In 1909, when young Jews founded the first kibbutz, they had no idea that they would be forming a symbol of Israel’s rebirth. These agricultural communities innovated the communal experience as an experiment in Democratic Socialism.
Jews from all over the world came to Israel in an attempt to find their identity and participate in advancing the country agriculturally, industrially and socially.
Over time, as individualism grew, kibbutzim have changed and adapted in order to thrive and yet, the kibbutz movement will forever be known for shaping Israel as it is today.
Kibbutzim served as living laboratories for Israel’s ideology
The communal aspect of kibbutzim merged important values with practical ways to build a new country.
Successful countries adapt over time to reflect their changing needs.
How can an organization adapt to modern challenges while still retaining its core values and ideals?
Should the needs of the community be prioritized over those of individuals?