• Northern Community Profiles

    Whether you are looking for a city, small town or yishuv, whether you seek a community that is secular, religious or diverse, the North has a wealth of communities to choose from.

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    • Acco

      Acco is a bustling coastal city in northern Israel with a unique sense of ancient history, modern amenities, parks culture and community.

    • Afula

      Afula was founded with a vision of becoming a hub city for residents of Emek Yizrael. The city has a relaxed and friendly feel, which complements the quality of life it offers its residents. Its mix of old and new is reflected in its architecture, which includes historic buildings alongside new construction.

    • Avtalyon

      Founded in 1986, Avtalyon is considered one of the younger Misgav communities. Most of the adults are “Thirty Something” and there are 140 children in the community aged 0-18.

    • Bar Yochai

      Bar Yochai is a religious, Zionist community named after Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, whose grave is located on Moshav Meron just a few minutes from the Yishuv.

    • Beit Rimon

      The history of Beit Rimon began in 1979, when a group of pioneers from England – together with a Nachal army group and the Kibbutz Hadati Movement – moved to a hill on the Turan mountain range, and made it their home. Beit Rimon was established as a classic Kibbutz and later underwent a privatization process to become a “new style” Kibbutz.

    • Binyamina – Givat Ada

      When it comes to proximity to places of employment, Binyamina may well be Israel’s most strategically situated town. A short, direct train ride from Tel Aviv and Haifa, Binyamina is also a short bus trip to the hi-tech and biotech centers of Yokneam and Caesaria.

    • Caesarea

      Caesarea is a beautiful seaside community located halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa. There is a strong community spirit in the town, and many projects have been organized to strengthen the residents’ sense of belonging.

    • Ein Hanatziv

      Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv, located in the Beit Shean Valley, is named after Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Berlin, whose initials form the acronym by which he is known — the Natziv from Volozhin.

    • El Rom

      Kibbutz El Rom was originally founded in 1971, by a seed group of pioneers from the Machanot Olim Zionist youth movement.

    • Eshchar

      Eshchar is a community village in the Misgav region of the Western Galilee where both religious and secular residents live together in harmony and mutual respect. The community’s aim is to live in

    • Golan

      The communities on the Golan offer a high quality of life. The Golan is known to be one of the most beautiful areas in Israel, with excellent weather: evenings bring cooler air, while summer days are hot and dry. The area has many hiking trails,

    • Hadera

      Hadera, the largest city in the Hof HaCarmel region, prides itself on the lush ‘green’ space which is meticulously cultivated throughout the city. A forest in the southern end of Hadera provides the residents with a beautiful recreational haven within walking distance.

    • Haifa

      Israel’s third largest city, Haifa overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and provides easy access to all other parts of the country. It offers a wide array of communities, job opportunities, and resources for new Olim.

    • Har Halutz

      Har Halutz is a community village in the central Galilee, situated at the top of a steep escarpment close to the Tefen Industrial Park. The village was established in 1985 by a core group of families from the United States who are affiliated with Reform Judaism. Har Halutz provides an open, warmhearted, pluralistic and multi-age community.

    • Hatzor Haglilit

      Hatzor Haglilit is a young, warm and welcoming community ready to absorb new residents from all over the world. Located in the beautiful Upper Galilee, the town offers affordable housing and cost of living, excellent access to public transportation all over Israel, and a full range of services

    • Hazorim

      Moshav Hazorim was founded in 1939 as one of the original “Homah U’Migdal” (“Wall and Tower”) settlements, before the founding of the State of Israel. Situated 30 meters below sea level in the Yavniel Valley (between Tiberias and Yavniel), Moshav Hazorim has a beautiful, uninterrupted view of the Galil, with low mountains in the backdrop and open rolling fields surrounding the Moshav.

    • Hispin

      Founded in 1977, Hispin is considered the hub for religious communities in the area. Approximately 200 families (including 630 children) live in Hispin; and the Yishuv is expected to grow to a total of 250 families.

    • Hoshaya

      In 1981, on a hill overlooking the ruins of the Talmudic village of Tzippori, halfway between Haifa and Tiberius, a group of pioneers moved into caravans and established the Yishuv Hoshaya. Thirty two years later, the Yishuv is a thriving community,

    • Karmiel

      The beautiful city of Karmiel lies on the road between Acre and Tzfeat. With a population of 50,000, it offers the amenities of a big city while still providing a small-town atmosphere and scenic surroundings.

