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  The Kibbutz Movement
The kibbutz entering the 21st century will resemble only remotely that founded at the start of the 20th century, but its uniqueness as a community of solidarity and common ownership of means of production will be preserved, despite the physical and organizational changes.
The largest of the national federations is the United Kibbutz Movement usually referred to by its Hebrew acronym TAKAM, with 60% of the total kibbutz population.
The third federation is the Kibbutz Dati(religious kibbutz) with 6% of the population, and there are another two orthodox kibbutzim belonging to Poaley Agudat Israel.
www.ic.org /icsa/kibbutz.html   (729 words)

 Kibbutz Life
A kibbutz represents a form of child rearing that is particular to the state of Israel.
The foundation of the kibbutz is a traditional family structure with a group framework as its base.
Kibbutz society did this by settling in outlying areas along the country's future borders, by providing a home for the influx of immigrants entering the state, and by furthering the development of agricultural and defense.
www.tulane.edu /~rouxbee/kids00/israel3.html   (520 words)

 Kibbutz Volunteer Program with Options
In the kibbutz, the volunteers live and breathe the kibbutz atmosphere, and during their stay they benefit from many of the social and material advantages of the kibbutz.
Kibbutz members welcome volunteers into their homes, and invite them to experience and partake in the daily life of the extraordinary kibbutz community.
The kibbutz pub is available to the participants as well as the gym, the tennis courts, the basket ball/ football courts and the swimming pool (in the summer).
www.wzo.org.il /en/programs/view.asp?id=72   (854 words)

 Institute for the Research on the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea
The institute is an expression of scientific collaboration between the kibbutz movement and the university of Haifa.
Current research topics are: changes in the kibbutz structure, outcomes of changes in the kibbutz, leadership, regional development, democracy in a crisis period, reasons for leaving the kibbutz.
A yearly survey of institutional changes in the kibbutz community and a yearly opinion survey of a representative sample of kibbutz members are conducted since 1990 by the institute.
research.haifa.ac.il /~kibbutz/main.html   (259 words)

 Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities Kibbutz Or Haner
Kibbutz Or-Haner is located at the North Of the Negev area, western to Gaza strip, 6 kilometers.
The kibbutz was founded in 1957 and established by a youth group of South American (mostly from Argentina and Uruguay) immigrants, which followed Ben-Gurion`s (the first Israeli prime minister) appeal to Youths to revive the Israeli desert.
There are 142 kibbutz members (of a total population of 400 people) of which, 71 are children and 41 “kibbutz sons” in different courses, parents of members, temporary lodgers and students.
www.jfqc.org /kibbutz.htm   (317 words)

 Dalia (kibbutz) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kibbutz Dalia is a kibbutz located in the Galilee region of Israel, about 30 km southeast of Haifa.
The kibbutz was a result of the merger between two smaller kibbutzim: Bamaaleh (comprised mainly of Romanian and Transylvanian olim, and Bamifneh, consisting mainly of olim from Germany.
Kibbutz Dalia is the only kibbutz in Israel where volunteers are only required to work for five days a week, instead of the usual six.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kibbutz_Dalia   (1340 words)

 Changing World of the Kibbutz
Studies among kibbutz members have reported that in the opinion of both sexes, opportunities for self-actualization are similar, both with respect to job interest, and with respect to the opportunity to learn new things on the job and to utilize their own ideas and initiatives (Palgi et al., 1983).
Kibbutz members were allowed to choose their own workplaces according to their wishes, and in not a few cases would choose places that were already at full complement of staff.
In the past, the meaning of self-employment was that kibbutz members would be obligated to do jobs within the boundary of the kibbutz system if and when a need arose for them, whether or not they were suited for them or the jobs met their desires.
www.utoronto.ca /wjudaism/journal/vol1n1/v1n1palg.htm   (5939 words)

 Kibbutz Ulpan FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although less than 3% of the Israeli population live on kibbutzim, the communal society of the kibbutz is a uniquely Israeli phenomenon and the kibbutznik symbolizes Israel in the eyes of the world.
There is a kibbutz lifestyle and ideology which binds all the kibbutzim together but individual kibbutzim can differ from each other in their size, location, degree of communalization, financial well being, the age and origin of their members, and their industry and agriculture.
The kibbutz provides you with the option of an adoptive family who will give you an entry into kibbutz social life and with whom you can spend part of your spare time.
www.kibbutzprogramcenter.org /ulpanfaq.htm   (1630 words)

