| Sha'ar HaNegev|
Noar Oved members
Sunday 4:24 AM
| 1949 (original location)
1950 (current location)|
15°C, Wind SE at 16 km/h, 55% Humidity
Erez (Hebrew: אֶרֶז, lit. Cedar), is a kibbutz in south-western Israel. Located in the north-western Negev around 18 kilometres south of Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 487.
Erez is named after the first nucleus that settled the kibbutz. They were members of the Noar Oved nucleus from Petah Tikva. They originally settled on ground in the area of Or HaNer in 1949. However, in 1950 they were resettled in its current location on land belonging to the depopulated Arab village of Dimra.
The kibbutz has three main industries; agriculture (arable and fruit farming as well as animal husbandry), manufacturing (the "Erez Thermoplastics Products" company manufactures plastic covered materials) and research and development.