Tourist Tip #254 Kibbutz Yavne, Still Is the Way We Were

One of the last holdouts against privatization, this religious kibbutz introduces visitors to an almost-gone way of life.

Kibbutz Yavne is one of the oldest religious kibbutzim in the country, founded over 70 years ago, mainly by yekkes, German Jews. Today the kibbutz – located in central Israel, east of Ashdod – has more than 300 members, including 250 children up to the end of high school, plus soldiers and young singles and couples who are not members as yet.