World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


For the Israeli missile boat, see Missile boat#Israel.

Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000

Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair and Holocaust survivors
Name meaning Storm

Sa'ar (Hebrew: סַעַר, lit. Storm) is a kibbutz in the western Galilee in Israel. Located near Nahariya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 403.


The kibbutz was founded in 1948 by members of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and Holocaust survivors.[1]

The kibbutz was established in August 1948 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Az-Zeeb, south of the village site.[2][3]

In August 2006, many of the kibbutz residents fled in the wake of Hezbollah rocket fire of up to 60 rockets a day. Kibbutz member David Lelchook was killed by shrapnel from a missile that hit the front yard of his home.[4]


Bermad Water Control Solutions, jointly owned with Kibbutz Evron, manufactures automatically activated hydraulic valves used in water, fuel and fire extinguishing systems.[5]

Notable residents

The kibbutz gained recognition as the farming community in which the comedian Jerry Seinfeld worked as a volunteer at the age of 16.[6]



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.