Kfar Vitkin

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Kfar Vitkin
כְּפַר וִיתְקִין
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Kfar Vitkin is located in Central Israel
Kfar Vitkin
Kfar Vitkin
Coordinates: 32°22′54.47″N 34°52′36.83″E / 32.3817972°N 34.8768972°E / 32.3817972; 34.8768972Coordinates: 32°22′54.47″N 34°52′36.83″E / 32.3817972°N 34.8768972°E / 32.3817972; 34.8768972
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1933
Population (2016)[1] 2,003
First house of Kfar Vitkin

Kfar Vitkin (Hebrew: כְּפַר וִיתְקִין‬, lit. Vitkin Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council and was the first Jewish settlement in the valley. In 2016 it had a population of 2,003.[1]

History[edit]

The community was established in 1930 by a group of 20 people, and was initially based in an old stone house. The moshav was moved to its final destination in 1933 when the founders moved into new buildings, and was named after Yosef Vitkin, an educator and leader of the Labour movement. The original house became known as "Beit HaRishonim" (House of the First). The moshav covers 150 private farms.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Israeli nabs BAFTA award for ‘Gravity’ sound Times of Israel, 17 February 2004

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