Moriah – Haifa
Rabbi David Arias
Kehillat Moriah is the oldest congregation in the Masorti Movement in Israel, It was established in 1954 and moved to its permanent residence in the center of the Ahuza neighborhood in Haifa in 1962, where it still resides today.
Kehillat Moriah is proud to have over 150 family-members and is home to a lively branch of the NOAM youth movement.
Apart from prayers, the congregation holds a variety of social, cultural and educational activities open to congregation members as well as residents of its surrounding neighborhood and the entire city. Additionally, participating in Tikkun Olam activities is an important part of the congregation’s worldview and as such participates and initiates several programs throughout the year for the benefit of Haifa’s religiously and ethnically diverse population.
The congregation is a magnet to Haifa residents seeking to attend pluralistic and egalitarian services on holidays. The congregation holds life ceremonies, from birth ceremonies to Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, to weddings and memorial services. In addition, Kehillat Moriah runs “Midreshet Ha’Carmel” – a Beit Midrash — that includes other educational activities and activities open to members and the community at-large.