כ"ה בתשרי -חג המשק להיוסדו

On October 8th, 1928 (25 Tishrei), we founded kibutz Beit Hashita

 

On October 8th, 1928 (25th of Tishrei), the first ofthe “Hugim” group went to Hadera , from there to KfarYehezkel, and then to the Harod Spring. They lived in buildings that were evacuated after Kibbutz Ein Harod, which had moved to its permanent location. In 1934, the Jewish National Fund purchased 10,000 dunams atShata, an Arab village inhabited by tenant farmers from Samaria (who later received compensation and returned to their villages). The “Hugim” group was supposed to settle in this place,but the communities of the Harod Valley bloc objected to the establishment of a new settlement in Shata, claiming that they lacked land, and that at that location there weren’t the proper conditions for settlement because there was no water and the meager rainfall would not allow for another settlement. They compromised, and only 3,400 dunams would be given to the group, while the rest would be distributed among the othersettlements.

Why  do we celebrate on the 25th of Tishrei

After all, this is not a date of settling the land. On the 15th of Elul 5628 (August 30th, 1928), at the conference of farm work in Kumi, nearEin Harod, the “Hugim” group was founded.

On October 8th, 1928 (25 Tishrei), we set out as a group toHadera, as a training program on the way to settlement. From Hadera we moved to KfarYehezkel and from there to the camp at Ein Harod, near the spring. Only between 1934 and 1938, after a lengthy process, were we able to finally settle at Beit Hashita.

The years before the settlement were years of bonding and forming the framework of the community.  Just as one cannot understand the life of a human without knowing about his childhood and his youth, thus one cannot understand the past of Beit Hashita. The first few years of the dilemmas and crises that we experienced, determined our character and our future.

 1928-2018 The 90thyear celebration on the 25th of Tishrei

 Tishrei – the kibbutz festival, to whom does it speak to

………90,In actuality, who really counts? 40, 50, 60, 70, 80

Ra’anana, Hadera, Ein Harod, Shata, Merases, Yubleh, “Hugim” group, Mahanot HaOlim, HaNoar HaOved, the Point, Well A, Building B , the Wadi, the horse stable, the school, the commune, the bell, boots, end of school, Tel Yosef, friendships, wars, fallen men and women, grief, weddings, second generation, third generation, America, Tel Aviv, leavers, traitors, Remembrance Day, Passover, the Cultural Center – Remember! Remember !! For those who do not have a past – there is no future, for those who do not have culture – there is no bread and for those who do not … There is no.

25 Tishrei – the kibbutz festival, more than fifty, less than a hundred, just like the Alonclass. Gray hairs, grandchildren, worries, accounts, soul searching, happy but sad, rich but poor, optimistic but pessimistic, in between.

Who will protect the Golan Heights? Who will protect us? Who will stay and who will go down? Where did we go wrong? And mainly: what is there to do

We’ll think about it after the holiday. After peace, after former Russia, after the dream.

It is now the 25th of Tishrei, the kibbutz festival.

But deep in the valley, surrounded by green fields and expanding roads, doubt enters – are we on our way to the 70th festival?  Maybe the 80th? Or maybe the 90thor the 100th.

On the 25th of Tishrei, our kibbutz holiday, we began to dream …

Hagai B.G

 

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The milestones

1928 – On the 25th of Tishrei, the group went to Hadera.

1930 – The group reunited with the graduates of the Jerusalem Legion.

1931 – Settlement near the Harod Spring, joining the United Kibbutz Movement.

The Haifa youth from the Reali School and the “Scouts” and

Petah Tikvajoin the group.

1932 – A group of yekkes, immigrants from Germany, arrive at the Spring.

1933 – The training team came from the Netherlands, it was decided to settle atShata

1935 – The first water was discovered at Beer A, near the fish ponds of today.

1936 – First tent atShata. A group of the Pioneer movement from Poland arrive, the group members are dispersed throughout Israel asoutsideworkers.

1937 –At Beit Hashita there are 286 members and candidates, 19 children.

            Branches of sheep, vegetable garden, grape vineyard, pasture and cowshed. We were accepted by the Association.

Cooperative water in the valley.

1938 – Planting an olive grove, installing electricity.

1939 – Connecting a water line from the irrigation network of the Gush, receiving5000 dunam of the land from Marasses and Yuble.

1941 – Opening of the local school.

1942 – The birth of the 100th child, receipt of a thousand dunams of land from Naura.

1944 – Absorption of immigrant children from the Holocaust survivors of Europe, a yield of 1000 liters of milk, the road leading up to the kibbutz from the main road,was paved.

1945 – The 200th child (Yehuda Mizrahi) was born, member’s new housing construction(with bathroom facilities) was begun, stablishment of the Zeitia (the Olive factory).

1951 – A split in the United Kibbutz Movement, a group of members and children leave for AyeletHashahar.The Kibbutz HaMeuchadYouth division is established.

1952 – A group of members from Tel Yosef moves to Beit Hashita with their children.

1953 – The school is filled with grades 1-12, and the grain silo was constructed by members of the senior class.

1956 – YonahYarchi and Emanuel Kaliman fell in Sinai. The sports hall was built.

1960 –The Metal factory move to a building across the road.

1973 – Beit Hashita loses eleven of its sons in the Yom KippurWar, we have a different look.

1975 – A water line was laid over the hill to the fields, the Yenivim. “

1980 – The new factory was inaugurated in the Metal Factory (BHC).

1981 – The era of children sleeping communally is over, the process of families sleeping together at home began, after many general assembly meetings.

1984 – A telephone was installed in each house.

1987 – For the 60th anniversary the film “60 Years” was produced and screened on the history of the school.

1992 – High school students go to study at the Ein Harod regional school.

1993 – Renovation of “Agam Elite” and “Nofim” neighborhoods is completed, construction is over for a family home extentions.

1994 – Elementary school closes and students and teachers go to school in Mesilot.3.5 million liters of milk in the cowshed, a good year for agriculture,40% of the kibbutz’s income from the Zeitia, 23% of the kibbutz’s income from BHC.

1996 –  b14 babies were born on Beit Hashita and more to come

 

 

 

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