The kibbutz is located about 7 km. east of Ashqelon, on route 35, between Ashqelon and Qiryat Gat.
Kibbutz Negba was founded by members of Hashomer Hatsa’ir from Poland on July 12 1939, as a “Tower and Stockade” settlement.
The name of the kibbutz was inspired by the Scriptures, and based on what was said to Abraham in Genesis, chapter 13 verses 14-15: “Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward (Negba), and eastward, and westward. For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever.”
When it was founded, Negba was the southernmost community in Eretz Israel, and its founding was an expression of the wish to gain a foothold in the Negev.
In 2003 the Kibbutz underwent a process of privatization, with a "safety net". The kibbutz is divided into a community and the farmstead, and each sector has its administrative institutions. All the special days and religious holidays are celebrated together.
Today, the kibbutz is going through an advanced process of expansion. There is a new community neighborhood on the south side of the kibbutz. The neighborhood contains 138 housing units, with 50 of these designated for military and defense establishment personnel.
The kibbutz has around 700 inhabitants.
Agriculture: irrigated land crops, garden cowshed, cow and calf dairy cowshed, persimmon and avocado orchard.
Work outside the kibbutz.
Services and small business:Negba Supermarket, Kahal Design, Negba Garage, cosmetics, Beit No'am (family nursing facility), swimming pool rented out for events in the evenings, Pub Babache etc.
What there is to see at Negba
The open museum incorporates a number of stations: