Workers Found a New Colony in Palestine
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Workers Found a New Colony in Palestine

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Jewish agricultural workers, who had saved for many years for the occasion, recently celebrated the founding of a new agricultural colony for workers, “Behadraga” (gradually). The colony was founded with their savings and with the financial assistance granted by the Palestine Mortgage and Credit Bank.

The colony is situated near here and the residents were mostly engaged in agricultural work in Petach Tikvah. Each farm will consist of a home, stable and chicken coops, and farm land will be connected with a central water supply system.

Hundreds of persons, including farmers, residents, government representatives and delegates of workers’ organizations, participated in the formal founding of the new colony.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund