Ginegar

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Ginegar
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Ginegar is located in Israel
Ginegar
Ginegar
Coordinates: 32°39′50.03″N 35°15′29.87″E / 32.6638972°N 35.2582972°E / 32.6638972; 35.2582972Coordinates: 32°39′50.03″N 35°15′29.87″E / 32.6638972°N 35.2582972°E / 32.6638972; 35.2582972
Council Jezreel Valley
Region Jezreel Valley
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1922
Founded by Polish and Russian immigrants
Website www.ginegar.net

Ginegar (Hebrew: גִּנֵּיגָר),is a kibbutz in northern Israel not far from Nazareth. Located near Migdal HaEmek, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 481.

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1922 in the Lower Galilee on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. The Kibbutz was named after the ancient well of Gingar, which can today still be found under the laundry. The kibbutz founders, working at moshavim in the area at the time, came in the second and third Aliyahs. They joined together in 1920 to establish Degania Gimel south of Degania Bet, at a site later used by kibbutz Beit Zera. From here they needed to move due to a lack of land, and so they arrived at the Ginegar Estate—originally named Nagnager.

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Economy[edit]

Next to the kibbutz is a large plastics factory, also named Ginegar. The factory produces mainly plastic products for agriculture. Ginegar accepted volunteers who lived and worked on the kibbutz for many years, but the volunteer program shut down in 2007.

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