“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have a great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there and I am prepared to expect great wonders” – Henry David Thoreau

The term garin, meaning “a seed,” is used to refer to a group of individuals and/or families who live together as a community, and are trying to effect some social change in Israel.

Joining a garin can be a wonderful way for a young Oleh single, couple or family to become part of a welcoming and idealistic community!

The Go South Department of Nefesh B’Nefesh is proud to present our brand new resource packet that contains tons of helpful information on how, why, and where to start a “garin.” Click on the image below to download a pdf version of the 22-page packet:


If you are looking for more information about existing “garinim” or about starting your own “garin” in the South, please contact the Go South project coordinator Naama Zigdon – .