Kvutza or kevutza (Heb.קבוצה "group") can be used as:
A definition of an organized group of children consisting of boys and girls graded by age, as used in modern Israel.
It can also refer to any other type of group of individuals. It also means "team" in modern Hebrew language.
During the early history of the establishment of modern Israel, the word was used in reference to communal life, later renamed to "kibbutz". For many years the kvutsa collective settlements were distinguished from kibbutz settlements in that they intended to remain small and mainly agricultural, whereas the kibbutz was intended to expand with agriculture, industry and other gainful productive pursuits.