Emerging Communities

Bnei Dekalim

Written by on July 4, 2016
Bnei Dekalim

The Lachish region – located in the Northern Negev, in the center of Israel – is currently undergoing great expansion and development. One of the 20 settlements in the region is Bnei Dekalim which was started in 2013.  Bnei Dekalim is a 20 minute drive from the city of Kiryat Gat (45 minute drive to Be’er […]

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Carmei Gat

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Carmei Gat

The largest building project since Modiin is currently being built in the Northern part of the city of Kiryat Gat – which is just a 35-minute train ride from Tel Aviv. The new Karmei Gat neighborhood is designated to contain 7,000 new units including apartments, duplexes, and single family homes. The first occupants are scheduled […]

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Kibbutz Cramim

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Kibbutz Cramim

Kibbutz Cramim was founded in 1980. It belongs to the Bnei Shimon regional council and is located near Meitar, 20 minutes from Be’er Sheva. In 2006, the Kibbutz began its expansion and rejuvenation. The vision of the kibbutz includes: settlement of the Negev, ecological consciousness, religious-secular partnership, and social responsibility. The kibbutz raises various crops […]

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Shomriya

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Shomriya

Kibbutz Shomriya is located in the Regional Council of Bnei Shimon, northeast of Lehavim. In the year 2006, eleven remaining families of this secular kibbutz were compensated by the goverment to leave so the kibbutz could be turned over to Gush Katif evacuees. In 2012, families began moving from caravans into permanent homes. Today Shomriya […]

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Kfar Retamim

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Kfar Retamim

The idea for this new religious settlement began in the year 2000 amongst young friends in the army and finally became a reality in the summer of 2009. As of early 2015, about ninety families and over two hundred children reside in the settlement. The average age of residents is 23-30. The community is situated […]

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Kibbutz Holit

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Kibbutz Holit

Founded in 1978, Holit is a Kibbutz in the Eshkol region, located 60 kilometers from Be’er Sheva and Ashkelon. The kibbutz is currently home to approximately 120 people but is committed to expanding its numbers – especially young singles and families – in order to populate the region. Because of its proximity to Gaza, the […]

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Ein Yahav

Written by on February 2, 2015 in
Ein Yahav

Ein Yahav is a secular agricultural moshav in the Central Arava, an hour and a half from both Be’er Sheva and Eilat. It is the oldest and largest moshav in the area with 200 families, out of which approximately 150 are farmers, each with 50 dunam of land. The moshav produces peppers, tomatoes, melons, eggplants, […]

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Sapir

Written by on February 1, 2015 in
Sapir

Sapir is a mixed religious-secular yishuv located in the Central Arava Regional Council, 1 ½ hour drive from both Be’er Sheva and Eilat. While 60 percent of Israel’s vegetable harvest comes from the Arava, just over 3,000 residents live in the region. There are approximately 100 families – who work in a variety of different […]

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Merchav Am

Written by on February 1, 2015 in
Merchav Am

Merchav Am is located between Sde Boker and Yeruham, approximately 35 minutes’ drive from Beer Sheba. Merchav Am – named after the late Rehavam Zeevi (Gandhi), a renowned military leader, Knesset member and Israeli cabinet member – is the first Orthodox community established in Ramat Hanegev Regional Council. Merchav Am is currently home to 70 families […]

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