Kibbutz Lahav was founded by HaShomer HaTsa'ir youth movement, in 1952. The kibbutz was named after the Nahal "Lahav" group, whose graduates founded the kibbutz. It is located in the Southern part of Israel in the Arava region, 20 km north-east of Beer Sheva. The population in Lahav counts about 500 members, children, residents and volunteers.
Sources of income: The branches of the past were: Falcha (cultivation of field crops), herd of sheep, orchards, vineyard, chicken coop, beef cattle, and more… Today the kibbutz earns a decent living from among the others: the plastic factory "Dolev" (in full partnership with Kibbutz Dvir), Field Crops S.K.L (Kramim and Lahav Partnership), the "Meat from the Kibbutz" factory, and the Modern Institute for Animal Research.
Next to the kibbutz is the Joe-Alon Center, which includes the largest and unique Bedouin culture Museum in Israel and around the world, representing the settlement in the northern Negev and the stories of the battles in the Negev and the "Bar Kokhba Revolt".
The kibbutz is surrounded by the Lahav Forest, which has impressive archeological sites that testify the settlement history in this area from the Chalcolithic period to the First World War.
Lahav usually has about 15 international volunteers on site who work in the local tourism and industry branches. The kibbutz offers three meals a day, a warm atmosphere, a great pub, volunteers' trips, movie and bowling nights.