Haifa Religions
Bahai  Faith
The Bahá’í Faith is founded on  the  teachings of the Bahá’u’lláh, considered by the Bahai as the
messenger of God for this age. Mírza Husayn ‘Alí, was born in Iran, in 1817 to a prominent family in
Iran, and  identified himself as Bahá’u’lláh, which means “Glory of God,”    He was banished into  
exile, eventually lasting forty years, that took him to the Holy Land. He passed away in 1892. Pilgrims
come from all countries in the world to pray and meditate at the Shrine of the Bab.
Yeffe Nof, Merkaz Carmel
Bahji  at Acre
Bahji a St Jean d'Acre
Bahai holy place where Baha'ullah, its founding prophet is buried
Le tombeau de Baha'ullah, lieu saint Bahai
pictures from the Bahai community site
Cell where the Bahá’u’lláh was imprisonned in Acre
La cellule a Acre ou le Bahai etait emprisonne
Eglise Catholique Romaine
Roman Catholic Church
Religion Bahai
Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Eglise Melkite Catholique Greque
Ahmedist cult
Culte Ahmediste
Russian Orthodox church
Eglise Orthodoxe Russe
Pelerinage, pilgrimage
St Elias Mukhaka monastaries, Dalyiat HaCarmel
Monasteres du Carmel de Mukhaka, Dalyiat HaCarmel
page d'accueil
Cultes chretiens
Christian congregation
Les communautes chretiennes en Israel, lieux et horaires des offices
Christian communities in Israel places and times of prayer
20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel, and gathered
the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah
came near to all the people, and said, “How long will
you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord
is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And
the people did not answer him a word. 22 Then Elijah
said to the people, “I, even I only, am left a prophet of
the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty
men. 23 Let two bulls be given to us; and let them
choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces and
lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it; and I will
prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood, and put no
fire to it. 24 And you call on the name of your god and I
will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who
answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people
answered, “It is well spoken.” 25 Then Elijah said to the
prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and
prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name
of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the
bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and
called on the name of Baal from morning until noon,
saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice,
and no one answered. And they limped about the altar
which they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked
them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is
musing, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or
perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And
they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their custom
with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon
them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the
time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no
voice; no one answered, no one heeded.

Kings Chapter 18
20  Achab fit venir tout le peuple d’Israël et rassembla les
prophètes sur le Mont Carmel 21 Alors elie s’approcha de tout
le peuple et dit : «  Combien de tempe encore vouas appuierez-
vous sur deux opinions différentes ? Si l’Eternel est Dieu, alors
suivez -le.
Si Baal est Dieu, alors suivez- le ». Mais le peuple ne lui
répondit rien. 22 Alors Elie dit au peuple : « Moi, je suis resté
le seul des prophètes de l’Eternel, et il y a quatre cent cinquante
prophètes de Baal. 23 Que l’on nous donne deux taureaux . Qu’
ils choisissent pour eux l’un des taureaux, qu’ils le coupent en
morceaux et le placent sur le bois sans y mettre le feu, je
préparerai l’autre taureau et le placerai sur le bois, sans mettre
le feu. 24 Puis invoquez le nom de votre dieu , et moi j’
invoquerai le nom de l’Eternel.
Le Dieu qui répondra par le feu, c’est celui là qui sera Dieu. Et
tout le peuple répondit : « Cela est bien parlé » 25 Alors Elie s’
adressa aux prophètes de Baal : «  Choisissez pour vous l’un
des taureaux, préparez-le les premiers car vpus êtes les plus
nombreux et invoquez le nom de votre dieu, mais ne mettez pas
le feu ».  26 Et ils prirent le taureau qu’on leur donna et ils le
préparèrent, et ils invoquèrent le nom de Baal, depuis le matin
jusqu’à midi, en disant : «  ô Baal, réponds nous »,  mais ils n’
entendirent aucune voix, ni  aucune réponse. Et ils sautaient
devant l’autel qu’ils avaient fait.  27  Et à midi, Elie se moqua
d’eux  et dit « Criez à haute voix, puisqu’il est dieu, il pense à
autre chose, ou il est occupé, ou il est en voyage ou peut-être
qu’il dort et il faut le réveiller » 28 Ils crièrent à haute voix et
ils se  tailladèrent le corps  avec leurs épées et leurs lances,
selon leur coutume, jusqu’à ce que le sang coule sur eux.  29
Et lorsque midi fut passé, ils prophétisèrent jusqu’au moment
de la présentation de l’offrande. Mais il n’y eut ni voix, ni
réponse, ni signe d’attention.

ROIS Chapitre 18
Hatishbi, Carmel
Elijah’s Cave

The cave of Prophet Elijah is one of the most famous, important and sacred caves
there are. It bestowed Haifa its religious significance in the eyes of Jews, Christians,
Muslims and Druze alike.

Thousands of pilgrims tend to attribute magical qualities and healing powers to the
cave, and take many vows in this location. Muslims refer to the cave as "el-Hadra"
- the green.The cave is situated inside a residential dwelling. According to tradition,
Prophet Elijah resided in this cave while running from the wrath of Ahab king of
Israel. The cave is holy to all religions and congregations. The Christians erected a
special monastery above the cave, which they devoted to the Carmelites and their
admired saint, Prophet Elijah. The Arabs, Druze in particular, regard the place as a
holy place. In the days of the British Mandate, the location was the property of the
Muslim waqf, "waqf el-Hadra" (the green), a name attributed to Elijah the green
prophet and eternal invigoration. With the liberation of the country, the cave was
returned to Jewish hands to be maintained by the Authority for Holy Sites. Few are
the historical sources to identify the place as the cave of Prophet Elijah, and
identification is based on a very old tradition which is one of the most ancient.
Ascription of the cave to Prophet Elijah is in accordance with a tradition, which saw
Elijah as the prophet of wrath, who isolated himself in deserts and mountains, and
dwell inside caves.

The prophet resided on Mount Carmel and it is unquestionable that his caves were
used as a hiding place. There are several beliefs regarding the locations in which
Prophet Elijah isolated himself, the oldest and most acknowledged belief refers to
the cave that lies at the foot of Mount Carmel, in the vicinity of the beach of Haifa.
The walls of the cave are covered in writings left by pilgrims who visited the place,
and one of them is by a Roman soldier named Germanous. Some researchers assert
that the cave was used in the old days as an abode for the oracle of the God of
The cave is also sacred to Christians seeing as Jesus and his family hid there while
escaping from King Harrods.
Kababir - a neighborhood that was formerly an Arab village.
Kababir is the only settlement in Israel whose residents come from the
Ahmadiyya sect of Islam. Its founder, an Indian Muslim, Mirza Ghulam
Ahmad Qadiani of Punjab, India, arrived at the village and persuaded its
inhabitants to join the sect.
According to the theology of the sect, holy war in the name of Islam (jihad)
must only be carried out by means of preaching and pleasantness and not
by force of a sword.
Kababir is the only place in the country where members of the Ahmadiyya
sect reside - a Muslim movement consisting of millions of worldwide
followers, which was founded in India in the late 19th century. The
Ahmadiyyans fulfill all the commandments of Islam, but oppose jihad 'holy
war' and preach for the brotherhood of nations. The "Centre for the
Ahmadiyyan Delegation to Countries of the Middle East" is also situated in
the village.
The village mosque, which was built in Kababir in the late 1970's, stands
out in particular and it is a unique structure composed of two towers.
El-Jazar Mosque , Acre
La mosquee El-Jazar a St Jean d'Acre
A-Jeraine/ Al Jarina  Mosque
Palyam, Nathanson
Halissa Yisfiah
Downtown, Wadi Salib
Basilique de Stella Maris
St Joseph, Hameginim, 80
Universal House of Justice Haifa
Maison de la Justice Universelle Haifa
Pal Yam
Al Istiqlal Mosque
This mosque that was built in the 1920’s and is the largest and most
active and central mosque in Haifa. The mosque also houses religious
institutions known as the Shari’a court and the waqf administration,
which serve the Muslim Arab sector of Haifa. The history of the mosque
is rich in numerous events, such as a prayer carried out by the former
Egyptian President, Anwar Saadat, inside the mosque in 1979 while
visiting Haifa. The mosque is situated on 1 Kibbutz Galuyot Street, corner
of Pal-Yam Avenue.
La mosquee Al Istiqlal, au coin des rues Kibbutz Ha Galuyot et Pal-Yam a
ete construite en 1920, est la plus grande et la plus active des mosquees de
Haifa. Elle abrite la cour de Sharyia et l'administration du waqf. Elle a
ete le lie de nombreux evenements historiques. Lors de sa visite a Haifa le
president Sadate y a prie.
St Elias, Ein Dor, 23
St. John’s Evangelical Episcopal Church
Eglise Evangelique Episcopale St Jean
Yochanan HaKadosh
Evangelical Episcopal Church
Eglise Evangelique Episcopale
Greek Orthodox church
Eglise Orthodoxe Grecque
Kyriat Rabin
La maison du Sacre Coeur, filles de la Charite
Sacre Coeur Home
Allenby 13
C'est ici qu'est ne l'ordre du Carmel il y a 800
ans, inspire de la vie du prophete Elie
L'ordre du Carmel
La beaute du Carmel
Histoire du Carmel
Le prophete Elie
This is the place where the Carmel order started
800 years, inspired by the prophet Elijah
Carmel order in the Holyland
The beauty of Carmel
The prophet Elijah
Carmel monastary
Monastere du Carmel
Eglise des Carmelites dediee au prophete Elie,
place de Paris
Carmelite churche dedicated to the prophet Elijah,
Paris square, place de Paris
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Eglise episcopale St Luc
St Lukas
Congregations messianiques
Messianic congregations
Kehilat HaCarmel
Return to Zion Center
Beit Eliahu
Beit Hessed
Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary every year, on April 14th, to Stella Maris, on the top of the Carmel
Chaque annee a lieu un pelerinage de la Vierge Marie jusqu'au sommet du Carmel
Wadi Siach, ruins of the ancient monastery .
Ruines du monastere medieval a Wadi Siach.
Lotus 12 (marche dans le wadi, walk down the wadi)
Maronite  Church
Eglise Maronite
Roman Evangelical Church
Eglise Romaine Evangelique
St Maron Church
Eglise St Maron
Armenian Church
Eglise Armenienne
Hanna Sequara, Wadi Nisnas
Buddhist Group Haifa
Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
c/o Tarass Kostyuk Spinoza stairs 4/5 ISR-33277 Haifa
Phone: +972 (54) 7209121

Dharma Friends of Israel
Ahmedist cult
Culte Ahmediste
Ahmedist cult
Culte Ahmediste
Eglise Orthodoxe Grecque
St Gabriel
El Zisso/HaMechess
La procession de la Vierge Marie, montee  en haut du  Carmel, suivie par
des milliers de pelerins
The Virgin Mary procession  on the Carmel, followed by thousands of  
By internet
Par internet
Philipino Baptist Church
Eglise Baptiste Philipine
Herzl street, Hadar