Background on Kibbutz Revivim
Kibbutz Revivim was founded in the summer of 1943. About 800 people live in Revivim today, 350 of them kibbutz members and 220 children. There has been a Hebrew school (Ulpan) for new immigrants in Revivim since 1968, and for the past decade Revivim has also run a project of "First Home" for families of new immigrants. Other temporary residents include Israeli members of youth movements who serve their military service in a special unit that allows them to spend part of the service on a kibbutz, tourists who come to work as volunteers, and people who rent apartments on the kibbutz's premises. In addition to its own members, the kibbutz employs 250 people who live in the vicinity. Revivim has a turnover of 120 million NIS, made by 15 subsidiaries in industry, agriculture, commerce, and services. In-house services of education, culture, health, food, sports, clothing, etc. are also provided.