Tag Archives: Moshav (מוֹשָׁב): Moshav ovdim (מושב עובדים‎) and Moshav shitufi (מושב שיתופי‎)

Moshav (מוֹשָׁב) is a type of Israeli town or settlement, in particular a type of cooperative agricultural community. Moshav are classified as Moshav ovdim (מושב עובדים‎) and Moshav shitufi (מושב שיתופי‎).

Moshav ovdim (workers’ moshav) is a workers cooperative settlement in Israel. Moshav ovdim are the more numerous (405) Moshav type and relies on cooperative purchasing of supplies and marketing of produce. The family/household is the basic unit of production and consumption. It is considered as the classical Moshav, a village-level service cooperative that takes care of farm services (such as marketing, supply, and credit) for its members, while all production and consumption activities are handled at the level of families and households.

Moshav shitufi (collective moshav) is a collective smallholder’s settlement in Israel. This Moshav combines the economic features of a kibbutz with the social features of a moshav. In a Moshav shitufi, farming is done collectively and profits are shared equally; production and marketing are collective. This form is closer to the collectivity of the kibbutz. However, consumption is family- or household-based. Unlike the moshav ovdim, land is not allotted to households or individuals, but is collectively worked. The first moshav shitufi, Kfar Hittim in Lower Galilee, was established in 1936. There are about 40 Moshav shitufi in Israel.

List of moshavim
Moshav Aderet
Moshav Adirim
Moshav Amirim
Moshav Amqa
Moshav Argaman
Moshav Ashalim
Moshav Aviel
Moshav Aviezer
Moshav Avigdor
Moshav Avihayil
Moshav Avital
Moshav Avivim
Moshav Avnei Eitan
Moshav Balfouria
Moshav Bedolah
Moshav Be’er Tuvia
Moshav Beit Elazari
Moshav Beit Gamliel
Moshav Beit Hanan
Moshav Beit Hanania
*Beit Lehem HaGlilit
Moshav Beit Meir
Moshav Beit Yitzhak
Moshav Beit Zayit
Moshav Ben Shemen
Moshav Bitzaron
Moshav Beka’ot
Moshav Dekel
Moshav Dishon
Moshav Dor
Moshav Even Menachem
Moshav Even Sapir
Moshav Ein HaBesor
Moshav Ein Yahav
Moshav Gadid
Moshav Gan HaDarom
Moshav Gan HaShomron
Moshav Gan Or
Moshav Gilat
Moshav Gimzo
Moshav Gitit
Moshav Giv’at Hen
Moshav Giv’at Ye’arim
Moshav Giv’ati
Moshav Hagor
Moshav Hamra
Moshav HaOn
Moshav Hogla
Moshav Idan
Moshav Katif
Moshav Kfar Malal
Moshav Kfar Mordechai
Moshav Kfar Sirkin
Moshav Kmehin
Moshav Maor
Moshav Margaliot
Moshav Masua
Moshav Mehola
Moshav Mekhora
Moshav Meron
Moshav Mevo Modi’im
Moshav Morag
Moshav Nahalal
Moshav Na’omi
Moshav Nehalim
Moshav Neot HaKikar
Moshav Netaim
Moshav Netiv HaAsara
Moshav Netiv HaGdud
Moshav Netzer Hazani
Moshav Nevatim
Moshav Neve Ativ
Moshav Nir Akiva
Moshav Odem
Moshav Ofer
Moshav Ora
Moshav Orot
Moshav Otzem
Moshav Paran
Moshav Petza’el
Moshav Ramat Raziel
Moshav Rishpon
Moshav Ro’i
Moshav Sde David
Moshav Sde Nitzan
Moshav Sde Uziyahu
Moshav Sde Ya’akov
Moshav Shadmot Devora
Moshav Shadmot Mehola
Moshav Talmei Yosef
Moshav Telamim
Moshav Tomer
Moshav Vered Yeriho
Moshav Ya’ad
Moshav Yakhini
Moshav Yad Rambam
Moshav Yad Natan
Moshav Yafit
Moshav Yanuv
Moshav Yated
Moshav Yesha
Moshav Yitav
Moshav Yodfat
Moshav Yonatan
Moshav Zar’it
Moshav Zohar