Yahel, located approximately 65 kilometers north of Eilat, is a vibrant community of nearly 200 residents in the center of the harsh Arava Desert Valley. Its agricultural achievements are impressive, including the largest date plantation in the region, a high yielding pomelo orchard, and a successful dairy herd. A bed-and-breakfast tourism enterprise provides another important source of income.
Kibbutz Yahel, in partnership with JNF, is developing a recreational/educational park to serve travelers driving to and from Eilat and the Sinai all year round. The Yahel Park will be a boon to the existing tourist business, attract new residents and provide opportunities for employment that have been severely lacking at Yahel.
The park will demonstrate a central theme of JNF’s work in the desert – water conservation and development. The anchor of the park is a reservoir surrounded by date palms to provide shade and the feeling of a desert oasis.
Get involved and Donate to Kibbutz Yahel. For naming opportunities call your local office at 888-JNF-0099.