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Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew יַבְנְאֵל
 • ISO 259 Yabnˀel
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 Schik founded a Breslov community largely consisting of baalei teshuvah (newly religious) adherents in Yavne'el. Today this community, which calls itself "Breslov City", numbers 350 residents. It includes a beis medrash, kollel, yeshiva, and mikveh. There is also a boys school, girls school, nursery and kindergarten, with enrollment of over 1000 children.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". 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. ^ "Yavne'el Breslov City". mohorosh.com. 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 

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