The city of Karmiel lies on the main road between Akko and Tzefat, in the heart of the Beit Kerem Valley. One of Israel’s few “planned cities,” this beautiful, unique, and modern city boasts continuous municipal activity to keep the city clean, and an insistence on a standard of living that is higher than average. Karmiel has been awarded numerous national prizes in areas such as quality of life, management, road safety, and most notably, immigrant absorption. Since 1997, Karmiel has been awarded five stars in a competition designed to create a more beautiful Israel and is annually awarded the Minister of Interior Prize for Financial Management. In short, Karmiel offers its residents a truly exceptional quality of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is an English Speakers’ Club in Karmiel. The members will be pleased to welcome and assist newcomers. New Olim are entitled to 6 months of free membership. The club is situated in the “old square” next to Bank Hapoalim and opposite the main post office. The club houses an extensive English language library for use of members. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase to members. The moadon (clubhouse) sponsors several activities, such as Sundays and Wednesdays: Bridge and Whist, Monday mornings: Library day, free coffee and tea for members, Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings: 12 Step Recovery Group (all 12 steppers welcome), Tuesdays: “Survival Hebrew,” Friday mornings: Social hour, Saturdays: Light suppers and conversation. In addition, monthly evening activities are organized including film evenings, quizzes, outside speakers, etc. A book club is currently being organized. For more information concerning activities, contact the Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, Monte Mirbach at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESRA (English Speakers Residents Association) has a very active group in the Karmiel/Misgav area. It offers a variety of lectures, trips, a newly formed book club, a handicraft group, and volunteer opportunities. Membership is free for first year Olim. For more information, email email@example.com or go to their website http://www.esra.org.il/karmiel-misgav-and-area or Facebook page – ESRA Karmiel.
Longtime resident of Karmiel, non-affiliated
Shlomo and Karen Strugano
Married, small children ages, Haredi.
Co-chair of Kehilat Hakerem – Karmiel’s Masorati (Conservative) synagogue, veteran Karmiel resident.
Married, school and kindergarten aged children, Dati-Leumi (Modern-Orthodox)
Old Center of Town