Paris Kibbutz,

Paris Kibbutz is a networked kibbutz, under construction.

Paris Kibbutz is a kibbutz under construction. It is part of the kibbutz renewal movement which has been working in Israel since 1987 (see section on this site: The history of the kibbutz. The urban kibbutz). Paris Kibbutz, like any modern kibbutz, is a prototype that participates in the growing network of intentional communities around the world. ( The modern Kibbutz is a way of life from Jewish culture, promoted by people who think it is relevant and interesting to them, whether or not they belong to this culture.

Like any modern kibbutz, the Paris Kibbutz invests first and foremost in order to be financially independent.

His business is developing in Normandy, near Pont-Audemer, in a “reception house” called “Beit Ya’Had” (“The house together”).

Presentation of Beit Ya’Had, the social enterprise of Paris Kibbutz in Normandy:

Beit Ya’Had is a property made available to the Paris Kibbutz by an owner invested in the overall project of Paris Kibbutz. This property allows whoever wishes – to the Paris Kibbutz as to any individual, any institution, association, administration etc. – to organize various events in Beit Ya’Had, in a rural setting:

  • vacation stay
  • themed country stay or day
  • stay or day for therapeutic, ecological, artistic purposes, etc.
  • stay or training day
  • stay or day on the occasion of a party etc.

When they are not organized by Paris Kibbutz but are organized by individuals, an institution, association, administration etc., these events can be carried out with the help of volunteers, social reintegration workers and professional members of Paris kibbutz.

This event activity constitutes the main lucrative activity of Paris Kibbutz. This activity is carried out in partnership with the associations Bleu Soleil Éducation and AMCAT from whose experience it benefits, particularly with regard to psycho-socio-educational and humanitarian actions, days and stays with therapeutic, ecological and artistic purposes.

The profits from this social enterprise serve:

  • to the founding of the kibbutz which will be in the town of Sèvres, in the department of 92.
  • to the development of its psycho-socio-educational and humanitarian action called: “Tikkoun Olam”.

Please note: Beit Ya’Had welcomes up to 30 people during the day. Its accommodation with sleeping accommodation is 11 to 17 people or even 28 people by combining Beit Ya’Had with a neighboring cottage capable of accommodating 11 additional people.

Reception at Beit Ya’Had, upon request, can be:

  • kosher
  • Strictly kosher
  • Classic Airbnb

The reception house of Paris Kibbutz in Normandy, Beit Ya’Had, is equipped with verified mezuzottes.

Aside from his social enterprise, what is life like on the Paris Kibbutz?

In Normandy: the Paris Kibbutz association, for its part, regularly organizes shared moments of life at Beit Ya’Had which introduce people to the “kibbutz” way of life and its spirit. In the context of an invigorating rural nature, kosher on request and according to the requirements of each person (strict Orthodox, kosher according to the Beth Din list or even “traditionalist”), it is therefore possible for any sympathizer or member of the association to participate in:

1/Kibbutz-style stays, with a Hebrew Ulpan and various workshops (Torah study, singing, painting, calligraphy, computing, cooking, gardening, etc.) led by the participants of the stay

2/ “Volunteer” days

3/To organize weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays etc. for a maximum of fifty people, in “kibbutz mode”, which means that the family and/or the association’s volunteers prepare the event together.

In Île de France: The Paris Kibbutz offers:

1/ cultural, fun and informative outings regarding the Kibbutz de Paris project.

2/ An interkibbutz welcome

Furthermore, it is possible to join the group of KDP members by taking part:

  • at the free video seminar-workshop at 9 p.m. one Thursday per month entitled “The modern kibbutz, the intentional community”, that is to say, an 11-month cycle of studies and workshops which form the foundation of a modern kibbutz or an intentional community (to participate, write to:
  • at the founding of the shared living space in Sèvres (92)
  • to the Tikkoun Olam of the KDP
  • at reception and interkibbutz accommodation
  • to the development of the KDP twinning with Kibbutz Mishol in Israel and other kibbutz and Israeli institutions invested in the kibbutz renewal movement

To participate, take part in our activities and actions, write to:

The importance at KDP of a life in close connection with nature:

Beit Ya’Had, the KDP’s reception house in Normandy, as well as the KDP’s collective living space planned for Sèvres, are places bathed in lush, conducive nature:

– Country culture, respectful relationship with animals.

– A daily life in a fulfilling relationship with nature and with animals. This relationship is defended for Man by Jewish transmission. Living simply, in a happy, respectful and close relationship with nature and animals, is one of the rarest and most precious privileges these days, a privilege that Kibbutz de Paris strives to offer to those who wish to come and share it, and benefit from it. 


These places of life in Normandy as soon as in Sèvres, called “matrix places”, are networked, twinned internationally with a “matrix” place in Israel: Kibbutz Mishol, the largest urban kibbutz among the 220 urban kibbutz. existing in the country now.

The Paris Kibbutz “à la carte”!

“Modern kibbutz spirit”! In a modern kibbutz, everyone must find their way, even though they are attentive and invested in the group.

Thus, at the KDP, some members do not wish to share their daily lives in a “matrix” living space. They invest, from their respective homes in Ile de France or elsewhere, in the community life of the Kibbutz of Paris by taking part “à la carte”:

  • In its psycho-socio-educational actions
  • In his monthly seminar-workshop
  • In its outings which allow you to meet and inform possible new members
  • In its organized events, days, stays and celebrations etc.
  • In his volunteer work at Beit Ya’Had
  • The Kibbutz of Paris is a 1901 Law association:

Paris Kibbutz is an association under the 1901 Law :

Paris Kibbutz is a non-profit association founded in July 2018 which promotes a way of living inspired by the classic kibbutz and the urban kibbutz, hence its name: the rurban kibbutz. This reinvention of the kibbutz has been developed by Léa Ghidalia-Schwartz.

Léa Ghidalia-Schwartz lived on a kibbutz. She has been practicing in France for more than twenty-five years as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Invested in psychoanalysis applied to the social field since 2003 by the Bleu Soleil Education/AMCAT association of which she is founder, her professional concern has always been to invest as much in the therapy of children, adults, couples and families as in prevention. . Since July 2018, this prevention has been offered in the form of an innovative lifestyle: the “rurban” kibbutz.

The association called “Psycho-social and Educational Projects and Humanitarian Actions” LKDP, under the 1901 Law, was created in parallel with Paris Kibbutz. It concentrates the actions of the association considered as being of public utility. It also delivers “cerfa” documents (receipts) to donors so that they can benefit from tax reductions of 60 and 66%.

“Paris Kibbutz” association is open to anyone interested in the kibbutz way of life, residing in France or abroad.

The kibbutz is a way of life originated from the Jewish culture, promoted by people who think it is relevant, whether they belong to this culture or not.

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“Paris Kibbutz” is the first existing kibbutz, of the “rurban” type. It is also the name of the non-profit association whose goal is to promote a way of life inspired by the classic kibbutz and the urban kibbutz : the “rurban kibbutz”. This association was founded in July 2018.

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