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When: 1971
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Name: joan rutstein
Country: usa
E-mail address: jomarr164#aol.com
Which Kibbutz: nir am
When: 1973
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Name: Paul Panther
Country: England
E-mail address: panth58@yahoo.co.uk
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevim
When: 1978 and 1980
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Name: Chester Kater
Country: South Africa
E-mail address: 27798818628@vodamail.co.za;chesterk@nedbank.co.za
Volunteer?: YES
Which Kibbutz: Sdot Yam
When: 1994
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Country: South africa
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Volunteer?: YES
Which Kibbutz: Sdot Yam
When: 1994
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Name: joe sparks
Country: england
E-mail address: josparks9697@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: dafna
When: 1993
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Name: Barbara
Country: N Ireland
E-mail address: b.knox@ulster.ac.uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Yasur
When: 1976
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Country: ireland
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Which Kibbutz: yasur
When: 1985
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Name: shoshi
Country: usa
E-mail address: satloffs@westportcs.org
Volunteer?: ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Ein Harod Meuchad
When: 1882-83
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Name: donna green hertz
Country: usa
E-mail address: donnahertz@mac.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: dan
When: summer1973
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Name: John
Country: Netherlands
E-mail address: john12@msn.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ashdot Yaakov Meuchad
When: 1976
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Name: Colin Carson
Country: England
E-mail address: colin.carson@hotmail.co.uk
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Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Yasur and Amir
When: 1982-1985
Comments:Great times and miss the lifestyle,people and great friends i met.
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Name: mirjam
Country: Netherlands
E-mail address: mirjamvanbrug@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Gvaram
When: 1976
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I worked in the pardesh and stood on the afron. I had to go back to Holland because of my very ill sister.
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Name: Lottie (Sarah) Rumbol
Country: England
E-mail address: sarahrumbol@gmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ein Harod Meuchad
When: 1980
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Name: Stephanie Young
Country: Australia
E-mail address: stephanieyoung@live.com.au
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Maggal
When: 1980
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Name: maribel satanovsky
Country: chile
E-mail address: shamidan4032@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpanista
Which Kibbutz: mishmar haemek y yehiam
When: 1991-1993
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Name: maribel satanovsky
Country: chile
E-mail address: shamidan4032@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpanista
Which Kibbutz: mishmar haemek y yehiam
When: 1991-1993
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Name: Klaas Jacob Huisman
Country: Holland
E-mail address: merapi2000@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: YES
Which Kibbutz: Newe - Ur & Maggal
When: 1983 - 1986
Comments:It was an incredible experience and now we are getting older the memories are coming back.
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Shalom to all of you and greetings from Holland.
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Name: Ismail Asl
Country: Turkey
E-mail address: igabe1975@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yea
Which Kibbutz: gvaram
When: april-june(or july)
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Name: Jonathan Whiteley
Country: England
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Kfar Giladi
When: 1984
Comments:Loved it, miss it, wish i was still there
Tuesday, July 15th 2008 - 02:34:13 PM
Name: Sue Feinberg
Country: USA
E-mail address: safquilt@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Ulpan
Which Kibbutz: G'var Am
When: '74
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Name: Dave Lister
Country: UK
E-mail address: lister.david@gmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpan & volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Gvaram
When: 1975 - 1976 +
Comments:An experience that changed my life for the better! I find myself wondering even now what happened to all those weird and wonderful people I met at the kibbutz and how their lives turned out?

I wish even now I just pack my bags and return but I guess time has passed me by and we are but ghosts of volunteers past now!
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Name: Gaylord Harvey
Country: South Africa
E-mail address: gaylordharvey@gmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Yasur
When: 94
Comments:Was in Yasur for about 4 months in the beginning of 94. Absolutely loved it and would really like to catch up with some of the other volunteers that were there around then.

