is a neighborhood in the city of Haifa
, named after Menachem Begin
This upper-medium class neighbourhood is located south to Ahuza
, on the western part of Mount Carmel
. Its main streets are Watson St., Ider St. and Soroka St.
Public institutions located there include Nofim Elementary School
, the Maimonides
Study Center and the Ohel Bracha Synagogue
At the southwest corner of the neighborhood, one finds a footpath leading up to a hill known to at least two generations of locals as Givat haIzim ("Goat's Hill"), and then downhill through a wadi
, ending up at the Mediterranean
coast just south of Haifa. Strolling through Givat haIzim is a favorite pastime of residents on shabbat
, especially in the fall and spring. Developers are threatening to build there.
Due to its location on the western slope of Carmel Ridge
, Ramat Begin enjoys a constant breeze of fresh air, and a wide view westward to the Mediterranean Sea. Read More