbutz - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A kibbutz (Hebrew: קיבוץ; plural: kibbutzim) is an Israeli collective community. Although other countries have had communal enterprises, in no other country have voluntary collective communities played as important a role as kibbutzim have played in Israel, indeed, kibbutzim played an essential role in the creation of Israel.
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Urbanization: The Catalyst Speeding Changes in the Kibbutz Family and in the Status of Kibbutz Women
In this paper I argue that the urbanization perspective is a good way to investigate the changes the kibbutz is undergoing. This perspective is rarely used in analysis of the change process in the kibbutz, which has experienced a transition from an agricultural society to an industrial and post – industrial society. I suggest that we look at the changes as examples of unavoidable self-correction that removed obstacles preventing further developments.

By Dr. Gila Adar, The Institute for Research and Study of the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea, The University of Haifa, Israel,
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New maps of Israel
New webSite with all the Israel regions in a new flash interactive map.
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