Sarah Kafrit

Sarah Kafrit
Date of birth26 July 1900
Place of birthMinsk, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah1920
Date of death1 June 1983(1983-06-01) (aged 82)
Knessets2, 3
Faction represented in Knesset

Sarah Kafrit (Belarusian: Сара Кафрыт; Hebrew: שרה כפרית‎, 26 July 1900 – 1 June 1983) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1951 and 1959.


Born in Minsk in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), Kafrit was educated at a local high school. Having joined Poale Zion in her home town, she made aliyah to Palestine in 1920. After studying at a Kindergarten Seminary in Tel Aviv. She worked as a nursery teacher at Mikveh Israel and Nahalal. In 1927 she was amongst the founders of moshav Kfar Yehoshua, and was later secretary of the Moshavim Movement. She also became a member of the secretariat of Women's Councils, and travelled aboard as an emissary (to the United States in 1946, and South Africa in 1958).

A member of the Mapai central committee, she was a member of the Assembly of Representatives. She was placed thirtieth on the party's list for the 1951 Knesset elections,[1] and entered the legislature as Mapai won 45 seats. She was re-elected in 1955 after being placed 35th on the Mapai list,[2] but lost her seat in the 1959 elections.

She died in 1983 at the age of 82.


  1. ^ Mapai list 1951 Israel Democracy Institute
  2. ^ Mapai list 1955 Israel Democracy Institute

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