A Word to the Cautious

A word to the cautiousThe Jewish Agency for Israel ©
Take the opportunity to have an interesting experience and a chance to check out Kibbutz life as a long-term option.

Some things worth considering:

The distance from cities and large centers can be seen as both an advantage and a disadvantage. On the one hand, it’s harder to participate in big city life, reach establishments and major hospitals and have a varied assortment of shopping and activities.  On the other, it allows for a more relaxed lifestyle, and a chance to focus more strongly on Hebrew studies. In general, there is less distraction both in terms of time and resources.

The housing in Kibbutzim is modest and simple, yet reasonably priced, and includes all basic necessities. It is important to realize that although the size of the accommodation may be small, all the surrounding areas; including the pool, green expances, sports facilities and the rest of the Kibbutz services are at your disposal.

At least 60% of new immigrants move to cities after the first year, thus undergoing a further absorption step. From our experience the majority continue their absorption in the city without any problems and maintain friendships and contact with the Kibbutz for many years.

Kibbutz life is a new to most people. Some of those embarking on the big step of moving to a new country may want to maintain as familiar a lifestyle as possible, and aren't interested in adapting to an unfamiliar lifestyle in addition to acclimatizing to a new country.  For others, the opportunity to try something new, specifically when everything is so different, is an exciting proposal.  It is as an opportunity to have an interesting experience and a chance to check out Kibbutz life as a long-term option, which they may never have again.