 Kibbutz - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / Dictionary/Lexicon of Zionism/Israel/
The kibbutz was as much a practical answer to the problem of developing Jewish agriculture in the tough conditions of Palestine as it was the implementation of an ideology.
Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emeq, Degania, Yad Mordechai and Negba were sites of decisive and often heroic battles that determined the course of the war.
Menachem Begin understood that the Kibbutz was the historic center of power and of moral energy for the entire labor movement, and he announced his intention of breaking the Kibbutz movement, claiming that Kibbutzniks were rich on ill-gotten gains.
www.zionism-israel.com /dic/Kibbutz.htm   (949 words)

 Kibbutz - SWiK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kibbutz is a simple project to integrate Google and del.icio.us through Google co-op.
Kibbutz may be expanded in the future, subscribe to the rss feed for this page to be updated on future capabilities.
The code for Kibbutz is at the moment quite simple, it leverages the livemarks and magpierss projects to handle del.icio.us bookmarks.
swik.net /Kibbutz   (360 words)

 Kibbutz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By 1927 the kibbutz population was approaching 4,000.
Kibbutz Ein Gedi, near the Dead Sea, was founded by the Nahal in 1953.
One notable Arava kibbutz is Kibbutz Samar, though this particular kibbutz was founded in 1976.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kibbutz   (9598 words)

 Hareshima: Israel Kibbutz Sites
The Religious Kibbutz Movement is a co-operative settlement movement which has throughout its existence endeavoured to contribute towards national and religious objectives in the field of pioneering settlement.
There are about 200 members in Kibbutz Barkai and together with the children the total population is around 500.
Today Kibbutz Gaash is home to 283 members, 55 candidates, 155 children and 20 soldiers, for a total of 515 people.
www.hareshima.com /Israel/kibbutz.asp   (329 words)

 Kibbutz Lotan, its community, its people
the kibbutz had not succeeded in realizing its utopian aims, but it was still, in spite of the exigencies of every day life, concerned with striving towards this goal.
Kibbutz Lotan was founded by graduates of the Reform Youth movements of America and Israel in 1983.
The kibbutz is affiliated with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, The Collective Stream of the Kibbutz Movement and to the "Green Kibbutz" group.
www.kibbutzlotan.com /community/community.htm   (310 words)

 Kibbutz Life in Israel in the Sixties and Seventies
Kibbutz Sde-Boker is such a sharp contrast, standing as it does with its trees and lawns bang in the middle of a desert stretching for miles around in every direction, that the first sight I had of it will always remain in my memory.
In the kibbutz, each person had to be elected member in his or her own right; it was not enough to be married to a member to become one.
They said that it had been decided by their kibbutz that this system was superior to the other, and that the actual amount spent by the student was often much less than would have been allotted to them if they had followed the system in use at Tsor'ah.
homepage.mac.com /ardeshir/KIBBUTZ-March'01.html   (22394 words)

 Kibbutzim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kibbutz members are aware of the need for rejuvenating the movement, its settlements, its ideological motivation and its drive.
Kibbutz members had struggled hard and well and were now enjoying the fruits of their labours.
Kibbutz members are at risk of losing control over their destiny as community-orientated decision-taking moves towards profit-maximising.
www.solbaram.org /articles/kibbut.html   (4097 words)

 Amazon.com: The Virtual Kibbutz: Stories from a Changing Society: Books: Ellis Shuman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kibbutz sons took on more than their share of command positions in the Israeli Defense Forces, where their dedication and sacrifice were an example for the society as a whole.
In recent years, however, the kibbutz has, like the socialist and in some cases communist ideology on which much of its principles were based, suffered a great decline.
Against this background of kibbutz in crisis and decline, a new light is shed in "The Virtual Kibbutz" (iUniverse, April 2003), by Ellis Shuman, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, who immigrated to Israel in 1972.
www.amazon.com /Virtual-Kibbutz-Stories-Changing-Society/dp/0595273556   (1875 words)

 Israel Kibbutz Experience
I knew that a kibbutz was a community built on socialist ideals, but that was the extent of my knowledge.
I'd had very little preparation for the kibbutz experience and what it would entail, but I wanted to be in the land of Israel, to experience the unique society of a kibbutz.
The kibbutz is almost a magical place, set apart from everyday reality, where material possessions are secondary in importance, where everyone knows everyone, and where you are truly free to be the person that you want to be--yourself.
www.jewishmag.com /40mag/kibbutz/kibbutz.htm   (2289 words)

