Kfar Silver

Kfar Silver
כפר סילבר
كفار سيلفر
Kfar Silver is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Kfar Silver
Kfar Silver
Coordinates: 31°40′32″N 34°36′44″E / 31.67556°N 34.61222°E / 31.67556; 34.61222Coordinates: 31°40′32″N 34°36′44″E / 31.67556°N 34.61222°E / 31.67556; 34.61222
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1957
Founded byZionist Organization of America
Population
 (2019)[1]
290

Kfar Silver (Hebrew: כְּפַר סִילְבֶר, lit. Silver Village) is a youth village in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, the village falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 290.[1]

History

The village was founded in 1957 on the initiative of the Zionist Organization of America, and was named after Abba Hillel Silver.[2] In March 2008 it was hit by a BM-21 fired from the Gaza Strip.[3] Kfar Silver operates as a boarding school.[4][5] The founder and first principal of the school was author and educator Aryeh Kotzer.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Agricultural School Building". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. May 29, 1959. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Maklof, Shai (March 1, 2008). "הקסאמים הגיעו לכפר סילבר" [Kassams Arrive in Kfar Silver]. Walla! (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Klein, Morton A. (September 5, 2003). "ZOA's Kfar Silver School In Israel Awarded "Prize For Excellence"" (Press release). New York, New York: Zionist Organization of America. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Moosazadeh, Sarah (April 26, 2017). "Kfar Silver Nurtures Youths Making Aliyah". The Atlanta Jewish Times. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
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