Kfar Monash

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Kfar Monash
כְּפַר מוֹנַשׁ
Kfar Monash is located in Israel
Kfar Monash
Kfar Monash
Coordinates: 32°20′49.55″N 34°54′56.15″E / 32.3470972°N 34.9155972°E / 32.3470972; 34.9155972Coordinates: 32°20′49.55″N 34°54′56.15″E / 32.3470972°N 34.9155972°E / 32.3470972; 34.9155972
Council Hefer Valley
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Australian Jews immigrants

Kfar Monash (Hebrew: כְּפַר מוֹנַשׁ, lit. Monash Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the northern part of the Sharon plain and covering 2,700 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 785.

The moshav was founded in 1946 by Jewish former Australian servicemen, and was named after the Jewish Australian general, Sir John Monash.[1] It is known among archaeologists as the finding place of the Kfar Monash Hoard.[2]

Ruppin Academic Center, established in 1949, is located close by.[3]

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