Kibbutz Baram was founded on June 16, 1949 near the ancient ruins of Kfar Baram, from which it derives its name. Demobilized Palmach soldiers established the secular kibbutz of the Shomer Hatzair movement after the War of Indepedence. Today it has more than 300 members and 250 children, flourishing despite its close 300 meter proximity to Israel's northern border with Lebanon.
Baram cultivates a large system of orchards where apples, pears, nectarines, plums,and kiwi are grown. The fruit is sorted, packed and kept in cold storage in a modern Packing Plant until sent to domestic markets throughout Israel.
Baram has agriculture in the Hulah Valley. There are more than 2,000 dunams for the growing of corn, peanuts and sunflower seeds. A new orchard where we grow different kinds of fruits such as Tangerine, Almonds and more was planted in the Hula Valey replacing Cotton fields we had before.
In addition there are ponds for fish farming.
The main source of income of Baram is derived from the factory for the manufacture of plastics for medical purposes.
Elcam Medical is a world-class producer of precision injection-molded disposable medical devices, and a provider of innovative solutions for specialized flow control needs.
The Bar David Museum is located in Kibbutz Baram. The museum bears the names of its donors, the late Moshe and Tova Bar David. The museum spreads over three storeys. The first level houses bi-annual exhibitions from the large permanent collection of paintings and Jewish ritual objects. The second level contains a huge hall for changing exhibitions of fine art, sculpture and photography. At the side, there is a small Archeology Room for exhibits of objects from the region, ceramic and glass artifacts and jewelry and statuettes. The level below the first level houses the youth wing and workshops for groups and families, events being offered in different languages.
Kibbutz Baram is located near the Baram National Park, which is renown for the remains of one ofIsrael’s oldest synagogues. The lavish Baram Synagogue dates from the 3rdCentury C.E. Today, reconstructed, its monumental façade stands impressive, consisting of three entrances. The central entrance is adorned with a beautifully engraved arch.