Kibbutz Sde- Boker is located in the Negev desert in southern Israel. The kibbutz is best known as the retirement home of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.
It was founded in 1952 by members of a unit that fought together during the War of Independence. The first years was very tough & some of the founders left the spot. The joining of David & Pola Ben-Gurion drove attention & also resources to the isolated Kibbutz, such as teams of volunteers from the Scouts movement & connecting Sde Boker to the Southern Mekorot national water line.
Today, the kibbutz has about 450 residents and makes a living from the: Agriculture such as Chicken house and Hatchery, plantations & winery, Solar power farms, “Davik” industries factory, tourism and other small entrepreneurs.
As of today (July 2022) the kibbutz is a Communal Cooperative and has not been privatized, yet the kibbutz is outlining the changes that will suit its members in the future.
As the legend goes, there was a guy named Jesse who came to volunteer and fight
The name Sde -Boker was given to the kibbutz by the name of Wadi Bakra that flows next to the kibbutz.
Kibbutz Sde- Boker is a starting point for touring the amazing desert area on foot by bike and by car.
The work in the Kibbutz is in the "Chicken farm Refael Yisca" Sde-Boker. It was established. The chicken house team is made up of enthusiastic young & adults workers living on the kibbutz and in the area.
The industry is growing and developing comprising three different departments: Pullets, Chicken Reproduction, and a new hatchery built on the highest new technology.
We invite you to come and join us and be integrated into the chicken house family and the community of Kibbutz Sde -Boker. At the same time you can enrich yourself by learning and experiencing a different culture through working in agriculture and enjoying the community life of the kibbutz.
Work hours are early morning until mid- afternoon. We provide living accommodation, work clothes and shoes. A rich and healthy breakfast is included as part of the working day.