Sde Eliyahu kibbutz was founded on 8 May 1939 by German immigrants as a tower and stockade settlement. It is named after one of the early leaders of Religious Zionism, Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher in the 19th-century who together with Ein HaNatziv, Shluhot and Tirat Zvi formed a group of religious kibbutzim in the area. Sde Eliyahu, שְׂדֵה אֵלִיָּהוּ, means ‘Eliyahu’s Field’ and is a religious kibbutz in northern Israel located within the Valley of Springs Regional Council.
The kibbutz’s income comes from the production of dates, grapes, pomegranates, spices and other crops, as well as dairy cattle and poultry. The kibbutz is run on organic principles and is well known for its innovative organic farming methods. It’s non-pesticide farming management reputation is world renown and now accounts for a significant part of the kibbutz’s income.
The ‘Shaked’ regional religious school is located in the kibbutz. It serves students from the surrounding area. The kibbutz recently established a beit midrash for graduates of the Israel Defense Forces who wish to combine Jewish studies with farm work.
Based within the kibbutz are successful Ulpan and Volunteer schemes. Students in the ulpan work three days a week and learn three days a week. The students are given food and board. Volunteers are given similar accommodation and are paid 300 shekels a month, room and board, and use of facilities in exchange for working a 40 hour work week. Ulpan students pay 2000 shekels for five months and work approximately 24 hours a week in exchange for 24 hours of Hebrew lessons.
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is a member of the religious kibbutz movement, and is based on the concept of Torah and labour. The kibbutz members combine their religious Torah lifestyle with strong work ethics and a sense of social justice.
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu belongs group of kibbutz cooperatives. Mutual responsibility and equal opportunities are key values that contribute to the feeling of togetherness and social Likud. Kibbutz members believe working on the land, studying Torah and living in a religious communally is beneficial to both the kibbutz community and the state.
The strong bond between man and land starts at a young age and continues in the economy, factories industry and striving for ecological healthy living. From Elijah burst and spread the message of organic agriculture in Israel. Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, was established in 1939 as one of the communities “Wall and Tower”, and now has a community multi-generational thriving and vibrant, comprising 150 families and 700 persons in total. Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu striving for continuity and development, and investing considerable effort in the absorption of boys and men outside, while maintaining the lifestyle and values unique.
Organic coffee and dairy food is served simple and fresh – all local produce! You can reserve your place small private events, business meetings, or just meeting friends.
Sunday-Thursday 8:30 to 16:00
Friday 8:30 to 12:30
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