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Name: Julie Taylor ( small )
Country: UK
E-mail address: jules@froggy641.fsnet.co.uk
Volunteer?: ken !
Which Kibbutz: Yasur
When: 1972
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Name: MARJA TERBURG
Country: NETHERLANDS
E-mail address: einat53@hotmail.com
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Which Kibbutz: EINAT
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Name: Marleen (Miryam) Donk
Country: Netherlands
E-mail address: marleendonk@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 1974/1975
Comments:A long time ago!! Before there was a factory. I loved the kibbutz and spend there almost a year. I remember Aliza the leader of the ulpan, Hava the ulpan mother and Irith my soldier teacher and friend.
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Tuesday, February 5th 2008 - 06:09:18 PM
Name: Jo
Country: The Netherlands
Volunteer?: yep
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 2001
Comments:Had the best time ever! Searching for Alicia, Robin, LeAnne!
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Name: Pierre Delin
Country: UK
E-mail address: pierredelin@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Regavim
When: 1991
Comments:I arrived in Israel two days after the first Gulf war began on Jan 15, 1991. Myself, Amalia and Stuart were issued gas masks because of scud missile attacks from Iraq. Everything seemed bizarre, but it was the beginning of an unforgettable adventure with a phenomenal group of volunteers from around the world and Kibbutz members.
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Name: Brad Prentis
Country: south africa
E-mail address: prentisb@tds.co.za
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: GVARAM
When: 2000-2001
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Name: Brad Prentis
Country: south africa
E-mail address: prentisb@tds.co.za
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: GVARAM
When: 2000-2001
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Name: Eva Olshina
Country: Australia
E-mail address: djaffe@optsunet.com.au
Volunteer?: refet
Which Kibbutz: Hahotrim
When: 1975-1976
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Name: Anica le Grange
Country: ASouth Africa/ New Zealand
E-mail address: anica39@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Cows
Which Kibbutz: Gvaram
When: 99
Comments:Hi guys
does anyone know what happened to JJ the dutch freak, Marcio the Brazillian guy they seemed to be the freaks lol.
hope to return soon to Israel loved it
And a big hi to Emma my first room mate, at the time she was dating brandon and her friend Anna broke her leg and was seeing a kibbutznik lol
I miss the bond fires and our vodka punches and fare well parties etc
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Name: Anica le Grange
Country: ASouth Africa/ New Zealand
E-mail address: anica39@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Cows
Which Kibbutz: Gvaram
When: 99
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Name: FRANCISCO LOPEZ
Country: CHILE
E-mail address: franlopez1969@gmail.com
Volunteer?: YES!!!!!
Which Kibbutz: GEVARAM
When: DIC 2000 FEB 2001
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Name: Rita Rothschild
Country: USA
E-mail address: RitaRRothschild@aol.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Einat
When: 1973
Comments:I have wonderful memories of the place and the people. I expect to be visiting Israel next summer for the first time since my kibbutz stay. If anyone from Kibbutz Einat, past or present, is reading this please,please e-mail me. Shalom.
Monday, December 3rd 2007 - 12:00:33 AM
Name: Shirley
Country: Canada
E-mail address: s.osborne@sympatico.ca
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Sdot Yam
When: 8/64 - 5/65
Comments:My experience as a volunteer at beautiful Sdot Yam was indelibly memorable and I still often think of it with nostalgia. So many names and faces come to my memory. I worked with Susan in the ironing room, also in the kitchen sometimes. The view overlooking the Mediterranean was so peacefully beautiful it made the time doing mundane work fly by. One of the volunteers, Raya looked after the volunteers. Clive from England, stayed on and married a kibbutz girl. We would walk on the beach after a rainstorm looking for coins that may have been churned up. Friday afternoons we volunteers would hang out on our steps, drinking coffee and cheap wine, gorging on the treat of chocolate cake for shabbat. On our time off we would go hitching around the country and stay at other kibbutim. I was the resident hair-cutter when anyone needed a trim. Once I nipped a guy's ear while cutting his hair. So much fun, such wonderful memories, so long ago. It was the best time of my life. The kibbutzniks were kind and welcoming and I became part of the Ben Pardo family there. I kept in touch for quite a few years but unfortunately lost contact eventually. I wish I could remember all the names of the Danes, Aussies, Canucks, Swedes, Americans and others I met, but their faces are forever etched in my memory. If anyone from that far back at Sdot Yam remembers me or wants to share experiences, please do.
Saturday, November 17th 2007 - 09:36:50 PM
Name: anna sipson and emma hellicar
Country: wales
E-mail address: cdd@hotmail.co.uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: gevaram
When: sept 98 - march 99
Comments:Hiya!!!!!! we bitches had the best time of our lives and often think of all the people that we met, petra,mikina (fron holland)and lisa get in touch, that is a direct invite. had the best time and most amazing memories,and just to let you know brendan and i did not work out,but sorry to say I'm not available, Emma just got married so she's off the books too, but would love to catch up with any of you guy's that shared our kibbutz experience, lots of love xxx And yes I did really love shlomo lol..... ps. Creighton, emma hopes you recovered from your nutt injury. she is very concerned!
Tuesday, August 21st 2007 - 02:26:32 PM
Name: Tina (Schingenga) Ben Atar
Country: Netherlands
E-mail address: tinabar@gmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpan and volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Regavim
When: 1977/1978
Comments:I came for the Ulpan and after half a year stayed on for another 8 months. I live in Israel since 1984. Would love to hear from anybody who was in my Ulpan or was in Regavim at that time. My adoptive family were Gil and Ora Ben Ami, and their children Oren, Shai and Inbal.
I worked in the children's house and the kitchen and came back every summer until 1984.
Monday, July 30th 2007 - 05:47:15 PM
Name: Chloe Lacombe
Country: France
E-mail address: chloelacombe88@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: OOO Yeah
Which Kibbutz: Tsora
When: 1997
Comments:Great time, wouldn't trade experience
Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 01:34:25 PM
Name: Debby Garwood
Country: USA
E-mail address: robertboul@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Ulpan and volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Ein Harod Meuchad
When: 1972-1974
Comments:One of the best times of my life. Never forgotten. Just stumbled on this site and would love to hear from anyone who knew me when--
Friday, May 18th 2007 - 10:57:36 AM
Name: Debby Garwood
Country: USA
E-mail address: robertboul@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Ulpan and volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Ein Harod Meuchad
When: 1972-1974
Comments:One of the best times of my life. Never forgotten. Just came upon this site and would love to hear from anybody who knew me when--
Friday, May 18th 2007 - 10:21:50 AM
Name: kathy shine was Murray
Country: England now Ireland
E-mail address: kathyshine@eircom.net
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: El Rom
When: 84 to 87
Comments:Formative years were influenced by an exotic climate, cuisine and everything else in between. Nostalgic so not objective but has contributed to who I am.
Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 12:10:18 AM
Name: Nicholas Ciccone
Country: USA
E-mail address: nciccone@gracerealty.biz
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ge-var Am
When: 1980
Comments:Would love to hear from anyone from Project Kibbutz who was at Ge-var Am. I have been back many times to visit, and it is still the same.
Monday, December 25th 2006 - 04:52:36 PM
Name: Rafaella
Country: ecuador
E-mail address: rafa_baquero@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 2005/ 2006
Comments:Great times, great people, i miss them all, the best trip ever in my life!! i would definetly go back
Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 01:56:34 AM
Name: Thomas
Country: Denmark
E-mail address: thomas.mikkelsen@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Geveram
When: '96
Comments:What i experienced in gevaram :

to say the least i had some interesting times while i was in gevaram, the cheap vodka which i despised. working for the fat little redhaired dude in the shrink (pepy?) who hated my guts.

all the other volunteers, wonder where you are today..esspecially anna from germany, and i hope you found what you were looking for.

long story short, i met a lot of interesting people, drank a lot of cheap vodka and stacked alot of envelopes while i was there..

/thomas
Monday, October 30th 2006 - 11:37:18 AM
Name: Clive Manning
Country: England
E-mail address: clivecfc@hotmail.co.uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Gvaram
When: 88-89/90-91-92/93
Comments:Where do i start i had the time of my life on kibbutz gvaram i stayed there 4 times in over 5 years and met some great people.Ron,Gil,Omer and his brothers Nir and Gal ,Tal,Johno,Hobby,JJ,all the swedish girlies,my good mate Ric,Avi Boyanjo,Anna K,Rikki,Tom the yank,Matts,Fredrik "who played his guitar",Graham and his brother Andy,Jimmy,Eskappa,Jonaten and my great friend Igal who operated the 149 machine you were crazy my friend but we had such a laugh and Jimmy the list goes on and on...I miss you all.I cant believe how long ago it was i felt as if i was part of a big family.I suppose i better mention Racheal who was the volunteer leader at the time and put up with me god knows how...They say a kibbutz is what you make it and we all really did play our part.I also want to mention Geordie Val who married Alon Eskanazi they went to live in TEL AVIV and opened a hair saloon and their dear friend Merav daughter of eskappa hello to you guys aswell.The more i think about the kibbutz the more names appear in my head....Believe it or not ive settled down with my wonderful girlfriend Denise.We have been together over 6 years now ,no kids and we,re not married but i love her to bits ,she keeps me on the straight and narrow....The kibbutz was a massive part of my life and i recommend it to anyone and everytime i hear the news about Isreal i know deep down that other countries around them will never stop them growing and trying to live a peaceful life..If anyone out there remembers me please get in touch i would be so happy to hear from any other lunatic who shared my world being a vounteer.Peace to you all and lots of rock n roll....layla tov and shabat shabollocks ..CLIVE MANNING
Monday, October 23rd 2006 - 10:52:07 PM
Name: caroline
Country: UK
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Gervaram
When: 96-97
Comments:I loved this time of my life!!

