Kibbutz Mishol

Nazareth Illit, Israel

  • Last updated: October 14, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: January 23, 2005

Mission Statement

Co-operative community, Jewish and Socialist, based on intimate groups – which aspires to self-improvement and to repair social relationships through shared learning , conversation , culture , behavior and economics . As part of a movement , members mobilize in an effort to repair human society and the world, through a vision of an ever expanding socialist society.

Community Description

Kibbutz Mishol is an Urban Kibbutz situated in the northern Israeli town of Nazareth Illit. There are 75 adult members, building our own new community in a model which is perhaps best described as an urban kibbutz of groups. The age range amongst our members here is from 30 to 45. There are 75 children. We currently reside all under one roof – an 8 storeyed former absorption center.


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything)
  • Location: Urban


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 50
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Other


  • Adult Members: 75
  • Child Members: 75
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Recreational vehicles, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Jewish, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Community Plan


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