The Israeli Story that you never heared


Our story begins in the summer of  2002.

It is this summer that we moved from the big city in the center of Israel to a small village in the Negev Desert. Moshav Kadesh Barnea is a green and beautiful community amidst the colorful desert in the south of Israel.

It is where hundreds of acres of fruits and vegetables are grown for market for the whole world.

It is where the silence of the desert meets the voices of life.

Since moving to Kadesh Barnea in the summer of 2002, we have grown with the village and its people.

We built a small factory that produces special jams and chutneys from fresh fruits and vegetables grown by our neighbors.

Our girls attended school with our neighbors’ children.

We played the role of leaders in the community.

We joined the social, cultural and educational activities in the village, and added our voice to this unique slice of Israeli life.

For visitors from outside the country, our family emerged as the leading representative of the dynamism and liveliness of human life in the Israeli Desert. We wanted to share this wonderful place with others.

Over time, thousands of people who have come to visit Israel have come through Kadesh Barnea for a personal meeting with our family.

Meeting with us and hearing our story, visitors take a close look at the life of the people who developed this corner of the world.

In those meetings our visitors had the chance to learn a contemporary Israeli story.

It is a story that they never heard, yet one not unlike so many other inspiring tales in Israel.

With us they could feel and understand the values of the Israeli family, through which they could understand the greater story of Israel.

During these years we came to understand that the Israeli family story should reach even more people of the world.

We want more and more people to hear about beautiful developments right in the heart of the Middle Eastern desert.

We want to share our family values and stories about how pioneers fulfilled the dream of making the desert bloom.

We are excited to discuss agriculture and entrepreneurship, children and education.

Rather than wait for more visitors, we have decided to take our family and our story on a journey around the world.

We plan to tell our story in every place we can reach.

We will meet with as many people as we can possibly meet.

We want to open a window to The Story of The Israeli Family.

We will share our story with families all around the world by having meaningful conversations, playing music, reading, cooking and listening.

The Israeli Family Journey will take one full year, from August 1, 2011 to August 1, 2012.

Our journey will take us through 27 countries in 4 continents.

We invite you to meet with us.

Come meet with The Israeli Family.

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5 Responses to The Israeli Story that you never heared

  1. Sharon Styles says:

    I was a worker at Kadesh Barnea many years ago, around 1989/1990. I enjoyed every moment at the moshav and am hoping to visit again next year. Reading through the various websites I can see that the moshav has gone through some huge changes and I am so looking forward to visiting again and hopefully see some familiar faces.

  2. Cheryl Semrau says:

    Is the Israeli family coming to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? Please do. Toda! Shalom! Cheryl Semrau

    • abc xyz says:

      Canada was on our schedule but we had to skip it for some reasons.
      We are now in NYC and we will stay the 3 next months across the states.
      We hope we will have the time to be in Canada agian soon.
      You are welcome to follow us on Facebook. We are sure you would love it.

      Oksana and Chami Zemach

  3. Suzanne adler tishkoff says:

    We help support aNegev charity and were given some of yourcondiments as a Hanukkah gift. We loved the fresh taste and wanted to know if you sell them in the US
    I am sure others would enjoy them as much as my family.

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