Kiryat Shmuel, situated in the Haifa region of Northern Israel, is a picturesque suburban gated community. This community is extremely welcoming to newcomers, boasts lush greenery, adorned with numerous parks along its streets. Embracing individuals from various walks of religious life in Israel, Kiryat Shmuel takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of unity (achdus) and mutual respect among its diverse communities. The community is led by Rabbi Zalman Hacarmi, who is the nephew of Rabbi Gifter from Cleveland. Conveniently situated within walking distance of the local train station connecting to Haifa, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, and Jerusalem, Kiryat Shmuel is also within walking distance to grocery stores and is a short drive away from multiple malls, outlets, and large supermarkets, enhancing the residents’ accessibility and convenience.

At Quick Glance


Population: 966 K; Israel’s capital and largest city; Large English-speaking population; Tens of thousands of NBN Olim.

Religious Diversity

All affiliations and some neighborhoods are homogenous.

Frequently Asked Questions


Kiryat Shmuel is a northern suburb of the city of Haifa. Its terrain is generally flat and situated within walking distance to the beach, approximately 40 minutes from Karmiel, under an hour to Afula, around an hour and a half to Tel Aviv, and less than two hours to Yerushalayim.

There are various kinds of housing options available including single-family homes, duplexes, and apartments of all sizes

Kiryat Shmul is connected to other areas of Haifa through bus lines and trains, which are both within walking distance. There are routes to various locations in Israel such as Tel Aviv, Yerushalayim, Karmiel, and Afula (either directly or via transfers).

For information about public transportation, including travel time and distance, feel free to check out the Move it website

The majority of Kiryat Shmuel are frum and Olim are spread throughout.

  • Kiryat Shmuel is approximately a 20-minute drive from Rambam Medical Center, the largest hospital in northern Israel. There are also branches of the Kupot Cholim within walking distance.
  • There is a classic Chareidi Yeshiva for the boys and a local Bais Yakkov for the girls, K-12.
  • There is also a Dati Leumi and Chabad school for both boys and girls.
  • There are a few different kollelim  through the community including a central Kollel  run by Harav Zalman Hacarmi.

The community boasts a growing Charedi yeshivish Additionally, there is a large Dati community encompassing full-time learners in kollel to those practicing Dati light, representing a full spectrum of religious observance.


  • Yisroel Perlowitz Whatsapp or phone 0532336428

* Last updated on January 29, 2024 *


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