Kehilat Hakerem is an egalitarian Masorti (Conservative) congregation established in 1979. Our home is the Spitzer Center, close to the center of Karmiel, in the heart of the Galilee.
We offer a vibrant Jewish community, comprising native Israelis together with long-time immigrants and those who have recently arrived from countries all over the world. Our community’s philosophy is based on four important elements: prayer, study, togetherness and outreach.
PRAYER: We are a fully egalitarian, highly participatory Masorti (Conservative) congregation with over 25 prayer leaders and Torah readers ranging in age from teens to the 80 pluses.
STUDY: Year-round youth and adult educational programs–Midreshet Hakerem– are available to the public. We explore Jewish values, both through classic texts and modern media, in an open-minded environment.
TOGETHERNESS. Kehilat Hakerem is not only a center for prayer, but also a social environment. People with diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds share in each others joys and sorrows, helping each other in times of need and joy.
OUTREACH. We open our gates to all those searching for a Jewish community that celebrates age-old traditions in a modern and adaptive way.