Givat Washington

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Givat Washington
גִבְעַת ווֹשִינְגְטוֹן
Givat Washington is located in Israel
Givat Washington
Givat Washington
Coordinates: 31°49′2.99″N 34°43′44.04″E / 31.8174972°N 34.7289000°E / 31.8174972; 34.7289000Coordinates: 31°49′2.99″N 34°43′44.04″E / 31.8174972°N 34.7289000°E / 31.8174972; 34.7289000
Council Hevel Yavne
Region Shephelah
Founded 1946
Founded by Jewish community of Washington D.C.

Givat Washington (Hebrew: גִבְעַת ווֹשִינְגְטוֹן, lit. Washington Hill), also known as Beit Raban (Hebrew: בֵּית רַבָּן, lit. House of Raban) is a religious youth village in central Israel. Located near Kvutzat Yavne, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Yavne Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 670.

The village was established in 1946 by the Jewish community of Washington D.C., and initially served as an educational establishment for young Holocaust survivors. It now has a secondary school, a midrasha, an ulpan and an academic college. By 2005 most of the residents were immigrants from France and Colombia.

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