Neve Eitan

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Neve Eitan
נווה איתן.jpg
Neve Eitan is located in Israel
Neve Eitan
Neve Eitan
Coordinates: 32°29′28.07″N 35°31′51.86″E / 32.4911306°N 35.5310722°E / 32.4911306; 35.5310722Coordinates: 32°29′28.07″N 35°31′51.86″E / 32.4911306°N 35.5310722°E / 32.4911306; 35.5310722
District Northern
Council Valley of Springs
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 25 November 1938
Founded by Immigrants from Poland
Population (2015)[1] 324

Neve Eitan (Hebrew: נְוֵה אֵיתָן‎, lit. Strong residence) is a kibbutz in the Beit She'an Valley in northern Israel. Located about 1 km east of Beit She'an and 1 km west of Maoz Haim, it is under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 324.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established on 25 November 1938 by Polish members of the "Akiva" movement as part of the tower and stockade campaign. Native Israelis joined the settlement in 1952. The name "Neve Eitan" is based on the original Hebrew text of a verse in Jeremiah (Jeremiah, 49:19)[2]

Education[edit]

The kibbutz is home to the "Ge'on HaYarden" (lit. Pride of the Jordan) high school, which has more than 500 pupils. A failed attempt to build an external addition to the kibbutz area has brought a big group of families to the place, most of which are home-schoolers. With over 20 eco-unschooling families, Neve-Eitan has the largest community of home-schoolers in Israel.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.365, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)