    • Katzrin

      Katzrin, located in the heart of the Golan Heights, is surrounded by breathtaking views: to the south, the enchanting scenery of the Sea of Galilee; to the north, Mt. Hermon in all its majesty and to the west, the rolling green hills of the Galil.

    • Keshet

      Keshet is a religious Moshav in the Golan, which was established in 1974 after the Yom Kippur War. First established in a bunker in the ruins of Quneitra, the community has been relocated several times.

    • Kfar Tavor

      Kfar Tavor is a pastoral and picturesque Moshava situated at the foot of Mt. Tavor, between Afula and Tiberias. Kfar Tavor is one of the first Moshavot in Israel, and was established by members of the First Aliyah. In 1901, 28 farming families founded this Moshava with the assistance of Baron Rothschild, the well known philanthropist.

    • Kfar Vradim

      Kfar Vradim, which means “Village of the Roses,” was established in 1984 as a small village in the foothills of the Western Galil. Today, Kfar Vradim is a thriving community of approximately 7,000 residents who live in a region known for its tranquil,

    • Kfar Yona

      Established 75 years ago, Kfar Yona is a quiet and residential community, where parents feel safe allowing even young children to walk around freely. Although the community has a peaceful and small town feel, its central location makes

    • Kibbutz Afik

      Kibbutz Afik was established in 1972 by a group of young Israelis that had served on the Golan during their army service.  Situated in the southern Golan, Afik is located near the site of Fiq, that had once been a Syrian army base and village.

    • Kibbutz Hannaton

      Kibbutz Hannaton, founded in 1983 as a Masorti (Conservative) kibbutz, is situated in the lower part of the Western Galilee midway between Haifa and Tiberias. In the summer of 2008 the Kibbutz voted to become a “kibbutz mit’hadesh” (a revitalized kibbutz), in which it maintains some of the cooperative elements of the original kibbutz system but is privatized.

    • Kibbutz Lavi

      Located in the Lower Galil, Kibbutz Lavi sits 310 meters above sea level, surrounded by lush fields. The Kibbutz is a ten-minute ride to the Kinneret and the city of Tiberias.

    • Kibbutz Yiron

      Kibbutz Yiron, a member of the United Kibbutz Movement (“Takam”), was founded in May of 1949, after the War of Independence, as one of a row of settlements set up to strengthen the border with Lebanon.

    • Kiryat Tivon

      Kiryat Tivon is located about 15 kilometers southeast of Haifa, on the ruins of the Second Temple period city of Bet Shearim, in the hills between Emek Yizrael and Emek Zvulun. With a population of slightly over 17,000, Tivon is a 70-year-old, quiet and well-established picturesque suburban community, characterized by an abundance of greenery, private homes, small apartment buildings and excellent municipal services.

    • Lavon

      Lavon is a community village in the central Galilee, situated on beautiful mountain slopes, overlooking Karmiel, the Mediterranean coast and the hills of the Lower Galilee.

    • Manof

      Manof is located in the central Galil, a beautiful and well tended community village situated on Mount Shechaniya. It was established in 1980 by a core group of South African immigrants,

    • Ma’alot

      Viewing Ma’alot’s modern day idyllic atmosphere, with lush vegetation and flora, it is easy to forget the city’s early days as a development town for Moroccan and Iraqi Olim. Today, Ma’alot is at the heart of the hi-tech center that has revitalized the economy

    • Migdal HaEmek

      Migdal HaEmek, best translated as “The Tower of the Valley” is so called because of its geographical location. The city stands as a tower, overlooking Emek Yizrael (the Jezreal Valley), the Carmel mountains, and the Lower Galilee. Although situated only 280 meters in altitude, the views that can be seen surrounding the city are breathtaking.

    • Misgav

      Misgav is comprised of:
      Avtalyon, Eshchar, Har Halutz, Karmiel, Lavon, Manof, Misgav, Moreshet, Shorashim, Tal El and Tuval. Misgav is a region comprised of many small communities. The 35 villages of Misgav spread out over an area of 50,000 acres with a total population of 21,000 residents, including 5,500 Bedouins. Within those communities are 29 Jewish Yishuvim (villages), each of which may be as small as 50 families or as large as 300. Residents of Misgav generally enjoy a high quality of life, rich in the communal experience.

      Since the Go North program started in 2009, Olim have made Aliyah to the following communities: Moreshet, Eshchar, Shorashim Atzmon, Hararit, Yuvalim, Har Halutz, Moran, Tzurit and Tal El.