the cows, the zoo, the vodka, the parties we made [the bus ect], the dining room, our little rooms, the pool!

hello to anyone that was there

i had a great time and would love to hear from you guys again!
Sunday, October 8th 2006 - 07:37:24 PM
Name: Conor Lynch
Country: Ireland
E-mail address: conor_lynch@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevim
When: 1993
Comments:This is just an update as my email address was well out of date. looking for all the volunteers from the "Summer of Salad"
Friday, September 29th 2006 - 08:47:16 PM
Name: Stefanie
Country: Germany
E-mail address: steffi.aeschbach@arcor.de
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Magal
When: 1986-1989
Comments:It good to see, that there are so many others, who don`t forget the wonderful time in a Kibbutz.
Friday, August 11th 2006 - 07:46:45 PM
Name: Hengu Willemse
Country: South Africa
E-mail address: hengu_willemse@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: G'varam
When: 1997-1998
Comments:Yes what a wonderfull time, truly an experience we'll all probably carry with us for the rest of our lives. I think of it often and wonder how you guyes are. Remember the wooden pallets we use to steal from the factory for our bonnfires? And yes dreadfull Shlomo Pecker and his factory duty lists (i still have one as a keepsake lol) or perhaps like me you had the special privilidge to have worked for Pepy in the Shrink! It was without a doubt the worst job I ever had but likewise up there with the best of memories.
Saturday, July 22nd 2006 - 05:02:59 PM
Name: Dianne
Country: Canada
E-mail address: dsteyr@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Sdot-yam/Ktura
When: 1975
Comments:was a wonderful experience spending 9 months in Israel and traveling around the country with the group.

Spending a night in the YMCA in Jerusalem.

Spending a few days in the desert.



Friday, July 21st 2006 - 08:36:22 PM
Name: ashley fitzgerald
Country: england
E-mail address: ashfitzgerald@fsbdial.co,uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: gveram
When: nov 85-feb 87
Comments:yep i wander if anyone one rembers those dreaded shifts we had todo at that envelope factory?i was always at the 'sin bin' for some reason and after travelling around israel ,came back to establish my role as chief operator of the giantic disheasher near the dining roomdrinking alot too.and remembering the phrase" down in one".good days good days.shalom.
Sunday, July 2nd 2006 - 09:15:12 PM
Name: Annalise
Country: USA
E-mail address: annalise@juno.com
Homepage URL: http://medalin.web.fc2.com/zyrtec/
Volunteer?: not yet
Which Kibbutz: not yet
When: not yet
Comments:I came across your site using the link from your face-pic site and Im glad I did. Im in Scotland and I just wanted to leave a short message encouraging you to keep on doing! http://medalin.web.fc2.com/zyrtec/ rules!
Sunday, June 18th 2006 - 09:23:12 PM
Name: Thomas Austin Boland
Country: Canada
E-mail address: tomboland1@rogers.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ginegar
When: 1986
Comments:Interesting memories. Met some interesting people. Happy. Heike. Veronique. Scared, the cat. Itka. Long ago & far away.
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 08:11:23 PM
Name: Cheryl Skid
Country: USA
E-mail address: cherylskid@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek
When: 1966
Comments:Well! I planned on a year in Israel. Did not anticipate the Six Day War. But I stayed, because in my mind, at that time, to die for Israel was to die for G-d. The whole year was amazing! On the kibbutz I worked in the plastics factory, helped graft fruit trees in the nursery, picked apples off the ground (ouch, the back!) and cleaned public toilets of very ungrateful kibbutz teens who told me to be more quiet because they were sleeping! From there I went to Ashdod to teach school (with my minimal Hebrew) to classes of kids from Morocco! Tough kids is putting it lightly. The year was by far the most significant year of my life. I echo the sentiments of many in this site: I wouldn't have traded it for anything in the world! I would LOVE to hear from some other volunteers to Mishmar Haemek during that year. My name was Shula, super short from Indiana!
Sunday, April 23rd 2006 - 05:21:28 AM
Name: Gareth Duffin
Country: England
E-mail address: gareth.duffin3@ntlworld.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: sde nehemia
When: summers `94 & `95
Comments:had the time of my life,& virtually pickled my insides during my stay!just wish i`d spent more time there! am still best friends with lee & jake,would love to hear from the dutch gang,arthur,barto,nes,miriam & carmen,& also the canadian guys mike & ryan.contact may have faded,but the brilliant memories aint!!!
Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 05:02:35 PM
Name: stefanie
Country: belgium
E-mail address: jupserupse@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: G'varam
When: 2004-2005
Comments: the best trip ever!!!
worked there for 6months in the dairy.
made a lot of locale friends, including the most romantic jewish love of my life..(I met him on Xmas eve)
Shlomo is not so bad, if you get to know him. I didn't like him in the beginning, but i still miss him now that I'm back in belgium.
i'm defently going back there for a vacation!!
i love country!!!!
Thursday, February 9th 2006 - 11:48:56 AM
Name: idris mgbada onyeze
Country: abijan
E-mail address: onyeze egobiawa@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
When: 1978
Comments: it was good hearing from you again
Wednesday, February 8th 2006 - 11:43:48 AM
Name: Jonatan Haber
Country: USA
E-mail address: copersonus@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://wholewood.net
Volunteer?: yes/ulpan
Which Kibbutz: regavim
When: 1985
Comments:They used to poison cats at regavim. I remember seeing them staggering around hallucinating in their last moments. Arac was strong enough to kill cockroaches on contact. The british got drunk and very destructive but they were the prime entertainment like car crashes at a race.
I shared a cabin with some spoiled brat frat boy from california who was fascinated with some human bones that he dug out of a cave nearby. he wanted to bring them back to california in his luggage. Getting lost on the way back from haifa at sunset, the roads were full of people who spoke no known language; not russian or hebrew, not english or arabic just some ethnic yiddush that nobody else knew. it was surreal. I left for Eilat with a south african girl who had a plan. I was a good move, the kibbutz was a crazy place but for all I know it might have all been crazy.
Saturday, February 4th 2006 - 03:46:49 AM
Name: ciaran [cain] harris
Country: ireland
E-mail address: harrisciaran@yahoo.co.uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: massada
When: '84 -85
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 10:24:34 AM
Name: ciaran [cain] harris
Country: ireland
E-mail address: harrisciaran@yahoo.co.uk
Which Kibbutz: massada
When: '84 -85
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 10:24:06 AM
Name: ciaran [cain] harris
Country: ireland
E-mail address: harrisciaran@yahoo.co.uk
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 10:23:24 AM
Name: ciaran [cain] harris
Country: ireland
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 10:22:42 AM
Name: ciaran [cain] harris
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 10:22:11 AM
Name: Ben and Tanja
Country: Australia / Denmark
E-mail address: white@tcnmail.dk
Volunteer?: yup
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 1996
Comments:Where to start.
Tanja, Darren and I met Barbara at the bus terminal in Ashkelon in the middle of a bus bomb scare. Great introduction..
Im not going to mention Shlomo, hes best left to forget.
We had a great time, lost all respect for vodka, I still cant drink it. we loved pocketing as many cheese triangles as we could and making toast on the old radiators in the run down cabins.
Benny Shaani, cow-shed manager was probably the nicest man I met. Udi was definitely the strangest. The kibbutzniks golden mix was deadly but also a lot of fun.
Tanja still talks about Passover and how she had to peel cow tongues for the entire kibbutz, nasty that was the closest we came to eating meat.
Anyone know if the parachute room is still there?
Anyway, Tanja and I are still married. We have 2 kids, Asta 3yo and Gustav 6mths. We are living on Bornholm, a small Danish island out in the Baltic. We would love to hear from anyone remembering us.
Benjamin and Tanja.
Thursday, January 19th 2006 - 07:01:19 PM
Name: Mark Barnes
Country: USA
E-mail address: mbarnesphoto@gmail.com
Volunteer?: Ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Kibbutz Gat
When: 1973, 1974
Comments:What a life, what a time, what a weary war to experience. Life was earnest and confusing but abbreviated by the pleasures of working so many different jobs that in summary was an engaging time puncuated by the love of a sabra, Iris Gal. So where is she? Whatever became of her? I truely ponder this. If, by miracle, either she, or someone who is acquainted with her reads this she is invited to contact me if it so suits her.
Tuesday, January 17th 2006 - 08:40:55 PM
Name: medad modzelevich
Country: israel
E-mail address: medad@holidayinisrael.com
Homepage URL: http://holidayinisrael.com
Wednesday, January 11th 2006 - 06:52:52 AM
Name: Jaap Boelhouwer
Country: Holland
E-mail address: jboelhouwer@ouderkerk.nl
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Sedot Yam
When: 1973-1974
Comments:I would like to get contact with my old frends.
I put some old pictures on the page off Lost Amigos.
Saturday, January 7th 2006 - 10:17:06 PM
Name: Eddie Fitzgerald
Country: N.Ireland
E-mail address: edfitz21@aol.com
Volunteer?: Mitnadvim Leader
Which Kibbutz: GVaram(the best)
When: 81 - 83
Comments:One of the greatest times of my life. Volunteers included Dirk (who married Ronit), Willie, Johnny Lotov!!! Gail and Nicki!!! and many more... Big Yat, Jonny(deceased),loads of Danish girls. Kibbutzniks - Merav, Elan, Iran, Orly, Annat, Dagganit...

