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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
Council Menashe
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded October 1933
Founded by Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian Jews
Population 258

Mishmarot (Hebrew: מִשְׁמָרוֹת) is a kibbutz in northern Israel near the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur. It falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 258. It is located about 50 m above sea level, and is close to the villages Ein Shemer and Kfar Glickson.

The village was founded in October 1933, during Sukkot, by immigrants from Russia, Lithuania and Latvia, on JNF 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).[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1977). "Mishmarot". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. pp. 4924–4925. 
  2. ^ 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. 
Shalom Hanoch at the microphone, performing for soldiers during the Yom Kippur War (1973)