1974-1976 – storage

1976-1988 – enamel workshop

2006-2008 – second hand store

sometime between 2008 –2015  - building for exhibiting specimens from nature

2016 – the Ketura archives were established


The archives preserve the past for the future. In the archives you can find a variety of photos, pictures, documents, and artifacts which tell the story of the life of Kibbutz Ketura over the years. The archives have materials starting with the early years and the period when children slept in the children houses, from important community milestones, from our cow dairy (closed in 2014), and many more pictures of kibbutz life.


Enamel Workshop

Between 1976 and 1988, Kibbutz Ketura operated a small workshop in which they created decorative dishes and other artwork made from hand crafted copper enamel.

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Second hand store


1973 – Kibbutz Ketura is established

1974-1976 – a building for general use

1976-1994 – small supply house (aspaka), and afterwards the aspaka moved to the addition on the side of the dining room

sometime between 1994 to 2000 the maintenance used the building as a storeroom

From 2009 – until today – the building houses a second hand store


When the kibbutz was first established, the aspaka (local store) stocked very few items. There were no fruits, vegetables, flour or sugar; these items were distributed in an open refrigerator located next to the kitchen. Before computers were introduced the sale of products was recorded by hand and members were charged later on. The aspaka was open only after work hours. It was not only a store, but served as a social meeting place for members and their children. One popular memory shared amongst the children of the kibbutz is sitting around the concrete sewage cover opposite the entrance eating ice cream from the aspaka.


Second Hand Store

Each and every one of us has things that we do not need anymore. There are three options for those items: to throw them away, to leave them at home (because we feel it is a shame to throw them out), or to pass them on to someone else who can enjoy them. The second hand store helps us to find a new home for items like clothing, toys, books, household items, and more. Reuse of these items helps us contribute to preservation of the environment and reduces the amount of trash that we generate. In addition, passing items from one to the other strengthens our feeling of cooperation and is evidence of the modest lifestyle we have here on kibbutz.


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