Friday, December 9th 2005 - 12:18:15 PM
Name: Phoebe Henighan
Country: Canada (now US)
E-mail address: phoebeclare@earthlink.net
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Massada
When: 1985-1986
Comments:Okay, I'm going to try this again, since I can't believe that it's been 20 years and I hardly ever see postings from people who were on Massada. Looking for news of Dean (SA) Carl (SA) Jane (Wales) Sharon (England) Ian/Eagle (England) Bernie and Cain (Ireland) and so many more!
I'm still in touch with a couple of old friends from Massada, but would be great to track some more people down.
Thursday, November 24th 2005 - 09:50:43 PM
Name: David Nicholson
Country: Canada
E-mail address: indigo_at_heart@yahoo.ca
Volunteer?: volunteer
Which Kibbutz: sde nehemia
When: 1970
Comments:I was there for a couple of months in 1970 with my girlfriend Lee. Such a wonderful time, despite the fact that a katyusha landed on our fields at 2:00 our very first night there! I remember other volunteers - Roy from . . . maybe Cleveland, but the US, anyway and Terry from Ireland. I worked in the chicken coops with Zvi (married to Tovah), who will probably be dead now. Such a good man; I admired him greatly. I also worked there with younger kibbutz member Bennie. We all had great fun on tours - but got in trouble when the existing volunteer couples illegally switched bunks in the youth hostel to be together! The kibbutz was such a small village - they had all heard about it before we returned. Ahhh, fond memories.
Wednesday, November 23rd 2005 - 01:45:36 AM
Name: mark brown (ziggy)
Country: wales
E-mail address: markgreencardiff@yahoo.co.uk
Volunteer?: volunteer/ulpan
Which Kibbutz: ein harod
When: 1989
Comments:Hi everybody . what a great time i had and made some good friends warm wishes from cardiff
Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 01:22:02 AM
Name: Helne Goode
Country: Sweden
E-mail address: helene_riedel@yahoo.se
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Magal
When: 1980,1981,1982
Comments:Met so many nice people, had such good times.
Where are you all today?
Saturday, October 15th 2005 - 07:23:33 PM
Name: Simon Dawson
Country: England
E-mail address: christine@gilbeyfashions.com
Volunteer?: volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Kibbutz Dan
When: April1999
Comments:Simon and the Nuns of the Priory of the Resurrection are trying to trace Carla Spooner. Carla was last seen spin bowling like Shane Warne,washing dishes,chain smoking and listening to Alanis Morisette at kibbutz Dan,Israel in May 1999. She is originally from Johannesburg, Souh Africa but may have now moved away with her family. Anyone with any information please contact: Simon Dawson. p.o. box 64401, Pafos 8074. CYPRUS.
Wednesday, October 12th 2005 - 07:43:27 AM
Name: Deborah Howe
Country: Canada
E-mail address: dhowe@securenet.net
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: YIFTACH
When: '74-'75
Comments:Still the best time of my life. Best wishes to my kibbutz parents, Avi and Michal Gordon and to Akiva, Shoshana, Frank
also to volunteers : Prune, Ken, Larry, Ada, Abratzu, Corinne and Karl (Karl, I hope you are still on the planet with us!).
Wednesday, September 28th 2005 - 06:01:52 PM
Name: elina Oosterling
Country: the netherlands
E-mail address: elinaoosterling@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yep
Which Kibbutz: gvaram
When: apriljlune 2000
Comments:i often think back...the cheap wodka, the onions we had to peel every day....and offcours al the great people i've meet!
thank you all for one of the best times of my life!
hope your all doing fine!
Thursday, September 15th 2005 - 10:44:09 AM
Name: Debbie Ohayon
Country: South Africa/Israel
E-mail address: aviram@betzera.org.il
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Beit Zera
When: 95-98
Comments: To all Ex Volenteers Of Kibbutz Beit Zera we are planning a reunion party at beit zera, an unforgettable event, meet old friends share in the nostalgia, come and see how much the kibbutz has changed. we are planning around March 2007, plenty of time to get organized, any one interrested contact Debbie at : aviram@betzera.org.il

Monday, August 29th 2005 - 09:06:09 PM
Name: Dale Ashton
Country: UK
E-mail address: dalelewis2005@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: http://www.art-worx.supanet.com
Volunteer?: Volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 1996
Comments:Moo!
Hello to all the cows in the cow shed, I miss you guys, and the smell. You were so kind to me, especially on the 4am milking, good job for the vodka and weed! A big hello to cows number 696 and 1443, you probably ended up as dog food.

