From KKL-JNF to Nahalal in Pictures

Monday, August 15, 2016

When it was founded 115 years ago, KKL-JNF’s first mission was to purchase lands that were eventually settled by Israel’s early pioneers. A photo exhibition at Nahalal in the Jezreel Valley portrays topics that were central to KKL-JNF and Nahalal over the years.

Exhibition: From Kakal to Nahalal in Pictures

To celebrate the 95th anniversary of Nahalal, and the 115th anniversary of KKL-JNF, a special photo exhibition opened last Saturday, with pictures from the KKL-JNF Photo Archive and the Nahalal Archive.

Yediot Haemek - Nazareth
2016 08 05
Yossi Vaknin

Special photo exhibition celebrating the 95th anniversary of Nahalal and the 115th anniversary of KKL-JNF. Photo: Ancho Gosh
The exhibition in the clubhouse in the center of Nahalal includes 30 photographs presenting daily life over the years in the village, which was founded on KKL-JNF lands. The exhibition portrays subjects that have accompanied KKL-JNF and Nahalal over the years—residential development, social issues, agriculture, public works and education. The pictures also express the innocence of the past, the determination of the pioneers, the changes that transpired over the years, the landscapes and the people of Nahalal, who were an inspiration for many communities that were founded afterwards in the Jezreel Valley and in other parts of Israel. Osnat Katz-Tamir and Malka Barkai curated the exhibition. The pictures were photographed by Yosef Schweig, Avraham Malevsky, Roby Weissenstein, Tim Gidel, Zoltan Kluger, Arye Shmueli, Marina Forman-Levy and Ofer Avirav.

“Nahalal and its people are a symbol of realizing Zionism that is very inspiring. I’m proud, as the Chairman of KKL-JNF, that we are participants in this historical endeavor, which reminds everyone of the days when people worked, first of all, for the benefit of all, in order to establish our national home,” said KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar. “I hope the message that people visiting this exhibition will take home with them is that, in spite of all the differences of opinion, we are one people with one goal that we all share—strengthening and maintaining the State of Israel.”