Kiryat Haim (Hebrew: קריית חיים pronounced [kiʁˈjat ˈχa.im]) is one of the five Krayot suburbs located north of Haifa, Israel. In 2003, Kiryat Haim had a population of 40,000. Kiryat Haim is within the municipal borders of the city of Haifa, and lies on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Kiryat Haim, founded in 1933, was named after Haim Arlosoroff, who was assassinated that year. Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk, formed in Petah Tikva in 1932 and originally known "Czecho-Lita," moved to Bat Galim in 1933 and then to the sand dunes of Kiryat Haim, west of the railway. The kibbutz raised vegetables and opened a dairy farm. At this point it adopted a new name: Mishmar Zevulun (Guardian of Zevulun Valley).
The most notable sports team in the history of Kiryat Haim was its weightlifting team, which was sent to the Munich Olympics in 1972. Ze'ev Friedman, a member of the team, was murdered by Arab terrorists in the Munich massacre, after placing 6th in the world.
Thomas D'Alesandro Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kiryat Haim used mainly for football matches. It was the home of Hapoel Haifa and Maccabi Haifa until Kiryat Eliezer Stadium was built. It was named for Baltimore mayor Thomas D'Alesandro.
The town is served by the Kiryat Haim Railway Station.
- Moshe Ya'alon
- Yehuda Poliker, (born 1950), Israeli singer, songwriter, musician, and painter
- Tal Banin
- Shiri Maimon
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