    • Mitzpeh Netofa

      The residents of Mitzpe Netufa confess that they never really get entirely accustomed to the beauty of their home. Even those who have lived on the Yishuv for twenty years still wake up, look outside at the mountains and lush vegetation, and find it difficult to imagine living anywhere else.

    • Moreshet

      Moreshet is a Religious-Zionist community village in the central Galilee, a mere 20 minute drive from the Krayot and Karmiel. The Yishuv overlooks a stunning view of the Haifa Bay and

    • Moshav Yonatan

      Moshav Yonatan was founded in 1975 in memory of Yonatan Rosenman, who was killed in the Yom Kippur war in the area. His brother, Didi Yadin, is a member of the small group of farmers who took the initiative to start this agricultural community in the Golan Heights.

    • Nahariya

      Located on a stunning stretch of Mediterranean coast, Nahariyah is a favorite retirement location for many Olim. It offers easy transportation solutions to other parts of Israel, and boasts an array of outdoor attractions and activities.

    • Nazareth Illit

      Sitting 500 meters above sea level, Nazaret Illit overlooks the Lower Galil, and is one of the few Israeli cities which receive snowfall a few days each winter. Founded in the mid 1950’s, Nazareth Illit was envisioned as a Jewish “counterpart” to the predominantly Arab Christian and Arab Muslim city of Nazareth. It was established as part of the national mission to strengthen the Jewish character of the Galil as a whole, and to address the demographic, political and economic challenges emanating specifically from Nazareth.

    • Pardes Chana Karkur

      Founded in the beginning of the 20th century, Pardes Chana was originally based on an agricultural economy. The city is still dotted with many citrus groves. Pardes Chana is composed of a diverse population, including young families and retirees.

    • Ramat Yishai

      Ramat Yishai, a local council in Northern Israel, is located on the western edge of the Yizrael Valley. The population today is diverse and comprised of families from many different ethnic backgrounds,

    • Rechasim

      Rechasim, located seven kilometers northwest of Kiryat Tivon, and alongside Moshav Kfar Chassidim, was founded about 40 years ago. It is now called the “Hareidi Center of the North.” 80% of the community is Haredi; 20% are either modern Orthodox or non-observant. Streets are not closed on Shabbat.

    • Rosh Pina

      Rosh Pina, a picturesque, historic village, is located on the northeastern slopes of the Upper Galilee mountains overlooking the Sea of Galilee, the Hula valley, Mount Hermon and Golan Heights.

    • Shorashim

      Shorashim is a community located in the Misgav region of the Western Galilee. This community was founded by a group of North Americans and has absorbed families from a number of English-speaking countries, as well as native-born Israelis.

    • Tal El

      Tal El is a community village in the central Galil. The community is located half-way between Akko and Carmiel, and is surrounded by a pine-forest. The panoramic view from Tal El reveals the scenic beauty of the Western Galil and its numerous olive groves.

    • Tiveria-Tiberias

      Located on the western shore of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) at 200 meters below sea level, Tiberias is Israel’s lowest city. Surrounded by mountains, with the Kinneret at its base,

    • Tuval

      Tuval is situated on a beautiful mountaintop in the Western Galilee, and boasts breathtaking views – from Rosh Hanikra in the north to Haifa in the south. Tuval was established as a Kibbutz in 1981 by ideological groups of young people from South Africa, Britain and Israel.

    • Tzfat

      One of Israel’s four holy cities, Tzefat (Safed) overlooks the stunning Galilee hilltops. A prime tourist destination, it offers many tourism-related job opportunities and features a diverse, welcoming community.

    • Yavne’el

      Located in the eastern part of the Lower Galilee, Yavne’el (also spelled Yavniel) was founded as an agricultural village (“Moshava”) in 1901 by the Jewish Colonization Association. True to its roots, Yavne’el still retains a small town agricultural feel, while it continues to grow and develop.

    • Yokneam Illit

      Yokneam Illit is a small city in northern Israel, southeast of Haifa. It is located in a hilly region of the lower Galilee, bordered by Highway 70 and Mount Carmel. Most people from the center

    • Zichron Yaakov

      It seems that nearly all who come to visit Zichron Yaakov fall in love with the town, and it is easy to see why. Zichron has a world-famous winery, a quaint, brick-paved downtown district, and a stunning view of the Mediterranean coast.