Paris Kibbutz, in few words…

Paris Kibbutz is a networked kibbutz, under construction.

 

It consists of a spot for collective living, in Normandy, 10 minutes from Pont Audemer and another place for collective living in Sèvres, to be founded from a shared habitat (The project is developed and written. It will be implemented once the project in Normandy is sufficiently advanced).

 

These spots are bathed in lush nature, suitable to rural culture, to regenerating if not therapeutic contemplation in these polluted and cluttered times by concrete.

 

These French spots called “matrix” are networked internationally with a “matrix” place in Israel (Kibbutz Mishol, the largest urban kibbutz among the 220 urban kibbutz existing in the country now).

 

These spots therefore offer, beyond a community life in its “matrix” territories, a collective life in a network, from the respective homes of members who do not think to live for the moment if not one day, in one of the “matrix” places in France and Israel, but wish to invest in the community life of Paris Kibbutz (teleworking, psycho-socio-educational actions, events, holidays, celebrations etc.).

 

This mesh of spots to live includes homes open throughout France, Spain, Miami etc. It keeps expanding.

 

The members of Paris Kibbutz decide how much to share their income in a bank account for the benefit of the community. A Paris Kibbutz business, developed by a group of members, is engaged.

 

Paris Kibbutz is an association under the 1901 Law :

It 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 it’s name: the rurban kibbutz. This reinvention of the kibbutz has been developed by Léa Ghidalia-Schwartz.

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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The Nahal

Nahal, an innovation that lasts …

 

The Nahal :

The role of the young soldiers of this brigade founded by Ben-Gurion in 1948, in the tradition of the pioneer spirit, was to supply the soldiers with sufficient military resources, but also to help in the creation of kibbutzim and new agricultural communities. The Nahal from its inception had the task of sending groups of 10 young people who were to found a kibbutz on a desolate land.

Over the years, the Nahal Brigade has been involved in many conflicts. Combat preparation has therefore become a priority. However, the Bazelet ’(lit. basalt) battalion of the Nahal deserves attention in light of the kibbutz renewal in Israel.

In 1987 it was decided to unify the Nahal Parachute Battalion with the 950th Battalion which was made up of veteran soldiers of the Nahal Brigade, which led to the creation of the “Bazelet” Battalion as we know it today.

The Nahal and in continuation the Bazelet battalion, have never ceased since 1948 to work for social solidarity and a collaborative life!

Bazelet, a continuation of the Nahal, is indeed a unique battalion as it is partly made up of “gar’in” members. A “garin” (Hebrew: גרעין, lit. core) is a group of young people who follow a specific program that begins even before their integration into the military. The members of “gar’in” carry out a year of pre-service which can be described as “civil service”, in which they volunteer to provide aid in disadvantaged neighborhoods, in cities in development, in kibbutzim and in population centers where live children and adolescents who require special education and attention.

Later, the “gar’in” members joined the “Bazelet” Battalion where they served for a year and a half as combat soldiers. They then continue their service for an additional year of volunteering in the social field (in Hebrew, this year is called ‘Perek Messima’, פרק משימה). At the end of this year, they return to the army for 6 months during which they carry out routine operations. This battalion is one of those which brings together the widest range of the Israeli population (new immigrants, young people from kibbutzim and moshavim, young people from big cities, etc.)

The role of the Nahal in the creation of the urban kibbutz :

“Co-operative communities began to settle in 1970, when kibbutzim members and officers of the Nahal program, combining military and civilian service, decided that they wanted to live with the collective dimension of classical kibbutz life while taking part in and influencing the surrounding society.

In 2008, there were already 2000 members of urban kibbutzim, most of them invested in educational and social action.

4 of these urban kibbutzim belong to the kibbutz movement; the other urban kibbutzim are independent. “

Click here for a Jerusalem Post article on this subject!

The Federation of Black Jews

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