Vardon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the surname, see Vardon Family.
Vardon
Vardon Aerial View.jpg
Vardon is located in Israel
Vardon
Vardon
Coordinates: 31°39′47.16″N 34°46′49.44″E / 31.6631000°N 34.7804000°E / 31.6631000; 34.7804000Coordinates: 31°39′47.16″N 34°46′49.44″E / 31.6631000°N 34.7804000°E / 31.6631000; 34.7804000
District Southern
Council Yoav
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1964
Population (2015)[1] 264

Vardon (Hebrew: ורדון‎‎) is a community settlement in south-central Israel. Located north of Kiryat Gat and south of Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Yoav Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 264.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1964 as a village center and became a communal village in 1998. It was founded on land belonging to the Arab Palestinian villages of Summil[2] and Jusayr,[3] both of which were depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

The name of the community is a loose translation for the family of Julius Rosenfeld who was a Jewish donor from the United States. ("Vardon" is derived from vered, which means "rose", hence Rosenfeld.

Education[edit]

Vardon, being a small community, has no schools, so it relies on schools of the Yoav Regional Council and the surrounding communities. The residents may go to either secular or religious schools. The elementary schools are "Sdot Yoav" in kibbutz Gat and "Yad Hazon" in Be'er Tuvia. High schools are "Tzafit" in Kfar Menahem and "Gruss" in Kiryat Gat.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

In Vardon there is a youth center, a sports field, public gardens, playgrounds, and a regional infirmary.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 137, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 118, ISBN 0-88728-224-5