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Kibbutz Ein Harod

Ein Harod Kibbutz was founded in 1921 and was the first large Kibbutz in Israel. The Kibbutz was founded by the people of the second and third aliyah leaded by Shlomo Lavi- later a minister in the first and second kneset (Israeli parliament) and Jizchak Tabenkin. The Kibbutz was placed nearby Harod spring and therefor it’s name.

In the late 19th century, Jezreel valley offered the settlers comprehensive fertile grounds rich of water sources which enabled them to build a large colony instead of several smaller ones. The valley was also the main road for delivery of goods and a gateway between the middle-eastern countries. Both Joshua Henkin and Baron Rotchild tried to purchase the Jesreel valley lands early in the 1890′s but world war I delayed their plan. It’s only in 1920 that Henkin managed to purchase the land and one year later to build the first Kibbutz. In Harod valley, the biggest Kibbutz was built- Ein Harod. Haim Shturman was one of the builders of the Kibbutz and one of the first to join “Hashomer” organization- The protectors of the Kibbutz’s people and responsible for the connections with the Arabs living nearby.
In 1937 The museum of art, named after Haim Eter, was established. Four years later, in 1941, the second museum, Beit Shturman, named after Haim Shturman, was established. Beit Shturman is an archeological museum that conducts exhibitions dealing with nature, archeology, history of Jesreel valley and the jewish settlers in the 20th century.

Nowadays, the people of the Kibbutz still live the Kibbutz way of life through sharing the burden of working in the fields, industry, pens, dairy barn and stables.

Beit Shturman
Beit Shturman is an archeological museum that conducts exhibitions dealing with nature, archeology, history of Jesrael valley and the jewish settlers in the 20th century

Museum of art
collection of Jewish artifacts dating from the 17th century onwards, paintings and sculptures by artists from the 19th century on. The Museum conducts a dynamic exhibition activity, incorporating works from the collection in temporary exhibitions.

Observation point
climbing a short hill to the 360º observation post, overlooking all the northern area of Israel.

Horse stable
visiting the horse stables and the training facility, feeding and petting the horses and even take a short ride inside the Kibbutz.

Swimming pool
during the summer you can enjoy the olympic swimming pool & kids pool.

Dairy barn
it’s possible to visit the dairy barn, feed the cows and lambs and try the milking experience.

Coffee shop
unique coffee shop near the blacksmith’s workshop.

Don kishoot
Local artists create beautiful artifacts and gifts, which express the local Israeli art. The artifacts are hand-made each created uniquely, without using templates, a process that makes each artifact one of a kind.