Yariv, Itah, Ron, Gil, Yigal - good memories -THANKS for them. Very sorry to hear about Ziv, he was a good guy, always be remembered.
Saturday, August 6th 2005 - 07:15:01 AM
Name: Jason Brothers
Country: UK
E-mail address: jab@macmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevim
When: 1993
Comments:Trying to contact Conor, Conrad, Lucy, Louise and Sarah from Kibbutz Gevim Summer '93. Fancy a reunion? Cmon you know you want to! Its been 12 years...would love to know how you all turned out. Holy shit 12 years!!!!!
Friday, August 5th 2005 - 11:20:57 PM
Name: Kerry Keys
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail address: kerry.keys@gmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Yasur/Merhavia
When: 89-90, 95
Comments:I loved it on Kibbutz Yasur, and really want to go back there one day. I noticed Johnny Doran on here, but he's e-mail doesn't work. If he see's this, Kerry & Dougie say Hello! Also anyone else who might remember me, especially Gil Mordechovitz, or Wendy Saddler x
Thursday, August 4th 2005 - 02:10:48 PM
Name: Jon iseth
Country: Norway
E-mail address: jon.oiseth@if.no
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ramat Hakovesh
When: 1991
Comments:Had a nice time and a lots of good memorys from my stay just wanted to say hello too everybody who was there during my stay and thank you for a great time
Friday, July 29th 2005 - 12:55:54 PM
Name: Sarag Rothe
Country: germany
E-mail address: SarahAdina@o2online.de
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Ginegar
When: 1999
Comments:looking for all of them:-)
Wednesday, July 6th 2005 - 01:06:15 PM
Name: Louise Forbes (Brody)
Country: Australia
E-mail address: lou.forb@bigpond.net.au
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: EIN GEDI
When: 1988
Monday, July 4th 2005 - 01:28:45 PM
Name: Louise Forbes (Brody)
Country: Australia
E-mail address: lou.forb@bigpond.net.au
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: EIN GEDI
When: 1988
Monday, July 4th 2005 - 01:28:35 PM
Name: grahame weston
Country: uk
E-mail address: weston.5@luukku.com
Volunteer?: many years
Which Kibbutz: gvaram mainly
When: 1981-1994
Comments:This is mainly to anyone who remembers me on kibbutz gvaram during that period of time 1981-1994. There are too many people for whom i met over the years, but i am sure they remember me as i was almost a part of the furniture there over the years. I had worked mainly in the kitchen and of course the dreaded "ENVELOPE FACTORY" many of my best and worse times were spent on gvaram over the years and considering i was last there as a functioning volunteer in 1994 (visited for a week in 1996 with my wife reija whom i met in the summer of 1993 in gvaram as a volunteer) it feels like those memories are so clear even NOW!
I must say if it hadn't been for volunteers in the early years the envelope factory may never of really got off the ground, i say this because the members never wanted to work there-they were not so stupid as we thought-and who can blame them, when i think back to the terrible noise and monotonus work and having to work in the afternoon shift while other volunteers were lazying around by the pool-side-HAPPY MEMORIES!
Now i look back and it feels like a dream and another life-time ago. I am now married to a Finn-woman who i met on gvaram in 1993 and living in Finland, we have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Since i have been living here i have had to learn the language and a profession, my profession is cook/chef and so all to all those people on the kibbutz who thought i would amount to nothing(mainly members)i proved you wrong.
Anyone who does remember me please contact me and we can chat about "OLDTIMES" greetings to you all from someone who managed to live life after gvaram and survive.
Thursday, June 16th 2005 - 04:50:24 PM
Name: Mayee
Country: Paradise islands
E-mail address: mayee@whitemugu.com
Homepage URL: http://whitemugu.com
When: 1985 till date
Comments:I don reach here ooo. You wey no dey sleep, no waste ur time here. Use ur google well, u hear
Friday, May 27th 2005 - 07:41:56 PM
Name: Cathy Jost-maiden name
Country: USA
E-mail address: thecrystallakegoddess@juno.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Mishmar Ha Emek
When: 1972
Comments:I went with a group of students from Northeastern Illinois University. I worked in the chicken coops with Mira. Getting up at 5 in the morning, walking up the hill to "lool dalet" and on those clear mornings, being able to see Mt. Hermon from there. After 32 years, I still keep in touch with Mira, Lydia, and my kibbutz family, the Gorens. I took my daughter for a short visit when she graduated from High School. I know the world is shrinking when I see Tama products at a local farm supply store or a "Zim" trailer on Route 14 here in Illinois. I will always treasure the times I had and the friends I made.
Sunday, May 15th 2005 - 08:48:30 PM
Name: Cathy Jost-maiden name
Sunday, May 15th 2005 - 08:40:22 PM
Name: Stephanie Maslin (Young)
Country: Australia
E-mail address: StephanieYoung_6@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Maggal
When: 1981
Comments:The best memories and always great fun, also hard work with a hangover from the Friday night club. Beer and icecream!! The truck trip to the Sinai. The volunteers from South America (Marcus, Isio, Helena,Esther,Danny). I loved my time in Israel and especially at Kibbutz Maggal.
I have lost contact with my travelling mate Sanet Pretorious from Botswania and would love to get back in contact, the laughs we had!
Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 04:52:54 AM
Name: Stephanie Maslin (Young)
Country: Australia
E-mail address: StephanieYoung_6@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Maggal
When: 1980
Comments:The best memories and always great fun, also hard work with a hangover from the Friday night club. Beer and icecream!! The truck trip to the Sinai. The volunteers from South America (Marcus, Isio, Helena,Esther,Danny). I loved my time in Israel and especially at Kibbutz Maggal.
I have lost contact with my travelling mate Sanet Pretorious from Botswania and would love to get back in contact, the laughs we had!
Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 04:49:44 AM
Name: Jose Maria Azevedo
Country: Brazil
E-mail address: josemariaazevedo@bol.com.br
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Dan
When: 1987
Comments:My lost Friends:
I'm still alive. And forgueting the English language. Once more, sorry. I miss everything and everybody. I'm living in Amazonia, working for the State to preserv it. I'm becoming older, now 44, and my desyre, more deep and deep wish, to all of you, I hope you are well, better than me. And that the life had been good and with a lot of good experiences as we have in Israel.
Peace, love, friendship to my brothers of the world.
Saturday, April 9th 2005 - 02:42:30 AM
Name: Sarah Henly
Country: UK
E-mail address: sarahhenly@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes seems inadequate...
Which Kibbutz: Sede Nehemiah (Huliot)
When: 1984-5
Comments:Every morning I stood in the road looking up towards Mount Hermon, and looked at the sky, smelled the air, and thought "I'm so lucky to be here!". Still think of it as one of the highlights of my life. So many special people! I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me (I worked with Dini for most of the time) or from anyone else who was on Huliot.
Thursday, April 7th 2005 - 07:35:28 PM
Name: Micky Bromley
Country: England
E-mail address: bromley67@hotmail.co.uk
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Dan
When: 1987 & 1988
Comments:When I remember those times a smile appears on me boat race.

