Kibbutz Ma'anit, part of the Kibbutz Artzi movement of the Hashomer Hatzair, was founded on 1935 in Karkur village, by the “El-Al” Kibbutz from Poland and Lithuania and the “Kibbutz Gimel” from Czechoslovakia.
In 1942, before the Permanently settling on the its lands, Kibbutz Udim from Nachlat Yehuda joined to them and the united Kibbutz settled on its lands on the 6 of September 1942, when the first children born in Kibbutz Ma’anit were already 3 years old.
Kibbutz Ma’anit is settled on the entrance of “Wadi Ara”- one of the main roads to the north of the country – in the neighborhood of 3 other Kibbutzim and the main ideological center of HaKibbutz Haartzi” – Givat Haviva, On the name of the paratrooper Haviva Raik, who was a member of Kibbutz Ma’anit The meaning of the name Maanit is furrow, and it symbolizes the agricultural attitude and goal of the Kibbutz.
The main branches and sources of living:
GALAM factory: producing Glucose, Starches, Fructose and other by-products on the base of maize and sugar Most of the total output is exported to Europe and other overseas countries.
BARAM : Chicken’s farms corporation: 4 farms of chicks and chicken and 8 for reproduction eggs
Plantations: Avocado, wine yard
Various Field Growths: De-hydration growths and growths hydrated with Recycled water
Cow Shed: producing mainly milk – 3100 million liter per year and 250 calves for meet
The Fifth Element: a local carpentry specializing in designing and producing sophisticated kitchens
Adduction Center: external children (babies, toddlers and kindergarten- age) are adducted in the adducation centers of the kibbuts on business base
External workers : members of the kibbutz works out of the kibbutz and their salaries are part of the income of the kibbutz
Studio RONIT : Cloth printing and other hand craft produces
Vatrinaruan clinic for pats
Services for the members and residents
Kitchen and dining room (Serves only launch, daily)
Laundry and ironing service
Mini - market
Electricity, energy and handymen maintenance services
Book accounting and administration
Cosmetics and Barber-shop
Public facilities and Memorial centers
Beit-Haviva : a Social-Cultural center to perpetuate Haviva Raik
Rakafet hause : a day-care center for the elder people, supplies work and occupation
For members who passed away or died in Israel’s wars Perpetuation Center
Sport hall and swimming pool
Library and Archive
INGELE : Pub for the youngsters
Josef Kaplan's Thicket : in memory for Josef Kaplan (see below) Park of the protectors of Maanit
The pillbox hill and around Preserves ditches and defensive shelters from the independent War and antiquity from the Roman era
Yirmi's corner : at the edge of the thicket, a memorial place for Yirmi Tene (see below
Among the warriors who were killed during the Holocaust and world war were two of our members: Josef Kaplan – the first commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Ghetto of Warsaw (1942) and Haviva Raik – the paratrooper who, among some other, rescued her life to save Jews in Europe during world war two and was executed by the Nazi party members (1944) We also lost 4 of our sons: Yoram Sela – killed in the Yom-Kippur war; YIRMI TENE – killed in the Yom-Kippur war; Yossi Gamer – killed in the war of attrition; Eliahu Goshen – killed in the 6 days war