Lehavot HaBashan

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Lehavot HaBashan
לְהֲבוֹת הַבָּשָׁן
Lehavot HaBashan is located in Northeast Israel
Lehavot HaBashan
Lehavot HaBashan
Coordinates: 33°8′29.4″N 35°38′47.75″E / 33.141500°N 35.6465972°E / 33.141500; 35.6465972Coordinates: 33°8′29.4″N 35°38′47.75″E / 33.141500°N 35.6465972°E / 33.141500; 35.6465972
District Northern
Council Upper Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair members and German and Polish immigrants
Population (2017)[1] 869
Name meaning Flames of the Bashan

Lehavot HaBashan (Hebrew: לְהֲבוֹת הַבָּשָׁן‬, lit. Flames of the Bashan) is a kibbutz in northern Israel.[2] Located in the Hula Valley around ten kilometres southeast of Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 869.[1]


The village was established in 1945 by former Hashomer Hatzair members and the Lehavot gar'in, which was composed of immigrants from Germany and Poland brought to the country by Youth Aliyah. One of them was Dov Zakin, later a member of the Knesset. In 1947 the kibbutz moved to its present location. The name is derived from that of the founders' gar'in, together with the Golan Heights, also known as Bashan Mountains, which overlook the kibbutz.


LVT, a fire protection equipment manufacturer that specializes in the development of fire protection and suppression systems for the military, industrial, and commercial sectors, is located on Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ 11 students set to study on a kibbutz, New York Times
  3. ^ LVT High Tech Fire Protection Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.