Award winning super-actress received Achievement Award at Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills, revealing the impact of her time on Israeli kibbutz shortly after the Six Day War.
By Ari Yashar
Academy Award, Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren was honored at the 29th Israel Film Festival on Wednesday at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, where she revealed how her first visit to the Jewish state shaped her career.
Mirren was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the festival, and while there she said her time working at an Israeli kibbutz shortly after the 1967 Six Day War “made me the actress I am.” Continue Reading »
Relatively high enlistment rates for combat duty by Kibbutzniks continue, but it hides a decline for those continuing on into IDF officer corps.
New joint project hopes to overturn recent trend, hoping a return of kibbutz sabras to forefront of IDF command.
By Matan Tzuri
On Sunday morning, nearly 1,200 young kibbutzniks from across the country will hit the road for a bicycle trek in the south. They will ride 160 km (100 mi) on roads and trails in the Negev, as well as a portion of the Israel-Jordan border. The journey will last a week. Its purpose: Create a connection between the kibbutzniks and the IDF, and motivate them to serve in its combat units
High School kids going to Enlistment center (illustration) – Photo: Yaron Brener
Additionally – the organizers of the trek hope – the trip will imbue these young Israelis with the will to return to serve as officers, like in the good old days remembered by the older kibbutzniks. Continue Reading »
For 33-year-old Joshua Godfrey, studying the farming models of Israel’s kibbutzim firsthand has provided the framework he needs to open a permaculture orphanage back home – on the outskirts of Chennai, southeastern India.
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JOSHUA GODFREY – Photo: Courtesy
“I am developing a project where I could demonstrate that permanent agriculture could support orphan female children and elderly women,” Godfrey told The Jerusalem Post during a recent interview in Tel Aviv. “The concept is to bring the two communities together to tailor them as a single-parent family.”
Israel’s new ally in Africa, South Sudan, hopes to emulate the success of Israel’s cooperative farming villages by sending 30 gov’t officials to learn Israel’s methods of modern Kibbutz farming.
By Yossi Aloni
Since gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan has proved to be one of Israel’s most staunch friends in Africa. Now South Sudan is looking to establish new farming village modeled after the Israeli kibbutz.
Israel’s new best friend in Africa, South Sudan, looks to emulate the success of the Jewish state’s cooperative farming villages, otherwise known as ‘ kibbutzim’. – Photo: Israel Today
A delegation of 30 government officials from South Sudan recently arrived in Israel in connection with their new nation’s plans to build a network of cooperative farming communities. Continue Reading »