Privatization killed the kibbutz culture center

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

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Privatization killed the kibbutz culture center

Kibbutz Gvat's community building was once the envy of the region, but with few funds and residents who have turned inward, Beit Herschel will likely not regain its past glory.

Beit Herschel, the legendary community building on Kibbutz Gvat in the Jezreel Valley, is one of Israel's largest such structures. But after more than 70 years of serving the kibbutz dwellers and residents from the surrounding area, hosting countless films, plays and performances, the building has fallen into disrepair, and is today used just a couple nights a year for high school students' end-of-year plays.
The rest of the time the building lies desolate….