Mishmar HaSharon

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Mishmar HaSharon
מִשְׁמַר הַשָּׁרוֹן
مشمار هشارون
Dining room in Mishmar Hasharon.jpg
Etymology: Guard of the Sharon
Mishmar HaSharon is located in Central Israel
Mishmar HaSharon
Mishmar HaSharon
Mishmar HaSharon is located in Israel
Mishmar HaSharon
Mishmar HaSharon
Coordinates: 32°21′31″N 34°54′11″E / 32.35861°N 34.90306°E / 32.35861; 34.90306Coordinates: 32°21′31″N 34°54′11″E / 32.35861°N 34.90306°E / 32.35861; 34.90306
CountryIsrael
DistrictCentral
CouncilHefer Valley
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1933
Founded by"Mishmar" members
Population
 (2019)[1]
617
Websitewww.mhash.org.il

Mishmar HaSharon (Hebrew: מִשְׁמַר הַשָּׁרוֹן, lit. Guard of the Sharon) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 617.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1924 by 10 Russian immigrants, and was later joined by immigrants from Poland. They initially settled in the Galilee to gain experience of agricultural life. The kibbutz itself was established in 1933, and was later joined by members of Gordonia. It was the birthplace of Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak.[2]

Mishmar HaSharon 1939

Education[edit]

The kibbutz is home to Ulpan Mishmar HaSharon. This is a program run by the Jewish Agency for students aged 18–28, where students learn Hebrew while working to meet the kibbutz's needs. The kibbutz has a long history of Ulpan groups, spanning over 50 years, and the Ulpan students are part of normal life on the kibbutz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Gendler, Neal (May 8, 2018). "Barak Traces Service to Endangered Ideal". Atlanta Jewish Times. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

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