Kibbutz Ketura

Image Rakaz Kibbutz
Aliza Strenger, volunteers coordinator in Ketura
Name Rakaz Kibbutz
Aliza Strenger, volunteers coordinator in Ketura

Kibbutz Ketura was founded in 1973 by a group from the Young Judea Youth movement in the USA & joined by young Israelis from the Tzofim (Scouts) Today there are over 200 members, about 500 people live on the kibbutz. We are a fully "cooperative" kibbutz, and the dining room provides 3 meals/day. We accept healthy young people (mostly, but not all, Jewish, single, ages 18-30) able to do physical work as required for AT LEAST 3 months. While we are not a "religious" kibbutz, our dining room is kosher/shomer shabbat and we have an traditional egalitarian minyan on Shabbatot & holidays.

Ketura is located in a beautiful desert area, about 45 minutes from the southernmost city in Israel, Eilat. Volunteers have access to the library, swimming pool (open April - October) and sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball court, football pitch, and weight room (requires signature & supervision) The Pub is open at least one evening per week (usually Thursday) Volunteers are taken on monthly excursions in the area, 3 longer trips per year. There is also bi-weekly programming: on the history of the kibbutz & kibbutz movement, current events, Jewish holidays & more.

Work places on the Kibbutz: Volunteers mostly work in the "service" branches (dining room, hotel, gardening, kitchen) From August – October we pick the dates, many volunteers work in the date orchard during the harvest! Volunteers who speak Hebrew & are here for an extended period of time (especially during the summer vacation) may work with the children of the kibbutz.

The living accommodation of the volunteers in the kibbutz : Volunteers live 2-3 per room, in a flat with a shared kitchenette & bathroom/shower with another 2-3 volunteers: no more than 5 people per flat. Every volunteer receives a single bed with appropriate pillow, blanket, bedding & towels. Laundry services through the kibbutz at no cost to the volunteer, with the option of self-service washing machine operating on tokens.

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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.