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Sa'ar is located in Israel
Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded August 1948
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair and
Holocaust survivors
Population (2015)[1] 780
Name meaning Storm

Sa'ar (Hebrew: סַעַר‎, lit. Storm) is a kibbutz in the western Galilee in Israel. Located near Nahariya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 780.[1]


The kibbutz was founded in August 1948 by members of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and Holocaust survivors on the land of the depopulated Arab village of Az-Zeeb, south of the village site.[2][3][4]

Yiftach 3rd Battalion. Sa'ar. 1948

In August 2006, many of the kibbutz residents fled in the wake of Hezbollah rocket fire of up to 60 rockets a day. Kibbutz member David Lelchook was killed by shrapnel from a missile that hit the front yard of his home.[5]


Bermad Water Control Solutions, jointly owned with Kibbutz Evron, manufactures automatically activated hydraulic valves used in water, fuel and fire extinguishing systems.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

The kibbutz gained recognition as the farming community in which the comedian Jerry Seinfeld worked as a volunteer at the age of 16.[7]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Kibbutz Sa'ar website
  3. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxi. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6. 
  4. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 37, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  5. ^ Rocket kills American oleh at Kibbutz Sa’ar The Jerusalem Post
  6. ^ Bermad Water Control Solutions looking to float stock Haaretz
  7. ^ Jerry Seinfeld show in Atlantic City