Still good mates with Tony Brace and Allan Rask from Denmark.
A big shout to anyone who shared those happy days with me.

Peace & Love

Monday, April 4th 2005 - 09:02:58 PM
Name: Andy Danzig
Country: USA
E-mail address: hatan1@optonline.net
Volunteer?: Ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Parod
When: 1975
Comments:I'm returning in May and am organizing a 30th reunion. Also coming so far: Thierry from France, Janneke from Holland.
Anyone who knows anyone from our group, please contact me. Would love to get in touch with as many people as possible.
Sunday, February 13th 2005 - 06:28:22 AM
Name: Andy Hart
Country: England
E-mail address: andy.dsword@oninet.pt
Volunteer?: YES
Which Kibbutz: K'far Giladi
When: Oct 91' - Apr'92
Comments:K'FAR GILADI - just up the valley from Kibbutz Dan
Hey Guys,
How come WE'RE not speaking to each other? Our bonds were as tight as anyone elses.
Mary Maloney from New Zealand and Rob Brownlee from South Africa, front and centre!
'Not Quite Jerusalem' was simply the catalyst that sent me where I was always supposed to go.
After some crap years in the U.K. (mortgage to pay off etc), this was a breath of fresh air, and allowed me some quality time to 'get my head together', and clear out some cobwebs.
I had intended to go to kibbutz for eight weeks. I left six months later. That tells a story.
Having said that, I was there during more peaceful/hopeful times. I guess that the political climate has not been so favourable in recent years, but don't write it off.
PLEASE, be patient. Kibbutzing really is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do in your life. If you're prepared to work alongside people from all over the world, from all walks of life, then this is for you.
It's worth the effort, and you'll meet people who (yes, it's been said before) will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Hell, if I can learn to put up with Martin...
(In fairness, he was awful when he arrived, but left as a changed man, and all power to him. I wish him well).
This, above all, is possibly the greatest gift that Kibbutzing can offer. It teaches you to take responsibility for your actions, to care for people other than yourselves, and to learn to accept other peoples beliefs, ways of life, customs,.... and, occasionally, when to keep your gob shut, and just let it slide.
Other people that I'd like to be remembered to, Shane & Greig (Australia), Willy (N.Zealand), Kenny, and Mike (South Africa), John M, Johnny Q, and 'Little John'(England), Helle, Mette, Annette, and Lotte (Denmark), Andreas (Norway), Malin, and Petra (Sweden) Henke, and Gerda (Holland), Ruth (Switzerland) Justin (Wales), and, not forgetting our hosts, Inbal S, Inbal Z, Adi, Ifat, Marcella, Batya, Orly, Haddas, Avital, Ilana, Itzik, Yorram, Nimrod, Chaim, and David (K'far Giladi).
All of these people (amongst many others too numerous to mention were great company), and if I can remeber them after all these years, it must count for something.
Best wishes to you all, and if this has encouraged anyone to think seriously about taking the plunge, all I can offer is that there are those who say...and those that do...
Oh, and the view is something else !
Thursday, February 10th 2005 - 02:27:15 AM
Name: Paul Mitchell
Country: Canada
E-mail address: cadfael98@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Yiftach
When: 1977-1979
Comments:Everyone should have something to look back on and be glad they were alive to have been there or done that. Yiftach was that for me. Ive missed the place every day Ive been away and thats been almost 25 years now. Best wishes to Frank Gad, and all my friends in Yiftach and the many volunteers who made life a dream.
Saturday, February 5th 2005 - 04:13:25 PM
Name: Paul Mitchell
Country: Canada
E-mail address: cadfael98@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Yiftach
When: 1977-1979
Comments:Everyone should have something to look back on and be glad they were alive to have been there or done that. Yiftach was that for me. Ive missed the place every day Ive been away and thats been almost 25 years now. Best wishes to Frank Gad, and all my friends in Yiftach and the many volunteers who made life a dream.
Saturday, February 5th 2005 - 04:12:37 PM
Name: Bob Wright
Country: UK/USA
E-mail address: exegete111@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: betach!!!
Which Kibbutz: Dafna & Yiftach
When: 1981/82
Comments:Hi to all the yofee Yiftachers. I of course include Tony Lavers, Sue Younger, Alyson Rempel, Sharon Kerr, Anke Holm, Julie Ingram, Gillian Walton, Niels Christiansen, Martin Jebb, Bill Maners, Karen Goodman, Judy Tworek, Helen Morrison, Glen & Carole Egilson, Carol Casebolt, and of course Paul Meyerend. This was a formative time for all of us in the Project Kibbutz organization. Greetings to all other pker's. Shalom v'lahitraod.
Wednesday, January 12th 2005 - 07:20:52 PM
Name: seppo Hmlinen
Country: Finland
E-mail address: seppo.hamalainen@luukku.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevim
When: 1979-80
Comments:If you know any hard work, so we Finnish can do it.
Nice people living in Gevim. Ihave so many lovely memories
from there and so many friends I never forget. Voice of peace is still going in my heart.If you were there and remember me, please send E-mail for me!
Monday, December 20th 2004 - 08:38:33 PM
Name: Ian Sallis (George)
Country: England
E-mail address: ian@sallis171.freeserve.co.uk
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: El Rom
When: Sept 93 to Feb 94
Comments:Great site. I had a great time in Israel. El Rom was up in the Golan Heights right by the Syrian border. So it was cold in the winter months. Met loads of good people volunteers, Kibbutzniks, soldiers(gurion)and even some Arabs (druze) who worked on the kibbutz. Got in touch with a few old friends recently through the Lost Amigos site. Would like to hear from some more.
Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 - 11:22:22 AM
Name: Dave Warth (Wolfman)
Country: Canada
E-mail address: davewarth7@yahoo.ca
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: NIRIM
When: '83-'84
Comments: Arrived with Danny Griesdorf Nov.'83. We were assigned "chicken-picking" for the following morning, much to everyone's horror.I stayed for 10 months and ran the Congo Bar at nights(I think).Moshe&Iris were volunteer overseers. Hi to Bruce Arter,Neil(Young),Tamsin,Mike&Steve Highburger,Barry Phillips(Nog),JohnStolarcyzk,Maria&Richard(N.Z.),Pia Pederson,Julia Taylor and Brad Plunkett (both Aussies). Not a day goes by that I don't think of those days with great fondness and nostalgia.
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 05:07:08 PM
Name: Seth NUland
Country: usa
E-mail address: seth@mormaxcompany.com
Volunteer?: reformim
Which Kibbutz: tsora
When: 89/90
Comments:Miss the easy life of Kibbutz. Wish anyone in my group or from tsora would stay in contact. Hope Jullian is well
Monday, October 25th 2004 - 08:36:11 PM
Name: Ian Simmons
Country: UK/USA
E-mail address: ian@rosefarms.net
Volunteer?: Ulpan
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 1978
Comments:Like many of you before me, this period was undoubtably the best experience of my life. I will never forget the carefree days and nights, the pioneer spirit and all the wonderful people I met. By the postings I have read, these feelings seem to still be around today.
G-d Bless Israel
Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 04:15:49 AM
Name: Michele Dutson
Country: England
E-mail address: Dutson1@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: Oct 95
Comments:It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me. I would love to get in touch with BB from Hammersmith, girl with real curly gingery hair, great girl.
I had good times and some real difficult times at Gevaram especially with Shlomo, the b*****.
I am the one who woz married and left my hubby back home for 3 mths, he is in the military - maybe that will ring bells.
Anyone who remebers me get in touch.
Shell
Friday, October 1st 2004 - 01:17:05 PM
Name: SHAUN WHITE
Country: ENGLAND
E-mail address: production@ghsigns.co.nz
Which Kibbutz: BEIT HAEMEK
When: SUMMER OF 96
Comments:THIS WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. I MET HEAPS OF GREAT FRIENDS. UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH MOST OF THEM. WORKING IN THE BANANA PLANTATION WAS THE COOLEST JOB EVER. DRINKING VODKA & SMOKING HEAPS OF HERBAL SHIT WAS GREAT TOO. WISH I WAS STILL THERE.
Tuesday, September 7th 2004 - 05:53:44 AM
Name: Mark Moray
Country: Australia
E-mail address: mark.moray@optusnet.com.au
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: Adamit
When: Nov 1983 - March 1984
Comments:I am an Aussie who travelled to Israel in Nov 84 with another guy called Harry. Debbie from the US was our contact on the kibbutz who had a dog called Randy. Harry and I help create a party room and celebrated Christmas with all the other volunteers in one of the bomb shelters. During our stay, a group of volunteers from Argentina arrived. There also was a handyman, who reminded us of John Belushi from Animal house called Bernie. If anyone remembers Harry and I or were on this Kibbutz during this time, please let me know.
Monday, September 6th 2004 - 02:56:54 AM
Name: Phoebe Henighan
Country: Canada/USA
E-mail address: phoebeclare@earthlink.net
Volunteer?: Yes Indeed!!
Which Kibbutz: Massada
When: 1985/86
Comments:Where is everyone? Massada does not seem very well represented on these pages!!!! Surely after all these years I'm not the only one who is nostaligic and has a little time to kill at work!!
Would love to hear what everyone is up to!

