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Northern Negev/Shaar Hanegev Regional Council/Nahal Oz

 Community Location

Kibbutz of Nahal Oz, belonging to Shaar Hanegev regional council, resides near the cities of Netivot and Sderot.

Traveling Distances: 38 km from Ashkelon, 45 km from Beer-Sheva, 90 km from Tel-Aviv, 105 km from Jerusalem and 190 km from Haifa.

 General Information

Nahal Oz is a mixed kibbutz in expansion with app. 90 families. Hanal Oz is a model for a kibbutz that enables its members to enjoy individual autonomy accompanied by communal partnership and mutual guarantee. The kibbutz offers a system of education, high level of ecological quality and culture. Nahal Oz strives toward demographic growth and economic prosperity through preservation of high quality of life and ways of life it currently has.

In the kibbutz: clinic, swimming pool, play yard, grocery store, members club and library.

Average ages: 30-50

Age groups:
Children 0-3: 8
Children 3-6: 10
Children 6-13: 18
Youth 13-21: 22
Adults 21-120: 220

Absorption Process: At the present new families are not accepted as members. During the absorption, the kibbutz accepts young singles, with priority to young families with two children who are interested to join as members or residents. During the absorption process, the absorption committee discusses the appeals of the candidate families, who shall live in the kibbutz as guests for a period of two months and have to pass a candidacy period of app. 1.5 years.

 Building in the Community

At this stage there is no process of marketing apartments for members and no possibility to purchase apartments. However, it is possible to rent 55-65 sqm. apartments adjusted for families, with the possibility to connect two flats into one for renting and residence purposes only.

Grants and benefits: Tax benefits for permanent residents as settlers in Gaza envelopment area.

 Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Community

Employment in the kibbutz and its vicinity: Agriculture - field crops, cowshed, chicken coop. Industry - metals manufacturing factory, hi-tech plant for security cameras and external laboratories in various areas.

Production in the kibbutz:
 Field crops, cowshed, chicken coop, metal factory, hi-tech plant.

Entrepreneurship in the kibbutz: The kibbutz has varied entrepreneurial ventures such as video recordings, alternative medicine


Kibbutz of Nahal Oz was founded in 1953 as a NAHAL outpost, a sort of "NAHAL members vs. Gaza". It was the first settlement founded by NAHAL members and it was named to commemorate their bravery as warriors, pioneers and settlers.

Foundation process: The kibbutz was founded in 1951 as the first NAHAL outpost and was recognized as a kibbutz in 1953 by the core of the Unified Kibbutzim Movement.

Special events: As the first NAHAL settlement the kibbutz celebrates its foundation date with the presence of known public figures.

Name Role Telephone Mobile E-mail
Yoram Ziva      03-6805203     054-7917218

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