Alumot

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Alumot
אֲלֻמּוֹת, אלומות
Hebrew transcription(s)
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Etymology: 'Sheaves'
Alumot is located in Northeast Israel
Alumot
Alumot
Alumot is located in Israel
Alumot
Alumot
Coordinates: 32°42′24.48″N 35°32′45.59″E / 32.7068000°N 35.5459972°E / 32.7068000; 35.5459972Coordinates: 32°42′24.48″N 35°32′45.59″E / 32.7068000°N 35.5459972°E / 32.7068000; 35.5459972
Country Israel
DistrictNorthern
CouncilEmek HaYarden
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1947
Founded byBen Shemen Agricultural School graduates
Population
 (2019)[1]
405
Alumot fields

Alumot (Hebrew: אֲלֻמּוֹת, lit. "Sheaves") is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located to the south of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 405.[1]

History[edit]

Kibbutz Alumot was formed in 1936 by a kvutza of graduates of the Ben Shemen Agricultural School.[2] In 1940, the group moved to a temporary site known as "Poria Alumot" (now Poria Illit). They earned a living from agriculture and a sanatorium, Beit Alumot. In 1947 they established a permanent settlement on a hill overlooking Lake Kinneret and the Jordan Valley.[3] Due to a shortage of water, agricultural land and new members, the kibbutz was dismantled in 1969 and re-established the following year by immigrants from Argentina.[2]

In 2008, President Shimon Peres visited the kibbutz, which he helped to found, with his children. Peres' daughter Tzvia (Tziki) Walden was born there. Before the establishment of the state, Peres worked on the kibbutz as a shepherd and a farmer.[4]

Economy[edit]

Alumot breeds livestock and also runs a guest house with beach facilities and a water park.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Dismantled kibbutz revived online Haaretz, 7 January 2008
  3. ^ Kibbutzim drop socialism to survive Marketplace, 15 May 2007
  4. ^ a b Peres and his kids on roots visit to Kibbutz Almog The Jerusalem Post, 21 January 2008

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