Tuesday, August 31st 2004 - 05:51:33 PM
Name: Mats jonsson
Country: sweden
E-mail address: iwona_tendera@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: so much
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: 1990-1993
Comments:my best time. thinking of it very much i will remember it my whole life. remember my friend johno walsh from england and many more.working in the envalope facktory whas fucking great and the kitchen and the fields whid sampo from finland and ricard from sweden yea what to say i miss it.... by by
Thursday, July 22nd 2004 - 07:57:19 PM
Name: Rachel Cohen
Country: England
E-mail address: rachelannecohen
Volunteer?: Kind of!
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: May 1998 - May 1999
Comments:Hi ya,

Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me Dror, Yigal, Galia, Jessela, Chen!!!!
Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 01:28:08 PM
Name: Rachel Cohen
Country: England
E-mail address: rachelannecohen
Volunteer?: Kind of!
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: May 1998 - May 1999
Comments:Hi ya,

Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me Dror, Yigal, Galia, Jessela, Chen!!!!
Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 01:28:02 PM
Name: Gerry Golsteijn
Country: Holland
E-mail address: hanger@tomaatnet.nl
Homepage URL: http://none
Volunteer?: and more...
Which Kibbutz: Huliot, Merhavya
When: 1966 !!
Comments:Remember dozens of people; never met anyone again.
If you remember me or your name is or was( for instance)
Ofra Zur, Clive, Ellen Breuer, Judy,Renate Teichert etc. ect.Do write !!!
Friday, June 25th 2004 - 08:26:52 PM
Name: Mette Jensen
Country: Denmark
E-mail address: mettejensen79@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: January - April 2000
Comments:Definitely the best four months of my life! I often look back and remember all the fun we had with cheap vodka and bonfires.

And to everyone I met there - you are all wonderfull people and you will allways have a special place in my heart! A big thank you for making my stay so great. I wish you all the best!!!
Friday, June 11th 2004 - 04:07:11 PM
Name: Mette Jensen
Country: Denmark
E-mail address: mettejensen79@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: G'varam
When: Jan - May 2000
Comments:Definitely the best four months of my life! I often look back and remember all the fun we had with cheap vodka and bonfires.

And to everyone I met there - you are all wonderfull people and you will allways have a special place in my heart! A big thank you for making my stay so great. I wish you all the best!!!
Friday, June 11th 2004 - 04:04:47 PM
Name: Sandy
Country: U.S.
E-mail address: tzookie@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: gat
When: summer 1988
Comments:That summer was by far the best time in my life! I would love to get in touch with someone who either worked on that kibbutz or perhaps knows someone who either worked and/or lived there. Hope to hear from someone real soon! Cute and original web-site, by the way!
Friday, June 11th 2004 - 06:49:21 AM
Name: Sandy
Country: U.S.
E-mail address: tzookie@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: gat
When: summer 1988
Comments:That summer was by far the best time in my life! I would love to get in touch with someone who either worked on that kibbutz or perhaps knows someone who either worked and/or lived there. Hope to hear from someone real soon! Cute and original web-site, by the way!
Friday, June 11th 2004 - 06:46:56 AM
Name: Creighton Barkved
Country: Canada
E-mail address: crenshaw@rock.com
Volunteer?: damn skippy
Which Kibbutz: gevaram
When: nov 1998- july 1999
Comments: Wow, what an amazing time. quite possibly one of the best decision's I ever made was going over there. all the wodka and noblus smokes ( hehehe ). the party's at the amphitheatre and at kibbutz ziquim and club pocan or whatever the hell it was called.

