Global News Blog A kibbutz for care

A look at a unique community in Israel, where special people learn about independence and self-worth.

Miriam Sushman

All members of Kibbutz Kishorit have been diagnosed with a mental or emotional challenge; some have a physical challenge as well. But the 150 members live much as those on any other kibbutz. They go to work, eat communal meals, and enjoy activities such as yoga and acting in plays. Each has an assigned social worker. Professional staff supervise work sites: others monitor residences.