 Urban Kibbutz - Socialist-Zionist Pioneering in Israeli Cities
The crises and privatisation of the traditional kibbutz framework in the 1980's meant that NOAL graduates were no longer attracted to kibbutz on the one hand (historically they built many) and the kibbutzim could no longer afford to send their best emissaries to work for the youth movement on the other hand.
Instead of integrating into a traditional kibbutz, they took on responsibilities within the youth movement which were formerly undertaken by the kibbutz emissaries.
One question members of Kibbutz Tamuz (in the development town of Bet Shemesh) are often asked is whether they live a happier, more fulfilled life than they would were their lifestyle more traditional.
www.zionism-israel.com /city_communes_kibbutz.htm   (1791 words)

 kibbutz volunteer information
A kibbutz is a communal agricultural settlement in Israel, usually in a rural location.
All property on the kibbutz is owned communally and all income generated is shared by the kibbutz.
You could also try contacting the kibbutz of your choice and arranging it all yourself but the chances are you'll still need to report to the Tel Aviv volunteers office.
www.kibbutzvolunteer.com /information.html   (1925 words)

 Country Lodging - Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov Ichud
In the 40's Ashdot Yaacov became one of the largest and most prominent kibbutzim.After a rift in the kibbutz movement in the 50's, it added the “Ichud” onto it's name.
The kibbutz is moving ahead with the times and is adapting to a new reality of the global village.
The kibbutz is located in the Jordan Valley region – 5 miles south of the Sea of Galilee and is about 15 minutes drive from Tiberias.
www.ashdot-zimmer.co.il /eng.htm   (309 words)

 israelinsider: Culture: Kibbutz Movement redefines what is a kibbutz
At a conference held at Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, which was attended by hundreds of kibbutz representatives from around the country, the United Kibbutz Movement formally recognized two classifications of kibbutz communities.
The 'renewed' or 'new kibbutz' allows members to be paid according to the value of their work with differential wages and adopts a policy of home ownership, where the members' homes are listed legally in their own name.
The redefinition of the kibbutz is intended to adapt the community to social realities and prevent further population loss.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Culture/3130.htm   (668 words)

 MavenSearch - Kibbutz Jewish Web Directory and Search Engine
Kiibutz Alumim is a religious Kibbutz in the Western Negev.
KIBBUTZ DAFNA lodging is a lovely green spot in the galilee panhandle.
Three streams of the "DAN" river are surrounding the kibbutz yard, flow through it nourishing the evergreen landscape.
www.maven.co.il /subjects.asp?S=150   (231 words)

 Daycares Don't Care - daycare in the early Kibbutzim
Kibbutz daycares have always been considered the best in the world, as the same metapelet
Come evening, their parents would spend two to three hours with them and then tuck them into bed.
"Right from its origins in the first decade of this century (1900's), one of the founding tenets of the kibbutz philosophy was the idea that children should be reared in communal houses, tended by professional (child-care) specialists."
www.daycaresdontcare.org /History/IsraelKibbutz.htm   (398 words)

 The Kibbutz Page (FAQ)
Should you be unable to work - for whatever reason - the kibbutz still has to provide in your basic needs; they won't just throw you out because you can't work (unless, for example, the reason is that you're too laddered to work half of the time).
Should you want to leave the kibbutz for whatever reason, the KPC will be able to relocate you, whereas there will be no such thing if you do it on your own.
Apart from that, i can imagine it's difficult to find a kibbutz, as i suspect (but this is not really based on anything, just my suspicion) that most kibbutzim will only accept volunteers that go through the KPC.
kibbutz.excudo.net /faq.php   (1111 words)

 Working on a Kibbutz in Israel - Organised by the Kibbutz Adventure Centre
Before you make a final decision about going to a Kibbutz in Israel, you should be aware of some of the basic problems that you are going to face there and the commitments you must live up to.
A working volunteer visitor will be expected to work, according to Kibbutz requirements, for between 5 and 6 days a week, for between 6 to 8 hours a day, six hours a day, depending on the needs of the particular section where the work is done.
The Kibbutz culture enables all working visitors of the right to keep their religious holidays in the manner of their individual traditions and customs.
www.kibbutz.com.au /kibbutz.php   (1362 words)

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