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Givat Ada

For information about Adelhaid (Ada) de Rothschild, for whom that settlement was named after - click here


The settlement Givat Ada, which is named after the Baron Rothschild's wife Adelaid (Ada), was established in 1903 by 8 families, mostly from Zichron-Ya'akov (the first "village leader" in Givat Ada was Abaleh Tishbi, brother of Yisrael Tishbi, whose family still lives in Zichron-Ya'akov).


Givat Ada was established as an agricultural settlement and until the mid 90s of the 20th century, when the massive population expansions and additions began, farming was the source of pride and foundation stone in the settlement's life. At first the main branches of the farm were based on cultivation of field crops. With the laying of water pipes in the agricultural areas, crops also entered (vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, carrots, etc.) however, soon the growing of wine grapes became the main agricultural branch in Givat Ada. From the mid 80s of the 20th century, with the decrease of profitability, and the agricultural capital fell in the country, there was also a downsizing of agricultural farms in Givat Ada, but despite that, many of the veteran's children hold on to the land and agriculture, which for them has a symbolism and emotional and ideological value.


Givat Ada was a respectful place in the Zionistic tales and the building of the Jewish settlement in Israel. For many years Givat Ada was a desert island of a Jewish settlement in the heart of a region ruled by Arab settlements. Givat Ada suffered a lot from pogroms by gangs during "the era of incidents," particularly in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century. Two incidences are especially remembered in the history of Givat Ada: the invasion of Arab gangs into the settlement and the murder of Naomi Goldberg (in front of her daughters' eyes) and the kidnappings and murders of three boys from the settlement, from the Averbook, Krofik and Margalit families.



Source of information:

Wikipedia - Binyamina-Giv'at_Ada

BarEL Properties website


For information about the woman for whom that settlement was named after: 

Adelhaid (Ada) de Rothschild