Picture of Beka’ot [Photo Credit: Nivzu]
Beka’ot is a moshav, or a collective agricultural community, that is located in the Jordan Valley. The community of Beka’ot was established on June 16, 1972, as apart of the Union of Agricultural Movement. It was originally called Buka (to come out or protrude) because of the topographical structure of the area. There is Mount Tammun to the southwest and Mount Adir to the northeast and the valley that extends between.
The community of Bek’aot is comprised of approximately 68 families- or 187 people- and spans over 445 acres (1.8 km2) of land. The original residents are members of the Agricultural Association. Some of the residents are second and even third generations of the founders, who also decided to establish their home in Bek’ot.
There is a grocery shop, a synagogue, a regional medical clinic, and a private garage. There are daycare centers, playgrounds, playgrounds, a members club, and a youth club with regular activities. About half of the residents of Beka’ot are engaged in agriculture, mainly growing grapes for food. The rest of the residents work as self-employed or salaried employees in the regional council and in the regional schools and outside the high-tech valley.
In the Beka’ot, the community celebrates the Jewish and Israeli holidays together and spends a lot of time in the
members’ club with one another. This moshav takes pride in how they care for each other’s welfare and success. Beka’ot falls under the Jordan Valley Regional Council and is located in Samaria in the area once designated for the tribe of Manasseh.