Tel Mond (Hebrew: תֵּל מוֹנְד) is a town in the Israeli Sharon region, located east of Netanya and north ofKfar Saba.
Tel Mond was founded in 1929 by Sir Alfred Moritz Mond, later known as Lord Melchett, a former British minister and president of the British Zionist Federation. The Israel Plantations Company headed by Mond purchased land in the region and planted citrus orchards to provide employment for Jewish laborers. In 1933, a group of farmers purchased land from the company and established Moshav Tel Mond. In 1936, another group established Moshav Kfar Ziv. In 1943, new immigrants from Yemen established Shechunat Ya'akov. In the 1950s, Neve Oved and Hadar Hayim were built to accommodate the large wave of immigration after the founding of the state. In 1954, all these communities were merged to form the Local Council of Tel Mond. The surrounding moshavim, Kfar Hess, Herut and Ein Vered, were also founded by the pioneers of Tel Mond.
Over the past decade, the community has grown from a small town to a self-sufficient mini-city that provides services for other regional communities.
The home of Lord Melchett has been turned into House of the Lord museum, documenting the history of Tel Mond. Outside the museum is a statue of Lord Melchett designed by Batya Lishansky.
- Bart Berman, pianist and composer
- Avraham Hirschson, former Finance Minister
- Imanuel Rosen, journalist and television personality
- Idan Sobol, poet and playwright
- Yehoshua Sobol, playwright and theater director
- Goats, baseball and a new synagogue Haaretz, January 30, 2009
- Invitation to Barmitzva in Tel Mond goes viral Jerusalem Post November 4, 2010
- Tel Mond (Israel)
- A day in the country - Haaretz - Israel News
- "Tel Mond, Israel:1994". Sarasota Sister Cities Association. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
|Tel Mond Dancers in 2012|
Linda Rosenbluth, Avi Eliyahu (Tel Mond Cultural Center Director), Alice Cotman, Betty Schoenbaum, and Dr. Robert Rosenbluth during the Sister City visit of the Tel Mond NOOA Dancers to Sarasota Dec 5-10, 2012 (photo by Kim Sheintal)
2007 Sarasota Sister Cities International Art Exchange Between MCC (Now State Collage of Florida) and ORT Singalowsky College Design School of Tel-Aviv, Israel
The Tel Mond Singers in concert at the Golden Apple Theater, one of many community venues the Sister City group shared performances with Sarasota audiences in March 2005.
Satue of Sr Afred Mnd (Lrd Mlchett) by Btia Lchansky, Tel-Mond. Israel
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