About Tsofit

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Moshav Tsofit was founded in 1933 by a group of 50 farming-settlers who joined together as an ''Agricultural Cooperative Society'' (חקלאית אגודה שיתופית) to purchase the land from the ''Jewish National Fund'' JNF) as part of the “settlement of the thousand” program (''Hitiasvut Ha-Ellef'').

In the years 1949-1951 the Moshav absorbed 32 new families, most of which were European WW II refugees. A new neighborhood was built which was known as the “Expansion” or “Harhava”. The expansion also included a few second generation families as well as a small number of urban Israelis. In 1998 the moshav grew again with another “Expansion” (“Harhava 2”) with single family homes on a 500 SQM lots which were allocated to third generation moshav families and private buyers.


Tsofit is the home to over 200 families, most of which are property owners, a total population of over 1000.

Minorities of the residents are still farmers and the rest are self employed or employees in a range of professions.


As a local municipality, Tsofit is self governed by two volunteers elected bodies: the local association (“vaad Mekomi”) and the Local agricultural association (“Vaad Haklai”).

Any resident aged 18 and over may vote in the local elections.

The local Association manages all municipal government issues alongside the local Regional counsel.

There are various institutions and services in Tsofit, such as; cultural centers, elementary school, youth clubs, post office, minimarket, offices, parks and playgrounds.

Middle and high school pupils study at the neighboring ''Beit Berl'' campus.

The local Agricultural Committee is elected once every two years by the members of the cooperative society. All the elected members are volunteers.

It includes the General Committee, the governing committee and various subcommittees. The cooperative constitution is approved by the Department of Registrar of Cooperative Societies and is affiliated with the Moshav Movement (''Tnuat Hamoshavim'').

30 of the 93 families which are members of the Cooperative Society, are still part time or full time farmers. They produce a wide range of vegetables, honey, fruits, poultry and eggs.

The Agricultural Committee administrates the financial issues and properties of the Cooperative Society.