Kfar Gidon (Hebrew: כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן, lit. Gideon Village) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 346.
|Etymology: Gideon Village|
|Founded by||Transylvanian immigrants|
The moshav was founded in 1923 by immigrants from Transylvania who were members of Hapoel HaMizrachi, and was named after the Biblical figure of Gideon (Judges 7:1). At first the settlement was supposed to be called Moshav Transylvania and it was planned by architect Richard Kauffmann.
In 1956 it split in two co-operative societies; Kfar Gidon (Haredi) and Talmei Gidon (traditional/secular). However, as a result of reforms in the regional council, the village returned to having one administration.
- Israel Amidan (1921–1968), musician and composer
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- The Gift of the Jews Washington Post, 3 May 1998
- Richard Kauffmann, Planning of Jewish Settlements in Palestine, Moshaw Transylvania. Reprint from "The Town Planning Review", University Press of Liverpool, vol. XII, No. 2, Nov. 1926