Shorashim

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Shorashim
שָׁרָשִׁים
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Shorashim is located in Israel
Shorashim
Shorashim
Coordinates: 32°53′32.44″N 35°15′26.68″E / 32.8923444°N 35.2574111°E / 32.8923444; 35.2574111Coordinates: 32°53′32.44″N 35°15′26.68″E / 32.8923444°N 35.2574111°E / 32.8923444; 35.2574111
District Northern
Council Misgav
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1985
Founded by North American immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 476

Shorashim (Hebrew: שָׁרָשִׁים, שורשים‎, lit. Roots) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the lower Galilee and affiliated with the Conservative movement, it falls under the jurisdiction of Misgav Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 476.[1]

History[edit]

Shorashim was established as a moshav in 1985 by a group of North American immigrants who had formed a gar'in in 1980. Over the years, it was privatized, but the community remains tightly knit and committed to a traditional but pluralistic way of life. All community activity is voluntary. There is no community rabbi and all roles in the synagogue are rotated among members. About half of the residents are native Israeli and the rest new immigrants from various countries, predominantly English speakers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Moshav Shorashim Jewish Agency

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