Alonei Yitzhak

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Alonei Yitzhak
אַלּוֹנֵי יִצְחָק
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • official Allone Yizhaq
Alonei Yitzhak is located in Israel
Alonei Yitzhak
Alonei Yitzhak
Coordinates: 32°30′35.99″N 35°0′18.72″E / 32.5099972°N 35.0052000°E / 32.5099972; 35.0052000Coordinates: 32°30′35.99″N 35°0′18.72″E / 32.5099972°N 35.0052000°E / 32.5099972; 35.0052000
Council Menashe
Region Sharon plain
Founded 1948
Founded by Yehiel Harif
Population (2014)[1] 284
Name meaning Yitzhak Oaks
Website www.knay.alona.k12.il
Alonei Itzhak 05-2012.jpg

Alonei Yitzhak (Hebrew: אַלּוֹנֵי יִצְחָק, lit. Yitzhak Oaks) is a youth village in northern Israel. Located near Binyamina, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2014 it had a population of 284.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1948 by Yehiel Harif to absorb children who had survived the Holocaust. It was named after Yitzhak Gruenbaum. Today the village is a boarding school that teaches 465 children (305 residential, 160 day students) from 7th to 12th grade.

Alonei Yitzhak nature reserve[edit]

A 31-acre nature reserve within which the Village is located was declared in 1969,[2] mainly of old Valonia oak trees (Quercus macrolepis), in close proximity to the youth village. Other flora in the oak forest includes Cyclamen persicum, Calicotome villosa, Ephedra, Sea Squill, and Asphodelus microcarpus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Alonei Yitzhak Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

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