Gan Shmuel

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Gan Shmuel
גַּן שְׁמוּאֵל
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Gan Shmuel is located in Israel
Gan Shmuel
Gan Shmuel
Coordinates: 32°27′N 34°57′E / 32.450°N 34.950°E / 32.450; 34.950Coordinates: 32°27′N 34°57′E / 32.450°N 34.950°E / 32.450; 34.950
Region Coastal plain
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1913
Founded by Eastern European immigrants
Area 19,989 dunams (19.989 km2 or 7.718 sq mi)
Population (2011) 839[1]

Gan Shmuel (Hebrew: גַּן שְׁמוּאֵל, lit. Shmuel's Garden) is a kibbutz in the Haifa District of Israel, east of Hadera. It is named for Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever.


In 1895 the founders of the town of Hadera planted Gan Shmuel, a grove of etrogs. The lands of Gan Shmuel were transferred to the Jewish National Fund and a small group of pioneers took upon itself to tend to the orchards live in a multi-story house in 1913. The group was recognized as a kibbutz in 1921. The first stable group formed in 1923 and its members were considered the founders of Gan Shmuel. The kibbutz buildings were designed by Arieh Sharon in keeping with the principles of Bauhaus architecture.[2]


The kibbutz is the owner (43%) of the publicly traded beverage company Gan Shmuel Foods Ltd. Established in 1941, the company exports products to 35 countries throughout Europe and the Far East and is the largest exporter of processed foods in Israel. Since Gan Shmuel Foods' merger with Ganir Ltd. in 2007, Gan Shmuel Group owns the Primor juice brand.[3][4][5][6]


The kibbutz is host to the Hapoel Gan Shmuel Menashe basketball team, which previously played in the top division of Israeli basketball.

Notable residents[edit]



  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Influence of Bauhaus on Architecture in Early Palestine and Israel
  3. ^ Ovadia, Avishay; Hadass, Guy (23 April 2003). "Gan Shmuel Foods works in Europe". Globes. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Ripard, Joanna (11 July 2010). "The kibbutz life of an Israeli executive". The Times of Malta. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gan Shmuel Group" (PDF). Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Dovrat-Meseritz, Adi (3 September 2008). "Is Israel ready for vegetable juice?". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

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