Givat Washington

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Givat Washington
גִבְעַת וָשִינְגְטוֹן
גבעת וושינגטון חינוך.jpg
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
District Central
Council Hevel Yavne
Founded 1946
Founded by Jewish community of Washington D.C.
Population (2015)[1] 1,057

Givat Washington (Hebrew: גִבְעַת וָשִינְגְטוֹןוו‎, 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 2015 it had a population of 1,057.

History[edit]

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. There is also student housing for the college students, who make up most of the current residents.

Education[edit]

The Lycée français Guivat-Washington, a French international school, serves the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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