Our Members

Our current community :

After two years of investment, we count more than forty supporters, 10 sympathizers, and six ‘Haverim in the kibbutz of Paris.

You can already get to know few of our first ‘Haverim, sympathizers and supporters.

Our ‘Haverims :

Lea Ghidalia-Schwartz lived in kibbutz. She has worked in Israel in innovative psycho-socio-educational programs, including the one proposed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the “Perah” program. She has been practicing for over twenty years as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst.

Invested in social psychoanalysis since 2003, she founded the associations Bleu Soleil Education and AMCAT in which she is invested to this day. Her associations offer family services and training to professionals in the educational, social and psychotherapeutic sectors, services is training inspired by the innovative programs in which she worked in Israel as well as kibbutz ethics and philosophy of life. His professional concern has always been to invest in both therapy and prevention.

The Kibbutz is a way of life that corresponds to the idea it has of prevention, because it offers young and old a living environment humanizing, healthy enough and supportive. The actions of the association “The Kibbutz of Paris” correspond to the culmination of his reflections and proposals in the psycho-socio-educational sector, associative investments started in 2003.

Our supporters :

Joëlle is a lawyer in Paris. His specialty: the labor law.

His investment in the association is motivated by his desire to promote the kibbutz lifestyle, to live in kibbutz in the years to come and his commitment to fight against Israel’s disloyalty and misinformation.

She welcomes her home for workshops “dinner / brunch” for Shabbat and as part of the humanitarian aid offered by the kibbutz of Paris. It is involved in all actions that materialize the Kibbutz project in Paris.

Jean Charles is webmaster and community manager.

His know-how and advice were invaluable for the construction of the association’s website.

He plans to live at the kibbutz in Paris.

Florence is a teacher of schools. She teaches at home school, for young people who are out of school because of a disability or illness.

Amateur photographer, she offers since January 2019 her talents at the Kibbutz of Paris so that the best moments of life in the kibbutz can be preserved. 

Clara Quintilla-Pinol lived in a kibbutz in Israel.

She is currently a doctoral student in social anthropology and ethnology at EHESS Paris.

His project focuses on the movement of urban kibbutz. She conducts her immersion research at the kibbutz of Nazareth and the Kibbutz of Paris.

She is invested in the kibbutz of Paris as an active member and as such, participates in all events.

Audrey works in Social Relations.

She works with syndicates and other staff representatives.

Audrey has done animation especially in the frame of EEIF (Israel Scouts and Girl Scouts in France).

At the Paris Kibbutz, she manages the action “Shabbat and feasts”.

Her house is open as part of the inter-kibbutz reception.

Guershon Nduwa is the president of the Black Jewish community in Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

Jewish and Black, he is currently campaigning for their visibility and developing, in the French republican space, the values ​​brought by humanism, the spirit of tolerance and peace.

Guershon Nduwa is a specialized educator. He was a official in the Ministry of Social Affairs in Kinshasa and teaches Torah today in Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Born in Congo, he went to Israel in 1988 to study Hebrew civilization, then to Inalco in Paris. Jew, black and founder of the Federation of Black Jews of France. Guershon is now campaigning to develop, in the French republican space, the values ​​brought by humanism, the spirit of tolerance and peace.

Biography of Claude Berger

Born in 1936 in the heart of the Parisian Jewish quarter “le Marais”, Claude Berger is a multi-faceted personality. Former dentist, restaurateur and Yiddish singer, he was first a committed writer, breaking for decades with a Left he considers to be dying and one of the first theorists of the end of wage labor.

Claude Berger was born in 1936 in the heart of the Marais.

His mother died early, he wore the yellow star, his father, who ran a brothel, abandoned him; the child was an example of precocity in adversity, coercion and persecution: he hid for two years in a hovel in the Parisian suburbs and escaped to support the thirteen people who constituted “the tribe”.

Angry young man, in search of humanity and revolution, become a dentist, he was in black Africa then in Algeria, entangled with the events of independences.

In the seventies, he was involved in political reflection and writing. He wrote articles in the magazine Politique aujourd’hui, then in Libération, Les Temps Modernes, or Le Nouvel Observateur.

Revisiting Marx, he denounced Leninism and state capitalism and therefore the state wage-earning dear to social-democrats, Marxist-Leninists, Trotskyists, in short to this conservative Left of the wage-earning, incapable of inventing other social forms.

The crisis, for Claude Berger, is not that of capitalism, but that of wage labor, which he calls for abolition. A crisis identical to those experienced by slavery and serfdom. His book “Marx, the association, anti-Lenin, towards the abolition of wage labor” (1974), became a reference for the Portuguese colonels of the Carnation Revolution.

The debates following the publication of his book led to the publication of a brochure at Spartacus entitled “For the abolition of wage labor”. This publication, published in 1976, prefigures Claude Berger’s work “To put an end to wage labor” in 2014. That same year, he published “Route of a Jew of the Century”.

In 1976, he denounced the totalitarianism of Maoism with an article published in Libération when Mao died “Follow the guide, he is dead.”

In 1978, he sparked a hot debate by signing in Le Matin a virulent article against Georges Marchais, which he accuses of duplicity in matters of anti-Semitism. This paper will earn him an answer in the headlines of L’Humanité.

In 1997, a few months before Papon’s trial, Claude Berger signed an essay entitled “Blanchir Vichy?” a think about the essence of anti-Semitism.

At the beginning of the new millennium, he opened an Ashkenazi restaurant in the Marais, The Train of Life. The cellar was welcoming writers, musicians and debates on the philosophy of Judaism, until 2003.

In 2003, he published at Éditions Caractères “Jerusalem, pushed to the wall “, a collection of poems imbued with mystic, illustrated by the photographs of his young son, David.

In 2005, he published “The Blind Centuries of the Lost Left – Rome, Mecca or Jerusalem” an essay in which he dismantles the effects of the secularization of the Christian cultural matrix on a Left both anti-Zionist and conservative of wage labor. In line with his thinking, he opposes the urban kibbutz and he hails its birth in a study published by the magazine The best of worlds in 2008. On July 16, 2016, he founded the association “Kibbutz urban”.

From 2007 to 2011, he opened a new Train of life in the Marais, which will be the meeting place for Klezmer and Gypsy musicians with whom Claude Berger sings in Yiddish, Hebrew or Roma to project this tradition towards to come up.

In 2013, he published “Why Antisemitism? » at the Editions de Paris / Max Chaleil.

Claude Berger also published a novel “The Heretics” (renamed “Place des Juifs” in a second edition), in which he told of his journey between two confinements: that of the child and that of the adult in a military psychiatric hospital by refusing torture during the war in Algeria, second imprisonment in the company of torturers who went mad with guilt.