Kfar Silver

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Kfar Silver
Kfar Silver is located in Israel
Kfar Silver
Kfar Silver
Coordinates: 31°40′32.41″N 34°36′44.32″E / 31.6756694°N 34.6123111°E / 31.6756694; 34.6123111Coordinates: 31°40′32.41″N 34°36′44.32″E / 31.6756694°N 34.6123111°E / 31.6756694; 34.6123111
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1957
Founded by Zionist Organization of America
Population (2015)[1] 227

Kfar Silver (Hebrew: כְּפַר סִילְבֶר‎, lit. Silver Village) is a youth village in southern Israel. It contains a boarding school that teaches 200 pupils each year. the founder and first principal of the school was Author and Educator Aryeh Kotzer. Located near Ashkelon, the village falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 227.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1957 on the initiative of the Zionist Organization of America, and was named after Abba Hillel Silver. It was planned by Meir Horman. In March 2008 it was hit by a BM-21 fired from the Gaza Strip.

References[edit]

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