Truly Israeli

Culture & Sport

The German connection

Among Israeli cities, Haifa has the largest number of sister cities in Germany: Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Bremen, Mainz and Erfurt. In October 2017, the Haifa Foundation launched in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany, the first ever ‘Haifa Business Club.’ In fact, no other city in Israel has a club that carries its name in Germany. The […]

Jewish Identity in Haifa

In our last Newsletter, we shared with you our dream to build a center for Jewish identity in Haifa. The rationale behind this dream lied in the fact that in recent years it has become clear that most Israelis have little to no exposure to their Jewish cultural heritage and to its values – respect […]

Arabic Theater at Beit Hagefen

Elcarmeh Theater at Beit Hagefen Jewish Arab Cultural Center is the oldest professional Arabic theater in Israel and the only Arabic theater for children. They have a wide repertoire of plays both major productions in house and small productions that they take on the road. Elcarmeh has a deep commitment to community and takes its […]

Achva Sports Club

Achva Haifa Club was founded 55 years ago as a place for Jewish and Arab kids to experience an example of active co-existence. Today some 700 youngsters, from age 3 to adulthood, participate together in sports according to their age group. They pay basketball and soccer, learn karate and boxing, and together achieve great heights […]

The New Sportech

In recent years, many cities, including Haifa, have seen growing demand for sports activity areas of all kinds. These centers are popular with a diverse public and we seek to be part of the trend of creating spaces for outside play and exercise. The Sportech is located on 9 hectares between the neighborhoods of Neve […]

Orchestras, Ensembles and Choirs at the Samuel Rubin Conservatory

The Samuel Rubin conservatory was founded in 1949 by Dr. Tzwi Rotenberg, a person of great vision and foresight, who managed to gather around himself a nucleus of professional classical music teachers, mostly Holocaust survivors, devoted to promoting musical education to the younger generation. As time went by, the conservatory grew larger, opened new programs […]

Expansion of the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, located on the crest of Mount Carmel, is dedicated exclusively to the preservation and exhibition of Japanese art, and is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. The Museum’s collection is one of the largest and most important outside Japan, comprised of more than 7,000 items. […]

Renewing the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum’s exhibitions reflect 5000 years of maritime history. Its collection is one of the largest archaeological collections in Israel. Its vast, interesting holdings have made it one of the most popular museums in Northern Israel. The Museum is housed in a handsome building built in 1972. But after forty years of intense […]

Project Mozart – Bringing Music to Haifa’s Weak Populations

The advantages of music education from a young age are wide and varied. Such studies can improve overall education achievements, encourage creative thinking, encourages enhance spatial intelligence, develop the ability to think logically and provide a means of self-expression. Yet for the residents of Haifa’s lower socio-economic such education is out of their reach financially. […]