THE FRENCH CONNECTION

We work all year round to bring the best of France and expose the people of Haifa to events that make their life more interesting and meaningful.”In the French Carmel district of Haifa, below a French flag blowing in the wind, lies the Gaston Defferre French Cultural Center. The center brings French culture and initiatives to Haifa and exposes the city and its citizens to the finer aspects of life, as only the French truly know how to do.

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CITY OF CULTURE

The  Museums of Haifa has an ambitious and bold vision for the future. In the meantime it houses 6 different museums scattered across the city. While many major cities have what you call a monumental museum, one that is a city landmark and that concentrates many exhibition spaces under one roof, Haifa adheres to the 2nd tier philosophy of smaller museums dispersed throughout the city.

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THE BAHA’I – A RELIGION OF PEACE

TOLERANCE AND BEAUTIFUL GARDENING PRACTICES. Haifa is the holiest city to the Baha’i faith. We explore the special relationship between the city and this religion of peace, tolerance and beautiful gardening practices.

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CO-EXISTENCE

There isno better symbol of Haifa’s tolerance and co-existence than Beit Hagefen, an Arab-Jewish Center that has been going strong ever since it was established in 1963 by then mayor, Abba Khoushi.

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Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art

Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art
Photo by: Oded Balilty, from The exhibition "Spaces in Turmoil" Haifa Museum of Art

January saw the opening of Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art, free virtual tours of two museum exhibitions in Haifa, as well as one in San Francisco. This mutual enterprise aims to further strengthen the friendship between the sister cities.

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Haifa Half Marathon

Haifa Half Marathon
Photo by Reuven Cohen

February. The annual Haifa Half Marathon has returned in a digital format. For 22 years, Haifa's half marathon has attracted thousands of participants from Israel and abroad. This year it took place under COVID-19 restrictions and in a digital format.

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