Kvutzat Shiller

Kvutzat Shiller (Hebrew: קבוצת שילר), also known as Gan Shlomo (Hebrew: גַּן שְׁלֹמֹה, lit. Solomon's Garden) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah near Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Brenner Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 578.[1]

Kvutzat Shiller
קבוצת שילר
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Kvutzat Shiller is located in Central Israel
Kvutzat Shiller
Kvutzat Shiller
Kvutzat Shiller is located in Israel
Kvutzat Shiller
Kvutzat Shiller
Coordinates: 31°52′40″N 34°47′56″E / 31.87778°N 34.79889°E / 31.87778; 34.79889Coordinates: 31°52′40″N 34°47′56″E / 31.87778°N 34.79889°E / 31.87778; 34.79889
CountryIsrael
DistrictCentral
CouncilBrenner
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
FoundedOctober 1927
Founded byPolish Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
578
Websitewww.shiller.org.il

HistoryEdit

The kibbutz was founded as a kvutza in October 1927 by a group of 12 academics from Lviv and Galicia and their six children. This was after the group had spent two years of agricultural training in Kiryat Anavim. The new settlement was named after Shlomo Shiller, a Zionist activist in Lviv.

In the early 1930s the residents requested more land to expand the kibbutz. The authorities agreed but demanded that the village adopt a Hebrew name. Although the name Gan Shlomo was approved by the authorities and is still used on official maps and documents, the residents still refer to it by its original name.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.

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