Kibbutz Degania Alef
Kibbutz Degania Alef
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Degania Alef, 'Mother of the Kibbutzim' is the first Kibbutz, established in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Jordan River. A fascinating social experiment in communal living, which has lasted more than a century. History, culture and heritage from pioneer days at the beginning of last century, continued by today's vibrant pioneers in modern Kibbutz living.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Trevor R
Folkestone, UK413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We were shown around the Kibbutz by a community member after which we were invited to share lunch with the community.
Written February 28, 2023
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Londoner16
London, UK89 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Family
Degania was Israel’s first ever kibbutz, founded in 1910. We did the guided tour (one to two hours) of Degania Alef, given by Moshe, a kibbutz member since the 1960s. He speaks excellent English and gives a hugely interesting and informative - and moving - introduction to the history of the kibbutz (and of kibbutzim generally), to kibbutz life, and to the kibbutz’s role in the early Zionist movement and the building of Israel. It will increase your understanding of Israel.
Moshe is exceptionally nice and is willing to answer questions throughout the tour. He will show you the original buildings and the kibbutz museum. It was a hugely rewarding experience.
We paid 500 shekels for the whole family. It was well worth it.
To book it, email in advance to rishonim@degania.co.il, and ask for a guided tour by Moshe. It’s absolutely brilliant.
Written August 16, 2022
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judyinjerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel174 contributions
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Mar 2022
Worth spending an hour or two at Kibbutz Degania on the way to or from Tiberias or the Golan Heights. A lot of the history of this pioneering collective community has been preserved here. The small museum has some fascinating photos (even though there are no English captions) and several of the original buildings and courtyard have been restored. Wander around the paths of the kibbutz and chances are a veteran member will ride past and stop to chat. A cafe on the grounds is a pleasant place to get refreshments and take a breather.
Written March 22, 2022
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Shalom M
Or Yehuda, Israel185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The first kibbutz - a place to visit!
They have restored the original buildings into a visitors center.
Written June 12, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,849 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
There is actually nothing much to see on this community. There is a short guided tour but nothing really interesting. Visit only if time permits.
Written November 5, 2020
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,195 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
Originally established as a farming community, this was the first kibbutz in Israel. It still has a farm but also has two factories; one manufactures silicon products for medical use and the other builds spraying machines for commercial farms. Our guide gave us lots of information regarding the setting up of the State of Israel and the part played by the kibbutz at that time. He was also very knowledgeable about the dangers faced during the Six Day War with the shells raining down from the Golan Heights.
Written July 10, 2019
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Robert H
San Diego, CA10 contributions
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May 2019 • Friends
In 1910, a dozen people established this kibbutz, the first in Israel.The kibbutz settlers would stake a claim to lands upon which the State of Isreal would decalre its independence. Americans like me who have family connections to the original settlers of of our country will feel great kinship with Kibbutz Degania and the role it has played in birthing and nurturing several heres of the Jewish state. We were fortunate to be guided by one of the residents who is a professional tour guide. Extraordinary experience.
Written May 24, 2019
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Dudy D
Palm Springs, CA251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
From what I understand it was the first kibbutz in Israel. Well, it is not the same as it used to be. It is right there by the Sea of Galilee and Jordan river, by Yardenit (the baptismal site). It is not much that you can do, except getting some history about the beginnings of the new state of Israel.
Written June 4, 2018
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anniestravelreviews
Brisbane, Australia278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Nice stop to hear about the history of the Kibbutz. It is still a working Kibbutz, a Dairy Farm, but the cows seem to be in large sheds. We had an information session but didn't get to meet any of the farm wokers, or see the farm animals close up.
Written March 30, 2018
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Julie M
Tulsa, OK54 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Friends
This is a historical kibutz with lovely grounds and historical artifacts. You can see the Sea of Galilee from the grounds as well as beautiful gardens, trees, flowers and plants. A bonus is a fabulous restaurant on the premises - 1910 - I strongly suggest eating there!
Written July 2, 2017
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