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Hilla Baharian Cohen, volunteers coordinator in Kibbutz Elifaz

Kibbutz Elifaz is one of the youngest kibbutzim in Israel. It was established as a secular cooperative kibbutz by a group of Hashomer Hatzair in 1983. It is located at the edge of the southern Arava valley region, at the entrance to the amazing Timna Valley, about 20 km from the city of Eilat and part of the Eilot Regional Council. Today, Elifaz counts about 66 members . The economy of the kibbutz is based mainly on: 1200 dunams of dates and pomelos orchards, we grow and manage 600 dunams of dates for other Kibbutzim in the region, producing 4 million liter of milk from our cowshed, and content tourism with 26 guest rooms that will grow in the following year up to 40 rooms. . The kibbutz has a variety of initiatives in various fields, such as solar energy, aqua farming and more…. 
The 5 Sensses Greenhouse At the bottem of the Edom Mountains and in the heart of the palm trees and pomelas Lies the Five Senses Garden Celebration for all senses You can: taste smell see feel and touch. Timna Park: , located 2.5km from Elifaz, covers an area of ​​about 60 square kilometers and displays to its visitors layers of rock from different geological periods throughout history. Timna Park offers over 25 trails suitable for families, hiking enthusiasts, cyclists and backpackers.

Work places on the Kibbutz: The volunteers work in the kibbutz branches together with the kibbutz members. In the tourist rooms, kitchen, in the date plantation and the cow barn

Kibbutz Revivim is located in the Negev desert in southern Israel half an hour south of Be'er-sheba. Revivim was founded in the summer of 1943. The kibbutz offers a Hebrew school (Ulpan) for new immigrants and operates numerous subsidiaries in various fields including industry, agriculture, commerce and services. Revivim counts today around 800 members and 6 international volunteers. The volunteers generally work in the service branches of the kibbutz, including: kitchen, laundry, etc. 

In kibbutz Revivim there are several programs, which also include learning Hebrew and working in the various work branches of the kibbutz. Among these programs there are: First Home in the Homeland (a program for new immigrants which lets them live in the kibbutz with lower cost and to study Hebrew), Groups (Revivim hosts groups of Jewish youth from overseas that come to Israel for year programs),Kommuna (Revivim hosts a group of young people of army age giving a year of service to the State. They combine work in education and agriculture with work in the kibbutz and the area and enrichment studies).

Culture and education have been developed over the years. By the 1950s, a community center (named after Eliyahu Golomb) was built and in it a library, a memorial room for those killed in the war, and a reading hall. In 1976 this center became part of the Golda Culture Center that also includes a theater hall that serves the entire region. Six libraries are available on the kibbutz itself - a general Hebrew library, a library for children, a reading room (with non-fiction and academic reading material), an English library, a Russian library, and a library for the Ulpan that has books in a variety of languages.

The old dwelling of the first settlers in Revivim was reconstructed with the aid of the Keren Kayemet (KLL) and other official budgets. The place is now turned into a museum of the first Jewish settlement in the Negev, The Revivim Mitzpe. In 2000 an official stamp dedicated to the Mitzpe was issued.

In 2003 an educational-tourist attraction was opened in Revivim, called Hai Negev. This attraction was built in a unique style to include animals whose native habitat is the Negev. In a little area set as an African village children can engage in recreational activities. 

1943, 800 inhabitents, Today the kibbutz has over 200 acres of olive trees, about 8000 acres of arable farming, a cowshed with 1200 milking cows, and a chicken coop that hatches 17 million eggs a year. As of 2000, Revivim owns Raval a producer of plastic parts for the auto industry together with a strategic business partner. Revivim encourages business initiatives and enterprises of individuals within it, and these are often developed into small businesses.

In Revivim you can find big cactus garden' and a unique garden of shaped trees

Work places on the Kibbutz: The volunteers are working in the common laundry, in the dining-room' and in the kinder gardens. If possible also in the gardening of the kibbutz

The living accommodation of the volunteers in the kibbutz: The volunteers live in apartments of 3 people per apartment, each apartment has a shared shower and toilet and kitchen. Each volunteer has a bed, pillow, bedding, blankets. The kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator, oven, gas, kettle, kitchen utensils and dinnerware. Each room is connected to the kibbutz's optical fiber and each room has its own WIFI. Outside the rooms, the volunteers have a small garden with chairs and sofas for outdoor use. In the kibbutz there is a pool that is open during the summer season

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Please note that the information on this page is general information about the kibbutz. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in this kibbutz. The placement in the kibbutz is decided only following an interview between the KPC staff and the volunteer, upon his arrival to our office in Tel Aviv. We are unable to commit a placement in the kibbutz in advance.