NEW 2010 Ketura Highlights - an English Journal By Parents
And Members Of Ketura
Welcome to Kibbutz Ketura, a growing, thriving kibbutz located 50 kilometers north of Eilat in the Arava Rift valley, a uniquely tranquil region of Israel. While other kibbutzim are moving more towards privatization, Ketura continues to expand in its public, communal sectorůand we are building, building, building. Our present building projects include new neighborhoods, artist studios, a modernized library and a new factory that will utilize the newest technological advances in the world of algae farming.
Kibbutz movement statisticsáshow our membership to beáthe most highly educated kibbutzápopulation in the country, and the number of members with advanced degrees is continually growing. We have applied our communal brainpower to such projects as a veterinary clinic, a seminar center, a university-level environmental program, technical writing and Internet web services. Many of us work off the kibbutz as teachers, bookkeepers, social workers and laboratory assistants.
Ketura's dedication to progressive religious policies has made for a rich population mix of observant and non-observant Jews, a fact that has won us the Speaker of the Knesset Prize for religious tolerance. While members are free to do what they want in their own homes, we observe Kashrut and Shabbat in the dining room and at cultural events. We also avoid non-essential work that would violate the Shabbat.
Come on in and explore our way of life, from our myriad of expanding businesses to our cultural values and goals.
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