The name "Ravenna Kibbutz" is tongue-in-cheek, to a point: no one involved in the Kibbutz fancies themselves a Zionist pioneer. It's merely a cheeky way of identifying ourselves that doesn't sound too fruity. Because "The Jewish Cohousing Development of North Seattle" makes for a crap acronym. The Kibbutz's tagline "Would it kill you to find a nice Jewish commune?" is also tongue-in-cheek, but occasionally offends people.