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The sign in the entrance to the kibbutz
The sign in the entrance to the kibbutz
Mishmarot is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°29′10″N 34°59′1″E / 32.48611°N 34.98361°E / 32.48611; 34.98361Coordinates: 32°29′10″N 34°59′1″E / 32.48611°N 34.98361°E / 32.48611; 34.98361
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded October 1933
Founded by Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian Jews
Population (2015)[1] 796
Shalom Hanoch at the microphone, performing for soldiers during the Yom Kippur War (1973)

Mishmarot (Hebrew: מִשְׁמָרוֹת‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel near the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur. Located about 50 m above sea level and close to the villages Ein Shemer and Kfar Glickson, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 796.


The village was founded in October 1933, during Sukkot, by immigrants from Russia, Lithuania and Latvia, on Jewish National Fund land, under the auspices of Keren HaYesod. Its name comes from the farm in the Crimea in which the founders trained, called Mishmar (lit. guard shifts).[2] Notable former residents include the musicians Shalom Hanoch and Meir Ariel.

Before the founding of the State of Israel, Mishmarot was home to secret Fosh and Military Industries bases.[3]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1977). "Mishmarot". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. pp. 4924–4925. 
  3. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 651. ISBN 965-448-413-7.