Committees make most major decisions and recommendations to the General Assembly:


The intake committee handles all inquiries into membership in the community. This committee also organizes visits to those considering joining, advises newcomers and takes care of their needs, and, when necessary, acts as an intermediary between provisional members and the community.

Physical plant

The physical plant committee supervises the many construction projects. They are also responsible for planning and design of the premises.

Jewish tradition

Any event that takes place in Ketura’s synagogue is the responsibility of the Jewish Tradition committee. This committee is involved in all ritual affairs and life-cycle events, as well as offering recommendations and suggestions for Jewish religious policy and practice.


All health-related issues are handled by the health committee, including reimbursements, individual health and medical requirements, and ambulance personnel and training.

Early childhood

This committee deals with all issues related to preschoolers, including equipment for the daycares and playgrounds, hiring caregiving staff, and addressing a variety of parents’ concerns.


This committee addresses all issues related to school-aged children, including equipment needs both at school and at home, after-school and vacation activities, summer camp, and the youth movement.

Adult Children

This committee addresses all issues related to our children as they graduate high school and beyond: while they serve in the IDF, perform national service, after their discharge, and while they attend university. The committee addresses their housing needs, special benefits, and options for higher education.


The Cultural committee plans most of the kibbutz cultural events. This includes booking events from other parts of Israel, arranging tickets and transportation to cultural events in the area, and organizing kibbutz cultural happenings.


The work committee addresses the day-to-day work roster and short-term solutions to employment-related issues.

Human Resources

Longer-term personnel planning is handled by the Human Relations committee. This mainly involves finding suitable candidates for the various key kibbutz positions and committees. The HR committee also hears members' requests for further or continuing education.


The Environment committee helps organize environmental protection activities, promotes recycling, the use of sustainable products, and seeks to improve the community's impact on our environment in every way.

Members’ personal needs

This committee addresses issues or special needs that sometimes come up in an individual or family's life that require special attention or arrangements. One example is helping to take care of all the arrangements needed if a member's parent is ill and the member needs to go be with them.

Mazkirút or Executive Board

The Mazkirut, usually in preparation for General Assembly meetings, hears committee recommendations, appeals to decisions, special requests, and gives initial approval to budgets and special issues.

In addition to these committees, there are also task forces that are formed as needed to deal with specific issues. Some of the current task forces include: holidays, special education, housing, and library.