Claire and her family lived in a Kibbutz in Israel. Her Great Grandfather helped establish the kibbutz when he left Russia. Their family has lived there ever since. It was one of the biggest in Israel with about 2000 people living in it. Life is very different on a kibbutz. Everything is shared and everyone works for the community. They grow all of their vegetables in the kibbutz, especially bananas. They have a supermarket the size of New World on the kibbutz. The school was there. You went from when you were 6 until you are 19. The school had bomb shelters where you had to go when the siren on the kibbutz went. Claire enjoyed going to the pool when she lived there.