Kishorit

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Kishorit
Tu BiShvat celebration in the village in 2011
Tu BiShvat celebration in the village in 2011
Kishorit is located in Northwest Israel
Kishorit
Kishorit
Coordinates: 32°56′51.43″N 35°14′59.6″E / 32.9476194°N 35.249889°E / 32.9476194; 35.249889Coordinates: 32°56′51.43″N 35°14′59.6″E / 32.9476194°N 35.249889°E / 32.9476194; 35.249889
District Northern
Council Misgav
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1980
Population (2017)[1] 176
Website www.kishorit.org.il

Kishorit (Hebrew: כישורית‎, lit. distaff) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee near Karmiel, it falls under the jurisdiction of Misgav Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 176. Its members are all disabled adults.[2]

History[edit]

Founded in 1980 as Kishor, it was Israel's first kibbutz for individuals with special needs. Named after the Bible (Proverbs 31:19)[3] together with the nearby kibbutz Pelekh, whose name is the corresponding word of the same sentence.[4]

Kishorit provides its members with employment opportunities, leisure activities, private living quarters, medical supervision, nursing care and opportunities for social integration in Israeli society.[5] All members are assigned work duty in the laundry room, kitchen or one of ten work centers. The centers, all headed by outside professionals, include an organic goat farm, a chicken coop, a toy factory and a dog kennel that breeds miniature schnauzers sold in Europe.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ At One Kibbutz, Special Needs Meet Socialism
  3. ^ "In her hand she holds the distaff, and grasps the spindle with her finger."
  4. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jeruusalem 1999: Carta, p.30, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)
  5. ^ Kishorit
  6. ^ At One Kibbutz, Special Needs Meet Socialism

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