Ben Shemen Youth Village
|Ben Shemen Youth Village
כפר הנוער בן שמן
|Founded by||Siegfried Lehmann|
Ben Shemen Youth Village (Hebrew: כפר הנוער בן שמן, Kfar HaNo'ar Ben Shemen) is a youth village and agricultural boarding school in central Israel. Located near Ben Shemen and Ginaton, it falls under the jurisdiction of Judaism Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2006, it had a population of 627.
The village was established in 1927 on the land of the Hadid factory by Siegfried Lehman. Its aim was to endow children with a Zionist ethic, teach them to work the land, and install an appreciation of responsibility. The school's first students were from Kaunas in Lithuania. Today, it has around 1,000 students, of which 400 live in the village.
In 1947, it had a population of roughly 1,000.
- Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 16.
Created by Dr. Siegfried Lehmann.