Einat

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Einat
עֵינַת
Einat inside the Kibutz.jpg
Einat is located in Central Israel
Einat
Einat
Coordinates: 32°4′56.63″N 34°56′21.11″E / 32.0823972°N 34.9391972°E / 32.0823972; 34.9391972Coordinates: 32°4′56.63″N 34°56′21.11″E / 32.0823972°N 34.9391972°E / 32.0823972; 34.9391972
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1952
Founded by Members of Givat HaShlosha and Ramat HaKovesh
Population (2017)[1] 804
Website www.einat.org.il
Yad Lashlosha memorial

Einat (Hebrew: עֵינַת‬) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located near Petah Tikva and south of Rosh HaAyin, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 804.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was founded in 1952 by residents of Givat HaShlosha and Ramat HaKovesh who had left the HaKibbutz HaMeuhad after its ideological split. The name was derived from its proximity to the source ("ein") of the Yarkon River.

Economy[edit]

The kibbutz was privatized, which encouraged children of members to return.[2] The kibbutz operates a banquet hall [2] and a secular cemetery that offers non-religious Israelis a burial option that skirts the religious establishment.[3] Together with Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha, Einat owns Noga-Einat, a factory established in 1930 that produces combat boots and shoes for the army, police and special forces.[4]

Civil cemetery[edit]

Einat was the first kibbutz to respond to the demand in Israel for secular burial. In 1991, it began to accept requests from people with no religious affiliation seeking an alternative to the Jewish burial ceremony.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Eli Ashkenazi (19 September 2007). "Keeping the kibbutz from turning into a nursing home". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ Nathan Jeffay (22 February 2008). "Jerusalem To Allow Secular Burials". The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ Noga-Einat Shoe Industries Ltd. (Army Division) Ministry of Economy
  5. ^ Tali Heruti-Sover (12 March 2007). "Kibbutz burials make a lively business". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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