TESTIMONIALS FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS
For me, an urban kibbutz is kind of like the model of the Kibbutz on a farm that is kind of away from the city, and people are farming as a way to meet society's needs. We've kind of taken that model and moved it to the city. So we are here living in an apartment in
downtown Haifa, and we have a lot of other friends who live in similar communal frameworks (kvutzot, or groups) that are nearby, so right around the corner we have a group of friends. We have a bunch of different groups of people that are all close to each other
physically as well as connected socially. We can share meals together, we can put on different events together, or go out together. Some of us work together, so we have all different kinds of ways to meet people in our community who are living around us and with
– Sara K
One of the things I love so much about Haifa is that is so diverse. It's a large city with a small neighborhood feel. There are new parts and places in Haifa that I'm discovering everyday, and yet, I'm on a first name basis with the guys who I buy my vegetables from at the shuk (market) every week. I can go out to an urban center of the city until late with friends, and I can also go home and it's quiet outside. I can go hiking near Stella Maris, and I can go to the beach, without leaving the city. I walk around and hear Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Amharit, and yet these languages aren't in tension with each other here. Everyone here is neighbors and wants to be a part of building the Haifa community together."