#Pakal_Kafe: Ein Dvir (Galil)

Updated: Jan 13

Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a pakal kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why? Do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).

A blue sign with a white arrow that reads 'Ein Dvir' in Hebrew on a barbed wire fence in a field
Keep an eye out for this sign to the ma'ayan! / Shifra Gottleib

The story

Ein Dvir, once known as Ein Tapah, gets its water from the Koraz stream. The spring is named after Dvir Moore, a member of Kibbutz Amiad. After renovations of the spring by a group of his friends and family, the spring was renamed in his memory. They made the area a little more friendly for a group of people to chill and relax.

 

- Dvir Moore's (Z"L) Story -

Born June 25th, 1992, and a member of Kibbutz Amiad. Two months into his IDF tironut (basic training) in Arad, he complained of pain and a high fever. On Saturday, his father evacuated him to Soroka Hospital, where he was diagnosed with an aggressive bacterial virus. On Monday morning his condition deteriorated, and after three days, Corporal Dvir Moore passed away.

 
The Ein Dvir pool outlined by rocks with a view of distant hills
Time for a refreshing dip! / Shifra Gottleib

What to expect?

Ein Dvir is a short walk from the parking spot, with a clear view of nature. There are not a lot of trees around to shade you from the sun, so if you go in the summer months, make sure to wear sunscreen! You should wear good shoes for the walk. Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel!

What you need to know

  • The water in the pool is deep - keep a watchful eye over any children that come with you!

  • There isn't much shade and it gets very hot in the summer, make sure to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen!

  • Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours

  • Distance from the parking lot: about 1.4 km (17 min)

  • Best season to visit: Spring, Fall, Winter

  • Family-friendly? Yes

Directions

If coming by car, drive to Kibbutz Amiad and park your car in the gas station.

Cross the road so you are on the opposite side of the kibbutz. Behind the bus stop, you will see a gate (for keeping out cows) ☟

A large metal fence with a Hebrew sign that reads 'Ein Dvir'
If you see this gate you've found the entrance. To the left there is an opening for people to walk past / Shifra Gottleib

This is the road you need to take. Follow the road and the signs (about 15-20 mins) and you will arrive at the spring!


*If you're coming with public transportation - get off at the stop outside of the kibbutz and follow the directions above.