This Sunday 18th April, we hope to see those of you living in Sydney at the NSW Yom Ha’Atzmaut function at Randwick Racecourse. For more information, see the State Zionist Council website
This years Yom Ha’Atzmaut is celebrating 100 years of the kibbutz. So let’s pick a Kibbutz!
Kibbutz Eilon in the north, close to the Lebanon border, was one that I spent an enjoyable few days at some years ago. The Kibbutz was founded by the Shomer Hatzair Movement in October 1938 as part of the Tower and Stockade settlements in the Western Galil. What is Kibbutz Eilon up to these days?
The internet provides a glimpse .. first with this video of the Mosaic Garden Sculpture of Ruth and Meyer Davidson as described here. Also Eilon Mosaics has been creating art mosaics for over 45 years, and their creations are found throughout the world.
The kibbutz features the Keshet Eilon Music Centre and Violin Mastercourse. with an international reputation for nurturing gifted young violinists. The next performance on June 4 is listed here. For a wonderful musical overview of the Violin experience see here and here which includes a feature of Asil, a young Arab Israeli violinist who attends the course, and a Bach concerto for 2 violins
Eshet Eilon makes agricultural equipment.