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  • יַבְנְאֵל
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Yabnˀel
View of Yavne'el
View of Yavne'el
Yavne'el is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°42′34.19″N 35°29′57.84″E / 32.7094972°N 35.4994000°E / 32.7094972; 35.4994000Coordinates: 32°42′34.19″N 35°29′57.84″E / 32.7094972°N 35.4994000°E / 32.7094972; 35.4994000
District Northern
Founded 1901
 • Type Local council (from 1951)
 • Head of Municipality Ronny Cohen
 • Total 31,680 dunams (31.68 km2 or 12.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,100

Yavne'el (Hebrew: יַבְנְאֵל) is a moshava and a local council in the North District of Israel. It is one of the oldest rural Jewish communities in the country.[2]


Yavne'el in 1910

Yavne'el is named after a village in the tribe Naphtali (Jos 19:33), which is believed to have been located on the archaeological tel north of the moshava.

The village was established by the Jewish Colonization Association on lands bought by the Baron Rothschild, by villagers from Metula and from the Hauran region (Jewish settlers of the Hauran or "Horan" as it was called, had been evicted from there in 1898 by the Ottoman authorities).[3]

Located southwest of Tiberias, it was declared a local council in 1951. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Yavne'el had a population of 3,100 in 2008, with a growth rate of 1.4%. The local council is jointly responsible for Yavne'el, Beit Gan, Mishmar HaShlosha, and Smadar. Many organizations were established in Yavne'el, including the Israeli Farmers Union, the Galilee Squadron and the Golani Brigade.

Breslov City[edit]

In 1986, Rabbi Eliezer Shlomo Schick founded a Breslov community largely consisting of baalei teshuvah (newly religious) adherents in Yavne'el. As of 2015 this community, which calls itself "Breslov City", numbers nearly 400 families, representing 30 percent of the town's population.[4] The community has its own educational and civic organizations, including a Talmud Torah, girls' school, yeshiva ketana, yeshiva gedola, kollel,[5] beis medrash (study/prayer hall), and charity and humanitarian organizations.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ Tradition, Innovation, Conflict: Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel, ed. Zvi Sobel and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
  3. ^ Ben-Porat, Amir (1991). "Immigration, proletarianization, and deproletarianization A case study of the Jewish working class in Palestine, 1882-1914". Theory and Society (20): 244. 
  4. ^ a b "Harav Eliezer Shlomo Shick, zt"l, of Yavne'el". Hamodia, Israel news, February 12, 2015, p. 9.
  5. ^ Tzoren, Moshe Michael. "Away From the Hustle and Bustle of the Big City: Investors from Israel and abroad are buying up large lots in Yavniel, a quiet village in the Galilee, with an eye on building hundreds of housing units for the chareidi public". Hamodia Israel news, 23 December 2010, pp. A26-A27. Retrieved 29 January 2011.

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