Anyway i'd love to hear from anyone i met ( good or bad ).
Tuesday, June 1st 2004 - 10:15:24 PM
Name: Creighton Barkved
Country: Canada
E-mail address: crenshaw@rock.com
Volunteer?: damn skippy
Which Kibbutz: gevaram
When: nov 1998- july 1999
Comments: Wow, what an amazing time. quite possibly one of the best decision's I ever made was going over there. all the wodka and noblus smokes ( hehehe ). the party's at the amphitheatre and at kibbutz ziquim and club pocan or whatever the hell it was called.

Anyway i'd love to hear from anyone i met ( good or bad ).
Tuesday, June 1st 2004 - 10:15:00 PM
Name: sonia marek solomon
Country: bolivia
E-mail address: soniamarek@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: ulpan - volunteer
Which Kibbutz: Naan
When: 1973
Comments:is there any body ? somebody that was in our Ulpan march 73???
i would like to know about my friend Barbara from de USA or Hanna, Jeffry (USA) or Fanny from Uruguay and all the others all over the planet !!!
Sunday, May 30th 2004 - 06:15:18 PM
Name: JON UZOAGBA
Country: TOGO
E-mail address: OMOBOY@MUGU.TG
Comments:I LOVE YOUR SITE KEEP IT UP OK.MAGAS TAKE NOTE OK.
Tuesday, May 25th 2004 - 08:11:12 PM
Name: RUSSELL
Country: ENGLAND
E-mail address: rpearlman@supanet.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: ein gedi
When: 1978 1981
Comments:would love to get in touch with old friends, dave hattersley, brother geoff,brian from south africa harry from south africa marianne pete so many great times great memories
Sunday, April 25th 2004 - 06:19:45 PM
Name: Tim
Country: South Africa
E-mail address: taotim2000@yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yup
Which Kibbutz: G'varam
When: Feb 2000 - June 2000
Comments:Wow!
This was the most awsome adventure that I have experienced. I will always remeber the great times that we had surfing the fields, getting faschnikered during Purim, and haggling with the merchants in Philistine Square.

Thanks to everyone who shared in this experience with me, especially Root, Michael, Andrew, Jo, Bodil, and 'sekond', Shlomo, our esteemed volunteer manager.

Lehitraot.
Friday, April 23rd 2004 - 02:16:21 PM
Name: Kerry
Country: England
E-mail address: niv
Volunteer?: yep....
Which Kibbutz: Maggal
When: 1980
Comments:Wouldn't have missed this in the world. Time spent as a volunteer will always be one of my fondest memories. I, like many others met and married Ofer a kibbutznik!! and still live in Israel.
Remember going down to the Sinai in the Banana Truck - living off crisps and beer all week!!
Friday, April 23rd 2004 - 12:58:27 PM
Name: Michael Steenbjerg
Country: Denmark
E-mail address: michael@steenbjerg.dk
Homepage URL: http://www.steenbjerg.dk
Volunteer?: yep
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: Jan. - May 2000
Comments:One of the best thnings I ever did. I had a great time, and met a lot of great people, some who I have seen again and some who I still see. Thanks to all the people i met there I will never forget you.
It was a great time peeling potatoes in the kitchen.

-And a special thanks to Rustin, Timothy, Monique, Jackie, Lucinda, Andrew for making my visit to south Africa an other great expirence.
-And to all the danes Bodil, Mona, Mette, Mie nice to stille keep in contact with you all.
-And a thanks to alle the other i haven't mentioned.
Monday, April 12th 2004 - 09:16:04 PM
Name: teo postma
Country: holland
E-mail address: janprakje@msn.com
Volunteer?: yezzz
Which Kibbutz: neot mordechai
When: apr./ okt. 1983
Comments:WHAT A GREAT TIME BUT I NEED SOME PEOPLE TO REMEMBER MORE PLEASE CONTACT ME...NAMASTE.
Saturday, April 10th 2004 - 09:26:09 PM
Name: Howard Metzenberg
Country: USA
E-mail address: metzenberg(at sign)yahoo.com
Volunteer?: Yes
Which Kibbutz: T'zora
When: 1984
Comments:I was at T'zora from January through May of 1984. As a native of Wisconsin, I insisted that I should work in the dairy, and they were happy to put me there. I woke up many mornings at 3:45 am to help milk the herd of roughly 400 dairy cows. Milking was followed by other chores. Roughly 50 volunteers passed through T'zora in my tenure there, nearly half from either New Zealand or South Africa.

In addition to volunteers, T'zora had a contingent of approximately 20 American college students from NIFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth), who were called "the reformim" by the kibbutzniks. The volunteers tended to look on the reformim with a mixture of envy and contempt. Most of the volunteers were in their 20s, and were there to drink and have fun, while the reformim were serious college students with classes as well as kibbutz jobs. They had better housing, which was actually paid for by the Reform Movement.

Last year (2003) I returned to T'zora as a visitor, and stayed in the bed and breakfast. My private room overlooked the tiny room in a prefabricated unit that I once shared with Thor, a crazy but lovable Norwegian teenager. Although nobody at T'zora remembered me directly after 20 years, one of my mishpakah (A Yiddish word that describes a person in your extended family) had lived at T'zora before me in the 1970s, and had kept in touch with her childhood friend there. My cousin Fran was able to help me get back in touch with T'zora. During my 2003 trip to Israel, I also participated in the Isreal Ride (www.israelride.org) to raise money for the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Ketura.

Over the years, I have known or met at least a dozen people who have lived at T'zora as volunteers or reformim, either before me or after me. Several Oberlin College classmates and friends have turned out to be former reformim.

Sadly, I don't know if it is possible to have the kind of experience today that it was in the 1980s. Most of the Kibbutzim are less communal and socialistic than they once were. They have had to make many economic compromises. But then, so have I! I am happy to hear from anyone I may have crossed paths with in Israel.
Wednesday, April 7th 2004 - 11:03:49 AM
Name: Bodil Thoegersen
Country: Denmark
E-mail address: quanta80@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: yes
Which Kibbutz: Gevaram
When: Jan. - April 2000
Comments:The greatest experience ever. Really loved the time I spend in kibbutz Gevaram. I will always cherish the memories of the all the funny and kind people I meet there.

Love to hear from some of the other volunteers who was at the kibbutz at the same time as me.
Friday, April 2nd 2004 - 06:46:08 PM
Name: Kay Wraith
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail address: kaywraith@hotmail.com
Volunteer?: Oh yes
Which Kibbutz: Hahotrim
When: feb - April I think 1972
Comments:Was the most wonderful experience, people I will never forget. I was Kay Harris then and had a wonderful time. The best 18th birthday ever. If anybody is out there that remembers me I'd love to hear from you. Billy-Sue Grady was my fun roommate. She lived in California and I lost her address during my many mooves. There are others I would love to hear from.
Monday, March 22nd 2004 - 11:13:23 AM
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